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Schirm, Allen; Stuart, Elizabeth; McKie, Allison – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2006
From July 1995 through September 2001, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Ford Foundation (Ford) operated a demonstration of the Quantum Opportunity Program (QOP). QOP offered intensive and comprehensive services to help at-risk youth graduate from high school and enroll in postsecondary education or training. QOP was mainly an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Risk Students, High Schools, Telephone Surveys
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Mathes, Patricia G.; Denton, Carolyn A.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Anthony, Jason L.; Francis, David J.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
This study investigated the effectiveness of combining enhanced classroom instruction and intense supplemental intervention for struggling readers in first grade. Further, it compared two supplemental interventions derived from distinct theoretical orientations, examining them in terms of effects on academic outcomes and whether children's…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Grade 1, Beginning Reading, Student Characteristics
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Baker, Scott; Gersten, Russell; Keating, Thomas – Reading Research Quarterly, 2000
Describes "Start Making a Reader Today" (SMART), a volunteer tutoring program that helps K-2 students at risk of reading difficulties. Finds that the program improved students' word reading, reading fluency, and word comprehension, though level of performance at end of second grade was still much lower than that of average-achieving…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Longitudinal Studies, Primary Education, Program Descriptions
Pinnell, Gay Su; And Others – 1988
This monograph presents information about Reading Recovery, describes the latest research concerning the program, and summarizes practical experience concerning the implementation of this innovation in reading instruction. Chapter 1 presents a general description of Reading Recovery instructional procedures. Chapter 2 contains three case studies…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 1, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness
Dale, Paul M. – 1995
This study assessed the impact of the HORIZONS Student Support Program on participating college freshmen at Purdue University (Indiana). HORIZONS is a federally funded program designed to increase retention of first generation, low income, or physically disabled students. The cornerstone of the project and the vehicle through which most services…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Affective Objectives, College Freshmen, Disabilities
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Fidler, Paul P.; Godwin, Margi A. – Journal of Developmental Education, 1994
Describes the success of the Freshman Seminar Program at the University of South Carolina, designed to retain African-American students. Discusses the personal and social development needs of African-American students and how the Freshman Seminar contributes to their development. Presents data showing retention results. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Students, College Students, Educational Opportunities
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Odell, Patricia M. – Journal of the Freshman Year Experience & Students in Transition, 1996
"Avenues to Success in College," a noncredit first-year orientation course, taught study and coping skills, familiarized students with campus facilities, and provided information about drug/alcohol use and other first-year concerns. Students completing the course earned higher average grades, were less likely to experience academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Coping
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Walleri, R. Dan; Stoker, Cheryl L.; Stoering, Juliette M. – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 1998
Describes a project-in-process designed to incorporate multiple strategies into a comprehensive retention program. Theorizes that combining these strategies would have a cumulative, positive impact on student persistence. Gives a description of the major components of the program, examines the organizational dynamics of the project, and provides a…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies