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Konold, Tim; Cornell, Dewey; Jia, Yuane; Malone, Marisa – AERA Open, 2018
This study tested the authoritative school climate theory that schools characterized by high structure and student support have greater levels of student engagement and that these factors are associated with higher academic achievement, as indicated by school graduation rates and school performance on state-mandated testing. The model was tested…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Faria, Ann-Marie; Sorensen, Nicholas; Heppen, Jessica; Bowdon, Jill; Eisner, Ryan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The national high school graduation rate reached its highest level in U.S. history--82 percent--during the 2013-14 school year (Kena et al., 2016)--but dropout remains a persistent problem in the Midwest and nationally. Early warning systems that use research-based warning signs to identify students at risk of dropping out have emerged as one…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, At Risk Students, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
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Rolfhus, Eric; House, Emily; Douglas, Brian; Leeds, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2017
Many studies show a strong link between earning a college degree and receiving higher wages (for example, Carnevale, Jayasundera, & Gulish, 2015). Consequently, a large body of research is published each year analyzing indicators of progress toward increased college enrollment and completion (for example, National Student Clearinghouse…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Callahan, Michael T.; King, Kathleen P. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
While higher education institutions seek to increase college admissions' predictions of student success, they have largely overlooked examining possible impacts of online distance education classes completed in high school. Using information from an undergraduate honors program, this study analyzed whether an indicator of undergraduate student…
Descriptors: High Schools, Virtual Classrooms, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Loyalka, Prashant; Li, Guirong; Yi, Hongmei; Johnson, Natalie; Shi, Henry – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
As demand for skilled labor increases, policymakers in an increasing number of developing countries have turned toward vocational education and training (VET) to educate and prepare students. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) published a 2012 report "acknowledging the need for [VET] to contribute to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Randomized Controlled Trials, Accountability, Quality Assurance
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Robertson, Janna Siegel; Smith, Robert W.; Rinka, Jason – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
The researchers surveyed 23 North Carolina high schools that had markedly improved their graduation rates over the past five years. The administrators reported on the dropout prevention practices and programs to which they attributed their improved graduation rates. The majority of schools reported policy changes, especially with suspension. The…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High Schools, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
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Huang, Min; Haas, Eric; Zhu, Niufeng; Tran, Loan – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2016
Recent studies have documented differences in academic achievement between current and former English learner students. These differences validate calls for more focused analyses of achievement across English learner student subgroups. Specifically, there is interest in examining variation in academic success based on the amount of time a student…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
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DeBaun, Bill; Melnick, Sara; Morgan, Elizabeth – Journal of College Access, 2016
This report, the first of an annual series, establishes meaningful metrics about the outcomes of students served by college access and success programs. Using data collected from 24 college access programs, enrollment and graduation rates for the high school classes of 2007, 2008, and 2009 and an enrollment rate for the high school class of 2013…
Descriptors: College Students, Graduation Rate, Achievement Gap, Access to Education
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Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Lee, Kenneth T. H. – AERA Open, 2016
Both income inequality and the achievement test score gap between high- and low-income children increased dramatically in the United States beginning in the 1970s. Recent work by Chetty, Hendren, Kline, Saez, and Turner (2014) suggests that, unlike the test score gap, the gap in college enrollment is essentially constant. This article takes a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends
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Hill, Jennifer Coles – Journal of International Students, 2018
This quantitative study was conducted at a private international high school. The study purpose was to investigate United States college trends comparing International Baccalaureate Diploma Program candidates and International Baccalaureate Non-Diploma Program candidates from the same school in Asia. Data was collected for the Classes of 2007-2012…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement Programs, Statistical Analysis, International Schools
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Malm, Joakim; Bryngfors, Leif; Fredriksson, Johan – Journal of Peer Learning, 2018
This study focuses on quantitative long-term effects of Supplemental Instruction (SI) in terms of graduation and dropout rates. One of the main aims of SI is to introduce students to effective study strategies and techniques. If SI is introduced at an early stage for new students in higher education, it should therefore be expected that this…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Dropouts
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Fleming, David J.; Lavertu, St├ęphane; Crawford, William – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
Recognizing that post-secondary student attainment and achievement is of increasing import for economic success, this study compares the post-secondary performance of students who attended public and private high schools. The results generally indicate that students who attended Catholic high schools had higher college grade-point averages (GPAs),…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, High School Graduates, Public Schools, Grade Point Average
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McFarland, Joel; Cui, Jiashan; Stark, Patrick – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates. The report includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period (event dropout rates), the percentage of young people in a specified age range who are…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, High School Students
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Ecker-Lyster, Meghan; Niileksela, Christopher – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
This article reviews the literature on dropout trends, prevention, and intervention initiatives for school-aged children. Theoretical and consequential trends are highlighted to offer educators a perspective in which to view the dropout problem. This article also examines current trends in prevention and intervention initiatives aimed at reducing…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Intervention, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate
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Naumenko, Oksana; Henson, Robert; Hutchins, Bryan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Funded by an Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation grant, the Rural Innovative Schools (RIS) Project is the first widespread effort to scale up the early college model by implementing it in comprehensive high schools. This paper will present preliminary findings from the evaluation of this project. The impact study uses a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Innovation, Dual Enrollment, High Schools
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