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Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
Stohr, Alison; Fontana, Jason; Lapp, David – Research for Action, 2018
Research shows that exposure to teachers of color has a positive impact on students of all races, and particularly on students of color. Despite these positive effects, only 4% of Pennsylvania's teachers are people of color. This percentage is not only one of the lowest in the nation, but it is also starkly disparate from Pennsylvania's own…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Minority Group Students, Teacher Persistence
Norton, Michael; Kim, Dae Y.; Long, Daniel A. – Research for Action, 2016
Research for Action (RFA) was commissioned to evaluate changes in student outcomes during the first three years of the Project Leadership and Investment for Transformation (LIFT). This report focuses on two questions: (1) how do LIFT students' behavioral and academic performance compare to those of a matched set of non-LIFT comparison students?;…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Program Implementation, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
Norton, Michael; Piccinino, Kelly – Research for Action, 2014
Research for Action (RFA) has completed its second year of a five-year external evaluation of the Project Leadership and Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Initiative in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS). Project LIFT is a public-private partnership between CMS and the local philanthropic and business communities in Charlotte,…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Program Implementation, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
Reumann-Moore, Rebecca; Sanders, Felicia – Research for Action, 2012
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in the development and dissemination of high-quality instructional and formative assessment tools to support teachers' incorporation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their classroom instruction. Lessons from the first generation of standards-based reforms suggest that intense…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Surveys, Mixed Methods Research
Lawrence, Nancy; Sanders, Felicia – Research for Action, 2012
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in the development and dissemination of high-quality instructional and formative assessment tools to support teachers' incorporation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their classroom instruction. Lessons from the first generation of standards-based reforms suggest that intense…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Formative Evaluation, Educational Change
Duffy, Mark; Park, Elizabeth – Research for Action, 2012
To support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation invested in the development and dissemination of two tools aimed at operationalizing classroom instruction based on the standards: (1) the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)'s Framework; and (2) the Math Design Collaborative (MDC)'s…
Descriptors: State Standards, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Literacy
Levin, Stephanie; Duffy, Mark; Dever, Kelly – Research for Action, 2012
Math experts developed Formative Assessment Lessons that teachers can incorporate throughout the year's curriculum. Both tools target the "instructional core." A study by Research for Action (RFA) examining the first year of piloting the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Math Design Collaborative (MDC) tools (2010-11) found…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Comparative Analysis, Leadership, Educational Change
Reumann-Moore, Rebecca; Sanders, Felicia; Christman, Jolley Bruce – Research for Action, 2011
In 2010-11, the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) framework was piloted in six districts, a teacher network, and a network of schools. In most cases, school districts applied for and received grants to implement LDC; in others, regional intermediaries served as the grantee and as primary organizer of the work; and, in still others, national…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Principals, Guidelines, Case Studies
Lawrence, Nancy; Sanders, Felicia; Christman, Jolley Bruce; Duffy, Mark – Research for Action, 2011
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in the development and dissemination of high-quality formative assessment tools to support teachers' incorporation of the Core Common State Standards (CCSS) into their classroom instruction. Lessons from the first generation of standards-based reforms suggest that intense attention to high quality…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, Leadership, Alignment (Education)
Research for Action, 2011
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in the development and dissemination of instructional tools to support teachers' incorporation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their classroom instruction. Math experts have developed formative assessment lessons (FALs) that teachers can incorporate throughout the year's curriculum.…
Descriptors: State Standards, Formative Evaluation, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools
Research for Action, 2011
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in the development and dissemination of instructional tools to support teachers' incorporation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their classroom instruction. Literacy experts have developed a framework and a set of templates that teachers and other educators can use to develop content…
Descriptors: State Standards, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools, Rural Schools
Gold, Eva; Norton, Michael H.; Good, Deborah; Levin, Stephanie – Research for Action, 2012
This report presents Year One (2010-11) school level achievement and attendance outcomes and case study findings from fall 2011 that focused on school leadership and instruction. Thirteen schools were included in the first year of Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools Initiative (2010-11). Of these schools: (1) Four K-8 schools were…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Turnaround, School Districts, Academic Achievement