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Bloom, Dan; Gardenhire-Crooks, Alissa; Mandsager, Conrad – MDRC, 2009
High school dropouts face daunting odds of success in a labor market that increasingly rewards education and skills. This report presents very early results from a rigorous, independent evaluation of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, an intensive residential program that aims to "reclaim the lives" of young people ages 16 to 18…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High Schools, Youth Programs, Residential Programs
Xu, Zeyu; Hannaway, Jane; Taylor, Colin – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2009
This research investigates the relative effectiveness (in terms of student tested achievement) of Teach for America (TFA) teachers, and examines the validity of the criticisms of TFA. Specifically, the authors look at TFA teachers in secondary schools, and especially in math and science, where considerable program growth is planned over the next…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, High Schools
Herrera, Carla; Kauh, Tina J.; Cooney, Siobhan M.; Grossman, Jean Baldwin; McMaken, Jennifer – Public/Private Ventures, 2008
High schools have recently become a popular source of mentors for school-based mentoring (SBM) programs. The high school Bigs program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, for example, currently involves close to 50,000 high-school-aged mentors across the country. While the use of these young mentors has several potential advantages, their age…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Training, Adults
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Stone, James R., III; Alfeld, Corinne; Pearson, Donna – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
Numerous high school students, including many who are enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) courses, do not have the math skills necessary for today's high-skill workplace or college entrance requirements. This study tests a model for enhancing mathematics instruction in five high school CTE programs (agriculture, auto technology,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Skills, Vocational Education, Mathematics Instruction
Seftor, Neil S.; Mamun, Arif; Schirm, Allen – US Department of Education, 2009
This last report from Mathematica's evaluation of Upward Bound analyzes data from the final round of survey and transcript data collection as well as administrative records from the National Student Clearinghouse and the federal Student Financial Aid files. It provides the first estimates of the effects of Upward Bound on postsecondary completion.…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, Data Collection, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data)
Schirm, Allen; Stuart, Elizabeth; McKie, Allison – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2006
From July 1995 through September 2001, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Ford Foundation (Ford) operated a demonstration of the Quantum Opportunity Program (QOP). QOP offered intensive and comprehensive services to help at-risk youth graduate from high school and enroll in postsecondary education or training. QOP was mainly an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Risk Students, High Schools, Telephone Surveys
Myers, David; Olsen, Rob; Seftor, Neil; Young, Julie; Tuttle, Christina – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2004
Policymakers have long been concerned about the disparities in college attendance between more and less advantaged groups of students. Upward Bound is one of the largest and longest running federal programs designed to help economically disadvantaged students prepare for, enter and succeed in college. Since December 1991, Mathematica Policy…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Outcomes of Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Programs
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Sinclair, Mary F.; Christenson, Sandra L.; Thurlow, Martha L. – Exceptional Children, 2005
An experimental research design was used to examine the effectiveness of a targeted, long-term intervention to promote school completion and reduce dropout among urban high school students with emotional or behavioral disabilities. African American (67%) males (82%) composed a large portion of the sample. This intervention study was a replication…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Research Design, Intervention, Enrollment
Kemple, James J.; Herlihy, Corinne M.; Smith, Thomas J. – MDRC, 2005
In low-performing public high schools in U.S. cities, high proportions of students drop out, students who stay in school typically do not succeed academically, and efforts to make substantial reforms often meet with little success. The Talent Development High School model is a comprehensive school reform initiative that has been developed to…
Descriptors: Graduation, High Schools, School Restructuring, Talent Development
Kemple, James J. – MDRC, 2004
Career Academies offer high schools--particularly those in urban communities that struggle to keep students in school and to prepare them for post-secondary education and employment opportunities--a systematic approach to addressing a range of challenges. Typically serving between 150 and 200 students from grades 9 or 10 through grade 12, Career…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Labor Market, Educational Attainment, Educational Opportunities
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