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Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2015
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 topics for this report on the retention and suspension of English Learners (ELs) include: (1) Percentage of ELs and Non-ELs Enrolled and Retained in Elementary School (Grades…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Persistence, Suspension, Enrollment Rate
Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2011
The longitudinal study of the 2005-06 preschool in Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) found short-term gains during the preschool year, but limited impact by kindergarten and no average impact by the end of 3rd grade on achievement, retention rates, special education placements, or attendance. Small sample sizes limit conclusions that can be…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Longitudinal Studies, Preschool Education, Attendance
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Griffith, Catherine Aurentz; Lloyd, John Wills; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Tankersley, Melody – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2010
Using National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS) data, researchers examined the reading growth rates of secondary students who had been retained between kindergarten and 8th grade and those of a matched comparison group of students who had never been retained (n = 878 in each group). Descriptive statistics and latent growth models revealed that…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Reading Achievement, Middle School Students, High 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
Moussa, Wael Soheil – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines the student academic achievement through various mechanisms, put in place by the public school district, classroom student behavior, and negative external shocks to the students' living environment. I examine the impacts of various treatments on student short and long run academic outcomes such as math and English test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Public Schools, Correlation
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Lynch, David; Smith, Richard; Yeigh, Tony; Provost, Steve – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare measures of socio-economic status (Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage values (ICSEA)), school performance, school funding and school readiness in terms of their impact on student performance. In this respect, the paper tests the proposition -- given research that suggests the teacher is…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement
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Moreno, Geraldine; Johnson-Shelton, Deb; Boles, Shawn – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: The high rates of childhood overweight and obesity in the United States have generated interest in schools as sites for monitoring body mass index (BMI) information. This study established baseline values for a 5-year longitudinal assessment of BMI of elementary school children and examined variation across the schools, because little…
Descriptors: Incidence, Obesity, Body Weight, Elementary School Students
Streeter, Jason D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Extensive research has confirmed that thousands of teachers leave the profession each year. As teacher attrition rates continue to rise, school districts are faced with the problem of not retaining teachers. This information is vital because classroom instruction and student performance are directly tied to retaining qualified teachers. The…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mentors, Qualitative Research
Beasley, Theresa A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify factors that contribute to teachers' career longevity. The study gives voice to nine experienced teachers to help understand the challenges these teachers faced, the satisfaction they obtained, and the opportunities that allowed them to remain at one school for ten years or more. I use the lenses of…
Descriptors: Influences, Teacher Persistence, Barriers, Job Satisfaction
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Chiang, Hanley; Wellington, Alison; Hallgren, Kristin; Speroni, Cecilia; Herrmann, Mariesa; Glazerman, Steven; Constantine, Jill – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Recent efforts to attract and retain effective educators and to improve teaching practices have focused on reforming evaluation and compensation systems for teachers and principals. In 2006, Congress established the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF), which provides grants to support performance-based compensation systems for teachers and principals in…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Incentives, Compensation (Remuneration), Grants
Perry, Clarissa Simmons – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The lack of certified special education teachers and high rates of attrition have led to a shortage of special educators. Mentoring programs have been developed to improve retention of beginning educators. This study examined if a mentoring program is effective for special educators. The participants were first- and second-year elementary, middle,…
Descriptors: General Education, Interaction, Special Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Bernstein, Larry; Edmunds, Julie; Fesler, Lily – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Students entering high school in 9th grade face a formidable challenge. The transition to high school from 8th grade brings with it increased risks for all students. For example, students in 9th grade are anywhere from three to five times more likely to fail a class than students in any other grade. Similarly, ninth grade retention rates are…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Readiness, High School Students, Student Adjustment
Rencher, Charles L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This Capstone project intended to create a greater awareness and develop an understanding of the impact of attendance on academic performance. Schools are faced with the tasks of ensuring students attend school and keeping them engaged while they are at school. This project encourages the reader to look past school attendance as a mere student…
Descriptors: Attendance, Counties, Grade 7, Learner Engagement
Tafelski, John Joseph – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This Capstone project intended to create a greater awareness and develop an understanding of the impact of attendance on academic performance. Schools are faced with the tasks of ensuring students attend school and keeping them engaged while they are at school. This project encourages the reader to look past school attendance as a mere student…
Descriptors: Attendance, Counties, Grade 7, Learner Engagement
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
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