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Prokop, Kristie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
On assessments such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (Stigler & Hiebert, 1999) and Program for International Assessment (PISA) ("PISA 2006 Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World", 2007) students in the United States have not been performing as well in mathematics as students in other countries. In…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, National Norms, Comparative Analysis, Educational Improvement
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Wolf, Patrick; Gutmann, Babette; Puma, Michael; Kisida, Brian; Rizzo, Lou; Eissa, Nada – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
The "District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003," passed by the Congress in January 2004, established the first federally funded, private school voucher program in the United States. The purpose of the new scholarship program was to provide low-income residents, particularly those whose children attend schools in need of…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Control Groups, Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wolf, Patrick; Gutmann, Babette; Puma, Michael; Kisida, Brian; Rizzo, Lou; Eissa, Nada – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
The "District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003," passed by the Congress in January 2004, established the first federally funded, private school voucher program in the United States. The purpose of the new scholarship program was to provide low-income residents, particularly those whose children attend schools in need of…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, School Choice