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Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Wexler, Jade; Vaughn, Michael G.; Fall, Anna-Mária; Schnakenberg, Jennifer B. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
A 2-year, randomized control trial with 9th to 10th grade students with significant reading problems was provided for 50 minutes a day in small groups. Comparison students were provided an elective class and treatment students the reading intervention. Students were identified as demonstrating reading difficulties through failure on their state…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs
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Chapa, Marisa; Galvan-De Leon, Vanessa; Solis, Judith; Mundy, Marie-Anne – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
During the 79th Texas Legislature, the bill "Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum" was passed (THECB). As a response to this, high schools and colleges have combined forming an early college high school. The result of this union was a program that condensed the time it took to complete both the high school diploma and up to two…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, College Preparation, State Legislation
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Springer, Matthew G.; Pepper, Matthew J.; Ghosh-Dastidar, Bonnie – Journal of Education Finance, 2014
This study examines the effect of supplemental education services (SES) on student test score gains and whether particular subgroups of students benefit more from NCLB tutoring services. Our sample includes information on students enrolled in third through eighth grades nested in 121 elementary and middle schools over a five-year period comprising…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Scores, Achievement Gains, Tutoring
Valentino, Rachel A.; Reardon, Sean F. – Grantee Submission, 2015
This paper investigates the differences in academic achievement trajectories from elementary through middle school among English Learner students in four different instructional programs: English Immersion, Transitional Bilingual, Developmental Bilingual, and Dual Immersion programs. Comparing students with the same parental preferences but who…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
Plony, Doreen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this ex post facto study was to analyze archive data to investigate the effects of Read 180, a computer-based supplemental reading intervention, on students' academic achievement for the academic school year 2011-2012. Further analyses examined if influences existed in variables such as grade level, gender, and ethnicity of the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
Falke, Tricia Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a computer-based reading intervention on the reading achievement of sixth grade students in one elementary school in a suburban school district located in the Midwest region of the United States. Data were collected through two district mandated reading assessments and a computer-based…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Reading Achievement
Donen, Tony – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The lack of clear and manageable implementation models for individualized instruction continued to exist in high schools. Formal individualized teaching (FIT), a differentiated instructional model, was studied to determine its impact on student learning. The FIT model included analyzing student data using a Pareto analysis to identify individual…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Models, Outcomes of Education, High School Students
Cavanagh, John M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Successful change in schools is planned, expected and managed with the objective focused on benefiting the students, not just converting the staff. This investigation is a case study of a public school district that opted to implement curricular change following an examination of the district's performance toward adequate yearly progress. This…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Case Studies, Public Schools
Adams, Tanya – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the CompassLearning Odyssey® Math (Compass Math) program on increasing mathematics achievement scores for students in an urban environment over two consecutive years. Thousands of schools and districts across the country currently utilize the Compass Math program for their students…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Scores
Parrott, Timothy Nolan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the effectiveness of an ACT intervention course developed for high school juniors at Anderson County High School during the 2011-2012 school year. This study compared the ACT composite test scores of the treatment group to the ACT composite test scores of the control group by using their PLAN scores as a baseline, to determine…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Coaching, High School Students, Intervention
Lawson, Sylvia – ProQuest LLC, 2011
National testing standards have increased pressure on school personnel to identify and implement instructional practices that facilitate the academic achievement of at-risk students. No Child Left Behind legislation currently mandates that reading programs at the middle school level receiving federal funding must use scientifically validated…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Research Design, Middle School Students
Grant, Ginger Madonna – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In 2005, the achievement gap between African-American and Caucasian students doubled in the state of Louisiana. Sixty-three percent of the public schools in an urban school district in southeastern Louisiana received an Academically Unacceptable Status (AUS) rating according to Louisiana accountability standards. In 2006, the Louisiana Board of…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Experimental Groups, Teacher Promotion, Elementary Secondary Education
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Berkeley, Sheri; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
A pre-post experimental design with 6-week delayed posttest was implemented to investigate the effects of reading comprehension strategy (RCS) instruction with and without attribution retraining (AR) on reading outcomes for seventh, eighth, and ninth graders with learning and other mild disabilities. Students were randomly assigned to one of three…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Research Design, Mild Disabilities, Effect Size
Vinson, Terence LeRay – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between participation in the Summer Bridge Program, grade point averages and retention of first-year college students. Additionally, this study examined the differences in grade point averages of college students after their first semester and first-year of college with regard to their…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Summer Programs, Grade Point Average, School Holding Power