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Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
Merrill, Lisa; Cole, Rachel; Soltani, Jasmine; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
This document provides the technical appendices to the full report entitled: iMentor's College Ready Program Examining Implementation and Impacts for 10th Graders, Dec 2017. The appendices provide the following information: (1) Background Characteristics and Baseline Equivalence; (2) Methods for Calculating iMentor's Effects on Non-Cognitive…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Readiness, Low Income Students, Computer Mediated Communication
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
"The Expanded Success Initiative: Challenges and Progress in the Pursuit of College and Career Readiness for Black and Latino Young Men" synthesizes findings from the Research Alliance's four-year evaluation of Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). This report, draws on hundreds of interviews and focus groups with ESI school leaders,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Gwynne, Julia A.; Cashdollar, Sarah – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
This new working paper uses survey responses and student grades and test scores to examine how math instruction and student outcomes have changed in schools with differing levels of CCSS professional development since the implementation of the new Common Core Mathematics standards (CCSS-M) in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in 2014-15. It found that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Common Core State Standards, Faculty Development, Elementary School Students
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Nagaoka, Jenny; Johnson, David W. – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
In districts across the country, school practitioners rely on early warning indicator systems (EWI) to identify students in need of support to graduate high school and be prepared for college. By organizing pieces of data on student performance into indicators, practitioners can develop and test school strategies to improve students' educational…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, At Risk Students, Identification
Merrill, Lisa; Lafayette, Camille – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
Research has begun to show that certain schoolwide characteristics--such as student-centered learning environments, leadership, and safety--can be important for improving student outcomes. In keeping with these insights, school improvement efforts around the country are becoming less narrowly focused on the performance of individual students and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Merrill, Lisa; Cole, Rachel; Soltani, Jasmine; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
The iMentor College Ready Program combines school-based mentoring with technology and aspects of whole school reform, in an effort to improve students' college readiness. The program matches low-income youth with college-educated mentors and aims to help them develop close relationships through online communication and monthly in-person events,…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Readiness, Low Income Students, Computer Mediated Communication
Cowhy, Jennifer R.; de la Torre, Marisa – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2017
The Success Project was a multi-year effort that aimed to better prepare middle grade students for the transition to and success in high school and beyond. Underlying this initiative was a belief that many urban public middle grades students in the United States enter high school without sufficient social supports and academic skills to succeed in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Transitional Programs, School Readiness, Urban Schools
Villavicencio, Adriana; Siman, Nina; Lafayette, Camille; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
In 2011, with support from a federal Investing in Innovation grant, the NYC Department of Education launched Innovate NYC Schools. The initiative was designed to address two, related challenges to effectively integrating education technology (ed-tech) into classrooms: First, procurement of ed-tech tools is often hampered by a disconnect between…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Villavicencio, Adriana; Siman, Nina; Lafayette, Camille; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
In 2011, with support from a federal Investing in Innovation grant, the NYC Department of Education launched Innovate NYC Schools. The initiative was designed to address two, related challenges to effectively integrating education technology (ed-tech) into classrooms: First, procurement of ed-tech tools is often hampered by a disconnect between…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Merrill, Lisa; Kang, David; Siman, Nina; Soltani, Jasmine – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
This document presents the technical appendices that accompany the full report entitled:"Focus on Mentee-Mentor Relationships: The 10th Grade Implementation of iMentor's College Ready Program." The appendices include: (1) Mentor Survey Construct Items; (2) Qualative Data Collection and Analysis Methods; and (3) Methods for Estimating the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship, College Readiness, College Preparation
Merrill, Lisa; Kang, David; Siman, Nina; Soltani, Jasmine – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
The iMentor College Ready Program is a model that combines school-based mentoring with technology and aspects of whole school reform. The program aims to create strong relationships between low-income youth and college-educated mentors--and to leverage these relationships to help students develop the mindsets, skills, and knowledge necessary to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship, College Readiness, College Preparation
Merrill, Lisa; Kang, David; Siman, Nina; Soltani, Jasmine – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
The iMentor College Ready Program combines school-based mentoring with technology and aspects of whole school reform. The program strives to create strong relationships between low-income youth and college-educated mentors--relationships that it hopes to leverage to help students develop the mindsets, skills, and knowledge necessary to enroll and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship, College Readiness, College Preparation
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), focuses on the issue of low college readiness among Black and Latino male students--a problem that has persisted in New York City (NYC) even as high school graduation rates have risen. ESI is providing funding and professional development to 40 NYC high schools, aimed at helping them improve outcomes,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Males, Program Effectiveness
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