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Min, Jie – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
This study compared the summer learning rates of students who attended Houston Independent School District (HISD) 2016 summer school to similar students who did not attend, for both promoted and retained students. For students between 1st and 2nd grade and those between 2nd and 3rd grade, summer learning rates were faster for both promoted and…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Outcomes of Education, Urban Schools, Student Promotion
Holzman, Brian; Stroub, Kori; Kennedy, Camila Cigarroa; Lewis, Bethany – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
In this brief, we describe the distribution of college prep course offerings across Texas and determine which school characteristics are associated with higher and lower numbers of course offerings. We also examine how college prep course offerings are related to student-level college prep course-taking and, in turn, how course-taking behaviors…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Outcomes of Education, Long Range Planning, High Schools
Chukhray, Irina; Salazar, Esmeralda Sánchez – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
This research report is a preliminary assessment of college advising needs in nine target school districts surrounding the Houston Independent School District: "Pasadena," "Galena Park," "Sheldon," "Humble," "Aldine," "Cypress-Fairbanks," "Spring Branch," "Alief," and…
Descriptors: Educational Counseling, Needs Assessment, School Districts, Access to Information
Bowen, Daniel H.; Kisida, Brian – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
The recent wave of test-based accountability reforms has negatively impacted the provision of K-12 arts educational experiences. Advocates contend that, in addition to providing intrinsic benefits, the arts can positively influence academic and social development. However, the empirical evidence to support such claims is limited. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Experience, Access to Education, Partnerships in Education
Baumgartner, Erin; Thrash, Courtney; Sanchez, Luis – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
This study examines student access to HISD pre-k programs, measured in multiple ways: whether a program exists in their elementary zone and whether a program exists within one mile of their residence. We also estimate whether there is equity in access, by examining whether students who have the greatest need (including economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Urban Schools, Access to Education, Equal Education
Stroub, Kori – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
This research brief is Part III of a four-part study of decentralization in Houston Independent School District (HISD). This part examines the impact of decentralization on student outcomes. In hopes of improving student performance, HISD implemented decentralization throughout the 1990s (see Part I of this project for a detailed discussion of the…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Change, Educational Administration, School Districts
Moon, Jodi; Potter, Daniel; Aiyer, Jay – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
This research brief is Part 4 of a four-part study of decentralization in Houston Independent School District (ISD). This part examines the impact of decentralization on funding equity. It looks at the general fund budgeting strategy in Houston ISD from 1999-2000 through 2015-16 to see how much money schools got and use human resource data from…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Change, Educational Administration, School Districts
Duffy, Horace J., III – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2018
This study examines the likelihood that a student will receive a school disciplinary action, such as in-school or out-of-school suspension. Analyses of district-wide data for the 2014-15 academic year indicate that both student and school factors play an important role. Net of other factors, the strongest predictors of school discipline are school…
Descriptors: Discipline, Predictor Variables, Student Characteristics, Race
Holzman, Brian – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2018
In this report, we describe the college outcomes of three cohorts of 12th grade students in the Houston Independent School District, prior to the implementation of the district's college advising program. We find significant racial and ethnic disparities in postsecondary enrollment and completion, with Hispanics, in particular, exhibiting low…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Urban Schools, Enrollment, Higher Education
Moon, Jodi – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2018
This research brief is Part I of a four-part series that studies the implementation and impact of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) decision to decentralize in the 1990s. This first part describes how decentralization was enacted in HISD. It examines the implementation of decentralization at HISD. The process that HISD originally…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Change, Educational Administration, School Districts
Moon, Jodi – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2018
This research brief is Part II of a four-part study of decentralization in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). This part reports HISD principal attitudes and satisfaction within the current decentralized model. HISD principals who elected to participate in the survey on average expressed positive statements about their degree program…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Change, Educational Administration, School Districts
Shifrer, Dara – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2013
HISD [Houston Independent School District] has had an award program including teachers since 2000-2001. Awards based on individual teacher performance were introduced in 2005-06, and the program evolved into Accelerating Student Progress: Increasing Results and Expectations (ASPIRE) in 2006-07 with the incorporation of value-added methodology.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, School Districts, Awards