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Annamma, Subini Ancy; Anyon, Yolanda; Joseph, Nicole M.; Farrar, Jordan; Greer, Eldridge; Downing, Barbara; Simmons, John – Urban Education, 2019
Using Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Feminism as guiding conceptual frameworks, this mixed-methods empirical study examines Black girls' exclusionary discipline outcomes. First, we examined disciplinary data from a large urban school district to assess racial group differences in office referral reasons and disparities for Black girls in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Feminism, African American Students
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2019
The College Board released national Advanced Placement (AP) Program Results: Class of 2018 on February 6, 2019. This memorandum provides information pertinent to the AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) examination participation and performance for the Class of 2018 in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The AP exam results in MCPS were…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Academic Achievement
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Baker-Smith, E. Christine – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
In recent years, the frequent use of suspensions and the racial disparities in their application, particularly for nonviolent behaviors, has created a maelstrom of public pressure for schools to adjust their suspension practices. In an era of increasing institutional accountability for schools, there is evidence that schools may be responsive to…
Descriptors: Suspension, High School Students, School Policy, Board of Education Policy
ACT, Inc., 2018
This report looks at the progress of the ACT®-tested 2018 U.S. high school graduating class relative to college and career readiness. The data in this report are based on more than 1.9 million graduates--55% of the students in the 2018 national graduating class--who took the ACT at some time from grade 10 to 12. The ACT was taken by the majority…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
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Saw, Guan; Chang, Chi-Ning; Chan, Hsun-Yu – Educational Researcher, 2018
Analyzing the nationally representative High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), this study examined the cross-sectional and longitudinal disparities in STEM career aspirations at the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status (SES). Results indicated that female, Black, Hispanic, and low SES students were less…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Occupational Aspiration, Socioeconomic Status
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Jha, Nandan Kumar; Stearns, Elizabeth M. – Research in Higher Education, 2018
Post-secondary educational attainment is an increasingly important prerequisite to many valued outcomes. This paper examines the association of racially-specific high school course of study with student's postsecondary educational attainment using ELS 2002-2012 and a comprehensive measure of course intensity derived from students' patterns of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Race, High School Students
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McFarland, Joel; Cui, Jiashan; Rathbun, Amy; Holmes, Juliet – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The report draws on a wide array of surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates at the state and national levels. The report includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period (event dropout rates), the percentage of young people in a specified age…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, High School Students, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
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Wilkerson, Kimber L.; Afacan, Kemal; Perzigian, Aaron B.; Courtright, Maxwell R.; Lange, Lauren E. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Urban districts are important places to observe the array of non-traditional schooling options in which high school students can be educated. We examined enrollment distributions in 1 traditional and 3 different types of alternative high schools in 1 urban school district. We coded all high schools in the sample district into 4 school types…
Descriptors: High School Students, Nontraditional Students, Urban Schools, School Districts
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2018
The College Board released national Advanced Placement (AP) Cohort Results. This memorandum provides information pertinent to the AM international Baccalaureate (IB) participation and performance for the Class of 2017 in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The AP exam results in MCPS were bench marked with the results for the state of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Academic Achievement
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Morris, Edward W.; Perry, Brea L. – Sociology of Education, 2017
School disciplinary processes are an important mechanism of inequality in education. Most prior research in this area focuses on the significantly higher rates of punishment among African American boys, but in this article, we turn our attention to the discipline of African American girls. Using advanced multilevel models and a longitudinal data…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Gender Bias, Racial Bias
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Martinez, James – Critical Questions in Education, 2017
What are high school students thinking? The purpose of this study was to examine the degree that psychosocial attitudes affect academic achievement in mathematics for students of different races during secondary schooling. Based on a quantitative methodology, data was gathered from a nationally distributed survey involving over 16,000 student…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes, Racial Differences
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Kotok, Stephen – High School Journal, 2017
This study uses multilevel modeling to examine a subset of the highest performing 9th graders and explores the extent that achievement gaps in math widen for high performing African American and Latino students and their high performing White and Asian peers during high school. Using nationally representative data from the High School Longitudinal…
Descriptors: High School Students, Minority Group Students, Achievement Gap, Mathematics Achievement
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2017
Since 1986, Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) has conducted an annual attrition study to track the number and percent of students in Texas who are lost from public secondary school enrollment prior to graduation. The study builds on the series of studies that began when IDRA conducted the first comprehensive study of school…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Student Attrition, Dropouts, School Holding Power
Evans, Ashlei N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine middle and high school students' perceptions of the relationship between their Biblical literacy practices and academic performance (i.e. grades, test scores, reading ability) and academic success (i.e. attendance, behavior, motivation, goals, decision-making) according to…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Knowledge Level, Literacy, Secondary School Students
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Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; Vakil, Sepehr – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Drawing on data from a study of learning, race, and equity in an urban high school organized around specialized learning academies, we examine the ways in which the design, framing, construction, and organization of learning spaces deeply influences the types of access to rigorous learning that students experience. We draw on the notion of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, STEM Education, Career Academies, Racial Differences
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