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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
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
In 2014, Tennessee launched a statewide initiative known as Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI[superscript 2]) aimed at better supporting students' individual learning needs. RTI[superscript 2] is a framework for teaching and learning that includes regular screenings to identify student areas of need and a tiered model of intervention…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, State Programs
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Logis, Handrea A. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2018
The TAP System stands out because of its more than two-decade-long track record of growth and success in improving educator effectiveness and raising student achievement in high-need schools. This summary includes a recap of some of the most important results that have emerged from the research to date and highlights newer studies documenting…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
The "ACT Aspire"™ system provides a longitudinal, systematic approach for assessing and monitoring students' preparation for high school studies and readiness for college and career. "ACT Aspire"™ includes assessments for students from grade 3 through early high school in five subject areas: English, mathematics, reading,…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Student Evaluation, High School Students, College Readiness
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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Madigan, Kathleen; Cross, Richard W.; Smolkowski, Keith; Strycker, Lisa A. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
This study evaluated the long-term impact of schoolwide positive behavioural interventions and supports (PBIS) on student academic achievement. In this quasi-experimental study, academic achievement data were collected over 9 years. The 21 elementary, middle, and high schools that achieved moderate to high fidelity to the Save & Civil Schools'…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Jackson, Jacob; Kurlaender, Michal – American Journal of Education, 2016
State K-12 assessments may soon include measures for college readiness, as California's already do. We seek to understand how California's Early Assessment Program (EAP, designed to assess high school juniors' college readiness in English and math) may have influenced overall school-level college readiness and state accountability outcomes. Using…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Alignment (Education), College Readiness
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Logis, Handrea A.; Alexander, Jessica L. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
Researchers at NIET [National Institute for Excellence in Teaching] and elsewhere have studied the effectiveness of TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement in raising student achievement, improving the quality of instruction, and increasing the ability of high-need schools to recruit, retain and support effective teachers. This…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
Tallman, Mark; Carter, Ted – Kansas Association of School Boards, 2015
This report includes a high-level overview of student outcome data and how Kansas measures up to the other 49 states. It is meant to complement the other reporting that the Kansas Association of School Boards has released and will be releasing related to improving student outcomes for all Kansas public schools. The following are key findings…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Basic Skills, Reading Achievement
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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
Barnett, Joshua H.; Wills, Kellie C.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Alexander, Jessica L. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2015
Researchers at NIET [National Institute for Excellence in Teaching] and elsewhere continue to investigate the impact of TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. This document summarizes three new studies and several new findings showcasing TAP's effectiveness at significantly raising student achievement, improving the quality of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
Steele, Jennifer L.; Lewis, Matthew W.; Santibanez, Lucrecia; Faxon-Mills, Susannah; Rudnick, Mollie; Stecher, Brian M.; Hamilton, Laura S. – RAND Corporation, 2014
In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extended grants to three educational organizations working to develop or enhance competency-based approaches in large, urbanized school systems. The grant initiative, called Project Mastery, funded the development of technology-enhanced tools, including curriculum materials and online learning…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Pilot Projects, Program Implementation, Program Descriptions
Steele, Jennifer L.; Lewis, Matthew W.; Santibanez, Lucrecia; Faxon-Mills, Susannah; Rudnick, Mollie; Stecher, Brian M.; Hamilton, Laura S. – RAND Corporation, 2014
In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the Project Mastery grant program to support competency-based education initiatives in large school systems that serve a high proportion of disadvantaged youth. Competency-based education meets students where they are academically, provides students with opportunities for choice, and awards…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Pilot Projects, Program Implementation, Program Descriptions
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