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Dhand, Rajpal – Online Submission, 2019
This descriptive study assesses how high school students perceive the physical condition of their school to impact their ability to learn with the physical condition defined in terms of lighting and classroom space. The gap poses an issue due to the urgency of policy makers in discussion of directing funding away from maintaining the physical…
Descriptors: High School Students, Classroom Environment, Lighting, Space Utilization
Buchanan, Saneik – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine if incentive programs like Renaissance impact high school students and faculty. Incentives can go a long way for students in schools. At Lehigh Senior High School (LSHS), for example, students were introduced to the Renaissance Program this school year, by receiving goodies. Coupons at Dairy Queen,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Academic Achievement, Incentives
Online Submission, 2015
In school districts across the nation, diverse student groups, including English Learners and students with disabilities, have been experiencing significant gains in reading performance after using READ 180. This compendium of READ 180 research contains results of 40 studies conducted in a variety of settings, in school districts across the…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement
Medina, Isabel – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, College Students, Student Characteristics
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
Aikens, Curtis G., Sr. – Online Submission, 2013
It is not what one has in life; rather, what is left as the legacy. Personally I have received many awards. However, I feel so much better when I help people receive their own awards. Now, I want to use positive language and positive action to help motivate young people, encouraging them to achieve their own success, as well as foster success in…
Descriptors: Motivation, Teaching Methods, College Students, Focus Groups
Williams, Charles, Jr. – Online Submission, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact block scheduling has on (a) student academic achievement, discipline, and attendance, and (b) administrator, teacher, and student perceptions. The study compared 2005-2010 data from a high school utilizing the A/B block schedule and a high school under a traditional schedule, in one suburban…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, High Schools, Block Scheduling, School Schedules
Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa – Online Submission, 2010
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, College Preparation, School Readiness
Micceri, Theodore – Online Submission, 2010
This study sought to determine whether the use of standardized test scores contributes any useful information regarding First Time in College (FTIC) students' probable success at USF, using more detailed analysis of underrepresented minorities and women, who Micceri (2009) shows, experience substantial negative bias relative to males and whites on…
Descriptors: Class Rank, Grade Point Average, Females, Males
Brown, Alanka P. – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study was to identify the nonacademic reasons that preclude African American males from enrolling in college after high school completion. The examination of this study evolved as a result of an abundance of African American males choosing not to enroll in college after completing high school. A mixed-methods research design…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, High School Seniors, Enrollment
Micceri, Theodore; Brigman, Leellen; Spatig, Robert – Online Submission, 2009
An extensive, internally cross-validated analytical study using nested (within academic disciplines) Multilevel Modeling (MLM) on 4,560 students identified functional criteria for defining high school curriculum rigor and further determined which measures could best be used to help guide decision making for marginal applicants. The key outcome…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Prediction, School Guidance, Dual Enrollment
Barnes, Teresa A. – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this paper was to examine the impact of exit exams on the dropout rate. Data was gathered from several research articles. The most impressionable research revealed exit exams have a negative effect on minorities, especially black males. Results indicate by 2012, that exit exams in 25 states will affect 81 percent of minority high…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Exit Examinations, Males
Rulloda, Rudolfo B. – Online Submission, 2009
A shift to computer skills for improving academic performances was investigated. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 increased the amount of high school dropouts after the Act was enacted. At-risk students were included in this research study. Several models described using teachers for core subjects and mentors to built citizenship skills, along…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Models, High School Students, Academic Achievement
Reardon, Ryan Turner – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this non-experimental correlational study was to determine the relationship between the type of attendance policies in the high schools of the 67 Florida school districts, the size of the school district (number of high school students), the socioeconomic status SES) of the school district, and the average daily attendance rate of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Compulsory Education, School Size, Average Daily Attendance
Morrison, Michael C. – Online Submission, 2007
This report presents a summary of a number of outcomes-oriented studies dealing with dual enrollment (acceleration). (Contains 1 graph.)
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Educational Research, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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