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Buckhalt, Joseph A.; El-Sheikh, Mona; Keller, Peggy S.; Kelly, Ryan J. – Child Development, 2009
Relations between children's sleep and cognitive functioning were examined over 2 years, and race and socioeconomic status were assessed as moderators of effects. Third-grade African American and European American children (N = 166; M = 8.72 years) participated at Time 1 and again 2 years later (N = 132). At both Time 1 and Time 2, sleep was…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Parent Influence, Educational Attainment, Achievement Tests
Caauwe, Carole Margaret – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine if the practice of classroom looping impacts the academic achievement scores at a Minnesota inner city elementary school. Reading and math academic achievement score comparisons were used based on the Stanford Achievement Test Series 10 (SAT10). Target population consisted of 38 students from looping…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Urban Schools, Grade 6
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Campuzano, Larissa; Dynarski, Mark; Agodini, Roberto; Rall, Kristina – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
In the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Congress called for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to conduct a rigorous study of the conditions and practices under which educational technology is effective in increasing student academic achievement. A 2007 report presenting study findings for the 2004-2005 school year, indicated that, after one…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Computer Software
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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
After-school programs receive federal support through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers. A primary purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for academic enrichment to help students meet state and local standards in core content areas. This brief presents findings for the first of two years of program operations (school year…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Academic Standards, Enrichment, Mathematics Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
"READ 180" is a reading program designed for students in elementary through high school whose reading achievement is below the proficient level. The goal of "READ 180" is to address gaps in students' skills through the use of a computer program, literature, and direct instruction in reading skills. The software component of the…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Reading Achievement, Literacy
Harris, Douglas N.; Sass, Tim R. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2009
Mounting pressure in the policy arena to improve teacher productivity either by improving signals that predict teacher performance or through creating incentive contracts based on performance--has spurred two related questions: Are there important determinants of teacher productivity that are not captured by teacher credentials but that can be…
Descriptors: Credentials, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Principals
Petscher, Yaacov; Foorman, Barbara – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
The current study will examine possible contextual effects relative to differences in reading comprehension performance in the state of Florida. While the Reading First (RF) Impact study examined such difference using a regression discontinuity design, the authors are primarily interested in other analytic methods that might answer different…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Criterion Referenced Tests, Comparative Analysis, Reading Programs
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Saunders, William M.; Goldenberg, Claude N.; Gallimore, Ronald – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
The authors conducted a quasi-experimental investigation of effects on achievement by grade-level teams focused on improving learning. For 2 years (Phase 1), principals-only training was provided. During the final 3 years (Phase 2), school-based training was provided for principals and teacher leaders on stabilizing team settings and using…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Experimental Groups, Academic Achievement, Teacher Leadership
Tennessee Department of Education, 2012
In the summer of 2011, the Tennessee Department of Education contracted with the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) to provide a four-day training for all evaluators across the state. NIET trained more than 5,000 evaluators intensively in the state model (districts using alternative instruments delivered their own training).…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Evaluators, Interrater Reliability
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Papay, John P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
Recently, educational researchers and practitioners have turned to value-added models to evaluate teacher performance. Although value-added estimates depend on the assessment used to measure student achievement, the importance of outcome selection has received scant attention in the literature. Using data from a large, urban school district, I…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Petscher, Yaacov; Kim, Young-Suk; Foorman, Barbara R. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
As schools implement response to intervention to identify and serve students with learning difficulties, it is critical for educators to know how to evaluate screening measures. In the present study, "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills" Oral Reading Fluency was used to compare the differential decisions that might occur in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Problems, Intervention, Reading Fluency
Vaden-Kiernan, Michael; Jones, Debra Hughes; Rudo, Zena; Fitzgerald, Robert; Hartry, Ardice; Chambers, Bette; Smith, Dewi; Muller, Patricia; Moss, Marcey A. – SEDL, 2008
Recent evaluations and research syntheses of afterschool programs rated as high quality show they are associated with increases in student achievement and other positive socio-behavioral outcomes (Lauer et al., 2006; Vandell, Reisner, & Pierce, 2007). Those examinations provide a springboard for the next much-needed area of…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
There is a growing consensus among educators and the general public that technology should play a more integral role in students' education. However, the question of whether the introduction of technology into the classroom has a positive impact on teaching and learning is still under intense debate within the educational community. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Computer Uses in Education
Afterschool Alliance, 2008
Although afterschool programs for children have been operating for decades in some communities, the afterschool movement--the great national awakening to the opportunity afterschool offers--is just a few years old. As public demand for afterschool has grown, so has the demand for accountability. That is particularly true in afterschool programs…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, After School Programs, Accountability, Researchers
Abedi, Jamal; Leon, Seth; Kao, Jenny C. – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2008
This study examines performance differences between students with disabilities and students without disabilities students using differential item functioning (DIF) analyses in a high-stakes reading assessment. Results indicated that for Grade 9, many items exhibited DIF. Items that exhibited DIF were more likely to be located in the second half…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Test Items, Student Evaluation, Disabilities
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