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Martinez, Alina; Linkow, Tamara; Miller, Hannah; Parsad, Amanda – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education tested a set of promising, low-cost advising strategies, called "Find the Fit," designed to help low-income and "first generation" students enrolled in the Department's Upward Bound program choose more selective colleges and stay in until they complete a degree. About 200 Upward Bound projects…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, College Choice, Academic Persistence
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Martinez, Alina; Linkow, Tamara; Miller, Hannah; Parsad, Amanda – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
"Find the Fit" advising increased the number and selectivity of colleges applied to by disadvantaged students in a federal college access program. "Find the Fit" includes customized information about college going and costs, text messaging of key application and financial aid deadlines, and related advisor training. These…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, College Choice, Program Effectiveness, Selective Admission
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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
Where students go to college, not just whether they go, may be important to their educational and career success. Yet half of high school students from disadvantaged families "undermatch"--they do not enroll in college at all or not at the most selective college they could. The U.S. Department of Education tested a set of promising,…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, College Choice, Program Effectiveness, Selective Admission
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Boulay, Beth; Goodson, Barbara; Frye, Michael; Blocklin, Michelle; Price, Cristofer – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
The Striving Readers program aimed to raise the literacy levels of middle and high school students reading below grade level and to build a strong research base on effective adolescent literacy interventions. This report summarizes the results of a systematic review of evaluations of the ten different interventions funded by the Striving Readers…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Boyle, Andrea; Golden, Laura; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; O'Day, Jennifer; Harris, Barbara; Wissel, Sarah – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2014
The Study of School Turnaround examines the improvement process in a purposive sample of 35 case study schools receiving federal funds through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program over a three-year period (2010-11 to 2012-13 school years). This brief focuses on 11 of these SIG schools with high proportions of English Language Learner (ELL)…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grants, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid
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Cobb, R. Brian; Lipscomb, Stephen; Wolgemuth, Jennifer; Schulte, Theresa – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Nearly four decades have passed since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensured access to public education for students with disabilities in the United States. During the years following its introduction, there was a growing recognition that helping students, especially students with disabilities, in their transitions from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Clark, Melissa; McConnell, Sheena; Constantine, Jill; Chiang, Hanley – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Schools serving low-income students struggle to attract effective teachers, particularly in science and math. In response to these staffing difficulties, states have tried to lower the barriers to becoming a teacher by establishing "alternative routes to certification." These routes enable teachers to begin teaching before completing all…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Low Income Groups
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Cavalluzzo, Linda; Lowther, Deborah L.; Mokher, Christine; Fan, Xitao – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
The 2006-11 Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia at CNA conducted a rigorous evaluation of the Kentucky Virtual Schools hybrid algebra I curriculum. The curriculum combines traditional face-to-face instruction with an online program. This study used a two-cohort sample with 25 high schools in year 1 (SY 07/08: 13 treatment and 12 control)…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Surveys, Grade 9
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Corrin, William; Lindsay, James J.; Somers, Marie-Andree; Myers, Nathan E.; Meyers, Coby V.; Condon, Christopher A.; Smith, Janell K. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
This report presents the findings of a rigorous experimental impact evaluation and implementation study of one such intervention, the Content Literacy Continuum (CLC), developed by researchers at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. This evaluation of CLC was conducted by three partnering organizations: REL Midwest, MDRC, and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension, Scores
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Kushman, Jim; Hanita, Makoto; Raphael, Jacqueline – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2011
Students entering high school face many new academic challenges. One of the most important is their ability to read and understand more complex text in literature, mathematics, science, and social studies courses as they navigate through a rigorous high school curriculum. The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northwest conducted a study to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Reading, Program Evaluation
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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
Called the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) since its inception, the federally funded program provided scholarships of up to $7,500 for low income residents of the District of Columbia to send their children to participating private schools. Overall, low-income students who were awarded vouchers to attend private schools through the OSP…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Low Income, Scholarships, Educational Vouchers
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James-Burdumy, Susanne; Goesling, Brian; Deke, John; Einspruch, Eric – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
To help assess the effects of school-based random drug testing programs, the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) contracted with RMC Research Corporation and Mathematica Policy Research to conduct an experimental evaluation of the Mandatory-Random Student Drug Testing (MRSDT) programs in 36 high schools within…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Attitudes, Smoking, Program Effectiveness
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Boller, Kimberly; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Malone, Lizabeth M.; Baxter, Gail P.; West, Jerry – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness
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Malone, Lizabeth M.; Cabili, Charlotte; Henderson, Jamila; Esposito, Andrea Mraz; Coolahan, Kathleen; Henke, Juliette; Asheer, Subuhi; O'Toole, Meghan; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Boller, Kimberly – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Measurement Techniques, Profiles
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