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Wilson, Zakiya S.; Holmes, Lakenya; deGravelles, Karin; Sylvain, Monica R.; Batiste, Lisa; Johnson, Misty; McGuire, Saundra Y.; Pang, Su Seng; Warner, Isiah M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
In the United States, less than half of the students who enter into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate curricula as freshmen will actually graduate with a STEM degree. There is even greater disparity in the national STEM graduation rates of students from underrepresented groups with approximately three-fourths…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), College Students, Mentors, Graduation Rate
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Klein, Brock; Wright, Lynn Marie – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
While much discussion about student success as it relates to access, equity, and underpreparedness at the collegiate level is taking place nationally and statewide, a strong and specific concern prompted some of the faculty at Pasadena City College (PCC), a large urban community college located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, to address the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Urban Environment, Learning Centers (Classroom), Algebra
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Arnold, Karen; Fleming, Shezwae; DeAnda, Mario; Castleman, Benjamin; Wartman, Katherine Lynk – Thought & Action, 2009
Despite national calls to conceptualize education as a continuous P-16 system, most high schools cease to serve their students at the point of graduation. For their part, colleges provide relatively few students with formal bridge programs during the summer transition between secondary and postsecondary education. Even among low-income students…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, High School Graduates, College Choice, Enrollment
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Gettinger, Maribeth; Stoiber, Karen – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2008
This article describes the design and implementation of a program that incorporates a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework for promoting the development of early literacy and language skills among low-income minority children. The early literacy program, called the Exemplary Model of Early Reading Growth and Excellence, or EMERGE, combines…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Early Reading, Income, Disadvantaged Youth
Karp, Melinda Mechur; Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Hughes, Katherine L.; Jeong, Dong Wook; Bailey, Thomas R. – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2007
Dual enrollment programs enable high school students to enroll in college courses and earn college credit. Once limited to high-achieving students, such programs are increasingly seen as a means to support the postsecondary preparation of average-achieving students and students in career and technical education (CTE) programs. This report seeks to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, High School Students, Grade Point Average, Graduation
Barrow, Lisa; Markman, Lisa; Rouse, Cecilia Elena – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2007
Because a significant portion of U.S. students lacks critical mathematic skills, schools across the country are investing heavily in computerized curriculums as a way to enhance education output, even though there is surprisingly little evidence that they actually improve student achievement. In this paper we present results from a randomized…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Benefits, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
Vandell, Deborah Lowe; Reisner, Elizabeth R.; Pierce, Kim M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2007
This study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Policy Studies Associates, Inc. finds that regular participation in high-quality afterschool programs is linked to significant gains in standardized test scores and work habits as well as reductions in behavior problems among disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Standardized Tests, After School Programs, Educational Quality
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Ruhe, Valerie – ERS Spectrum, 2006
Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention program for first-graders who are at risk of failure in reading and writing. More than 1.5 million children have been served in the United States since 1984, and pre- and post-test Observation Survey scores have been collected across the nation for the past 20 years. Yet there is a need to determine…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reading Failure, Achievement Tests, Program Effectiveness
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Zaritsky, Joyce Ship; Toce, Andi – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2006
This chapter describes how a well-respected peer-led academic support model, Supplemental Instruction (SI), has been successful in improving grades and reducing failure in high-risk courses at LaGuardia Community College since 1993. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Program Administration
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Wright-Gallo, Glenna L.; Higbee, Thomas S.; Reagon, Kara A.; Davey, Bryan J. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2006
We conducted functional analyses of disruptive behavior in a classroom setting for two students of typical intelligence with emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD) using the classroom teacher to implement functional analysis conditions. The functional analyses suggested that both participants' disruptive behavior was maintained by escape from task…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention, Students, Emotional Disturbances
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Wasik, Barbara A.; Bond, Mary Alice; Hindman, Annemarie – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
A language and literacy intervention was implemented in 10 Head Start classrooms. Teachers were trained in specific book reading and conversation strategies. The focus of the intervention was to train teachers how to increase opportunities for language and vocabulary development in young children. At the end of the year, children in the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Intervention
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Hofstetter, Carolyn Huie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
This study examined the effectiveness of a transitional Spanish-English bilingual program, Academic Language Acquisition (ALA), in enhancing K-5 students' English-language proficiency, as well as their English performance in academic subject areas, in comparison with the Structured English Immersion (SEI) process. An existing reading program,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Scoring, Reading Programs, English (Second Language)
Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Kemper, Elizabeth; Stringfield, Sam – 2003
This 4-year study examined implementation of the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) in six Baltimore City public schools. BCP used a combination of direct instruction (DI) and core knowledge as its reform curriculum. Each school was demographically matched with a similar, within-district school. Two cohorts of students were followed throughout the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Grade 2, Kindergarten
McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY. Educational and Professional Publishing Group. – 2002
Everyone who graduates from high school truly literate starts to develop that literacy in the earliest grades. Educators must look to schools where students are achieving the highest literacy standards and identify the practices that enable them to achieve those goals. This report tells the stories of eight such schools--Portland Elementary School…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Nelson, J. Ron; Martella, Ronald M.; Marchand-Martella, Nancy – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2002
A study evaluated a comprehensive school-wide program based on an effective behavioral support approach for preventing disruptive behaviors implemented in seven elementary schools. The program included a school-wide discipline program, tutoring, conflict resolution, and functional behavioral intervention plans. Schools showed positive effects on…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Conflict Resolution
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