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Angrist, Joshua D.; Cohodes, Sarah R.; Dynarski, Susan M.; Pathak, Parag A.; Walters, Christopher R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
One of the most important questions in education research is whether the gains from interventions for which perceived short-term success can be sustained. The possibility of short-lived impacts is especially relevant for research on charter schools, where charter operators who face high-stakes assessments have an incentive to "teach to the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, College Preparation, College Admission
Yurchak, Stephen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This action research study examined the effect of Read 180, a research-based reading intervention program, on the reading achievement among struggling readers in Grades 9-11 as measured by reading clusters on the Language Arts Literacy portion of the High School Proficiency Assessment, final English grades, and Lexile scores. Struggling readers…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
Deussen, Theresa; Scott, Caitlin; Nelsestuen, Kari; Roccograndi, Angela; Davis, Ann – Education Northwest, 2012
In 2009, the United States Department of Education conducted a competition for a second round of Striving Readers grants. Its dual purpose was to: (1) Raise middle and high school students' literacy levels in Title I-eligible schools with significant numbers of students reading below grade level; and (2) Build a strong, scientific research base…
Descriptors: Grants, Reading Instruction, Middle School Students, High School Students
Bloom, Howard S.; Thompson, Saskia Levy; Unterman, Rebecca – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Over the last decade, New York City has been the site of a systemwide high school reform effort that is unprecedented in its scope and pace. Since 2002, the school district has closed more than 20 failing high schools, opened more than 200 new secondary schools, and implemented a centralized high school admission process in which approximately…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Required Courses, High Schools, School Restructuring
Furgeson, Joshua; Gill, Brian; Haimson, Joshua; Killewald, Alexandra; McCullough, Moira; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Verbitsky-Savitz, Natalya; Teh, Bing-ru; Bowen, Melissa; Demeritt, Allison; Hill, Paul; Lake, Robin – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2012
Charter schools--public schools of choice that are operated autonomously, outside the direct control of local school districts--have become more prevalent over the past two decades. There is no consensus about whether, on average, charter schools are doing better or worse than conventional public schools at promoting the achievement of their…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Administration, Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Effectiveness
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Wolf, Patrick; Gutmann, Babette; Puma, Michael; Kisida, Brian; Rizzo, Lou; Eissa, Nada; Carr, Matthew – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
The District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003, passed by Congress in January 2004, established the first federally funded, private school voucher program in the United States. Since that time, more than 8,400 students have applied for what is now called the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), and a rigorous evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Graduation Rate, School Choice, Educational Environment
Glazerman, Steven; Seifullah, Allison – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2010
In 2007, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began implementing a schoolwide reform called the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) using funds from the federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) and private foundations. Under the TAP model, teachers can earn extra pay and responsibilities through promotion to mentor or master teacher as well as annual…
Descriptors: Teacher Promotion, Mentors, Academic Achievement, Teacher Motivation
Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
Xu, Zeyu; Hannaway, Jane; Taylor, Colin – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2009
This research investigates the relative effectiveness (in terms of student tested achievement) of Teach for America (TFA) teachers, and examines the validity of the criticisms of TFA. Specifically, the authors look at TFA teachers in secondary schools, and especially in math and science, where considerable program growth is planned over the next…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, High Schools