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Hughes, Jan N.; West, Stephen G.; Kim, Hanjoe; Bauer, Shelby S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
This 14-year prospective study investigated the effect of retention in Grades 1-5 on high school completion (diploma, GED, or drop out). Participants were 734 (52.7% males) ethnically diverse, academically at-risk students recruited from Texas schools into the study when they were in first grade (mean age = 6.57). Propensity score weighting…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
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Brown, Amber; Lee, Joohi – School Community Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the Home Improvement for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program on school performance during the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. The study employed a quasi-experimental, post-hoc design using existing data on children who participated in the HIPPY program as 3-, 4-, or 5-year-olds, including:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Grade 3
Grover, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
According to the instructors and administrators at a local adult education (AE) program in Houston, Texas, retaining and graduating general education development (GED) students has been a constant challenge. Locating GED attendance barriers could enable AE programs to develop techniques that increase student retention and graduation rates. The…
Descriptors: General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Karp, T.; Gale, R.; Lowe, L. A.; Medina, V.; Beutlich, E. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2010
This paper describes key success factors for the implementation and development of a LEGO robotics engineering outreach program for elementary school students in West Texas. The outreach program not only aims at getting young students excited about engineering but at the same time aims at improving retention rates among electrical and computer…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Toys, Robotics, Outreach Programs
Govan, Charlenta Joy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
High-stakes assessments have been a major factor in education reform and student success in the 21st century. Assessments are used to measure a student's ability to transfer classroom learning to formalized assessments. In the state of Texas, legislative policy was implemented to ensure that all fifth and eighth graders are prepared for proceeding…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High Stakes Tests, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
Gardner, Crystal Dannette – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Over the past two decades numerous studies have been done on the reading behavior of students from a content perspective as well as a program perspective (Deshler, 2001). However, very little research has been done on the retention of knowledge gained during reading interventions put in place to rectify situations in which students have not met…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Suburban Schools, Reading Difficulties, Intervention
Medrano, Imelda – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of grade retention and grade placement on student achievement in both reading and math over the course of five years. A comparison was drawn amongst two cohorts of students in 3rd through 5th grade: (a) students in each grade who were retained in the year 2006-2007 due to failing report card…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, School Districts, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement