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50 Years of ERIC
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Chatterji, Madhabi – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Much is still unknown or unclear about how and where validity issues arise in high stakes testing situations in education, and ways by which we can rectify validity problems in practice and policy contexts. Purpose: This paper is the Foreword to the Special Section in the "Teachers College Record," titled, "When…
Descriptors: Validity, High Stakes Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
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Chatterji, Madhabi – Educational Researcher, 2008
Traditional methods for preparing systematic reviews and syntheses of effectiveness studies rely on a limited set of methodological criteria to include studies that measure and report effects too narrowly to forward the mission of evidence-based practice. This article discusses why and how the criteria for study selection, evidence screening, and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria
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Chatterji, Madhabi; Green, Lawrence W.; Kumanyika, Shiriki – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
This article summarizes a comprehensive, systems-oriented framework designed to improve the use of a wide variety of evidence sources to address population-wide obesity problems. The L.E.A.D. framework (for "Locate" the evidence, "Evaluate" the evidence, "Assemble" the evidence, and inform "Decisions"),…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Obesity, Scientific Research, Evidence
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Chatterji, Madhabi – American Journal of Evaluation, 2007
This article argues with a literature review that a simplistic distinction between strong and weak evidence hinged on the use of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the federal "gold standard" for generating rigorous evidence on social programs and policies, is not tenable with evaluative studies of complex, field interventions such as those…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Research Design
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Chatterji, Madhabi – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
This study estimated reading achievement gaps in different ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic groups of 1st graders in the U.S. compared with specific reference groups and identified statistically significant correlates and moderators of early reading achievement. A subset of 2,296 students nested in 184 schools from the Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Early Reading
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Chatterji, Madhabi – Educational Researcher, 2005
Federal policy tools for gathering evidence on "What Works" in education, such as the What Works Clearinghouse's (WWC) standards, emphasize randomized field trials as the preferred method for generating scientific evidence on the effectiveness of educational programs. This article argues instead for extended-term mixed-method (ETMM) designs.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Evaluation Methods, Educational Research
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Chatterji, Madhabi – Teachers College Record, 2005
This case study examines the applicability of 1994 standards, offered by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, to evaluations conducted in international contexts. The work is undertaken in response to an open invitation from the Joint Committee in its 1994 publication. The article addresses two purposes. First, it asks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluators, Case Studies, Literacy
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Chatterji, Madhabi – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2005
In light of the NCLB Act of 2001, this study estimated mathematics achievement gaps in different subgroups of kindergartners and first graders, and identified child- and school-level correlates and moderators of early mathematics achievement. A subset of 2300 students nested in 182 schools from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study K-First Grade…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Class Size, Poverty
Chatterji, Madhabi – Education Policy Studies Laboratory, Arizona State University College of Education, 2004
What is the news on Florida's student performance since the passage of the A+ legislation? This brief presents a review of long-term data on five state and national indicators. It verifies outcomes and trends and examines the main premise of the A+ mandate that, given appropriate schooling, students will have equitable outcomes and access to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Student Diversity, Accountability
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Chatterji, Madhabi – Educational Researcher, 2004
Federal policy tools for gathering evidence on "What Works" in education, such as the What Works Clearinghouse's (WWC) standards, emphasize randomized field trials as the preferred method for generating scientific evidence on the effectiveness of educational programs. This article argues instead for extended-term mixed-method (ETMM) designs.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research
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Chatterji, Madhabi – Review of Educational Research, 2002
Synthesizes research on standards-based reforms and accountability, with specific attention to purposes, models, and methods of inquiry. Concludes that research on reforms has been largely nonsystemic in design and has failed to help individual schools, school systems, and statewide systems develop. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods
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Chatterji, Madhabi – Journal of Applied Measurement, 2002
Examined the validity of data generated by the School Readiness for Reforms: Leader Questionnaire using an iterative procedure that combined classical and Rasch rating scale analysis for the analysis of responses from 167 leaders. The combined approach yielded comprehensive diagnostic information on the quality of the instrument's five subscales.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chatterji, Madhabi; Koh, Nancy; Choi, Linda; Iyengar, Radhika – Research in the Schools, 2009
In this article, we provide empirical evidence on the utility of a teacher-mediated diagnostic classroom assessment intervention for identifying and addressing learning gaps in learner domains. Early results, based on 11 treatment and 27 comparison classes with 381 students and 38 teachers overall, indicated positive changes in teachers'…
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Formative Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Chatterji, Madhabi; Kwon, Young Ae; Sng, Clarice – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2006
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires that public schools adopt research-supported programs and practices, with a strong recommendation for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) as the "gold standard" for scientific rigor in empirical research. Within that policy framework, this paper compares the relative utility of…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis