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Furda, Mark; Shuleski, Michael – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
As a result of budget cuts, accessibility to school extracurricular activities has been hindered. Students in one high school were classified as participants in extracurricular activities or nonparticipants. The groups were surveyed about perceptions of school; student grade point averages were obtained. Four independent samples t-tests were…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Extracurricular Activities, Academic Achievement, School Attitudes
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Smith, Nakeiha Primus – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate factors which contribute to the success of gifted students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and low socio-economic backgrounds. Participants were 63 graduates of a secondary gifted and talented program in an urban school district. The graduates' perspectives were examined through the use of questionnaires.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Academically Gifted, Language Usage
Furda, Mark; Straka, Deb – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated student perceptions of a Learning Management System (LMS) and student levels of participation and interaction with course content provided by the LMS in a high school science classroom. A survey was administered to 122 students in a traditional high school, measuring student perceptions of course content provided through…
Descriptors: Interaction, Online Courses, Course Content, Integrated Learning Systems
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Parke, Carol S. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2012
This paper provides an illustration of how schools can use their extensive student databases in a way that goes beyond comparing differences between demographic subgroups. The urban district was already aware of the extent and nature of achievement gaps "between" demographic subgroups as published in accountability reports. They were in…
Descriptors: Databases, Student Records, High Schools, Urban Schools