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Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katharine – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
The evaluation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot sought to understand how districts implemented R-Tech grants, the effects of implementation on student and teacher outcomes, as well as the cost effectiveness and sustainability of R-Tech. The Texas legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Outcome Measures, Student Participation, Online Surveys
Haystead, Mark W. – Marzano Research Laboratory, 2010
This report describes the findings for an analysis of data provided by the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC). A comparison was made between schools at seven districts that employ the RISC model and eight non-RISC districts (hereinafter referred to as RISC and non-RISC schools) on the percentages of students who scored proficient or above on…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
Nunnery, John A.; Ross, Steven M.; Yen, Cherng-jyh – Online Submission, 2010
This study examined the impact of NISL's [National Institute for School Leadership's] Executive Development Program for principals on student achievement in Pennsylvania schools between 2006-2009. Roughly half of the NISL-trained principals started the program during the 2007 school year and completed it in the 2008 school year, whereas the other…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Academic Achievement
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Bruinsma, Marjon; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This study investigated 198 pre-service teachers' intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for becoming teachers and focused on the distinction between adaptive motives, which promote lasting and effective engagement, and maladaptive motives, which promote superficial engagement. We examined the relationships with teacher self-efficacy, the quality of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Incentives, Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
Robles, Dawn; Mitchell, Heather; Horsch, Elizabeth; St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2010
"Listening to the River" (LTTR) is a watershed science education project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project aims to deliver watershed education experiences in and around Traverse City, Michigan, and also to develop a model that can be replicated in other locations. Inverness Research was contracted by the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, School Community Programs, Program Effectiveness, Science Education
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Bodenhorn, Nancy; Wolfe, Edward W.; Airen, Osaro E. – Professional School Counseling, 2010
This article reports the results of a national study of American School Counselor Association members (N = 860). Information includes level of school counselor self-efficacy, type of program, status of achievement gap, and equity in their schools. School counselors with higher self-efficacy were more aware of achievement gap data, and school…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, School Counselors, Academic Achievement, Equal Education
Paeplow, Colleen – Wake County Public School System, 2010
In 2006-07, seven Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) middle schools piloted Algebraic Thinking as an alternate approach to teaching middle school mathematics. Algebraic Thinking was developed to help students in grade 6 reach higher mathematics courses by combining the regular and advanced middle school mathematics courses into one…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle Schools, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2009
Determining the ideal academic setting in which students can be successful continues to be one of the primary goals of educators. Is there a best classroom structure in which students can be successful? Although there is research on the academic gains in the block schedule and in traditional departmentalized settings, both of which are common in…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Self Contained Classrooms, Classroom Environment, High Schools
Springer, Matthew G.; Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2009
Paying teachers varying amounts on the basis of how well their students perform is an idea that has been winning increasing support, both in the United States and abroad, and many school systems have adopted some version of it. Proponents claim that linking teacher pay to student performance is a powerful way to encourage talented and highly…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
Yenni, Amanda; Hartman, Amie – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine if the actual implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) was related to school psychologists' knowledge, district opportunities for RtI training within the school district, and school psychologists' attitudes toward RtI. The implementation and use of RtI was predicted to be dependent upon those…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Prereferral Intervention, School Psychologists, Mental Health
Sprague, Kim; Hamilton, Jennifer; Coffey, Deb; Loadman, William; Faddis, Bonnie – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
Rigorous research provides information that will allow other schools and districts to select interventions that have a scientifically based track record of effectiveness. All Striving Reader grants include the mandate to evaluate literacy intervention(s) targeted to adolescents who are reading significantly below grade level. Although all studies…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Evaluators, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods
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Thompson, Carla J. – Research in Education, 2009
For almost two decades proponents of educational reform have advocated the use of standards-based education in maths and science classrooms for improving teacher practices, increasing student learning, and raising the quality of maths and science instruction. This study empirically examined the impact of specific standards-based teacher…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Multiple Regression Analysis, Educational Change
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Small, Ruth V.; Snyder, Jaime; Parker, Katie – School Library Media Research, 2009
In recent years, a number of statewide research studies have been conducted to determine the impact of school library media centers and their school library media specialists (SLMSs) on student achievement. Research studies in eighteen states have clearly established the relationship between well-staffed, well-funded school libraries on student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Program Effectiveness, School Libraries
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Brown, Christopher; Mowry, Brian – Childhood Education, 2009
In this article, the authors present findings from a case study of alignment that occurred between a Pre-K program and the larger K-12 system in which it was housed, to consider what this change process means for early childhood education. Specifically, they discuss and analyze the work of a collection of Pre-K stakeholders who proactively…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
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Nelson, Ingrid – Afterschool Matters, 2009
Over the next 20 years, experts predict that the number of Latina/o children in the U.S. will double, so that by the year 2025, one in four school children will be Latina/o (White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, 1998). Yet the academic achievement of Latina/os lags far behind that of other ethnic and racial…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Youth Programs, After School Programs, College Preparation
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