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Knuth, Randy; Sutton, Paul S.; Levias, Sheldon; Kuo, Annie Camey; Callison, Matthew – Grantee Submission, 2016
The purpose of this study is to describe and examine the structures and policies a public, comprehensive high school put in place to implement problem-based learning (PBL) across content areas. Starting in 2010, the school implemented PBL in the hopes of increasing students' career and college readiness skills. The research took place at a…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High Schools, Problem Based Learning
Hargrove, Linda; Godin, Donn; Dodd, Barbara – College Board, 2008
Performance was examined for five cohorts of 1998-2002 Texas public high school graduates through their first year and 1998-2001 cohorts through their fourth year of Texas public higher education. Student performance on college outcomes included (a) first- and fourth-year grade point averages (GPAs), (b) first- and fourth-year credit hours earned,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis
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Black, Anne C.; Little, Catherine A.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Purcell, Jeanne H.; Siegle, Del – Journal of Educational Research, 2008
The authors present results of a 2-year mixed-methods evaluation study of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID; 2006), an academic intervention initiative supported by the Advanced Placement (AP) Incentive Program that targets middle-achieving students who have been underrepresented in advanced classes and 4-year colleges and that aims…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Advanced Placement
Fara, Kimberly J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine how a student's college academic success at Iowa State University (ISU) is related to college credit earning while in high school. The unit of analysis for this research was first time full time first year students who entered ISU in the fall semester of 2006, 2007, and 2008. This study examined the…
Descriptors: Evidence, High Schools, Advanced Placement, Grade Point Average
Jackson, C. Kirabo – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
I analyze the longer-run effects of a college-preparatory program implemented in inner-city schools that included payments to eleventh- and twelfth- grade students and their teachers for passing scores on Advanced Placement exams. Affected students attended college in greater numbers, were more likely to remain in college beyond their first year,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Labor Market, College Preparation
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Burris, Carol Corbett; Heubert, Jay P.; Levin, Henry M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2006
This longitudinal study examined the effects of providing an accelerated mathematics curriculum in heterogeneously grouped middle school classes in a diverse suburban school district. A quasi-experimental cohort design was used to evaluate subsequent completion of advanced high school math courses as well as academic achievement. Results showed…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Heterogeneous Grouping, High Achievement, Suburban Schools
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Ngo, Federick; Kwon, William W. – Research in Higher Education, 2015
Community college students are often placed in developmental math courses based on the results of a single placement test. However, concerns about accurate placement have recently led states and colleges across the country to consider using other measures to inform placement decisions. While the relationships between college outcomes and such…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Success, Community Colleges, Mathematics Education
Ashley, William J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Hinds Community College (HCC) engaged in a study that produced the transitional program. This program was in response to high rates of attrition of the college's freshmen classes because of poor academic performance. This dissertation evaluated the effectiveness of the transitional program's main component-the learning community created by placing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Transitional Programs, Student Attrition, College Freshmen
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Blewitt, Pamela; Rump, Keiran M.; Shealy, Stephanie E.; Cook, Samantha A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Shared book reading, and the conversation that accompanies it, can facilitate young children's vocabulary growth. To identify the features of extratextual questions that help 3-year-olds learn unfamiliar words during shared book reading, two experiments explored the impact of cognitive demand level, placement, and an approximation to scaffolding.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Vocabulary Development, Books, Story Reading
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Marwick, Judith D. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2004
The research reported in this paper took place at an Hispanic-serving, public community college and examined the effects of alternative institutional placement policies on student academic success. Results showed that when placement methods considered multiple measures of academic preparedness, students were initially placed into higher level…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students
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Algozzine, Bob; Wang, Chuang; White, Richard; Cooke, Nancy; Marr, Mary Beth; Algozzine, Kate; Helf, Shawnna S.; Duran, Grace Zamora – Exceptional Children, 2012
This article addresses the effects of 3-tiered comprehensive reading and behavior interventions on K-3 student outcomes in 7 urban elementary schools with a high prevalence of students considered difficult to teach. Specific features of each level of the implementation are described including screening and tier placement procedures, scheduling and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emergent Literacy, Discipline, Program Effectiveness
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Davis, Jon D.; Shih, Jeffrey C. – School Science and Mathematics, 2007
Research on student achievement within the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) and Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP) at the secondary level is beginning to accumulate, however, much less is known about how prepared these students are for post-secondary education. Therefore this study involving students within one tracked…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Placement, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
Boatman, Angela – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
Exploiting a statewide cutoff point on the placement examination used to assign students to remedial courses in Tennessee, this study employs a regression discontinuity research design to provide causal estimates of the effects on student outcomes of recently redesigned remedial courses at three Tennessee colleges. Moreover, using data on student…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Academic Achievement, Remedial Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bentum, Kwesi E.; Aaron, P. G. – Reading Psychology, 2003
Examines the long-term effects of instruction on the reading achievement of children diagnosed as having learning disability and were taught in resource rooms. Studies the consequences of such instruction on the cognitive level of children identified as having reading disability. Finds that resource room placement and instruction have deleterious…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Intelligence Quotient, Learning Disabilities
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Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Long, Bridget Terry – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2008
Remedial or developmental courses are the most common policy instruments used to assist underprepared postsecondary students who are not ready for college-level coursework. However, despite its important role in higher education and its substantial costs, there is little rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of college remediation on the outcomes…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Academic Persistence, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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