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Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Arnett, Thomas – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2018
Research demonstrates that student-centered teaching strategies (tutoring, small-group learning, mastery-based learning, and individualized instruction) can help students excel. Many schools have turned to blended learning--integrating online learning into brick-and-mortar schools--to help implement these strategies sustainably and effectively.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Blended Learning, Teacher Role, Innovation
Knechtel, Virginia; Anderson, Mary Anne; Burnett, Alyson; Coen, Thomas; Sullivan, Margaret; Tuttle, Christina Clark; Gleason, Philip – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2015
The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) charter schools' consistently positive impacts on student achievement (detailed in Volume I of this report) have prompted efforts to scale up the KIPP model to serve more students. According to the KIPP model, highly qualified and autonomous principals, supported by national and regional staff, drive the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Scaling, Leadership, Program Evaluation
Hoffer, Thomas B.; Hedberg, E. C.; Brown, Kevin L.; Halverson, Marie L.; McDonald, Sarah-Kathryn – US Department of Education, 2010
The Growth Model Pilot Project (GMPP) was initiated to allow states to experiment with adjustments to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) status accountability system in order to improve the validity of AYP determinations by giving schools credit for students who are making significant growth. The pilot allowed states, districts, and schools to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Pilot Projects, Educational Improvement
Unlu, Fatih; Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Bernstein, Larry; Edmunds, Julie – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
This paper addresses methodological issues arising from an experimental study of North Carolina's Early College High School Initiative, a four-year longitudinal experimental study funded by Institute for Education Sciences. North Carolina implemented the Early College High School (ECHS) Initiative in response to low high school graduation rates.…
Descriptors: Control Groups, High School Students, Graduation Rate, Course Selection (Students)
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Osler, James Edward – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2013
This paper discusses the implementation of the Tri-Squared Test as an advanced statistical measure used to verify and validate the research outcomes. This type of statistical measure is ideal for teachers professional development as educators can create and validate instruments for educational settings. The initial research investigation published…
Descriptors: Research Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Mixed Methods Research
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2007
The research literature is full of articles that address the stresses and strains of the special education profession. Many of these articles have described in detail the pressures that special education teachers face day in and day out. To address the ongoing issues of high stress levels, burnout, and attrition in the special education field, the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Educational Development, Special Education
Harmon, Hobart L.; Smith, Keith – Edvantia (NJ1), 2007
This report pays tribute to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Rural Systemic Initiatives (RSIs), an investment of more than $140 million to improve mathematics and science education in some of rural America's most impoverished communities. The report illustrates the impact of NSF's RSI program on a national scale. Each RSI planned a project…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Poverty, Science Education, Mathematics Education