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Toby, Megan; Jaciw, Andrew; Ma, Boya; Lipton, Akiko – Empirical Education Inc., 2011
PCI Education conducted a three-year longitudinal study to determine the comparative effectiveness of the "PCI Reading Program" ("PCI") for students with severe disabilities as implemented in Florida's Brevard Public Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The primary question addressed by the study is whether students…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Disabilities, Urban Schools, Public Schools
Jaciw, Andrew; Ma, Boya; Zhao, Qingfeng – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
Randomized trials of educational interventions often face logistical hurdles (Cook, 2002). For example, sometimes they are prevented from reaching their full-term. This would happen if, as a condition of participation, subjects insist on receiving the treatment program within a certain timeframe. This timeframe may be shorter than the full-term…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Research Design, Educational Research, Statistical Analysis
Toby, Megan; Ma, Boya; Jaciw, Andrew; Cabalo, Jessica – Empirical Education Inc., 2008
PCI Education sought scientifically based evidence on the effectiveness of the "PCI Reading Program--Level One" for students with severe disabilities. During the 2007-2008 academic year. Empirical Education conducted a randomized control trial (RCT) in two Florida districts, Brevard and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For this…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Disabilities, Urban Schools, Public Schools
Miller, Gloria I.; Jaciw, Andrew; Ma, Boya – Empirical Education Inc., 2007
In this paper, the authors' investigated whether "Scott Foresman Science" program, a year-long curriculum intended for daily use that provides a sequence of structured and supportive inquiry activities and text materials to develop students' independent investigative skills, is more effective than current science programs in five diverse…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Control Groups, Educational Change, Educational Research
Miller, Gloria I.; Jaciw, Andrew; Wei, Xin; Ma, Boya – Empirical Education Inc., 2007
This research project consists of a randomized experiment in a few of the Reynoldsburg City Schools. The primary purpose of this research is to produce scientifically based evidence of the comparative effectiveness of the "Scott Foresman Science" ("SFScience)" program. The question being addressed by the research is whether…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Evidence, Outcome Measures
Miller, Gloria I.; Jaciw, Andrew; Vu, Minh-Thien – Empirical Education Inc., 2007
This research project consists of a randomized experiment in St. Petersburg Catholic Schools. The question being addressed by the research is whether "Scott Foresman Science" is as effective as the current curricula being used in the participating campuses of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg. The research focuses on 3rd, 4th,…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Control Groups, Educational Change, Educational Research
Miller, Gloria I.; Jaciw, Andrew; Vu, Minh-Thien – Empirical Education Inc., 2007
This research project consists of a randomized experiment in Visalia Unified School District. The question being addressed by the research is whether "Scott Foresman Science" is as effective as or more effective than the curriculum being used at each site. Since Scott Foresman Science provides a significant reading component, the authors…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary School Science
Miller, Gloria I.; Jaciw, Andrew; Ma, Boya – Empirical Education Inc., 2007
This research project consists of a randomized experiment in Ogden City School District. The primary purpose of this research is to produce scientifically based evidence of the comparative effectiveness of the "Scott Foresman" program. The question being addressed by the research is whether the "Scott Foresman" program is more…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary School Science
Miller, Gloria I.; Jaciw, Andrew; Wei, Xin – Empirical Education Inc., 2007
Pearson Education contracted with Empirical Education Inc. to conduct five randomized experiments to determine the effectiveness of its "Scott Foresman Science" ("SFScience") curriculum and associated materials. This report addresses the experiment in Federal Way Public Schools in Washington State. The primary purpose of this…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary School Science
Newman, Denis; Jaciw, Andrew – Empirical Education Inc., 2005
The authors were asked to find out whether "On Our Way to English" ("OWE"), a supplementary, text-based product to help elementary school students learn to read and speak English was more effective in a California and a Texas school district than the materials the districts already had in place. They conducted an experiment…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Instructional Materials, Federal Aid, Interviews