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Mouser, David M.; Sheng, Zhaohui; Thoron, Andrew C.; Baker, Andy; Bacon, Kevin J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Agricultural education is defined by a best practice three-component model of instruction that includes a classroom experience, leadership development and FFA involvement, and an experience-based activity through a Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE). Based on program of activities award criteria, each year state FFA associations…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Agricultural Education, Best Practices
Barnard Bachelor, Robin – Online Submission, 2017
World language educators are constantly tasked with evaluating appropriate and beneficial assessments for their students. This study investigated how first-year students in a Midwestern United States high school perceived three different alternative assessments in the world language classroom: Dynamic Assessment, Task-based Assessment, and…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Colgren, Chris; Sappington, Neil E. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Educating students in public schools has never been at a higher priority. As this nation enters the informational-based economy public schools are going to be required to educate far more students at a higher and more rigorous level. Inspired by theories of educational equity, this study sought to explore the problem that not all students in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Change, Public Schools, Advanced Placement
Klecker, Beverly M.; Klecker, Richard L. – Online Submission, 2014
This descriptive research study examined 2013 NAEP 12th-grade mathematics scores by students' use of graphing calculators in math classes and the kind of calculator students used during NAEP assessment. NAEP Data Explorer analysis included two questions from Student Factors: How often do you use these different kinds of calculators in math class?…
Descriptors: Grade 12, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Scores
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Hong, Guanglei – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
When using time series accountability data to evaluate system-wide education policies, concurrent changes often pose threats to internal validity. The standard difference-in-differences (DID) method resorts to a non-equivalent comparison group whose average outcome change is due to such confounding. This strategy relies on the strong assumption…
Descriptors: Accountability, Scores, Comparative Analysis, Algebra
Rapp, Kelly E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The use of categorical dependent variables with the classical linear regression model (CLRM) violates many of the model's assumptions and may result in biased estimates (Long, 1997; O'Connell, Goldstein, Rogers, & Peng, 2008). Many dependent variables of interest to educational researchers (e.g., professorial rank, educational attainment) are…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), College Choice, High School Seniors, Statistical Analysis
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics State Pilot assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. This report presents the results for Illinois' student achievement in mathematics. In…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Ethnic Groups, Gender Differences
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics State Pilot assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. This report presents the results for Illinois' student achievement in reading. In 2009,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Ethnic Groups, Gender Differences
Roderick, Melissa; Nagaoka, Jenny; Coca, Vanessa; Moeller, Eliza – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2009
This report examines the path to college for students in academically advanced programs-- graduates of Chicago's seven Selective Enrollment schools, those who completed International Baccalaureate programs, and graduates who had taken a sequence of at least six honors and two Advanced Placement classes. This report expands on the findings of…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, First Generation College Students, High Schools, Advanced Students
Briggs, Derek C. – Education and the Public Interest Center, 2009
"Charter Schools in Eight States" uses longitudinal data from eight states to evaluate the effects of charter schools on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition. The findings are mixed. "Achievement": The study examines seven jurisdictions and finds insignificant effects on reading and math performance in five,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness