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McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Augustine, Catherine H.; Unlu, Fatih; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Naftel, Scott; Gomez, Celia J.; Marsh, Terry; Akinniranye, Goke; Todd, Ivy – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research evidence suggests that summer breaks contribute to income-based achievement and opportunity gaps for children and youth. However, summertime can also be used to provide programs that support an array of goals for children and youth, including improved academic achievement, physical health, mental health, social and emotional well-being,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Guam Department of Education, 2017
The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) presents this report in compliance with Guam Public Law 26-26 that specifically requires the Department to report on the following information in the Annual State of Public Education Report (ASPER): (1) Demographic information on public school children in the community; (2) Information pertaining to student…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Education, Demography, Academic Achievement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"Teach For America" ("TFA") is a highly selective route to teacher certification that aims to place non-traditionally trained teachers in high-need public schools. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified seven studies of teachers trained through "TFA" that both fall within the scope of the Teacher Training,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
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King, Teresa C.; Garcia, Miguel – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The purpose of this study was to conduct a longitudinal examination of the relationship between sustained after-school participation and a district's Early Warning Index associated with school dropout in a large urban school district. The study included 64,351 students participating between 2000-2001 and the 2011-2012 school years. Data were…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Academic Persistence, Student Participation, Dropouts
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Costa, Leandro Oliveira; Carnoy, Martin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
Beginning in 2007, the Literacy Program at the Right Age (Pacto pela Alfabetização na Idade Certa [PAIC]) in Brazil's Ceará state required municipal schools to implement a tiered, whole-school early-grade literacy intervention. This intervention was complemented by other policies to help municipalities improve student achievement. The present…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, Scores, Comparative Analysis
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Li, Xin; Kenzy, Patty; Underwood, Lucy; Severson, Laura – Educational Action Research, 2015
This study was presented at the American Educational Research Association 2012 conference in Vancouver, Canada. The study explored how action research of arts-based teaching (ABT) impacted at-risk students in three urban public schools in southern California, USA. ABT was defined as using arts, music, drama, and dance in teaching other subjects. A…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, At Risk Students, Urban Schools
Vega, Luis Diego – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study explores the effects of a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) program on language majority and minority students. The fundamental hypothesis was that the process of receiving instruction in two languages (English and Spanish) throughout elementary school (i.e., attendance at a TWBI school) would help the native Spanish-speaking students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups
Buettner, Denise A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since the beginning of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program in the Study School District there has not been an evaluation of its effectiveness in reducing student discipline referrals and student suspensions and its success in promoting a positive learning environment leading to improved academic achievement. This study…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
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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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Cameto, Renee; Knokey, Anne-Marie; Nagle, Katherine; Sanford, Christopher; Blackorby, Jose; Sinclair, Beth; Riley, Derek – National Center for Special Education Research, 2009
This study is examining student eligibility for and participation in alternate assessments, the technical quality of the alternate assessment instruments and implementation procedures, the alignment of assessments with content and achievement standards, and the use and effectiveness of alternate assessments in measuring student outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Alternative Assessment, Student Participation, Disabilities
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Stepanek, Jennifer; Peixotto, Kit – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) is a framework for providing interventions and services at increasing levels of intensity until students succeed. The framework helps teachers and schools provide instruction and interventions matched to student needs, monitor progress frequently to guide decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and apply…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Learning Disabilities
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Mizell, Hayes – Journal of Staff Development, 2003
The field of staff development needs better evaluation both to improve the effectiveness of teachers' learning experiences and to produce credible evidence that will garner more support for professional development. Getting serious about evaluating professional development demonstrates that a school system or school is truly serious about…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Academic Achievement