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Allan, Elizabeth J.; Kerschner, David; Payne, Jessica M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This investigation reports findings from survey data collected from 5,880 students enrolled at seven U.S. research universities. Building on previous studies, this investigation found that hazing occurred across a range of student groups and included high-risk drinking, social isolation, personal servitude, and humiliation. Although students…
Descriptors: Hazing, Student Personnel Services, Student Attitudes, Risk
Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This review summarizes virtually all available evidence on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs, based on a comprehensive literature search and review of studies published in 2000 or later. The review is motivated, in part, by a growing emphasis on using rigorous assessment of program impacts to inform decision-making in education…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Clark, Kallie – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2019
High school GPAs (HSGPAs) are often perceived to represent inconsistent levels of readiness for college across high schools, while test scores (e.g., ACT scores) are seen as comparable. This study tests those assumptions, examining variation across high schools of both HSGPAs and ACT scores as measures of academic readiness for college. We find…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, High School Students, College Readiness, Scores
Research for Action, 2019
Outcomes-based funding (OBF) has become an increasingly common tool for states seeking to improve student outcomes, and the inclusion of certificates in OBF policies has been subject to considerable scrutiny. But studying the effects of OBF on certificates is exceptionally challenging. Certificates vary greatly in length, type, and labor market…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Outcome Based Education, Certification, State Aid
Legewie, Joscha; Farley, Chelsea; Stewart, Kayla – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
Over the last three decades, cities across the United States have adopted strategies known as "proactive" or "broken windows" policing, with a focus on strict law enforcement for low-level crimes and extensive pedestrian stops. The initiatives have occurred disproportionately in poor communities of color, and an increasing…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Police Community Relationship, Neighborhoods, Aggression
Hill, Kathryn; Mirakhur, Zitsi – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
The large and growing number of New York City (NYC) students who lack stable housing has recently received much attention from advocates, researchers, educators, and policymakers. This new brief highlights not only that the City's rates of student homelessness have increased, but also that the problem is most prevalent during the elementary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Homeless People, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
Farley, Chelsea – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
In 2008, a diverse group of New York City leaders--including representatives from the NYC Department of Education, the teacher and administrator unions, the philanthropic and business communities, and New York University--came together to establish the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Since that time, the Research Alliance has worked…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Research, Evidence
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Prins, Esther; Clymer, Carol; Foreman, Sheri Suarez; Needle, Mark; Raymond, Becky; Toso, Blaire Willson – Grantee Submission, 2018
This paper reports findings from a researcher-practitioner partnership (2015-18) that examined how adult education providers in Chicago, Houston, and Miami are designing and implementing career pathways (CP) programming, particularly for immigrants and adults with limited education. This Institute of Education Sciences-funded study was the first…
Descriptors: Career Development, Adult Learning, Partnerships in Education, Adult Educators
McDonald, Joseph P. – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
By the first decade of the 21st century, the idea of data use in education had swept into U.S. schooling from other fields, such as manufacturing, sports, and medicine. Its enthusiasts included funders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and district leaders eager to help foster the use of data in schools. They argued that data could drive…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Educational Practices, Elementary School Teachers, Outcomes of Education
Villavicencio, Adriana; Fancsali, Cheri; Martin, Wendy; Mark, June; Cole, Rachel – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
A growing number of initiatives around the country are attempting to expose students to hands-on computer science (CS) curriculum and courses--and to address documented disparities in CS education. Answering the call for computer science expansion and equity, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) launched the CS4All initiative in…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Villavicencio, Adriana; Fancsali, Cheri; Martin, Wendy; Mark, June; Cole, Rachel – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
A growing number of initiatives around the country are attempting to expose students to hands-on computer science (CS) curriculum and courses--and to address documented disparities in CS education. Answering the call for computer science expansion and equity, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) launched the CS4All initiative in…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Merrill, Lisa; Cole, Rachel; Soltani, Jasmine; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
This document provides the technical appendices to the full report entitled: iMentor's College Ready Program Examining Implementation and Impacts for 10th Graders, Dec 2017. The appendices provide the following information: (1) Background Characteristics and Baseline Equivalence; (2) Methods for Calculating iMentor's Effects on Non-Cognitive…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Readiness, Low Income Students, Computer Mediated Communication
Durham, Rachel E. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2018
This report provides a qualitative account of the implementation of two college access support models in Baltimore City Schools. The initiative, launched in 2016-17, was developed by the College Bound Foundation and featured a 'roving' college access professional (CAP) that served students in three different high schools, as well as another CAP…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Models, Social Capital, Student Financial Aid
Merrill, Lisa; Lafayette, Camille; Goldenberg, Shifra – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
Research has begun to show that certain schoolwide characteristics--such as student-centered learning environments, leadership, and safety--can be important for improving student outcomes. In keeping with these insights, school improvement efforts around the country are becoming less narrowly focused on the performance of individual students and…
Descriptors: Design, School Districts, School Surveys, Partnerships in Education
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