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Joyner, Stacey; Molina, Concepcion; Beckwith, Shirley; Williams, Haidee – Texas Comprehensive Center, 2011
The impact of class time lengths on student achievement is a complex issue with multiple extraneous factors and without definitive answers. A major theme across many of the studies reviewed is that the amount of instructional time is not so important as how that time is spent. Key points include: (1) The commonly held conception that students in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Time Factors (Learning), Time Management, Misconceptions
Texas Comprehensive Center, 2010
The literature addressing how family and community involvement impacts a culture of college and career readiness suggests there is a positive association for certain types of involvement. Providing support and encouragement, as well as assisting with planning, increases the probability of attending and graduating from college. Key points include:…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Community Involvement, College Readiness, Career Readiness