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Warne, Russell T. – SAGE Open, 2017
With more than 3 million participants per year, the Advanced Placement (AP) program is one of the most popular programs in the United States for exposing high-achieving high school students to advanced academic content. Sponsored by the College Board, the AP program provides a framework in which high school teachers can teach introductory…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Program Effectiveness, High School Students, College Credits
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Atoum, Adnan Yousef; Abu-Hilal, Hind Hussain – SAGE Open, 2017
The present study aimed at exploring the effectiveness of a training program based on goal orientations. A sample of 69 female students at Tala' Al-Ali School in Jordan was chosen and distributed randomly into the experimental and control groups. To achieve the objectives of this study, the researchers had constructed training program to modify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Females, High School Students
Silverthorn, Naida; DuBois, David L.; Lewis, Kendra M.; Reed, Amanda; Bavarian, Niloofar; Day, Joseph; Ji, Peter; Acock, Alan C.; Vuchinich, Samuel; Flay, Brian R. – SAGE Open, 2017
This study evaluated effects of Positive Action (PA), a school-based social-emotional and character development program, on self-esteem levels and processes among minority, low-income, urban youth. A matched-pair, cluster-randomized controlled trial was conducted in 14 Chicago Public Schools with outcomes assessed longitudinally for a cohort of…
Descriptors: Values Education, Social Development, Emotional Development, Randomized Controlled Trials