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Steele, Jennifer L.; Slater, Robert O.; Zamarro, Gema; Miller, Trey; Li, Jennifer; Burkhauser, Susan; Bacon, Michael – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Using data from seven cohorts of language immersion lottery applicants in a large, urban school district, we estimate the causal effects of immersion programs on students' test scores in reading, mathematics, and science and on English learners' (EL) reclassification. We estimate positive intent-to-treat (ITT) effects on reading performance in…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Gassman-Pines, Anna; Bellows, Laura – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Although social policies aimed at low-income families are thought to promote children's educational success, little research has examined how these policies are related to children's academic achievement. This article focuses on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the United States' largest food assistance program. Using…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Low Income Students, Program Effectiveness