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Earnshaw, Valerie A.; Rosenthal, Lisa; Carroll-Scott, Amy; Peters, Susan M.; McCaslin, Catherine; Ickovics, Jeannette R. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
Experiencing bullying as a victim is associated with negative health and health behavior outcomes, including substance use, among adolescents. However, understandings of protective factors--factors that enhance adolescents' resilience to the negative consequences of bullying--remain limited. The current study investigates whether teacher…
Descriptors: Smoking, Bullying, Race, Correlation
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Foster, David K.; Foster, Dean P. – Reading Psychology, 2014
This article provides a statistical analysis of the reading gains observed at one American school in the Caribbean that was using Accelerated Reader. It provides an estimate of the number of hours students needed to read to advance their reading performance an additional year. The authors estimate how much Accelerated Reader contributed to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Reading Instruction
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Franco, M. Suzanne; Seidel, Kent – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Value-added approaches for attributing student growth to teachers often use weighted estimates of building-level factors based on "typical" schools to represent a range of community, school, and other variables related to teacher and student work that are not easily measured directly. This study examines whether such estimates are likely…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Models, Computation
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Walters, Kirk; Torres, Aubrey Scheopner; Smith, Toni; Ford, Jennifer – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This study describes key challenges and necessary supports related to implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) identified by rural math educators in the Northeast. The research team interviewed state and district math coordinators and surveyed teachers in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, to assess their…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Instruction, State Standards, Mathematics Teachers
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Lazarev, Valeriy; Newman, Denis; Sharp, Alyssa – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2014
This study explored the relationships among the components of the Arizona Department of Education's new teacher evaluation model, with a particular focus on the extent to which ratings from the state model's teacher observation instrument differentiated higher and lower performance. The study used teacher-level evaluation data collected by the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Observation, State Departments of Education, Correlation
Özek, Umut – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2014
In this paper, we present a closer look at the student achievement trends in the District of Columbia between 2006-07 and 2012-13. We have three main conclusions. First, we find that overall, math scores in the District have improved. The improvements in reading scores during this time frame, however, were primarily limited to the first year after…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Trends, Urban Schools, Achievement Gains
Guerreiro, Meg; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2014
This technical report documents findings from a study of the internal consistency and split-half reliability of the easyCBM© CCSS Reading measures, grades 3-8. Data, drawn from an extant data set gathered in school year 2013-2014, include scores from over 150,000 students' fall and winter benchmark assessments. Findings suggest that the easyCBM©…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Zaromb, Franklin; Adler, Rachel M.; Bruce, Kelly; Attali, Yigal; Rock, JoAnn – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
This study investigates the benefits of no-stakes educational testing during students' summer vacation as a strategy to mitigate summer learning loss. Fifty-one students in Grades 3-8 from the Every Child Valued (ECV) and Lawrence Community Center (LCC) summer programs in Lawrenceville, NJ, took short, online assessments throughout the summer,…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Summer Programs, Grade 3, Grade 4
Oregon Department of Education, 2014
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
Hedberg, E. C.; Hedges, Larry V. – Grantee Submission, 2014
Randomized experiments are often considered the strongest designs to study the impact of educational interventions. Perhaps the most prevalent class of designs used in large scale education experiments is the cluster randomized design in which entire schools are assigned to treatments. In cluster randomized trials (CRTs) that assign schools to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, School Districts, Institutional Characteristics
New York State Education Department, 2014
This technical report provides detailed information regarding the technical, statistical, and measurement attributes of the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP) for the Grades 3-8 Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics 2014 Operational Tests. This report includes information about test content and test development, item (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, English, Language Arts, Mathematics Tests
New York State Education Department, 2014
The purpose of this report is to summarize the activities of the standard-setting meeting for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics (Grades 3-8 and High School), science (Grades 4, 8, and High School), and social studies (High School). The NYSAA standard-setting meeting was held on June 11…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Standard Setting, English Instruction, Language Arts
New York State Education Department, 2014
This technical report provides an overview of the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA), including a description of the purpose of the NYSAA, the processes utilized to develop and implement the NYSAA program, and Stakeholder involvement in those processes. The purpose of this report is to document the technical aspects of the 2013-14 NYSAA.…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Assessment, State Departments of Education, Student Evaluation
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Stein, Marc L. – American Journal of Education, 2015
There has been a long-standing concern among education researchers and policy makers that public school choice may lead to increased racial isolation. Improving on aggregate comparisons, I examine the sorting of students into charter schools by tracking individual students from their charter school of enrollment back to the school they were…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Choice, Charter Schools, Racial Composition
Yin, Liqun – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In recent years, many states have adopted Item Response Theory (IRT) based vertically scaled tests due to their compelling features in a growth-based accountability context. However, selection of a practical and effective calibration/scaling method and proper understanding of issues with possible multidimensionality in the test data is critical to…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Scaling, Robustness (Statistics), Monte Carlo Methods
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