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Aber, J. Lawrence; Morris, Pamela; Wolf, Sharon; Berg, Juliette – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This article examines the impacts of Opportunity New York City-Family Rewards, the first holistic conditional cash transfer (CCT) program evaluated in the United States, on parental financial investments in children, and high school students' academic time use, motivations and self-beliefs, and achievement outcomes. Family Rewards, launched by the…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Rewards, Family Programs, High School Students
Early, Diane M.; Berg, Juliette K.; Alicea, Stacey; Si, Yajuan; Aber, J. Lawrence; Ryan, Richard M.; Deci, Edward L. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Every Classroom, Every Day (ECED) is a set of instructional improvement interventions designed to increase student achievement in math and English/language arts (ELA). ECED includes three primary components: (a) systematic classroom observations by school leaders, (b) intensive professional development and support for math teachers and…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts
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Wolf, Sharon; Aber, J. Lawrence; Morris, Pamela A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
In 2007, the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) in the Mayor's Office of the City of New York mounted the first holistic Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) initiative in an economically advanced, services rich jurisdiction. The initiative is known as Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards (henceforth "Family Rewards"). CCTs offer cash assistance…
Descriptors: Rewards, Incentives, Low Income Groups, Family Programs
Morris, Pamela; Aber, J. Lawrence; Wolf, Sharon; Berg, Juliette – MDRC, 2012
This report presents the results of an innovative study designed to provide a more detailed understanding of how parents and their teenage children were affected by the Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards program, a comprehensive conditional cash transfer program. The three-year program, launched by the Center for Economic Opportunity in the Mayor's…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Health Promotion, Outcome Measures, Program Effectiveness
Berg, Juliette; Morris, Pamela; Aber, J. Lawrence – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Experimental approaches can help disentangle the impacts of policies from the effects of individual characteristics, but the heterogeneity of implementation inherent in studies with complex program designs may mask average treatment impacts (Morris & Hendra, 2009). In the case of the Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards (ONYC-Family Rewards),…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Family Programs, Family Income, Rewards
Morris, Pamela; Aber, J. Lawrence; Wolf, Sharon; Berg, Juliette – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This study builds on and informs ecological theory (Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 2006) by focusing on the contextual processes by which individual developmental trajectories can be altered. Ecological theory posits that children are embedded in a nested and interactive set of interrelated contexts beginning with the micro-system (the most…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Children, Motivation, Competence