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Suskind, Dana L.; Leung, Christy Y. Y.; Webber, Robert J.; Hundertmark, Alison C.; Leffel, Kristin R.; Suskind, Elizabeth; Hernandez, Marc W.; Graf, Eileen – First Language, 2018
This study reported the development and initial validation of the Survey of Parent/Provider Expectations and Knowledge (SPEAK), a self-administered questionnaire assessing expectations and knowledge about early childhood cognitive and language development. Development of the SPEAK was guided by the theory emphasizing the role of language input…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, Linguistic Input, Interviews, Cognitive Development
Blagg, Kristin – Urban Institute, 2016
Many US education reform efforts focus on student performance in large, urban school districts. The National Assessment of Educational Progress's Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) program provides data on student achievement in these districts, but differences in student characteristics complicate comparisons of district performance. I use…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Urban Schools, School Districts, Educational Change
Meredith, Julie; Anderson, Leslie M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
City Year is a learning organization committed to the rigorous evaluation of its "Whole School Whole Child" model, which trains and deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to low-performing, urban schools to empower more students to reach their full potential. A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests
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Cutumisu, Maria; Blair, Kristen P.; Chin, Doris B.; Schwartz, Daniel L. – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2015
We introduce one instance of a game-based assessment designed to measure students' self-regulated learning choices. We describe our overarching measurement strategy and we present "Posterlet", an assessment game in which students design posters and learn graphic design principles from feedback. We designed "Posterlet" to assess…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Games, Measurement Techniques, Student Evaluation