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Lyons, Guy Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Students face many challenges in the transition to high school. From pressures of high-stakes testing for graduation to transitioning to the high school environment, many diversions can delay or even stop a student's path to graduation. Ninth-grade students are at a pivotal point in their educational careers, and a successful transition to high…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Student Needs, Graduation Rate
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Reeves, Patricia M.; Orpinas, Pamela – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2012
This mixed-methods study describes the norms supporting male-to-female and female-to-male dating violence in a diverse sample of ninth graders. The quantitative study, based on student surveys (n = 624), compared norms supporting dating violence by sex, race/ethnicity, and dating status, and it examined the relation between dating violence norms…
Descriptors: Females, Aggression, White Students, Victims
Sell, John B. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Faced with meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, schools are under pressure to have 100% of their students meet national standards in reading by 2014. For the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years, Sussex Technical High School (STHS) in Georgetown, Delaware chose to adopt Read Right, a reading comprehension improvement…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Comprehension, Program Effectiveness, Program Length