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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Maguth, Brad M.; Koskey, Kristin L. K. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
Additional research is needed on ways in which urban youth report their civic engagement. Existing research indicates that federal legislation has resulted in reduced instructional time and resources in social studies and civic education in many states, which has led to a civic education opportunity gap that resonates through many urban…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Citizen Participation, Civics, Citizenship Education
Hill, Kathryn; Mirakhur, Zitsi – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
The large and growing number of New York City (NYC) students who lack stable housing has recently received much attention from advocates, researchers, educators, and policymakers. This new brief highlights not only that the City's rates of student homelessness have increased, but also that the problem is most prevalent during the elementary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Homeless People, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
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Garrett, Rachel; Davis, Elisabeth; Eisner, Ryan – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2019
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has witnessed an increase in the number of English learner students in grades K-12 over recent years, with students coming from more diverse backgrounds in race/ethnicity, countries of origin, and native language. This requires more support from the district to meet diverse needs in terms of languages,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Augustine, Catherine H.; Unlu, Fatih; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Naftel, Scott; Gomez, Celia J.; Marsh, Terry; Akinniranye, Goke; Todd, Ivy – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research evidence suggests that summer breaks contribute to income-based achievement and opportunity gaps for children and youth. However, summertime can also be used to provide programs that support an array of goals for children and youth, including improved academic achievement, physical health, mental health, social and emotional well-being,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Crowder, Marisa K.; Gordon, Rachel A.; Brown, Randal D.; Davidson, Laura A.; Domitrovich, Celene E. – School Psychology, 2019
Growing interest in understanding the role of students' social-emotional competence for school success necessitates valid measures for large-scale use. We provide validity evidence for the 40-item Washoe County School District Social-Emotional Competency Assessment (WCSD-SECA), a student self-report measure that came from a researcher-practitioner…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Test Validity, Measurement Techniques, Social Development
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Glatt Yochai, Kim – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
English Learner (EL) students in the United States are historically lower achieving students than their native- English-speaking peers. There are a number of contributing factors for the achievement gap. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Education has undertaken various initiatives to address some of the known factors to improve education…
Descriptors: Ethics, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Durham, Rachel E.; Shiller, Jessica; Connolly, Faith – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This mixed methods study examines the relationship between full-service community schools (FSCSs) and student attendance in Baltimore City Public Schools. We hypothesize the FSCS strategy promotes student attendance by building meaningful partnerships between families and schools via personal relationships and systematic opportunities for…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Public Schools, Correlation, Family School Relationship
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He, Jia; Barrera-Pedemonte, Fabián; Buchholz, Janine – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
Noncognitive assessments in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study share certain similarities and provide complementary information, yet their comparability is seldom checked and convergence not sought. We made use of student self-report data of Instrumental Motivation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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King-White, Dakota; Jeffries, Shannon – School Social Work Journal, 2019
Every year millions of children suffer the loss of a parent due to incarceration. This exploratory study investigated an eight-session group intervention to support this vulnerable population. Within the group, attendance, academic achievement, self-esteem, and delinquent and aggressive behavior were explored. This article will discuss the results…
Descriptors: Models, Children, Institutionalized Persons, Parents
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Krolak-Schwerdt, Sabine; Hörstermann, Thomas; Glock, Sabine; Böhmer, Ines – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
In two studies, we investigated the extent to which research using case vignettes of fictitious students is able to yield research results that are ecologically valid representations of teachers' assessments of students' educational achievement in their real classrooms. The type of assessment was teachers' tracking decisions from primary to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Validity, Vignettes
Albus, Deb A.; Liu, Kristin K.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2018
Reporting assessment results to the public has been a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since the early 1990s, with the reauthorization of ESEA as the Improving America's Schools Act in 1994. In 1997, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) included this requirement to make sure that assessment participation…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Gao, Su; Wang, Jian; Zhong, Zhiyong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The Chinese government has implemented centralised science curriculum standards to change science teaching from a didactic to inquiry-based approach to support all students in acquiring science literacy. Framed through theoretical perspectives of inquiry-based instruction and cultural pedagogy, this study examined the influence and impact of these…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Academic Achievement, Standards, Science Curriculum
Clemens, Elysia V.; Klopfenstein, Kristin; Lalonde, Trent L.; Tis, Matt – Grantee Submission, 2018
As a result of the Every Student Succeeds Act and its requirement that students in foster care be included in education report cards, states have a renewed sense of urgency surrounding accountability for the academic achievement of this vulnerable group of students. This study examined the effects of placement and school stability on students'…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Grade 4
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