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Klein, Christopher C.; Perry-Sizemore, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Education Finance, 2017
The effect of state funded merit aid for college tuition on student performance in high school has been largely ignored by the current literature on merit aid programs, even though one aim of these programs is to provide incentives for increased academic achievement in high school. To test for such effects, we employ a selection model for…
Descriptors: State Aid, Merit Scholarships, Paying for College, Tuition
Howard, Mark; Christiansen, David W. – School District of Palm Beach County, 2018
In FY17, the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) outperformed Florida and six other large urban school districts for the fourth consecutive year (FY14-FY17), and has consistently increased the graduation rate, including from FY16 to FY17. More importantly, the disparity between White students and their Black and Hispanic peers was reduced…
Descriptors: School Districts, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Weiss, Michael J.; Ratledge, Alyssa; Sommo, Colleen; Gupta, Himani – Grantee Submission, 2019
Nationwide, graduation rates at community colleges are discouragingly low. This randomized experiment provides evidence that graduation rates can be increased dramatically. The City University of New York's (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) is a comprehensive, integrated, 3-year program that has an estimated 18 percentage point…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Acceleration (Education)
Joy, Stephen P. – Online Submission, 2017
College graduation rates are a source of concern; many students fail to complete degree programs and therefore miss out on the socioeconomic benefits accruing to college graduates. Some have proposed that colleges be evaluated based on their graduation rates, with financial aid dollars directed away from poor performers. However, none of these…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduation Rate, Student Characteristics, College Readiness
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Keown, Holly; Peters, Michelle; Corrales, Antonio; Orange, Amy – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2020
This study examined the impact of school start times on student achievement, attendance, and graduation rates for high school students. Data from a purposeful sample of 256 high schools across three regions centers (Region IV, Region V, and Region VI) in southeast Texas for the 2017-2018 school year were analyzed. These 256 high schools were…
Descriptors: High School Students, School Schedules, Academic Achievement, Attendance
Oregon Department of Education, 2017
High School graduation rates are key indicators of accountability for high schools and school districts in Oregon. Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) implemented the cohort method of calculating graduation rates. The cohort method identifies the year the student entered high school for the first time…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Students, Cohort Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
de Hoyos, Rafael; Attanasio, Orazio; Meghir, Costas – World Bank, 2019
This paper studies the impact of PROBEMS, a scholarship program in Mexico aimed at improving graduation rates and test scores among upper secondary school students from poor backgrounds. The identification strategy is the random allocation into the program, which took place in 2009. The strategy allows measurement of the effects of PROBEMS on test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Graduation Rate, Scholarships
Kuenzi, Jeffrey J. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) comprehensively reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Among other changes, the ESSA amended federal K-12 educational accountability requirements for states and local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving ESEA funds, including those regarding the identification, support, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability
Ruedel, Kristin; Nelson, Gena; Weingarten, Zach; Bailey, Tessie – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
Data-based problem solving within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) can help state education agencies and local education agencies (LEAs) improve graduation rates for students with disabilities. To facilitate problem solving within an MTSS, states and LEAs need efficient systems and processes for analyzing and integrating data across…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Graduation Rate, Problem Solving, Early Intervention
Oregon Department of Education, 2016
High School graduation rates are key indicators of accountability for high schools and school districts in Oregon. Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) implemented the cohort method of calculating graduation rates. The cohort method identifies the year the student entered high school for the first time…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Students, Cohort Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
Utah State Office of Education, 2014
The 2013 cohort report includes: (1) State Cohort Graduation and Dropout Rates; (2) Federal 4 Year Graduation Rate Comparisons; and (3) Graduation, Other Completer, Continuing Students and Dropouts by LEA and High School. [For the 2012 report, see ED591122.]
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Federal Legislation, Racial Differences
Utah State Office of Education, 2015
The 2014 cohort report includes: (1) State Federal Four-Year Cohort Rates; and (2) Federal Four-Year Graduation Rates by District and School. [For the 2013 report, see ED591123.]
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Federal Legislation, Racial Differences
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
Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2019
Graduation from high school is an important achievement for students, and one that has implications for their future educational opportunities and earnings. For the last two decades, graduation rates have also been among the metrics used to evaluate school effectiveness under federal law, with the aim of ensuring that all students receive a…
Descriptors: Accountability, English Language Learners, School Districts, Educational Quality
Sandlin, Deborah L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research project is a study comparing for-profit schools and traditional universities related to student persistence, graduation rate, and job placement. The results based on a sample size of 92 students indicate that there is no significant difference between persistence, graduation rates and successful job placement at either school. There…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Comparative Analysis, College Students
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