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ERIC Number: ED564401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
Effective Practices for Elementary School Students with Multiple Needs. E&R Research Alert. E&R Report No. 06.21
Wake County Public School System
Analysis of Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) End-of-Grade (EOG) performance results indicates that WCPSS students with the most difficulty reaching accountability standards are those with more than one of the following characteristics: are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (FRL), have disabilities (students with disabilities, or SWD), and/or have limited English proficiency (LEP). The Curriculum and Instruction Department (C&I) requested a study from the Evaluation and Research Department (E&R) to identify effective school practices that: (1) promote the achievement of students with multiple-risk factors (FRL, SWD, and LEP); and (2) provide schools with hope that they can meet the challenge of helping students with multiple needs grow academically. The study compared characteristics and practices of schools that were having greater and lesser success in promoting achievement for students with multiple risk factors. Sets of elementary schools that either consistently had residual averages in the top or bottom 25% of schools in the district, or which showed an upward or downward trend in residuals for multi-need students were identified. Student demographics, teacher characteristics, resource allocations, and the overall percentage of students performing at grade level were analyzed. Data were collected in the schools through observations (of the whole school and individual teachers), staff interviews, and staff checklists. This report presents the findings, implications, and questions for consideration. [For more information see the full report: em_middle.pdf.]
Wake County Public School System. 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518. Tel: 919-431-7215; Fax: 919-431-7193; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), Evaluation and Research Department
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina