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Wilkens, Christian P.; Kalenda, Peter J. – Journal of School Choice, 2019
The State of Alaska, by some measures the United States' most rural state, has long supported correspondence schools, a popular school choice option available to all students statewide and used primarily by homeschooled students. This paper first explores Alaska correspondence schools in historical context, and then quantifies capture rate,…
Descriptors: Correspondence Schools, Charter Schools, Graduation Rate, Home Schooling
Anderson, Drew M.; Zaber, Melanie A. – RAND Corporation, 2021
RAND researchers studied more than 450,000 recipients of New Jersey's Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) -- the nation's most generous state-funded grant program per state resident college student -- to explore whether getting larger amounts of grant aid led to higher graduation rates for students at varying income levels and attending two-year, four-year,…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Higher Education, Tuition, Student Financial Aid
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2016
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. The topic for this report on English Learners (ELs) are national- and state-level high school graduation rates for English Learners. The following data are presented: (1)…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Racial Differences
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Candelaria, Christopher A.; Shores, Kenneth A. – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
We provide new evidence about the effect of court-ordered finance reforms that took place between 1989 and 2010 on per-pupil revenues and graduation rates. We account for heterogeneity in the treated and counterfactual groups to estimate the effect of overturning a state's finance system. Seven years after reform, the highest poverty quartile in a…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Expenditure per Student, Graduation Rate
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
Ewing, Terra Evalin – ProQuest LLC, 2022
To resolve the graduation gap among Black and Hispanic students in Central Florida, the development of equity-centered practices to improve high school graduation rates is essential. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of incorporating methods such as the self achievement theory, self-determination methodology, and equity…
Descriptors: Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Students, High School Students
Randall, Katie Weaver; Ireland, Lisa – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Under the guidelines of state law, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28A.175.010, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to report annually on the educational progress of public school students in grades 7-12. To meet the state and federal reporting requirements, OSPI prepares an annual report summarizing the…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Dropout Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bhattacharyya, Prajukti; Chan, Catherine W. M. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2021
Undergraduate research (UGR), one of several high-impact practices (HIPs) in education, can positively impact student retention and graduation rates. However, not all students take advantage of UGR opportunities, with fewer students from underrepresented minority groups, those with first-generation status, and students eligible for a Pell grant or…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Participation, Equal Education
Institute for College Access & Success, 2021
TICAS' [The Institute for College Access & Success'] latest fact sheet provides five proven examples of evidence-based college completion programs at four-year public institutions that increase persistence, graduation rates, and student earnings upon graduation for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
Descriptors: College Programs, Graduation, Evidence Based Practice, Public Colleges
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
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Buchanan, Erin M.; Valentine, Kathrene D.; Frizell, Michael L. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
Student retention rates are increasingly important in higher education. Higher education institutions have adopted various programs in the hopes of increasing graduation rates and grade point averages (GPAs). One of the most effective attempts at improvement has been the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program. We examined our SI program relative to…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Academic Support Services, Disproportionate Representation, School Holding Power
Hepner, Seth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The 1st-year retention rate of the Structured Education Program (SEP) is 90%, yet the 6-year graduation rate of SEP students is 29%. The gap between SEP 1st-year retention and graduation rates is the problem that this study addressed. The low graduation rate of SEP students is an important issue because graduation rates are used to measure the…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Graduation Rate, College Students, Dropouts
DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John – Civic Enterprises, 2016
The nation has achieved an 82.3 percent high school graduation rate--a record high. Graduation rates rose for all student subgroups, and the number of low-graduation-rate high schools and students enrolled in them dropped again, indicating that progress has had far-reaching benefits for all students. This report is the first to analyze 2014…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Data Analysis, Statistical Data
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Walston, Jill; Tucker, Clyde; Ye, Cong; Lee, Dong Hoon – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2017
The New Mexico graduation rate has lagged behind the national graduation rate in recent years. In 2015 the graduation rate was 69 percent in New Mexico and 83 percent nationwide (New Mexico Public Education Department, 2016; U.S. Department of Education, 2017). Of particular interest to education leaders in New Mexico are differences in graduation…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Graduation Requirements, Exit Examinations, Racial Differences
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
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