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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
Niu, Sunny; Li, Jun; Merriman, Jennifer; Matos-Elefonte, Haifa – College Board, 2015
In this study, we compare SpringBoard® (SB) schools that had continuously used the SB English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for at least three years with comparable non-SB schools. For high schools, the outcomes examined were school-level AP® participation and performance for a) all AP subjects, b) ELA and social science AP subjects, and c) ELA…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Curriculum, Effective Schools Research, Comparative Analysis
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Cooper, Natalia; Lyons, Renata; Ison, Ashley; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
In 2014, President Obama and the American Indian Education Study Group called for major changes to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), which has been under increasing criticism for the continued low performance of AI students within its jurisdiction (American Indian Education Study Group, 2014). Among these changes are shifts in BIE…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, At Risk Persons, Academic Achievement
Ison, Ashley; Lyons, Renata; Palacios, Moses; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Afterschool Alliance, 2013
Over the last decade, high school dropout rates have declined to single digits nationally. However, the U.S. only ranks 22nd in high school graduation rates and 14th in college attainment among industrialized countries. Furthermore, graduation gaps persist among students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and minority racial groups. Reducing…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students
National Assessment Governing Board, 2008
This document sets forth the design of a test of reading comprehension. The exam requires students to read passages of written English text--either literary or informational--and to answer questions about what they have read. In some cases, the questions deal with facts in the text or vocabulary. In other cases, a complete answer requires a clear…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Federal Legislation, State Standards
Wendler, Cathy; Ninneman, Anne; Feigenbaum, Miriam – College Entrance Examination Board, 2001
The SAT is designed to measure the verbal and math reasoning abilities of high school juniors and seniors. These abilities develop over a long period of time and are independent of a particular school curriculum. The performance of seventh and eighth graders on the SAT is amazing, especially when considering their age. Although these students do,…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 8, Cognitive Tests, Test Validity