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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2021
The "Using Promotion Power to Identify the Effectiveness of Public High Schools in the District of Columbia" study examined the promotion power of public high schools in the District of Columbia. This study examined public District of Columbia (DC) high schools' promotion power for three outcomes: meeting the College Board's college and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, School Effectiveness, Student Characteristics
James Lewis Sellers – ProQuest LLC, 2022
The purpose of this study was to explore how district funding for 4 years of PSAT administrations for all students in Grades 8-11 impacted Hispanic students at a North Texas school district. Using college admissions data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), the researcher examined overall district-wide college admissions percentages for…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, High Schools, College Entrance Examinations, Testing
Eberle, Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Small schools have been set forth as one response to low academic achievement in urban settings, and recently, the small school movement has gained support in educational reform models. However, small schools are not homogeneous and much more needs to be known about the unique attributes of various small school models. This dissertation exams a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Small Schools, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes
Kim, YoungKoung; Hendrickson, Amy; Patel, Priyank; Melican, Gerald; Sweeney, Kevin – College Board, 2013
The purpose of this report is to describe the procedure for revising the ReadiStep™ score scale using the field trial data, and to provide technical information about the development of the new ReadiStep scale score. In doing so, this report briefly introduces the three assessments--ReadiStep, PSAT/NMSQT®, and SAT®--in the College Board Pathway…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Educational Assessment, High School Students, Scores
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Wooldridge, Heather R. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Graduating high school seniors who are college and career ready has become a focal point of our nation. The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program has been preparing college and career ready students who are first generation college-going students, from subgroups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, and from…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Grade 8, School Districts
Banks, Sarah A. – Online Submission, 2011
This thesis explored the history of calculator usage in mathematics classrooms in the United States since 1975 with a focus on the attitudes of parents, educators, and national organizations. The influence of historical events, people, organizations, research, and trends was explored in depth. Studying the changes that calculators have brought to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Calculators, National Organizations, Boards of Education
Vasavada, Natasha; Carman, Elaine; Hart, Beth; Luisier, Danielle – College Board, 2010
The College Board College Readiness Pathway is an assessment system that measures the reading, writing and mathematical knowledge and skills that students need to be on track to graduate high school college-ready. It consists of ReadiStep[TM], administered in grade eight; the PSAT/NMSQT[R], administered in grades 10-11; and the SAT[R],…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Readiness, Alignment (Education)
Gallagher, Faustina – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study assessed the relationship of an Arts Summer Learning Program (Arts Program) to student academic performance and college readiness. A North Texas school district collaborated with a research-based Arts Program in 2010, and a new approach was implemented in the summer school program for low-performing students who had failed courses in…
Descriptors: Art Education, Summer Programs, Academic Achievement, College Readiness
Webb, Heidi Cornelia – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Advances in technology have caused high schools to update their computer science curricula; however there has been little analogous attention to technology-related education in middle schools. With respect to computer-related knowledge and skills, middle school students are at a critical phase in life, exploring individualized education options…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Science Education, Computer Literacy, Thinking Skills
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie; Whipple, Allyson – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2008
The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, project strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities…
Descriptors: State Programs, School Districts, College Readiness, College Preparation
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) College and Career Counseling Training Initiative works to increase the knowledge and skills of counselors who advise students on their postsecondary aspirations. Membership in the initiative provides access to Strategies in College and Career Counseling, a series of online training modules that can…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Career Counseling, Academic Advising, College Bound Students
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie; Whipple, Allyson – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2008
The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, project strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities…
Descriptors: State Programs, School Districts, College Readiness, College Preparation
Bay-Williams, Jennifer M.; Bush, Sarah B.; Peters, Susan A.; McGatha, Maggie B. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015
To succeed in college, career, and life, students need to become financially literate. But understanding the basics of a long-term investment or a short-term loan is not enough without the math skills to make financially sound choices. In the already full curriculum of middle schools today, how can teachers find room to include financial literacy?…
Descriptors: Money Management, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts
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Hou, Huei-Tse; Keng, Su-Han – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2021
The design and application of educational board games have been emphasized in game-based learning. The integration of educational board games and augmented reality (AR) can help provide extensive cognitive-scaffolding for learners. This study proposed a dual-scaffolding framework that integrated peer-scaffolding and cognitive-scaffolding for an AR…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Peer Relationship, Computer Simulation, Educational Games
Kerns, Mary-Margaret – College Board, 2004
The College Board developed a program in the content areas of English and mathematics designed to prepare students for challenging content as early as grade 6 and extending through high school. Conceived with the goal of creating high-quality professional development activities with associated instructional strategies embedded in instructional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Teacher Surveys
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