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Larson, Judy – RAND Corporation, 2009
To evaluate progress made in the first years of Qatar's implementation of K-12 education reform, RAND analyzed data from school-level observations, national surveys, and national student assessments. The study found that students in the new, Independent schools were performing better than those in Ministry schools, and there was greater student…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Educational Change
Bodilly, Susan J.; Karam, Rita; Orr, Nate – RAND Corporation, 2011
The Ford Foundation began the Collaborating for Education Reform Initiative (CERI) in 1997-1998 by issuing grants and providing grantees with funds, guidance, and technical assistance to develop collaboratives and carry out activities to improve teaching and learning. CERI's collaborative activities were directed at three possible community…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation, Grants
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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
Bodilly, Susan J.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Orr, Nate; Scherer, Ethan; Constant, Louay; Gershwin, Daniel – RAND Corporation, 2010
High-quality out-of-school-time (OST) programs have a positive effect on youth development, but many cities have found it difficult to address the challenges of expanding and improving the quality of programs offered to underserved and high-need students. In response, The Wallace Foundation sponsored an initiative to help five cities increase…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, After School Programs, Cooperation, Information Systems
McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Orr, Nate; Bodilly, Susan J.; Naftel, Scott; Constant, Louay; Scherer, Ethan; Gershwin, Daniel – RAND Corporation, 2010
High-quality out-of-school-time (OST) programs have a positive effect on youth development, but many cities have found it difficult to address the challenges of expanding and improving the quality of programs offered to underserved and high-need students. In response, The Wallace Foundation sponsored an initiative to help five cities increase…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Management Information Systems, Financial Support, Data
McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Bodilly, Susan J.; Orr, Nate; Scherer, Ethan; Constant, Louay; Gershwin, Daniel – RAND Corporation, 2010
High-quality out-of-school-time (OST) programs have a positive effect on youth development, but many cities have found it difficult to address the challenges of expanding and improving the quality of programs offered to underserved and high-need students. In response, The Wallace Foundation sponsored an initiative to help five cities increase…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, After School Programs, Grants, Data
Zellman, Gail L.; Ryan Gery W.; Karam, Rita; Constant, Louay; Salem, Hanine; Gonzalez, Gabriella; Orr, Nate; Goldman, Charles A.; Al-Thani, Hessa; Al-Obaidli, Kholode – RAND Corporation, 2009
The leadership of Qatar is greatly invested in its K-12 education reform, "Education for a New Era," because it views education as the key to the nation's economic and social progress. This study, one of a number of RAND studies that trace and document the reform process in Qatar, was designed to assess progress made in the first years of the K-12…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness