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Coleman, Alice; And Others – 1977
This booklet is intended to encourage wider participation by California high schools and colleges in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. It briefly presents a variety of useful information on the Advanced Placement Program for college and school officials interested in the possibility of participating in the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Advanced Placement Programs, College Entrance Examinations, College School Cooperation
Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
This paper answers a question about national diagnostic and placement tests that measure students' strengths and weaknesses so that they can recognize their strengths and improve their weaknesses. Some schools and districts described using placement tests, however, for the most part, the names of the specific tests were not given. In states such…
Descriptors: State Standards, Placement, Student Placement, Aptitude Tests
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Smith, Martin H.; Meehan, Cheryl L.; Borba, John A. – Journal of Extension, 2014
Improving bio-security practices among 4-H members who raise and show project animals is important. Bio-security measures can reduce the risk of disease spread and mitigate potential health and economic risks of disease outbreaks involving animal and zoonotic pathogens. Survey data provided statistical evidence that the Bio-Security Proficiencies…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Prevention, National Security, Animal Husbandry
Ronzano, Stephen J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Metacognitive, or thinking, strategies enable people to think critically, predict outcomes, implement strategies, and thus solve problems. A total of 312 students in 10th-grade regular, pre-AP, and EL English classes responded to questions taken from the California STAR test and reported the metacognitive strategies they used in responding to the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Secondary School Students, Reading Strategies
Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2012
This annual newsletter contains updates on the latest Community College Research Center (CCRC) research, new publications and details of upcoming presentations at major conferences. The feature article in this issue, "Improving Community College Assessment and Placement," by Thomas Bailey, discusses how the process of assessment and…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Program Effectiveness, Community Colleges, Student Placement
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Callahan, Rebecca M.; Obenchain, Kathryn M. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2016
Social studies education is designed to provide a foundation for civic society. In this study we consider immigrant optimism theory within the context of U.S. secondary social studies to examine the civic potential of immigrant youth. Using a mixed-methods approach, we complement analyses of teacher and immigrant young adult interviews with…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Expectation, Civics, Immigrants
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Heinrichs, Christine R. – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2016
Preparing students as 21st century learners is a key reform in education. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills developed a framework that identifies outcomes needed for successful implementation of rigorous standards. The Dual Language (DL) program was identified as a structure for reform with systems and practices which can be used to prepare…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingual Education Programs, Educational Change, Academic Standards
Umansky, Ilana M. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
Across the United States, students who are deemed not to be proficient in English are classified as English learners (ELs). This classification entitles students to specialized services but may also result in stigmatization and barriers to educational opportunity. This article uses a regression discontinuity design to estimate the effect of EL…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Social Bias, Labeling (of Persons)
Warren, Paul – Public Policy Institute of California, 2019
As postsecondary education has become increasingly important to California's economy and quality of life, the state has been considering how best to meet student and workforce needs over the long term. State leaders recognize that coordination across educational sectors is crucial to addressing these needs. The now-defunct California Postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Coordination, Educational Planning, Statewide Planning
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Lavadenz, Magaly; Armas, Elvira G.; Murillo, Marco A.; Jáuregui Hodge, Sylvia – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
This study examined evidence of equity for English Learners-one of the three targeted student groups--in the early implementation of California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) across data sets from seven studies. We used social justice inquiry methods and data integration analytic approaches that included purposeful sampling of districts'…
Descriptors: Local Government, Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Melguizo, Tatiana; Kosiewicz, Holly; Prather, George; Bos, Johannes – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The study's main objective was to provide a detailed description of math Assessment and Placement (A&P) policies in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). The study was focused on math because a larger proportion of students place into remedial math than remedial reading or English (Bailey, Jeong, & Cho, 2010; Parsad, Lewis,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Evaluation, Educational Diagnosis, Student Placement
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DeGarmo, David S.; Chamberlain, Patricia; Leve, Leslie D.; Price, Joe – Research on Social Work Practice, 2009
Objective: The authors conduct a within intervention group analysis to test whether caregiver engagement (e.g., participation, homework completion, openness to ideas, apparent satisfaction) in a group-based intervention moderates risk factors for foster child outcomes in a state-supported randomized trial of caregiver parent training. Methods: The…
Descriptors: Homework, Behavior Problems, Intervention, Caregivers
Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Hodara, Michelle; Stacey, Georgia West – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2013
This practitioner packet is designed to help community college administrators implement reforms to developmental education at their colleges. It reviews common impediments to developmental reform and presents data that supports directions colleges can take to create a system of developmental education that might serve students more effectively.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Administrators, College Administration
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Kurlaender, Michal; Larsen, Matthew F. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
In this paper we focus on California high school students' transition to community colleges. Our unique dataset tracks five cohorts of California high school juniors into their freshmen year at in-state community colleges. We evaluate the extent to which high school achievement tests (currently not utilized by community colleges in course…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, High School Students, Community Colleges, Achievement Tests
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Brown, Richard S.; Niemi, David N. – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 2009
This study explores the degree of alignment between high school mathematics and language arts assessments and community college placement examinations in widespread use in California. The study was conducted in two stages. The first stage analyzed the variety of placement exams used to determine their core content. The second stage analyzed the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Placement, Community Colleges, Mathematics Tests
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