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Edmunds, Julie; Arshavsky, Nina; Coyle, Victoria; Hutchins, Bryan; Lewis, Karla; Williams, Melissa; Rosof, Laura; Gicheva, Dora; Henson, Bob – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2022
This report represents the final results of an evaluation of Project EQuIPD--Engaging Quality Instruction through Professional Development. The project provided two years of intensive professional development to help teachers learn to think more strategically about how to improve student outcomes using technology-based inquiry instruction. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
Edmunds, Julie A.; Grebing, Eric M.; Coyle, Victoria C.; Rosof, Laura; Henson, Bob A.; Cardwell, Ramsey – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2021
The College and Career Readiness Expansion project was a five-year, federally funded effort to implement early college strategies in comprehensive high schools. This report presents the results from a quasi-experimental impact study of the project and a mixed methods examination of its implementation. Results showed that the program increased the…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Program Effectiveness
Edmunds, Julie – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2020
Early colleges are an innovative model of schooling that combines high school and college. A 14-year, rigorous experimental study has been examining whether this model works. The study compares early college students who were accepted through a lottery to students who applied to early colleges but were not accepted through the lottery (the control…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
Edmunds, Julie; Gicheva, Dora; Thrift, Beth; Hull, Marie – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2019
This report presents the findings from an external evaluation of Project COMPASS, an effort by Wake Technical Community College to redesign community college online courses to improve outcomes, particularly for students of color. The evaluation used a randomized controlled trial in which students were randomly assigned to course sections taught by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Evaluation, Online Courses, Curriculum Design
Edmunds, Julie; Lewis, Karla; Hutchins, Bryan; Klopfenstein, Kristin – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2018
As originally conceptualized, Early Colleges were small schools focused purposefully on college readiness for all students. Frequently located on college campuses, Early Colleges targeted students who might face challenges in postsecondary education, including students who were the first in their family to go to college, economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, College Preparation, College Credits
Edmunds, Julie; Lewis, Karla; Hutchins, Bryan; Klopfenstein, Kristin – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2018
As originally conceptualized, Early Colleges were small schools focused purposefully on college readiness for all students. Frequently located on college campuses, Early Colleges targeted students who might face challenges in postsecondary education, including students who were the first in their family to go to college, economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, College Readiness, College Preparation
SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010
To increase the number of students graduating from high school prepared for college, North Carolina has established the largest number of Early College High Schools (ECHS) in the United States. Early results from a rigorous, independent study of North Carolina's initiative have shown that these schools have substantial positive impacts on student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High Schools, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
Knestis, Kirk; Byrom, Elizabeth; Corn, Jenifer O.; Thrift, Beth – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2007
In 2002, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) initiated an innovative and ambitious program for improving student learning through the effective use of instructional technology. Until that point, most technology projects in schools were geared toward integrating technology into the curriculum, and they tended to focus on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Leadership, State Departments of Education
Ahearn, Charles; Harmon, Hobart; Sanders, John R. – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2006
Recruiting and retaining teachers and other personnel continues to be one of the most critical issues in rural schools. The need for teachers in the U.S. is expected to grow significantly as large numbers of teachers retire, many taking advantage of early retirement incentives. In searching for ways to meet new federal law requirements outlined in…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Faculty Mobility, Rural Schools, School District Size
Edmunds, Julie – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2006
This paper addresses some real assessment challenges that teachers have identified: (1) Figuring out what really is important for students to know and be able to do in history; (2) Teaching the skills of "doing history" in a world of testing that often seems to value only factual knowledge; (3) Identifying and using assessments that provide…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, History Instruction, Course Objectives, Check Lists