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Appelrouth, Jed I.; Zabrucky, Karen M.; Moore, DeWayne – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
Attaining successful outcomes on the SAT can have profound educational and financial consequences for college-bound students. Using archival data from a private tutoring centre, we investigated variables we hypothesised to contribute to SAT score increases. Our analyses revealed significant effects of time on task and rate of SAT homework…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Coaching, Scores, Time on Task
Pufall Jones, Elizabeth; Flanagan, Sean; Zaff, Jonathan F.; McClay, Craig; Varga, Shannon; Rollock, Miriam; Hynes, Michelle; Cole, Marissa – America's Promise Alliance, 2017
Young people need support from an array of adults and peers to meet key developmental milestones and thrive as adults. This report is the second in a series focused on career pathways programs that serve risk-immersed young people. It builds on the programmatic insights in the first report asking youth participants enrolled in the four career…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Youth Programs, Interpersonal Relationship
Blagg, Kristin – Urban Institute, 2016
Many US education reform efforts focus on student performance in large, urban school districts. The National Assessment of Educational Progress's Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) program provides data on student achievement in these districts, but differences in student characteristics complicate comparisons of district performance. I use…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Urban Schools, School Districts, Educational Change
Boser, Ulrich; Baffour, Perpetual; Vela, Steph – Center for American Progress, 2016
In many ways standards-based school reform is at a crossroads. On one side, the movement has made tremendous strides. The Common Core State Standards Initiative, known simply as Common Core, is now strongly established in more than 40 states. Many teachers believe that the new, higher academic standards have helped them improve instruction. And,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Common Core State Standards, National Competency Tests, Outcomes of Education
Stewart, Sarah – Independent School, 2016
Thirty-two Catholic Cristo Rey schools, all independently owned and operated, serve 9,953 students in grades 9-12. Cristo Rey calls itself "the largest network of high schools in the United States whose enrollment is limited to low-income youth." Students' average family income is $35,000; 97 percent are students of color. To fund the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Catholic Schools, High Schools, Low Income Groups
Meredith, Julie; Anderson, Leslie M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
City Year is a learning organization committed to the rigorous evaluation of its "Whole School Whole Child" model, which trains and deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to low-performing, urban schools to empower more students to reach their full potential. A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests
Whitman, David – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2008
The most exciting innovation in education policy in the last decade is the emergence of highly effective schools in our nation's inner cities, schools where disadvantaged teens make enormous gains in academic achievement. In this book, the author takes readers inside six of these secondary schools and reveals the secret to their success: they are…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Schools, Educational Policy, Educational Innovation