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Meyer, Robert; Pier, Libby; Mader, Jordan; Christian, Michal; Rice, Andrew; Loeb, Susanna; Fricke, Hans; Hough, Heather – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
Teachers play a critical role in establishing classroom and school environments that contribute to students' social and emotional development. This paper explores whether we can estimate a classroom-level measure of student growth in SEL by applying value-added models to students' [social-emotional learning] SEL. We analyze data from the 2016 and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Value Added Models, School Districts
Cole, Washington, IV – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Belfanz and Byrnes (2012) estimate that approximately 5 to 7.5 million youth in public schools in the United States are chronically absent from school. Compulsory school attendance laws mandate students to attend school for a specified time period. Even with compulsory attendance laws in place, there are children who miss school. Attendance laws…
Descriptors: Attendance, Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Grade 5
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Vadasy, Patricia F.; Sanders, Elizabeth A.; Logan Herrera, Becky – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
A multi-cohort cluster randomized trial was conducted to estimate effects of rich vocabulary classroom instruction on vocabulary and reading comprehension. A total of 1,232 fourth- and fifth-grade students from 61 classrooms in 24 schools completed the study. Students received instruction in 140 Tier Two vocabulary words featured in two…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
Thissen, David; Norton, Scott – American Institutes for Research, 2013
Development of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and the creation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), changes the pattern of accountability testing. These changes raise the question: "How should NAEP's validity and utility be…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Psychometrics, State Standards, Academic Standards
Wilkens, Coral L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee (2002) stated, "Leaders are made, not born" (p. 100). The quote is indicative of the shift in skills necessary to be a successful 21st-century learner. Instead of mere academic competencies, the 21st Century learner will need a different type of intelligence to be successful. Emotional intelligence may be…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Myers, Rebecca E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the relationship between academic achievement scores for Hispanic and all students within Tennessee. The study compared the measurement of achievement scores by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) on standardized Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) evaluations for 5th-grade students and Gateway exams…
Descriptors: Scores, Correlation, Hispanic American Students, Comparative Analysis
Gallagher, Brenda McSparrin; Ross, Steven M. – Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP), 2005
The present study examined outcomes on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program/Achievement Test (TCAP/AT) for the KIPP:DIAMOND Academy (KIPP:DA), which is in its second year of operation. Importantly, as in Year 1, a rigorous quasi-experimental research design was employed, in which each KIPP:DA student was individually matched to a highly…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Pretests Posttests, School Size