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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
Martell, Christopher C. – Online Submission, 2014
In this interpretative case study, the researcher examined the beliefs and practices of three social studies teachers related to their teaching of race in U.S. history at a racially and ethnically diverse urban high school. Using the theory of culturally relevant pedagogy as a lens, this study employed mixed methods, analyzing teacher interviews,…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Racial Factors, Race, United States History
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
Martell, Christopher C. – Online Submission, 2013
In this study, the researcher examined student conceptions of "Whiteness" as it relates to past and present U.S. history. Using Critical Race Theory as the lens, this study employed mixed methods, analyzing teacher observations, classroom artifacts/student work, survey, and interview data from White students and students of color at an…
Descriptors: United States History, Whites, Student Attitudes, Time
D'Addario, Albert S. – Online Submission, 2011
This field-based action research practicum investigated how students who have completed culinary training programs in Massachusetts public secondary schools perform in post-secondary coursework. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has developed the Vocational Technical Education (VTE) Framework for Culinary Arts that outlines…
Descriptors: Action Research, Articulation (Education), Technical Education, Vocational Evaluation
Nunnery, John A.; Yen, Cherng-Jyh; Ross, Steven M. – Online Submission, 2011
The National Institute of School Leadership's (NISL's) Executive Development Program (EDP) was established to provide professional development to school leaders to drive their schools to high performance. The program emphasizes the role of principals as strategic thinkers, instructional leaders, and creators of a just, fair, and caring culture in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Management Development, Instructional Leadership, Principals
DeCiccio, Albert C. – Online Submission, 2010
(Purpose) This is a report about the Urban and Rural Healthcare Academy Pilot Program (HAP) that launched at Southern Vermont College (SVC) and Wheelock College (WC) in summer 2010. HAP enabled 18 vulnerable high school students to learn about how to progress to college, how to transition when they arrive on a college campus, and how to prepare…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Access to Health Care, Health Services, At Risk Students
Leonard, Jack – Online Submission, 2010
This year, an experimental group of 31 academically average high school sophomores were dual enrolled in both high school and college and will earn nine college credits by June. This paper presents a mid-year evaluation of student academic outcomes, which will be used for program improvement and future planning. The researcher is a member of the…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Dual Enrollment, Secondary Education, Grade 10
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
Stohl, Christina – Online Submission, 2010
(Purpose) As schools scramble to restructure in the hope of thwarting failure, administrators often appropriate money for outside experts who counsel on professional development as well as outside magic-pill programs for student achievement. High-stakes testing remains the arbiter. Perhaps the use of the best practice of inquiry, or classroom…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Classroom Environment, Questioning Techniques, Positive Reinforcement
Leonard, Jack – Online Submission, 2010
This qualitative research case study examined the supports required for 31 academically average 10th grade students to succeed on three dual enrollment college courses. Conceptually, support was a team effort, with contributions considered from administrators, faculty, parents and students. The paper documents support contributions from all four…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Qualitative Research, School Readiness, Grade 10
McCall, Denise – Online Submission, 2009
This Independent Learning Project (ILP) discusses the best practices in educational technology to improve the behavior, instruction, and learning of at-risk youth, for whom technology offers unique opportunities. Research is compiled from numerous scholarly print and online sources. A guide for teachers provides detailed strategies, software…
Descriptors: Independent Study, At Risk Students, Educational Technology, Best Practices
Forman, Eric D. – Online Submission, 2009
This study examined one public school system's change in its bell scheduling format from a seven period day to block scheduling. The data collected was from a three year period of the grade 10 students passing the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam. Students in Massachusetts must pass the mathematics and English/language arts…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, School Schedules, Grade 10, Public Schools
Heller, Joan I.; Curtis, Deborah A.; Jaffe, Rebecca; Verboncoeur, Carol J. – Online Submission, 2005
This study investigated the relationship between instructional use of handheld graphing calculators and student achievement in Algebra 1. Three end-of-course test forms were administered (without calculators) using matrix sampling to 458 high-school students in two suburban school districts in Oregon and Kansas. Test questions on two forms were…
Descriptors: Test Items, Standardized Tests, Suburban Schools, Item Sampling
Gill, Wanda E. – Online Submission, 2005
Across the country, more Catholic schools are closing, as support for parochial schools in impoverished communities dwindles. Dr. Vernon C. Polite, Dean of the School of Education at the time he was selected to present at AERA (Dr. Polite joined the School of Education at Eastern Michigan University as its Dean during the summer of 2005.)…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, High Schools, School Closing, African American Students