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Baird, Matthew D.; Pane, John F. – Educational Researcher, 2019
Evaluators report effects of education initiatives as standardized effect sizes, a scale that has merits but obscures interpretation of the effects' practical importance. Consequently, educators and policymakers seek more readily interpretable translations of evaluation results. One popular metric is the number of years of learning necessary to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Policy, Evaluators
Prime, Glenda M., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019
"Centering Race in the STEM Education of African American K-12 Learners" boldly advocates for a transformative approach to the teaching of STEM to African American K-12 learners. The achievement patterns of African American learners, so often described as an "achievement gap" between them and their White peers, is in fact the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, African American Students, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Celinska, Dorota – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
Overrepresentation of African American students in special education has been related to the unfavorable academic outcomes and achievement gap for these students. In a search for a comprehensive account of the roots of these perpetuating concerns, narrative skills are of importance because of their relation to reading achievement and school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, African American Students, Learning Disabilities
Ruedel, Kristin; Nelson, Gena; Bailey, Tessie – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) identified increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities and decreasing the graduation gap between students with disabilities and all students as its state-identified measurable result (SIMR). To make progress toward the SIMR, the state sought to build the capacity of local education…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Graduation Rate, Outcomes of Education
Reardon, Sean F.; Doss, Christopher; Gagné, Josh; Gleit, Rebecca; Johnson, Angela; Sosina, Victoria – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
How are California's students doing? And are all groups of students receiving the same opportunities for educational success? How do patterns of educational outcomes in California compare to those in other states, and how have they changed in the last decade? In this study, the authors seek to provide a portrait of the state of educational…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Standardized Tests
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Mize, Min Kyung; Park, Yujeong; Moore, Tara – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to synthesize the effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) studies aiming to increase vocabulary for students with disabilities in an effort to identify what type of CAI is promising for practice. An extensive search process with inclusion and exclusion criteria yielded a total of 13 single-subject design…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Skill Development
Skinner, Rebecca R. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Assessing the achievement of students in elementary and secondary schools and the nation's educational progress is fundamental to informing education policy approaches. Congressional interest in this area includes and extends beyond the annual assessments administered by states to comply with the educational accountability requirements of Title…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
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Crawford, Claire; Macmillan, Lindsey; Vignoles, Anna – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
In this paper, we examine the trajectories of initially higher- and lower-achieving children from lower and higher socio-economic status families from primary school through to university in England for the first time. We also explore what explains these trajectories. This enables us to provide new insights into when and why the performance of…
Descriptors: Poverty, High Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Achievement Gap
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Kingdon, Danielle; Serbin, Lisa A.; Stack, Dale M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Internationally, girls outperform boys in overall school performance. The gender gap is particularly large among those in at-risk groups, such as children from families at economic disadvantage. This study modeled the academic trajectories of a low-income sample of boys and girls from the Concordia Longitudinal Risk Project across the full course…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky – Sutton Trust, 2017
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
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Torrance, Deirdre; Forde, Christine – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
Leadership has been identified in contemporary policy as a critical factor in taking forward school improvement and enhancing outcomes for pupils (Pontz, Nusche and Moorman, 2008) in many educational systems including Scottish education. A second policy driver in Scottish education currently is focused on "closing the gap" (Scottish…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Case Studies
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Braun, Donna; Billups, Felice D.; Gable, Robert K. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2017
This convergent parallel exploratory mixed methods study examined the degree to which purposefully selected schools closed intraschool achievement gaps while exploring educator beliefs and practices regarding the implementation of gap-closing strategies. Student achievement data revealed achievement rising and gaps closing between the intervention…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, School Effectiveness
Elliott, Stephen N.; Kurz, Alexander; Tindal, Gerald; Yel, Nedim – Remedial and Special Education, 2017
We examined instructional processes in classrooms where students with and without disabilities received mathematics instruction to understand the relationship among key instructional process variables and achievement as measured by interim and end-of-year summative assessments. Teachers (N = 78) completed instructional logs daily and administered…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Summative Evaluation, Special Education
Ohio Department of Education, 2017
Colleges and employers are demanding greater knowledge and skills from our graduates than ever before. As Ohio continues to help students in meeting higher expectations for what they should know and be able to do, student achievement is higher statewide. From 2016 to 2017, every subject area had an increase in first-time test takers scoring…
Descriptors: School Districts, Schools, Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating
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Young, Jamaal Rashad; Young, Jemimah Lea – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2016
In this article, the authors provide a single group summary using the Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale (MARS) to characterize and delineate the measurement of mathematics anxiety (MA) reported among Black students. Two research questions are explored: (a) What are the characteristics of studies administering the MARS and its derivatives to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Anxiety, Rating Scales, Educational Research
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