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Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Colorado cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. The good news is that Colorado students have…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Swanson, Julie Dingle – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2016
Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program has provided a wealth of knowledge on culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) gifted learners and how to support teachers in their work with CLD students. This study examined five impactful Javits projects through qualitative inquiry centered on how innovative practice takes root or not. Using…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Talent Development, Innovation, Teaching Methods
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Carpenter, Dick; Kafer, Krista; Reeser, Kelly; Shafer, Sheryl – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
This article examines K-12 online student and school performance across an entire state (Colorado) in the United States through two comparisons. First, state assessment scores of students in online schools are compared to those in traditional brick and mortar schools. Second, the accountability scores of online schools are compared to those of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Scores, Online Courses
Colorado Department of Education, 2013
This report examines the relationship between socioeconomic status, as defined by a free-and-reduced lunch proxy variable, and student growth percentiles by elementary, middle, and high school grade levels for math, reading, and writing. Comparisons were made between median growth percentiles for each educational level by free and reduced lunch…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Lunch Programs, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
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Provasnik, Stephen; Kastberg, David; Ferraro, David; Lemanski, Nita; Roey, Stephen; Jenkins, Frank – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study of student achievement. TIMSS 2011 represents the fifth such study since TIMSS was first conducted in 1995. Developed and implemented at the international level by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 is the fifth administration of this international comparative study since 1995 when first administered. TIMSS is used to compare over time the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of fourth- and eighth-graders. TIMSS is designed to align broadly with mathematics and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This paper profiles Colorado's test score trends through 2008-09. In 2003, the mean scale score on the state 4th grade reading test was 598 for non-Title I students and 558 for Title I students. In 2009, the mean scale score in 4th grade reading was 599 for non-Title I students and 556 for Title I students. Between 2003 and 2009, the mean scale…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Colorado is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Preparation, Career Development
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2011
"Saxon Math" is a textbook series covering grades K-12 based on incremental development and continual review of mathematical concepts to give students time to learn and practice concepts throughout the year. A distinguishing feature of "Saxon Math" is its use of a distributed approach--spreading practice and instruction for any…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Textbooks, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Hewitt, Paul M.; Denny, George S. – Rural Educator, 2011
Although the four-day school week originated in 1936, it was not widely implemented until 1973 when there was a need to conserve energy and reduce operating costs. This study investigated how achievement tests scores of schools with a four-day school week compared with schools with a traditional five-day school week. The study focused on student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Dunlap, Allison – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2011
As the deadline set forth by No Child Left Behind approaches, it is clear that the goal of proficiency in English language arts and mathematics for all students by 2014 will not be met. As a result, the U.S. Department of Education has offered states the option of applying for flexibility on parts of the law. This policy brief outlines those…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles Colorado's test score trends through 2008-09. Between 2005 and 2009, the percentages of students reaching the proficient level on the state test and the basic level on NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) increased in grades 4 and 8 in both reading and math. Average annual gains were generally larger on NAEP than…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Scores, Grade 4
Center on Education Policy, 2010
In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Colorado students showed gains in reading at the proficient level for racial/ethnic subgroups, low income students, and boys and girls. There were slight declines or flat trends for almost all subgroups at the advanced level in reading. In math, gains were…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Haystead, Mark W. – Marzano Research Laboratory, 2010
This report describes the findings for an analysis of data provided by the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC). A comparison was made between schools at seven districts that employ the RISC model and eight non-RISC districts (hereinafter referred to as RISC and non-RISC schools) on the percentages of students who scored proficient or above on…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
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