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Otani, Midori – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Parental involvement is essential for children's education. Several studies have examined relationships between parental involvement and parents' socioeconomic status. However, less attention has been placed on school influences on parental involvement, even though schools play an important role in children's education and can affect the parents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
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
Farley, Chelsea – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
In 2008, a diverse group of New York City leaders--including representatives from the NYC Department of Education, the teacher and administrator unions, the philanthropic and business communities, and New York University--came together to establish the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Since that time, the Research Alliance has worked…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Research, Evidence
McShane, Michael Q. – EdChoice, 2019
Leaders in the business community often talk about the "skills gap," the gap between the skills needed for good jobs in the economy and the skills that prospective employees possess. Though there is debate as to whether or not such a gap actually exists, the idea of the "skills gap" can be a helpful way to frame instances where…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Broughman, Stephen P.; Kincel, Brian; Peterson, Jennifer – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This First Look Report provides selected findings from the 2017-18 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) regarding private schools that were in operation during the 2017-18 school year. The data include information on school size, school level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, community type, and program emphasis.…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Institutional Characteristics, School Surveys, Elementary Schools
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Jones, Eli; Bergin, Christi – Educational Assessment, 2019
In most U.S. schools, teachers are evaluated using observation of teaching practice (OTP). This study investigates rater effects on OTP ratings among 421 principals in an authentic teacher evaluation system. Many-facet Rasch analysis (MFR) using a block of shared ratings revealed that principals generally (a) differentiated between more and less…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Observation Techniques, Item Response Theory, School Districts
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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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Lekwa, Adam J.; Reddy, Linda A.; Dudek, Christopher M.; Hua, Anh N. – School Psychology, 2019
We examined the degree to which assessment of teachers' instructional and behavior management practices, as measured by the Classroom Strategies Assessment System (CSAS; Reddy & Dudek, 2014), relates to gains in student achievement as measured by the Measures of Academic Progress (Northwest Evaluation Association [NWEA], 2011). Two-level…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Teacher Evaluation, Urban Schools, Achievement Tests
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King, Barbara – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2019
Many teachers' experiences in problem-based classrooms are limited, therefore, mathematics teacher educators face a significant challenge when trying to inspire in-service teachers (ISTs) to teach through problem solving. To address this challenge, the professor in a mathematics education course designed and implemented an instructional model…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Sauers, Nicholas J.; Richardson, Jayson W. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
School leaders around the world navigate a learning environment where most students have (or soon will have) ubiquitous access to an Internet-connected device. As a result, districts have implemented acceptable use policies (AUPs) to address the ways that students are using those technologies. In this study, we analyzed the AUPs of 75 one-to-one…
Descriptors: Computer Use, Policy Formation, Student Empowerment, Board of Education Policy
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Lunn Brownlee, Jo; Rowan, Leonie; Ryan, Mary; Walker, Sue; Bourke, Terri; Churchward, Peter – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
There is growing international concern about the extent to which teachers are prepared to work with an increasingly diverse student (and community) population. To date, research into the relationship between teacher preparation and preparedness to teach diverse learners has not focused on teacher educators' understandings about teaching to/about…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Epistemology, Teacher Education, Student Diversity
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Ünal, Ali – International Education Studies, 2019
The timing of children's start to school is the interest of researchers, policy-makers and especially parents. Researches on this issue have recently pointed to the concept of relative age effect (RAE). The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of RAE on mathematics achievement in Turkey. In order to accomplish this purpose, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Mathematics Achievement, School Entrance Age
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Ozar, Lorraine A.; Weitzel-O'Neill, Patricia; Barton, Teresa; Calteaux, Elizabeth; Hunter, Cristina J.; Yi, Shiya – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS) were published in 2012 to serve as both a guide and assessment tool for PK-12 Catholic school effectiveness and sustainability. The NSBECS rest on the conviction that adhering to these standards and benchmarks with fidelity will result in highly…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, National Standards, Academic Standards, Benchmarking
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