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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
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Fitchett, Stephanie; King, Kristin; Champion, Joseph – PRIMUS, 2011
The mathematics placement process at the University of Northern Colorado includes brief faculty-student interviews, during which faculty members suggest mathematics courses for students in their first year at the university. Data from a sample of 1466 students admitted in the fall of 2007 were analyzed to assess the effectiveness of the placement…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Grade Point Average, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
Calhoun, James M., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Student achievement is not progressing on mathematics as measured by state, national, and international assessments. Much of the research points to mathematics curriculum and instruction as the root cause of student failure to achieve at levels comparable to other nations. Since mathematics is regarded as a gate keeper to many educational…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Program Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests, Achievement Gains
Haystead, Mark W. – Marzano Research Laboratory, 2010
This report describes the findings for an analysis of data provided by the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC). A comparison was made between schools at seven districts that employ the RISC model and eight non-RISC districts (hereinafter referred to as RISC and non-RISC schools) on the percentages of students who scored proficient or above on…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Capraro, Mary Margaret; Capraro, Robert M.; Yetkiner, Z. Ebrar; Rangel-Chavez, Alma F.; Lewis, Chance W. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2010
Hispanic students, born both inside and outside the United States, comprise over 80% of the US English language learner population. The difference in mathematics achievement among Hispanic students and other populations has been well documented. As a result, it is important to understand the effects of using standards-based mathematics curriculum…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Urban Schools, Mathematics Achievement, High Stakes Tests
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Disabilities, Gender Differences, Achievement Tests