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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
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