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Kettler, Todd – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Bui, Craig, and Imberman assessed the impact of gifted and talented programs on student achievement using regression discontinuity and random assignment to gifted magnet schools. In both analyses, they found minimal impact of the gifted and talented programs on student achievement. This commentary addresses two concerns associated with the study.…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Educational Research, Gifted, Special Education
Guam Department of Education, 2016
This report addresses the reporting requirements of Public Law 26-26 and the provisions of "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") as described in the Guam Department of Education Board adopted "District Action Plan" ("DAP"). Public Law 26-26, Section 3106 states that "No later than thirty (30) days following…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Educational Objectives, School Districts
Guam Department of Education, 2015
This report addresses the reporting requirements of Public Law 26-26 and the provisions of "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") as described in the Guam Department of Education Board adopted "District Action Plan" ("DAP"). Public Law 26-26, Section 3106 states that "No later than thirty (30) days following…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Educational Objectives, School Districts
Guam Department of Education, 2014
This report addresses the reporting requirements of Public Law 26-26 and the provisions of "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") as described in the Guam Department of Education Board adopted "District Action Plan" ("DAP"). Public Law 26-26, Section 3106 states that "No later than thirty (30) days following…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Educational Objectives, School Districts
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The "Talent Development Middle Grades Program" is a comprehensive reform model that transforms the structure and curriculum of large urban middle schools with the aim of improving student achievement and raising teacher and student expectations. Key features of the "Talent Development Middle Grades Program" include small…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Urban Schools
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Newman, Denis; Finney, Pamela B.; Bell, Steve; Turner, Herb; Jaciw, Andrew P.; Zacamy, Jenna L.; Gould, Laura Feagans – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
This report presents the results of an experiment conducted in Alabama beginning in the 2006/07 school year, to determine the effectiveness of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), which aims to improve mathematics and science achievement in the state's K-12 schools. This study is the first randomized controlled trial…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Elementary Schools
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Lesaux, Nonie K. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
One dimension of language proficiency considered important for reading and writing academic texts is morphological awareness--the understanding of how complex words are formed from meaningful smaller units (i.e., affixes, roots) that contribute to words' meanings and functions. This quasi-experimental study evaluated the effects of instruction on…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Middle Schools, Grade 6, English (Second Language)
Guam Department of Education, 2013
This report addresses the reporting requirements of Public Law 26-26 and the provisions of "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") as described in the Guam Department of Education Board adopted "District Action Plan" ("DAP"). Public Law 26-26, Section 3106 states that "No later than thirty (30) days following…
Descriptors: Public Education, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Peterson, Paul E.; Chingos, Matthew M. – Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University, 2009
At the request of the State of Pennsylvania, the School District of Philadelphia, in the summer of 2002, asked three for-profit firms to assume responsibility for 30 of its lowest-performing schools and it asked four nonprofit managers to assume the management of 16 other low-performing schools. A difference-in-differences analysis is used to…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Business, School Administration, Urban Schools
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Fenzel, L. Mickey; Domingues, Janine – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2009
Although the number of urban Catholic schools has declined in recent years, Nativity model middle schools, first developed by the Jesuits over 35 years ago, have appeared throughout the nation to address the need for effective alternative education for urban children placed at risk. The present study compares the effectiveness of two types of…
Descriptors: African American Children, Small Schools, Nontraditional Education, Class Size
Alderman, Clyde E. – Online Submission, 2008
This applied dissertation was designed to evaluate a Reading Recovery program at an alternative school in Florida. The Reading Recovery program was used as an intervention for improving students' reading skills and performances on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) that is given each year to students in Grades 7 and 8. The…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Middle Schools, Remedial Reading, Reading Failure
Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Slater, Sharon Cadman; Junker, Brian; Peterson, Maureen; Boston, Melissa; Steele, Michael; Resnick, Lauren – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2006
The quality of reading comprehension and mathematics instruction was explored in five urban middle schools using the Instructional Quality Assessment (IQA) toolkit (N = 34 teachers). The IQA is comprised of protocols for rating observed instruction and the quality of teachers' assignments with student work. The purpose of this research was to…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Middle Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Validity
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Ding, C.; Navarro, V. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2004
School districts in the U.S. increasingly rely on standardized testing to documentstudent achievement in mathematics, reading, science, and English. Educators and policy-makers have engaged in heated debates as to the effects of such standardized testing practices on actual student achievement. In studying these issues, it is important to examine…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Middle Schools, Expectation, Educational Improvement
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Erb, Tom – Middle School Journal, 2003
Points out the following problems with standardized testing and reforms at the middle school level: (1) misalignment of test-based reforms and standards-based reforms; (2) geographic disadvantages; and (3) disadvantages for learning disabled. Presents example of two students' standardized test scores as illustrations of the non-alignment problem.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Case Studies
Zalud, Garreth G.; And Others – 1992
A study established the extent to which certain program materials and teaching methods were being utilized in elementary and middle grades schools in South Dakota. Each district that operated an elementary grades school, a middle grades school, or both was sent a two-part survey to complete. A total of 117 of 248 surveys were returned, for a…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Reading Instruction
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