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[Review Of] Pedagogues And Protesters: The Harvard College Student Diary Of Stephen Peabody, 1767-1768. Edited By Conrad Edick Wright., John R. Thelin Sep 2017

[Review Of] Pedagogues And Protesters: The Harvard College Student Diary Of Stephen Peabody, 1767-1768. Edited By Conrad Edick Wright., John R. Thelin

Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Faculty Publications

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School Characteristics: Impact On A Student's Post-Graduation Decision, Andrew Kidd Jan 2016

School Characteristics: Impact On A Student's Post-Graduation Decision, Andrew Kidd

MPA/MPP Capstone Projects

Graduating high school seniors have several choices to make as they begin their transition to adulthood. Some of the most popular and studied choices are to attend college, enter the work force, or join the military. Past research is focused on the effects of demographic, socioeconomic status, or gender characteristics, but little is known about the effect that specific school characteristics have on a student’s post-graduation choice.

The purpose of this analysis is to answer the question “do school characteristics affect a high school student’s post-graduation choice?” In this analysis I use Kentucky school level data and a ...


Does Kees Help Retain High-Performing Students In-State For Higher Education?, Rachael Clark Jan 2015

Does Kees Help Retain High-Performing Students In-State For Higher Education?, Rachael Clark

MPA/MPP Capstone Projects

Kentucky’s merit-based program, the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), started in 1998 providing financial assistance to students attending higher education in-state based on high school academic achievements. The intended goal of KEES is elusive, however two key objectives are often mentioned with KEES. These are incentivizing and rewarding high school academic achievement and keeping high-performing students in Kentucky for their college education. This study aims to investigate whether Kentucky’s merit-based program keeps high-performing students in Kentucky for higher education.

The dataset available for this research was provided by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics from their ...


Student Characteristics And Retention In Merit Preparatory School: An Analysis Of Retention In A New Jersey Charter School, Alyssa Mckenzie Jan 2015

Student Characteristics And Retention In Merit Preparatory School: An Analysis Of Retention In A New Jersey Charter School, Alyssa Mckenzie

MPA/MPP Capstone Projects

Charter schools are publicly funded schools that operate with fewer limitations on hiring and firing staff, and that have more flexibility with curriculum than traditional public schools. The goal of charter schools is to improve education and that goal often is measured through test scores in math and reading. This paper is a case study of one charter school, Merit Preparatory Academy, located in Newark, New Jersey, over two academic years. The school operated as a free-standing charter in the first year and was managed by a charter management organization in the second.

Schools are often evaluated by comparing the ...


The Case Against Percentage Grades, Thomas R. Guskey Sep 2013

The Case Against Percentage Grades, Thomas R. Guskey

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

It’s time to abandon grading scales that distort the accuracy, objectivity, and reliability of students’ grades.


Mapping The Road To Proficiency, Thomas R. Guskey Nov 2005

Mapping The Road To Proficiency, Thomas R. Guskey

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

A table of specifications provides a travel guide to help teachers move students toward mastery of standards


Helping Standards Make The Grade, Thomas R. Guskey Sep 2001

Helping Standards Make The Grade, Thomas R. Guskey

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

When reporting on student work, educators need a clear, comprehensive grading system that shows how students are measuring up to standards.


Making The Grade: What Benefits Students?, Thomas R. Guskey Oct 1994

Making The Grade: What Benefits Students?, Thomas R. Guskey

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

Although the debate over grading and reporting practices continues, today we know which practices benefit students and encourage learning.