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Treskon, Louisa; Millenky, Megan; Freedman, Lily – MDRC, 2017
PACE Center for Girls is a unique program that provides academic and social services to girls ages 11 to 18. Girls eligible for PACE exhibit multiple health, safety, and delinquency risk factors, such as poor academic performance, exposure to abuse or violence, truancy, risky sexual behavior, and substance abuse. PACE seeks to help them onto a…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, Intervention
Treskon, Louisa; Millenky, Megan; Freedman, Lily – MDRC, 2017
PACE Center for Girls is a unique program that provides academic and social services to girls ages 11 to 18. Girls eligible for PACE exhibit multiple health, safety, and delinquency risk factors, such as poor academic performance, exposure to abuse or violence, truancy, risky sexual behavior, and substance abuse. PACE seeks to help them onto a…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, Intervention
Millenky, Megan; Mage, Caroline – MDRC, 2016
Involvement in the juvenile justice system has tremendous costs for the individuals within it, as well as for society. Such involvement may damage a child's relationships with friends and family, negatively affect mental health, and interrupt the academic progress and work experience that should accumulate during adolescence. On the societal…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Females, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Pugh, Philip M.; Tschannen-Moran, Megan – NASSP Bulletin, 2016
This article examines a school district's Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program using perceived self-efficacy in academic achievement and self-regulated learning, GPA and attendance as indicators of program effectiveness. Results suggest that AVID participation was positively and significantly correlated with attendance in the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Achievement, Self Determination, Program Evaluation
Weiss, Michael J.; Visher, Mary G.; Weissman, Evan; Wathington, Heather – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
Community colleges play a vital role in postsecondary education, enrolling more than one in every three postsecondary students. While their importance has grown over the past 50 years, their students' success rates remain low. Consequently, community college stakeholders are searching with mounting urgency for approaches that increase students'…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Academic Achievement
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Mayer, Alexander – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Performance-based scholarships were developed to help tackle some of the financial obstacles facing students in the postsecondary education system. In general, these scholarships aim to help reduce the financial burdens of low-income college students, and are structured to help incentivize good academic progress. Performance-based scholarships…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Low Income Groups, Scholarships, Performance Factors
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Adams, Alyson; Ross, Dorene D. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2014
In this article we describe a graduate program for practicing teachers at the University of Florida. Offered in a blended format (mostly online but supported by a local faculty member), the program embeds graduate work within school reform efforts in hard to staff schools in partner school districts up to 350 miles away from campus in order to…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Graduate Study, Blended Learning, Educational Change
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Mann, Michael J. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2013
Middle school girls who are at risk have experienced a disproportionate number of intense and disruptive traumatic life events. Such events can adversely affect healthy development and often contribute to higher levels of school failure and problem behavior. Few programs focus on helping at-risk middle school girls achieve school success through…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Academic Failure, Behavior Problems, Middle School Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reported in this paper examined the effects of “First Step to Success (First Step),” a school- and home-based program intended to improve outcomes for students with moderate to severe behavior problems who may be at risk for academic failure. The study took place in six locations across five states: San Jose, California; Tampa, Florida;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior
Yohalem, Nicole; Devaney, Elizabeth; Smith, Charles; Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia – Wallace Foundation, 2012
A quality improvement system (QIS) is an intentional effort to raise the quality of afterschool programming in an ongoing, organized fashion. There are a number of reasons the QIS is gaining popularity. The main reasons community leaders are drawn to improving quality is that they know that 1) higher quality programs will mean better experiences…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Community Leaders, After School Programs, Partnerships in Education
Castillo, Jose M.; Batsche, George M. – Communique, 2012
District implementation of the response to intervention (RTI) model has occurred at a surprising rate. It appears that implementation of RTI has occurred rapidly and is being implemented with all students. Rapid implementation of RTI is occurring alongside continued controversy over the model and its intended uses. Although significant research…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Program Evaluation
Weissman, Evan; Cullinan, Dan; Cerna, Oscar; Safran, Stephanie; Richman, Phoebe – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
The Learning Communities Demonstration is a national research project that is testing the effectiveness of learning communities in six community colleges across the United States: Merced College in California; The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Baltimore, Maryland; Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida; Houston…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Basic Writing, Community Colleges, College Credits
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Chingos, Matthew M. – Economics of Education Review, 2012
Class-size reduction (CSR) mandates presuppose that resources provided to reduce class size will have a larger impact on student outcomes than resources that districts can spend as they see fit. I estimate the impact of Florida's statewide CSR policy by comparing the deviations from prior achievement trends in districts that were required to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Class Size, Academic Achievement, State Policy
Chingos, Matthew M. – Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University, 2010
Class-size reduction (CSR) mandates presuppose that resources provided to reduce class size will have a larger impact on student outcomes than resources that districts can spend as they see fit. I estimate the impact of Florida's statewide CSR policy by comparing the deviations from prior achievement trends in districts that were required to…
Descriptors: Class Size, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Policy
Lazarev, Valeriy; Atienza, Sara; Lai, Garrett; Ma, Boya; Sterling, Laurel – Empirical Education Inc., 2010
A quasi-experimental study designed to provide evidence of the effectiveness of the "Jamestown Reading Navigator" ("JRN") program for students in grades 9-10 was conducted in the Miami Dade Public School District (MDCSD). "Jamestown Reading Navigator" is a reading intervention program developed by McGraw-Hill…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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