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Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Federal requirements stipulate that states and local education agencies annually calculate and report an Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, disaggregated by student group. The ACGR includes all students who graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma, plus all students with the most significant cognitive disabilities…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, State Programs
Dauderis, Darcy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The study represented an examination of the factors influencing students' ability to successfully graduate from postsecondary institutions and whether this differs between high school equivalency credential earners and high school diploma earners. The study has clarified a predictive relationship among type of high school credential and graduation…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Vocational Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Predictor Variables
Timms, Diane – ProQuest LLC, 2018
An education benefit available to all corporate and franchisee employees of the large quick service restaurant (QSR) under study is an opportunity to achieve a high school diploma at no cost by enrolling in online high school (OHS). The purpose of this research was to explore the role of Thomas Gilbert's behavior engineering model…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Success, Models
Fogg, Neeta; Harrington, Paul; Khatiwada, Ishwar – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The earnings advantages to adults with more schooling are well-documented. High school graduates typically have higher earnings than high school dropouts, and those with a bachelor's degree have higher earnings than both groups. Furthermore, as the job content of the nation's economy has shifted in a way that generally favors those with more…
Descriptors: Wages, Educational Attainment, Education Work Relationship, Dropout Prevention
Bolden, Jason Pierre – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between five school productivity measures at 248 Tennessee high schools and educators' perceptions of these institutions' climate for student discipline. Grounded in archived accountability information stored on the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) website, these five productivity…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Discipline, Educational Environment
Powell, Pamela – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Special education students' graduation rate in high school is 61%, compared to regular high school students at 80%, as noted in a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to identify and describe strategies that reduce the dropout rate of overaged special education students. The…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Special Education, Graduation Rate, High School Students
Wynn, Mirna Berenice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this program evaluation is to examine the effectiveness of one Communities in Schools (CIS) program within a Title 1 Suburban High School in the Southeastern United States. The areas of foci include student attendance, grade level promotion, and graduation rate during the 2016-2017 school year. The program evaluation was designed to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Attendance Patterns
Malkus, Nat – American Enterprise Institute, 2018
Education reform in recent decades has focused on raising standards, pushing more students to reach them, and measuring the performance of all students. While test-score growth has lagged recently, upward progress on graduation rates has not, and record graduation rates have been offered as proof of progress. However, the fact that rising…
Descriptors: Repetition, Required Courses, High School Students, High Schools
Tash, Michael Jay – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Chronic absenteeism affects the majority of schools in the United States. An assessment of centers of learning illustrates that a majority of students miss a month of learning in an academic year through excused or unexcused absences. The majority of schools exhibit 95% average daily attendance rates, as the learners tend to not miss school, on…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Postsecondary Education
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Ellison, Jessica McGrath; Owings, William; Kaplan, Leslie S. – Journal of Education Finance, 2017
The relationship between lack of a high school diploma and juvenile incarceration is well known. This study investigated whether an increase in state fiscal effort for education is associated with decreased juvenile incarceration rates. Each state's and the District of Columbia's educational fiscal effort and its relation with state juvenile…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, State Aid, Educational Finance
Irvin, Jay Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate and identify possible relationships between academic achievement, as measured by high school graduation rate and ACT composite scores of individual school districts within the state of Tennessee, and the per-pupil expenditure of each district. Research was conducted to determine whether a significant…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Graduation Rate, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE's) ninth edition of "Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates," published in December 2016 (revised February 2017), quantified how the demographic changes that are underway with America's youth population will be evidenced in the next 15 years of…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Demography, Educational Trends, Geographic Regions
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Buchanan, Lori Elliott; Wilson, Kristin Bailey – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter addresses the impact of free community college and state merit scholarships on college-going patterns of high school graduates, community college revenue contexts, and student access and completion at community colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, High School Graduates, College Attendance, Income
Achieve, Inc., 2015
Even as graduation rates rise, policymakers and families wonder: Does a high school diploma mean that students are ready for what comes next? Graduates wonder: Did I take the right classes and have the experiences I need to pursue the future I envision for myself? State leaders should be reflecting too: Do our state policies set the right…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Parents
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Tan, Kevin; Battle, Stefan; Mumm, Mimi; Eschmann, Rob; Alvarez, Michelle – School Social Work Journal, 2015
This article addresses the impact of high school social workers on the graduation rates of incoming freshmen. Following a review of the limited literature on school social workers and student outcomes, it presents results of a study on the relation between school social workers and graduation rates in the one hundred largest school districts in…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, High School Freshmen, School Districts, School District Size
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