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Rhodes, Judith; Thomas, Johanna M.; Liles, Alesa R. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
This exploratory-descriptive retrospective study examined the demographic, school-related, psychosocial risk factors, and service referrals among elementary school children (N=2,861) at risk for continued truancy. The study purposed to investigate the domains of staying in school and progressing in school, constructs associated with eventual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Truancy, Correlation
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Woodson, Lorenzo; Harris, Sandra M. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Past research has shown that African American/Black males are referred for special education evaluation at disproportionately higher rates compared to males of other racial/ethnic groups. Special education placement for African/American/Black males has been linked to adverse outcomes such as lower teacher expectations, low academic performance,…
Descriptors: Males, Special Education, Referral, Predictor Variables
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Wilkerson, Kimber L.; Afacan, Kemal; Perzigian, Aaron B.; Courtright, Maxwell R.; Lange, Lauren E. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Urban districts are important places to observe the array of non-traditional schooling options in which high school students can be educated. We examined enrollment distributions in 1 traditional and 3 different types of alternative high schools in 1 urban school district. We coded all high schools in the sample district into 4 school types…
Descriptors: High School Students, Nontraditional Students, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Villarreal, Victor – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
Extracurricular activity participation has been associated with a multitude of positive outcomes, including school completion, and research suggests that students at risk for school failure are particularly likely to benefit from participation. However, before extracurricular activity participation can be promoted to address such issues,…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Early Adolescents
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Jaynes, Shane – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2014
Substance use and abuse are problematic in the lives of adolescents, including interpersonal problems and scholastic problems. Risk for substance use has commonly been assessed at the individual level. This paper examines risk of adolescent substance abuse as a variable impacted by environmental or contextual factors surrounding the individual.…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Substance Abuse, Prevention, Adolescents
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Fitzgerald, Kim; Gordon, Teandra; Canty, Antoinette; Stitt, Ruth E.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Frels, Rebecca K. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in high school completion rates among White, African American, and Hispanic students enrolled in different school sizes--small, medium, and large. For this causal-comparative research design, this study utilized archival data from the Texas Education Association's Academic Excellence…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Racial Differences, White Students
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Nolan, Joseph R.; Cole, Tarah; Wroughton, Jacqueline; Clayton-Code, Kimberly P.; Riffe, Holly A. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2013
Truancy is an important issue facing U.S. school systems as it is known that students who are truant are more likely to participate in criminal activity later in life (Baker, Sigmon & Nugent, 2001; Henry & Thornberry, 2010). This study examines recent data from students at 21 schools within a large midwestern school district. Survival…
Descriptors: Truancy, Attendance Patterns, At Risk Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mello, Zena R.; Mallett, Robyn K.; Andretta, James R.; Worrell, Frank C. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2012
In this study, we extend research on stereotype threat to adolescents and to school belonging. Stereotype threat refers to the impact of societal stereotypes on individual performance. Participants included adolescents from marginalized racial/ethnic minority groups including African Americans, American Indians, and Latinos and nonmarginalized…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Minority Groups, American Indians, Asian Americans
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Simms, Kathryn – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2012
Prior research has suggested private school education in middle school and high school as a solution for the Black-White achievement gap. However, more recent research calls this solution into question. Additionally, research increasingly implicates third grade as being of preeminent importance in driving students' subsequent academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Minority Group Students, Standardized Tests
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Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2001
Presents data on dropout rates and number and distribution of adolescents/young adults who were dropouts, noting background characteristics (sex, race/ethnicity, age, recency of immigration, and region) for October 1998. Data are provided on status dropout rate, number status dropouts, total population age 16-24 years, percent of all dropouts, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Demography, Dropout Characteristics
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Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1997
This chart describes high school completion rates for the United States for 18- through 24-year olds not currently enrolled in high school or lower grades. The 85.3% completion rate represented 77.9% of students with a diploma and 7.4% with an alternative completion. Completion rates are given by gender, race/ethnicity, family income, and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Geographic Regions, High School Equivalency Programs
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Kirby, Peggy C.; Styron, Ron – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1994
Studied how differences in race, gender, and academic ability affected students' use of computers and attitudes toward computers. Results with 73 suburban fifth graders show that computer technologies were less available to students who did not do well with traditional approaches, in spite of the interest traditionally disadvantaged students…
Descriptors: Ability, Access to Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes
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Roth, Jeffrey; Damico, Sandra Bowman – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1999
Interviewed high school students to determine whether teachers used instructional strategies that students believed helped them master new materials, noting whether the match between learning style and instructional format differed depending on student gender and race/ethnicity. Male Latinos reported more mismatches between learning and teaching…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Learning Strategies
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Nelson, J. Ron; Aaroe, Lisa; Roberts, Maura L. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1998
Surveyed 1,339 adolescent students from low-to-moderate income homes regarding three curricular issues in an urban high school. The diverse student population thought that the school should promote cultural understanding and make a commitment to society, and also to prepare students for work. Ethnic and gender differences were found. (MMU)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Ethnic Groups