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Pas, Elise T.; Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Musci, Rashelle; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Grantee Submission, 2019
The three-tiered Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework promotes the development of systems and data analysis to guide the selection and implementation of evidence-based practices across multiple tiers. The current study examined the effects of universal (tier 1) or school-wide PBIS (SW-PBIS) in one state's scale-up of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Wolanin, Natalie; Wade, Julie – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
The Office of Shared Accountability conducted an evaluation of the implementation of the third and final year (2012-2013) of the "Science, Technology, and Engineering Leadership Program" (STELP) in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS). Funding for STELP, including the evaluation study, is provided by a grant from the Howard…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Public Schools, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
Olson, Linda S.; Connolly, Faith; Kommajesula, Alok H. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2013
Out of School Time (OST) programs have been shown to promote positive personal, academic and social development (Huang, Gribbons, Kim, Lee, & Baker, 2000; Welsh et al., 2002). The Family League of Baltimore City works with partners to sponsor a range of after-school programs in Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) to provide healthy…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, After School Programs, Student Participation, Public Schools
Wolanin, Natalie L.; Wade, Julie H. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
The Office of Shared Accountability (OSA) conducted an evaluation of the implementation of the second year (2011-2012) of the Science, Technology, and Engineering Leadership Program (STELP) in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS). Funding for STELP, including the evaluation study, is provided by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical…
Descriptors: Public Schools, STEM Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
Herrera, Carla; Grossman, Jean Baldwin; Linden, Leigh L. – MDRC, 2013
One crucial decision that middle schoolers (and their families) make is where they will attend high school. Many districts employ school choice systems designed to allow students to pick a high school that will meet their needs and interests. Yet most students prefer high schools that are close to home, and for youth in low-income neighborhoods,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Middle School Students
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The CollegeKeys Compact[TM] is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to identify, share and expand programs and practices that address the needs and challenges of low-income students and help them get ready for, get into and get through college. The College…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, First Generation College Students
Davenport, Kevin O. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined whether or not students that participated in a school sponsored instrumental music program had higher academic achievement and attendance than students that did not participate in a school sponsor instrumental music program. Units of measurement included standardized test scores and attendance, without taking into consideration…
Descriptors: High Schools, Music Education, Middle Schools, Standardized Tests
Corcoran, Thomas B.; Gerry, Gail B. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2010
In fall 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded a three-year project (IB Access Project) with International Baccalaureate (IB) to increase participation of minority students and students in poverty in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). The IB Access Project seeks to do four things: (1) Improve teacher practice…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Advanced Placement Programs, Program Effectiveness, Student Participation
Oakes, Abner; Waite, Winsome – Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2009
With increasing alarm at the number of high school dropouts across the United States, educators are seeking ways to help students stay in school, graduate, and move on to meaningful and productive careers. Recent research points out that a smooth transition to ninth grade can contribute to students' success in high school and beyond. This…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Middle Schools, Developmental Continuity, High Schools
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Cuddapah, Jennifer L.; Masci, Frank J.; Smallwood, Jo Ellen; Holland, Jennifer – NASSP Bulletin, 2008
The development and implementation of a Professional Development School (PDS)--sponsored summer program for at-risk secondary students is described. Literature related to PDSs and summer programs is followed by a presentation of data findings and analysis. Attendance and grade point average data gathered on the 17 participating rising ninth…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Summer Programs, Grade Point Average, Grade 9
Nagle, Katherine M.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Malmgren, Kimber – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2007
This paper is one of four individual case study reports presenting the qualitative findings from a five-year investigation of the impact of accountability reform on students with disabilities in four states, eight districts, and twenty schools. This case study report presents qualitative data collected over a four-year period--2001-2004--from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Public Schools
Kirst, Michael W., Ed.; Venezia, Andrea, Ed. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2004
This book reveals why so many students are entering college unprepared for college level work and often unable to complete a degree. This important book presents the findings of the Bridge Project, a major national research study conducted by Stanford University and funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Education. The…
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Change, Graduation Rate, College Admission
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Sherman, Lawrence W. – Brookings Papers on Education Policy, 2000
In this paper, the author analyzes the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program and reveals the inherent flaws of what he calls "symbolic pork." The program is popular because it addresses subjects about which the public is deeply concerned: school safety and substance abuse. He notes that since 1986 the program has received…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Resource Allocation, Substance Abuse, Drug Abuse