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Gottfried, Michael A.; Ikemoto, Gina S.; Orr, Nate; Lemke, Cheryl – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2011
This report documents how four state education agencies are supporting local data-driven decisionmaking through their policies, practices, and programs for creating data systems, improving data access and use, and building district and school capacity to use data. Specifically, this report, responding to District of Columbia Office of State…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Ikemoto, Gina S.; Orr, Nate; Lemke, Cheryl – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2011
This report documents how four state education agencies are supporting local data-driven decisionmaking through their policies, practices, and programs for creating data systems, improving data access and use, and building district and school capacity to use data. Responding to District of Columbia Office of State Superintendent of Education and…
Descriptors: State Programs, State Departments of Education, Decision Making, Data
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Honig, Meredith I.; Ikemoto, Gina S. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2008
Districts across the country face significant demands to strengthen student learning districtwide, and many are turning to intermediary organizations to help them build their capacity for such demanding, large-scale work. However, how these "learning-support intermediary organizations" assist with these capacity-building efforts is little…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Focus Groups, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Pane, John F.; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Slaughter, Mary Ellen; Steele, Jennifer L.; Ikemoto, Gina S. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
This randomized, controlled field trial estimated the causal impact of a technology-based geometry curriculum on students' geometry achievement, as well as their attitudes toward mathematics and technology. The curriculum combines learner-centered classroom pedagogy with individualized, computer-based student instruction. Conducted over a 3-year…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Geometry, Computer Uses in Education
Pane, John F.; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Ikemoto, Gina S.; Steele, Jennifer L.; Slaughter, Mary Ellen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
This study aims to help address a need for information about efficacious mathematics curriculum and instruction at the high school level. Data from national and international studies, including the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), show very low mathematics proficiency rates for high school students. Many educators recognize a…
Descriptors: Geometry, Secondary School Science, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students
Marsh, Julie A.; Kerr, Kerri A.; Ikemoto, Gina S.; Darilek, Hilary; Suttorp, Marika; Zimmer, Ron W.; Barney, Heather – RAND Corporation, 2005
The current high-stakes accountability environment brought on by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) places great pressure on school districts to demonstrate success by meeting yearly progress goals for student achievement and eventually demonstrating that all students achieve at high standards. In particular, many urban school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Instructional Leadership, Urban Schools, Educational Improvement
Marsh, Julie A.; Kerr, Kerri A.; Ikemoto, Gina S.; Darilek, Hilary; Suttorp, Marika; Zimmer, Ron; Barney, Heather – RAND Corporation, 2004
Improving school systems is critical to bridging the achievement gap and achieving federal accountability goals. Research in three urban districts partnered with a university-based intermediary organization sheds light on promising instructional reform strategies and challenges to bringing about systemwide change. Analyses of district efforts to…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Improvement Programs