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Cowen, Joshua M. – Educational Researcher, 2017
This article provides provide a new, systematic profile of more than 18,000 homeless students in Michigan, utilizing rich administrative data from all test-taking students in Grades 3-9 during three academic years. These data are part of a larger study of school choice and student mobility in that state. Homelessness is a condition found…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
DeArmond, Michael; Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny; Hernandez, Jose; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city's children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Low Income Students
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Harris-Packer, Jerilyn D.; Ségol, Geneviève – American Journal of Distance Education, 2015
This study evaluated the effect of online instruction on the academic achievement of K--12 students in ten states as measured by the percentage of proficient students in reading and mathematics at the school level. We used publicly available data provided by the Department of Education in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
Hollenbeck, Kevin; Bartik, Timothy J.; Eberts, Randall W.; Hershbein, Brad J.; Miller-Adams, Michelle – W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2015
Michigan has a problem. By several measures, the achievement of students attending its K-12 educational system has not kept pace with other states. Although Michigan's student achievement has improved over the past decade, the improvement has been modest, and achievement in many other states has easily surpassed that in Michigan. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Quality, Educational Finance, Academic Achievement
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Tirivayi, Nyasha; Maasen van den Brink, Henriette; Groot, Wim – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2014
The effects of teachers' group incentives on student achievement are examined by reviewing theoretical arguments and empirical studies published between 1990 and 2011. Studies from developing countries reported positive effects of group incentives on student test scores. However, experimental studies from developed countries reported insignificant…
Descriptors: Incentives, Academic Achievement, Developing Nations, Developed Nations
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Salvador, Karen; Allegood, Kristen – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
This quantitative study examined access to school music instruction with regard to race in two urban areas: Detroit, Michigan, and Washington, DC, in 2009-2010. We found significant differences in the provision of music instruction between schools with high and low proportions of nonwhite enrollment, in categories including curricular offerings,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Access to Education, Urban Areas, Statistical Analysis
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Stevens, Sharon; Miretzky, Debra – Multicultural Education, 2014
Are there teachable "transferable skills" (TS) that might mitigate the limitations of a rural location--or indeed, the limitations any program might encounter in regard to diversity expectations? Following a study conducted in 2010 of how rural schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDEs) attempted to meet the National Council…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Rural Education, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Diversity
Liu, Kristin K.; Goldstone, Linda; Thurlow, Martha L.; Ward, Jenna; Hatten, James; Christensen, Laurene L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2013
English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities are an increasing presence in schools in the United States. Title I and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act require that these students meet the same academic grade-level standards and participate in content assessments as their fluent-English speaking peers without…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Disabilities, State Standards, Standardized Tests
Van Beek, Michael – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2013
This study is an examination of Florida and Michigan's performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress's (NAEP) standardized test, often referred to as "the nation's report card." Immediately prior to and during Florida's immense improvement on these scores from the past 15 years, the state made substantial changes to its…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Educational Assessment, Achievement Rating, Educational Improvement
Scott, Caitlin; Dibner, Kenne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Michigan received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement their improvement efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) Phoenix Elementary-Middle School; and (2) Arthur Hill High School. The experiences of these…
Descriptors: Grants, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Case Studies
McMurrer, Jennifer – Center on Education Policy, 2012
School Improvement Grants (SIGs) financed through the economic stimulus package are intended to spur dramatic change in persistently low-performing schools. Many state and local officials charged with implementing SIGs view the creation of a safe, orderly, collegial, and productive school climate as an essential step in raising student…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround
McMurrer, Jennifer – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Research has long suggested that significantly increasing quality time in school for teaching and learning can have a positive impact on student achievement. Recognizing this connection, federal guidance requires low-performing schools to increase student learning time if they are implementing two popular reform models using school improvement…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround
McMurrer, Jennifer – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Several hundred of the nation's lowest-performing schools have recently undergone major changes in leadership and teaching staff to comply with federal requirements for using school improvement grants (SIGs) financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). In particular, schools that receive stimulus-funded SIG awards must…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround
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Shen, Jianping; Cooley, Van E.; Ma, Xin; Reeves, Patricia L.; Burt, Walter L.; Rainey, J. Mark; Yuan, Wenhui – Journal of Experimental Education, 2012
In this study, the authors connect 3 streams of literature to develop an instrument for measuring the degree to which principals engage in data-informed decision making on high-impact strategies that are empirically associated with higher student achievement. The 3 literature streams are (a) the importance of data-informed decision making, (b) the…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Principals, Measures (Individuals)
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Lowther, Deborah L.; Inan, Fethi A.; Ross, Steven M.; Strahl, J. Daniel – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
This article presents findings from an investigation of the overall effectiveness of Michigan's Freedom to Learn (FTL) One-to-One initiative. The major goal of the FTL initiative was to help students to gain 21st century knowledge and skills while increasing their learning and achievement through the integration of over 20,000 laptop computers…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, State Programs, Best Practices, Inservice Teacher Education
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