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Mokher, Christine G.; Leeds, Daniel M.; Harris, Julie C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) was a statewide policy requiring college readiness testing and participation in college readiness courses for high school students. We used regression discontinuity to compare outcomes for students scoring just above and below test score cutoffs for assignment to FCCRI. We also examined…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Regression (Statistics), High School Students
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Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – Grantee Submission, 2018
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) was a statewide policy requiring college readiness testing and participation in college readiness courses for high school students. We used regression discontinuity to compare outcomes for students scoring just above and below test score cutoffs for assignment to FCCRI. We also examined…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Regression (Statistics), High School Students
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Foorman, Barbara R.; Petscher, Yaacov; Stanley, Christopher; Truckenmiller, Adrea – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
The objective of this study was to determine the latent profiles of reading and language skills that characterized 7,752 students in kindergarten through tenth grade and to relate the profiles to norm-referenced reading outcomes. Reading and language skills were assessed with a computer-adaptive assessment administered in the middle of the year…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Statistical Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing
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Feng, Li; Sass, Tim R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Staffing problems are pervasive in certain subject areas, such as secondary math and science and special education, where the combination of training requirements and relatively high alternative wages makes it difficult to attract and retain high-quality teachers. This project evaluated the impacts of the Florida Critical Teacher Shortage Program…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Intervention
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Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.; Hudson-Vassell, Michael; Hudson-Vassell, Charisse N.; Garvan, Cynthia W. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2015
Using critical lenses, this study examined the predictive value added of curriculum-based assessment (CBA), with socio-demographic and educational variables on the mathematics portion of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Gender, race, socio-economic status, and exceptional student education (ESE) were compared in a de-identified post…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Curriculum Based Assessment
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Sackstein, Suzanne; Spark, Linda; Jenkins, Amy – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Recently, electronic books (e-books) have become prevalent amongst the general population, as well as students, owing to their advantages over traditional books. In South Africa, a number of schools have integrated tablets into the classroom with the promise of replacing traditional books. In order to realise the potential of e-books and their…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
Pierce, Kristin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A quasi experimental study tested a contextual teaching and learning (CTL) model for integrating reading and mathematics competencies through 13 introductory Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. Volunteer CTE Lead Teachers with assistance from academic teachers, developed integrated units. The purpose of this study was to determine…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills, Competence, Career Education
Denson, Bettina Coley – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study sought to determine whether a relationship existed between teacher-assigned classroom grades and high-stakes test scores. The study examined teacher-assigned math grades in correlation to the student scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment test (FCAT) in a selected Florida high school. It also sought to determine the relationship…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, State Standards, Standardized Tests, Correlation
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Evan, Aimee J.; Burden, Frances F.; Gheen, Margaret H.; Smerdon, Becky A. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2013
Career academies have been effective in reducing the high school dropout rates and increasing academic course taking and course credit accumulation among students (Kemple & Willner, 2008; Kemple & Snipes, 2000). However, not all students have access to career academy programs as they are not universally implemented across the state of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Career Academies, Access to Education, Geographic Location
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Hedges, Larry V.; Hedberg, E. C. – Evaluation Review, 2013
Background: Cluster-randomized experiments that assign intact groups such as schools or school districts to treatment conditions are increasingly common in educational research. Such experiments are inherently multilevel designs whose sensitivity (statistical power and precision of estimates) depends on the variance decomposition across levels.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Experiments, Statistical Analysis
Levin, Stephanie; Duffy, Mark; Dever, Kelly – Research for Action, 2012
Math experts developed Formative Assessment Lessons that teachers can incorporate throughout the year's curriculum. Both tools target the "instructional core." A study by Research for Action (RFA) examining the first year of piloting the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Math Design Collaborative (MDC) tools (2010-11) found…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Comparative Analysis, Leadership, Educational Change
Hackney, Debbie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The research design is a quantitative causal comparative method. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) which measures student scores included assessments in mathematics and reading. The design study called for an examination of how type of small learning community (SLC) or the type non-SLC high school environment affected student…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Sense of Community, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests
Lazarev, Valeriy; Atienza, Sara; Lai, Garrett; Ma, Boya; Sterling, Laurel – Empirical Education Inc., 2010
A quasi-experimental study designed to provide evidence of the effectiveness of the "Jamestown Reading Navigator" ("JRN") program for students in grades 9-10 was conducted in the Miami Dade Public School District (MDCSD). "Jamestown Reading Navigator" is a reading intervention program developed by McGraw-Hill…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
Finn, Jeremy D. – Education and the Public Interest Center, 2010
In 2002, voters in Florida approved a constitutional amendment limiting class sizes in public schools to 18 students in the elementary grades, 22 students in middle grades, and 25 in high school grades. Analyzing statewide achievement data for school districts from 2004-2006 and for schools in 2007, this study purports to find that "mandated…
Descriptors: Class Size, Small Classes, Program Effectiveness, Educational Policy