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Fong, Kelley; Visher, Mary G. – MDRC, 2013
For the past decade, MDRC has evaluated a number of interventions designed to improve the outcomes of community college students, including enhanced counseling, learning communities, and financial incentives. Encouragingly, many of these strategies have produced positive effects, affirming that changes in institutional practices and policies can…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Community Colleges, College Programs
Fong, Kelley; Visher, Mary G. – MDRC, 2013
For the past decade, MDRC has evaluated a number of interventions designed to improve the outcomes of community college students, including enhanced counseling, learning communities, and financial incentives. Encouragingly, many of these strategies have produced positive effects, affirming that changes in institutional practices and policies can…
Descriptors: Intervention, Developmental Programs, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Design
Visher, Mary G.; Altuna, Jacklyn N.; Safran, Stephanie – MDRC, 2013
The phrase "preparing students for college and career" has become so ubiquitous that it has become almost a mantra in educators' discourse in recent years. Whether mentioned in the Common Core State Standards, in the mission statements of high schools, or in political campaigns, improving the college and career readiness of young people…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Student Participation, Career Academies
Parise, Leigh M.; Finkelstein, Carla; Alterman, Emma – MDRC, 2015
Through the Innovative Professional Development (iPD) Challenge, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in helping school districts and networks redesign their professional development systems to serve educators better and improve student performance. MDRC's evaluation of the iPD Challenge involves case studies and multiple rounds of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Case Studies, Program Evaluation, Interviews
Millenky, Megan; Hossain, Farhana – MDRC, 2019
PACE Center for Girls is a Florida-based nonprofit organization that serves girls of middle school and high school age who are at risk of involvement with the justice system. PACE aims to get these girls back on track by taking a gender-responsive approach, providing a blend of academic and social services that are shaped by an awareness of girls'…
Descriptors: Females, At Risk Persons, Middle School Students, High School Students
Sepanik, Susan; Safran, Stephanie; Saco, Larissa – MDRC, 2018
In the United States today, more jobs than ever before require at least some postsecondary education. Yet too many young adults are either not enrolling or not succeeding in college. This scenario exists across many different types of communities, but schools in rural areas, particularly those with large populations of low-income students, face…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Rural Schools, Alignment (Education), Public Schools
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Garcia, Ivonne – MDRC, 2016
Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs)--also called Freshman Academies--have attracted national attention as a particularly intensive and promising approach for supporting a successful transition for high school freshmen. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as a school within a school. NGAs have four core structural…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Transitional Programs, High School Freshmen, Student Adjustment
Treskon, Louisa; Millenky, Megan; Freedman, Lily – MDRC, 2017
PACE Center for Girls is a unique program that provides academic and social services to girls ages 11 to 18. Girls eligible for PACE exhibit multiple health, safety, and delinquency risk factors, such as poor academic performance, exposure to abuse or violence, truancy, risky sexual behavior, and substance abuse. PACE seeks to help them onto a…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, Intervention
Legters, Nettie; Parise, Leigh; Rappaport, Shelley – MDRC, 2013
Researchers from MDRC and Johns Hopkins University partnered with Florida's Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in 2009 to launch an independent evaluation of the district's initiative to implement Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs) in every district high school. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as a school…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Grade 9, Program Implementation, High Schools
Legters, Nettie; Parise, Leigh – MDRC, 2016
Providing ninth-graders with academic and social support can put more students on the graduation path, but it can be challenging for schools and school systems to implement that support routinely and effectively. This brief describes how Broward County Public Schools adopted a community of practice (CoP) approach to improve school-based teams'…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Urban Schools, Grade 9, Educational Policy
Treskon, Louisa; Millenky, Megan; Freedman, Lily – MDRC, 2017
PACE Center for Girls is a unique program that provides academic and social services to girls ages 11 to 18. Girls eligible for PACE exhibit multiple health, safety, and delinquency risk factors, such as poor academic performance, exposure to abuse or violence, truancy, risky sexual behavior, and substance abuse. PACE seeks to help them onto a…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, Intervention