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Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Shapiro, Edward S. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2014
Recent research on annual growth measured using curriculum-based measurement (CBM) indicates that growth may not be linear across the year and instead varies across semesters. Numerous studies in reading have confirmed this phenomenon with only one study of math computation yielding a similar finding. This study further investigated the presence…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Benchmarking, Curriculum Based Assessment, Mathematics Achievement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
The study reviewed in this report examined the effects of Philadelphia's "Renaissance Schools Initiative" on students in K-8 schools after one year of implementation. Schools were selected for participation based on their School Performance Index (SPI) at the start of the 2010-11 school year. The SPI rates every school in Philadelphia…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, School Turnaround, Program Effectiveness
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: This article addresses which school-level factors contribute to school quality. Previous research has focused on assessing the effects of school-level variables on student-level quality (e.g., achievement). However, the field has been limited in not evaluating the effects of school-level factors directly on measured…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Special Education, Behavior Problems
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
The study examined the effectiveness of Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools Initiative after one year of implementation. The Renaissance Schools Initiative, which began in the 2010-11 school year, aimed at improving low-performing schools by providing new management, additional resources, and new educational strategies. The study reported that…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement, Low Achievement