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Wooldridge, Heather R. C. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program has been preparing students who are first generation. college-going students from subgroups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, and students from lower socioeconomic families for college and careers since 1980. The present study investigated the success of middle school…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Grade 8, Middle Schools
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Schaefer, Mary Beth; Rivera, Lourdes M. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
The development and implementation of a comprehensive and systemic career development program, The Career Institute, provided the mechanism through which one school community addressed students' career development and college readiness needs while also attending to their academic and personal-social development. The Career Institute consisted of a…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Development, Employment Opportunities, Qualitative Research
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Filer, Kimberly L.; Chang, Mido – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2008
Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), path analytic procedures were performed to test a model of the effects of parent and peer encouragement to take algebra on the mathematics achievement of eighth grade students. The effects of socio-economic status (SES) on middle school algebra course-taking and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8, Algebra, Academic Achievement
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Warner, Cheryl B.; Phelps, Rosemary E. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2008
African American youth are characterized as experiencing declining academic motivation and engagement while simultaneously maintaining optimism for their future success. Thus, researchers hypothesize academic motivation to be a negative factor for educational aspirations when applied to an urban sample of African American middle school students (N…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Academic Aspiration, Grade 8