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Angus, Rebecca; Hughes, Thomas – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
Schools regularly implement numerous programs to satisfy widespread expectations. Often, implementation is carried out with little follow-up examining data that could help refine or determine the ultimate worth of the intervention. Through utilization of both descriptive and empirical methods, this study delved into the long-term effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Brown, Jocelyn Easley; Babo, Gerard – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence, if any; assignment to an inclusive secondary language arts classroom setting has on the academic performance of grade 11 nondisabled general education students in two suburban New Jersey High Schools. Using a sampling process known as Propensity Score Matching (PSM), a statistical technique…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Grade 11, High School Students, Suburban Schools
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Colgren, Chris; Sappington, Neil E. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Educating students in public schools has never been at a higher priority. As this nation enters the informational-based economy public schools are going to be required to educate far more students at a higher and more rigorous level. Inspired by theories of educational equity, this study sought to explore the problem that not all students in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Change, Public Schools, Advanced Placement
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Pettyjohn, Teri; LaFrance, Jason – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
School leaders are faced with selecting programs to support at-risk students in high schools across the United States. Increasingly, supplemental online learning is being selected as an innovative way to assist these students. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand stakeholders' perceptions of the benefits and challenges of high…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Credits, Repetition
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Moore, Robin L.; Combs, Julie P.; Slate, John R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
We analyzed 5 years of Texas statewide data on high school size and college readiness in English Language Arts, math, and in both subjects for White students. Using Greeney and Slate's (2012) criteria, large-size high schools had over 1,500 students, medium-size high schools had 401 to 1,500 students, and small-size high schools had enrollments…
Descriptors: High School Students, School Size, White Students, College Readiness
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Brown, Kimberly J.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This qualitative case study explored factors that have influenced literacy success of Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) students in the low-income, poverty stricken Delta Region of Arkansas. The study examined progress made since implementation of the KIPP Program and the influence the program had made upon student achievement in literacy at the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Low Income Students, Poverty Areas, Academic Achievement
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Barnes, J. Ako; Eadens, Daniel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
Barnes, Mullen, and Lieb (2013) suggested that the effective implementation of the freshman academy promoted positive achievement outcomes for students of color. From a sociocultural perspective through the theoretical framework of Critical Race Theory (CRT), understanding the existence of racism is crucial to a positive academic environment…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Race, Critical Theory, Racial Bias
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Blackard, Tricia; Puchner, Laurel; Reeves, Alison – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study explored whether and to what extent Ogbu and Fordham's Oppositional Culture Theory applied to African American high school students at one Midwestern suburban high school. Based on multiple interviews with six African American students, the study found support for some aspects of the theory but not for others.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, African American Students, High School Students, Interviews
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Ormsmith, Michael I.; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This explanatory mixed-methods study began with a quantitative survey to investigate counselor beliefs and implementation behaviors related to providing college and career planning services to high school students. Survey results informed the development and implementation of interview protocol designed to provide deeper insight into counselors'…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, College Planning