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Wasserberg, Martin J. – Journal of Negro Education, 2017
This study uses a theoretical framework rooted in stereotype threat theory to investigate the perceptions and experiences of high-achieving African American students at an urban elementary school that had implemented a test-centered curriculum. The investigation utilized data from six focus group interviews conducted with a purposefully selected…
Descriptors: High Achievement, African American Students, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Mariani, Melissa; Webb, Linda; Villares, Elizabeth; Brigman, Greg – Professional Counselor, 2015
This study involved fifth-grade students (N = 336) from one Florida school district and examined prosocial behaviors, bullying behaviors, engagement in school success skills and perceptions of classroom climate between the treatment group who received the school counselor-led Student Success Skills classroom guidance program, and their peer…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Districts, Effect Size, Intervention
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Augustine, Catherine H.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan – State Education Standard, 2015
The Wallace Foundation is funding a multiyear demonstration project to determine whether voluntary, district summer learning programs can stem summer learning loss for low-income students. Six districts--Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Duval County (Florida), Pittsburgh, and Rochester, New York--were selected for the demonstration project and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness