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Lynch, Kathleen; Kim, James S. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Prior research suggests that summer learning loss among low-income children contributes to income-based gaps in achievement and educational attainment. We present results from a randomized experiment of a summer mathematics program conducted in a large, high-poverty urban public school district. Children in the third to ninth grade (N = 263) were…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Low Income Groups, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Tanimoto, S.; Thompson, R.; Berninger, V. W.; Nagy, W.; Abbott, R. D. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
Computer scientists and educational researchers evaluated effectiveness of computerized instruction tailored to evidence-based impairments in specific learning disabilities (SLDs) in students in grades 4-9 with persisting SLDs despite prior extra help. Following comprehensive, evidence-based differential diagnosis for dysgraphia (impaired…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 8
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
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Murray, Nancy; Tietjen, Karen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
From 2000 to 2011, the number of children out of school worldwide has decreased from 102 million to 57 million--a reduction of almost 50 percent (Millennium Development Goals Report, 2013). However, many children in developing countries do not complete primary or secondary cycles once they enroll; out of the 137 million children who entered first…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Dropout Rate, Elementary School Students
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Chung, C. J. ChanJin; Cartwright, Christopher; Cole, Matthew – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2014
Robotics competitions for K-12 students are popular, but are students really learning and improving their STEM scores through robotics competitions? If not, why not? If they are, how much more effective is learning through competitions than traditional classes? Is there room for improvement? What is the best robotics competition model to maximize…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Competition, Teaching Methods
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ayar, Mehmet C.; Adiguzel, Tufan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study explores the characteristics of after-school program activities at a charter school in the Southeast US highlighting students' experiences with and gains from these after-school program activities. A qualitative case study design was employed to understand students' views and opinions regarding the activities and their learning…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research
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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
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Berg, Juliette; Morris, Pamela; Aber, Larry – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
This article examines the extent to which impacts of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program on children's academic outcomes vary by key characteristics associated with families' propensity to earn the rewards offered by the program. We utilize an experimental study of Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards, a comprehensive CCT program in New York City…
Descriptors: Rewards, Incentives, Academic Achievement, Low Income Groups
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
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Basch, Charles E. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Objectives: To outline the prevalence and disparities of breakfast consumption among school-aged urban minority youth, causal pathways through which skipping breakfast adversely affects academic achievement, and proven or promising approaches for schools to increase breakfast consumption. Methods: Literature review. Results: On any given day a…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Females, Breakfast Programs, Academic Achievement
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Lee, Seon-Young – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2011
Using the off-level test scores of more than 250,000 students who participated in talent search testing from 2000 to 2008, this study examined if previously reported gender differences in students' performances in math versus verbal areas as well as the reported ratios of males and females for specific scoring levels still existed across years.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Income, Females, Talent
Miller, Cynthia; Riccio, James – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Aimed at low-income families in six of New York City's highest-poverty communities, Family Rewards ties cash rewards to a pre-specified set of activities and outcomes thought to be critical to families' short- and long-term success in the areas of children's education, family preventive health care, and parents' employment. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Family Programs, Family Income, Rewards
Hinojosa, Trisha; Miller, Shazia; Swanlund, Andrew; Hallberg, Kelly; Brown, Megan; O'Brien, Brenna – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The Stock Market Game[TM] is an educational program supported by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation for Investor Education. The program is designed to teach students the importance of saving and investing by building their financial literacy skills. The primary focus of the study was to measure the impact…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Program Content
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Newton, Xiaoxia A. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2010
This paper reported results from a generalizability study that examined the process of developing classroom practice indicators used to evaluate the impact of a school district's mathematics reform initiative. The study utilized classroom observational data from 32 second, fourth, eighth, and tenth grade teachers. The study addresses important…
Descriptors: Generalizability Theory, Theory Practice Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Grade 10
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Bates, Lauren; Breslow, Nicole; Hupert, Naomi – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This report describes efforts by five states (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) to improve adolescent literacy. Highlighting common challenges and lessons, the report examines how each state has engaged key stakeholders, set rigorous goals and standards, aligned resources to support adolescent literacy goals, built…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, State Departments of Education, Literacy, Adolescents
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