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Meredith, Julie; Anderson, Leslie M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
City Year is a learning organization committed to the rigorous evaluation of its "Whole School Whole Child" model, which trains and deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to low-performing, urban schools to empower more students to reach their full potential. A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests
Özek, Umut – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2014
In this paper, we present a closer look at the student achievement trends in the District of Columbia between 2006-07 and 2012-13. We have three main conclusions. First, we find that overall, math scores in the District have improved. The improvements in reading scores during this time frame, however, were primarily limited to the first year after…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Trends, Urban Schools, Achievement Gains
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
This study of 952 fifth and sixth graders in Washington, DC, and Alexandria, Virginia, found that students who were offered the "Higher Achievement" program had higher test scores in mathematical problem solving and were more likely to be admitted to and attend private competitive high schools. "Higher Achievement" is a…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Grade 5
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Aritomi, Paola; Coopersmith, Jared; Gruber, Kerry – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
This report presents selected findings from the school district data file of the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public, private, and Bureau of Indian Education-funded (BIE) K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The public school sample…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Insurance, Collective Bargaining
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Cameto, Renee; Knokey, Anne-Marie; Nagle, Katherine; Sanford, Christopher; Blackorby, Jose; Sinclair, Beth; Riley, Derek – National Center for Special Education Research, 2009
This study is examining student eligibility for and participation in alternate assessments, the technical quality of the alternate assessment instruments and implementation procedures, the alignment of assessments with content and achievement standards, and the use and effectiveness of alternate assessments in measuring student outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Alternative Assessment, Student Participation, Disabilities
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Detzler, Mindy Larson; Van Liew, Charise; Dorward, Lisa Granquist; Jenkins, Roneka; Teslicko, David – New Directions for Youth Development, 2007
In the inner-city of Washington, D.C., lives a generation of young people for whom violence, discrimination, and poverty are a daily reality. This article describes one youth organization that encourages these young people to voice their hopes and concerns for their community and work to create solutions. The out-of-school-time programming of…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership, Adolescents