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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; Manno, Bruno V., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2011
This ambitious book aims to reorient discussions about school reform by moving away from "whole school" solutions to customized services and products. While the best-known entrepreneurial efforts have sought to fix problems at a schoolwide level, this volume looks at "how providers might use new tools to deliver or customize services that do not…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, School Restructuring
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Gottfried, Michael A. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2014
In evaluating the deleterious effects of missing in-school time, research has almost exclusively focused on absences, and almost no attention has been paid to tardiness. Hence, this study contributes a new dimension to the field by examining the effects of student tardiness on academic achievement. Employing an empirical model on a large-scale,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Attendance, Urban Areas
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Urban Education, 2014
Recent evidence suggests that the neighborhood context, particularly for urban youth, can influence a range of outcomes. This study makes contributions to the field by examining how the neighborhood context directly relates to missing school. To do so, this study employs a large-scale, longitudinal data set of multilevel observations for entire…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Context Effect, Predictor Variables, Attendance Patterns
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context: Researchers, policymakers, and practitioners undoubtedly concur that missing school deteriorates student outcomes. And yet, in evaluating the deleterious effects of missing in-school time, empirical research has almost exclusively focused on absences, and the scant amount of empirical literature on tardiness has focused on…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Attendance Patterns, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2014
The increasing trend of placing students with disabilities in general education classrooms has raised questions among researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and parents about classmate peer effects on all students. However, little is known about the peer effects of classmates with disabilities on the outcomes of other students in the classroom;…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship
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Gottfried, Michael A. – American Journal of Education, 2013
Numerous studies have examined how grade retention can impede the academic success of those retained students. One uncharted line of research is the spillover effect that retained students may exert on their classmates. The purpose of this study is to evaluate this relationship for students in urban elementary school classrooms. To do so, this…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Cohort Analysis, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: Parents, policymakers, and researchers uphold that missing school has negative implications on schooling success, particularly for students in urban schools. However, it has thus far been an empirical challenge within educational research to estimate the true effect that absences have on achievement outcomes. This study…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Standardized Tests, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: This article addresses which school-level factors contribute to school quality. Previous research has focused on assessing the effects of school-level variables on student-level quality (e.g., achievement). However, the field has been limited in not evaluating the effects of school-level factors directly on measured…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Special Education, Behavior Problems
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This study contributes a novel perspective on grade retention by empirically examining how classroom composition relates to the standardized-testing performance of grade-retained students in their post-retained years. This evaluation employed a sample of entire cohorts of urban elementary school children in the Philadelphia School District over 6…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, School Holding Power, Evidence, Testing
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Gottfried, Michael A.; McGene, Juliana – Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The influence that students with special educational needs may exert on the schooling outcomes of their siblings without special educational needs has been given minimal attention in published research. Hence, the authors bring forth a unique contribution by evaluating the within-family effects of being a child without special educational needs in…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Siblings, Special Education, Family Environment
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: This article addresses the classroom contextual effects of absences on student achievement. Previous research on peer effects has predominantly focused on peer socioeconomic status or classroom academic ability and its effects on classmates. However, the field has been limited by not discerning the individual-level academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Records, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests
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Gottfried, Michael A. – American Journal of Education, 2011
There is evidence suggesting that missing school negatively relates to academic achievement. However, it is a difficult task to derive unbiased empirical estimates of absences in their influence on performance. One particular challenge arises from the unobserved heterogeneity in the family environment, which may relate to both absence behavior and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Siblings, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
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Gottfried, Michael A. – International Journal of Educational Advancement, 2010
This article contributes new research to the literature on the relationship between institutional-level factors and financial generosity. In the framework of the existing research on how school-level attributes correspond to donor behavior, no study has examined the relationship between the institutional neighborhood context and private giving.…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Private Financial Support, Urban Education, Educational Finance
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Gottfried, Michael A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2010
Researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and parents have assumed a positive relationship between school attendance and academic success. And yet, among the vast body of empirical research examining how input factors relate to academic outcomes, few investigations have honed in on the precision of the relationship between individual attendance…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Quasiexperimental Design, Middle Schools, Grade Point Average
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Williams, Darryl N. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
To develop a more robust understanding of the relationship between non-formal, school-based STEM activities and students' success and persistence in STEM fields, this study evaluates how math club participation influences math GPA and how science club participation influences science GPA. Additionally, this study evaluates how math or science…
Descriptors: Clubs, STEM Education, Student Participation, Mathematics Education
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