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Dooley, T. Price; Schreckhise, William D. – Youth & Society, 2016
This study evaluates the Youth Development Program (YDP), a component of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). We examine whether the YDP reduced dropout rates among youth in secondary schools in seven school districts in the impoverished Mississippi River Delta in southeast Arkansas. Initially, the program seems to have an impact. Students…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Comparative Analysis
Iowa Department of Education, 2013
The 2013 edition of the "Annual Condition of Education Report" provides a rich tapestry of information about Iowa's education system. The data presented in the report examines longitudinal trends about Iowa's students, teachers, and schools from many perspectives. Information such as demographic characteristics, assessment results,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Enrollment, Kindergarten
de la Torre, Marisa; Gwynne, Julia – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2009
Few decisions by a school district are more controversial than the decision to close a school. School staff, students and their families, and even the local community all bear a substantial burden once the decision is made to close a school. Since 2001, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has closed 44 schools for reasons of poor academic performance or…
Descriptors: School Closing, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools
Sarangarm, Isara – 1998
This report summarizes academic assessment data for Las Cruces (New Mexico) Public Schools bilingual students in 1996-97. It has eight sections: (1) results of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills for third, fifth, and eighth grade students; (2) results of the La Prueba tests for grades three, five, and eight; (3) results of the New Mexico High School…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers
Wichita Public Schools, KS. Office of Program Evaluation. – 1989
The All Day Kindergarten (ADK) program was established in five schools within the Wichita (Kansas) Public School System during the 1988-89 school year. The goal was to establish a full-day balanced readiness program that would enhance skill building in the cognitive, social/emotional, and motor development areas. A formative evaluation was…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attendance, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Ability
Baenen, Nancy R.; Hopkins, Patricia – 1988
The Austin (Texas) Independent School District's (AISD) programs that were developed as alternatives to retention in grade for low-achieving students were studied. The AISD had 19 elementary transition classes (all-day classes, language arts, and language arts/mathematics) in 17 schools for 282 first and second graders in 1987-88. The Transitional…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Repetition