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Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2018
This study hypothesized that HISD prekindergarten participation consistently correlated with better educational outcomes for students. Taking into account students' age differences through kindergarten enrollment, propensity score matching controlled for students' background characteristics. Three cohorts of students in this study were eligible or…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Language Arts
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Cortes, Kalena; Goodman, Joshua; Nomi, Takako – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The purpose of this research is to study the long-run impacts (i.e. on educational attainment) of a freshman math intervention called "double-dose algebra". The intervention was conducted in 2003 and 2004 within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a large, poor urban school district. In response to low passing rates in 9th grade algebra,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematics Achievement, High School Freshmen
Harden, Jerry Clark – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships that may exist among mean scores on the math and reading portions of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) of eighth grade gifted students of different gender, race, and socioeconomic status. Significant changes have been made to Georgia's gifted identification procedures over the last…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Scores, Reading Tests, Mathematics Tests
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Murray, Christopher – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
This investigation examined associations between early adolescents' relationships with parents and teachers and indicators of school-adjustment. Participants were primarily students of color (91% Latino) in a low-income urban environment, and analyses were conducted to examine the relative contributions of parent-child and teacher-student…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Early Adolescents, Student Adjustment
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Farmer-Hinton, Raquel L.; Sass, Daniel A.; Schroeder, Mark – Planning and Changing, 2009
The use and scope of after-school programs (ASPs) have always varied with the local context. Historically, affluent families used ASPs to provide enrichment for their children. During the Civil Rights and Black Nationalist movements, African Americans used ASPs for cultural and educational activities. In recent times, ASPs have been used for…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools, Public Schools