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Gomez, Celia J.; Whitaker, Anamarie A.; Cannon, Jill S.; Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2018
The Big Lift™ (Big Lift) is a preschool-third-grade collective impact initiative in San Mateo County, California. The initiative is a partnership of the County of San Mateo, San Mateo County Office of Education, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Launched in 2012, the initiative aims to boost children's reading proficiency by third grade…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Outcomes of Education, Elementary Education
Austin, Lea J. E.; Kipnis, Fran; Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Teacher preparation in the field of early childhood education (ECE) has historically included a variety of higher education degree programs, in various child-related disciplines, all of which have generally been considered equally acceptable. And too often, these highly diverse degree programs are assumed to produce equivalent results. In…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Wendt, Staci; Rice, John; Nakamoto, Jonathan – WestEd, 2014
The MIND Research Institute contracted with the Evaluation Research Program at WestEd to conduct an independent assessment of mathematics outcomes in elementary school grades across California that were provided with the ST Math program. Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math is a game-based instructional software designed to boost K-5 and secondary-level…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Mathematics
Cavagnaro, Elizabeth; Mindnich, Jessica Dalesandro; Arac, Derya; Roaseau, Ashley – Children Now, 2014
There is strong consensus in California and in the country around the notions of equal opportunity for all children, and giving kids a chance of having it better than their parents. The reality in California is that most families lack the means and resources to provide their children with the basic building blocks of a productive life in the 21st…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement
Branum-Martin, Lee; Mehta, Paras D.; Carlson, Coleen D.; Francis, David J.; Foorman, Barbara R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
There are many types of programs for Spanish speaking students in the US, with varying methods and goals. Some preliminary work suggests that bilingual classrooms may differ widely in instruction, even under the same program labels. However, there are few studies which have compared the extent to which various bilingual program models differ in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Spanish Speaking, Educational Practices