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Baete, Glenn S.; Hochbein, Craig – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The authors sought to determine if an urban school district's effort to fundamentally change teaching, assessment, and intervention practices increased student achievement and decreased achievement variation among classrooms in 11 high schools. They examined Grade 11 mathematics achievement data from the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 Kentucky Core…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Urban Schools, School Districts
Rickles, Jordan H.; Hansen, Mark; Wang, Jia – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2013
In this paper we examine ways to conceptualize and address potential bias that can arise when the mechanism for missing outcome data is at least partially associated with treatment assignment, an issue we refer to as treatment confounded missingness (TCM). In discussing TCM, we bring together concepts from the methodological literature on missing…
Descriptors: Data, Bias, Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis
Blankenship, Shaketha – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Small learning communities, an initiative to transform large struggling comprehensive high schools into smaller autonomous schools, are being empirically examined in the field of education to assess if transformation is actually occurring as seen by positive outcomes, such as increased academic achievement. There is an absence of literature on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, School Counselors, High Schools, School Counseling
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Watkins, Paul J.; Stevens, David W. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2013
Throughout the decades of educational reform cycles, the value of homework has proven either meaningful or meaningless depending on the reforming framework. Questions about homework as simply busy work or knowledge work, mere content distraction or content extension, ambivalence toward importance, or discipline of character all cloud any…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Homework, Rural Schools, High Schools
Salmon, Sabrina – ProQuest LLC, 2012
School leaders must determine the most efficient and effective means of complying with national, state, and local policies. Administrators determine methods to meet the needs of all stakeholders. School leaders in Oklahoma selected school improvement techniques to assist with improving student performance. This causal-comparative study addressed…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, High Schools, Middle Schools