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Harr-Robins, Jenifer; Song, Mengli; Garet, Michael; Danielson, Louis – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
This report presents descriptive findings on school practices in 12 states for schools explicitly held accountable for the performance of the students with disabilities (SWD) subgroup. The study found that, when surveyed in 2011, elementary schools accountable for the SWD subgroup were 15.8 percentage-points more likely than never-accountable…
Descriptors: Accountability, Disabilities, Inclusion, Federal Legislation
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Max, Jeffrey; Glazerman, Steven – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2014
Lack of researcher consensus on how to measure disadvantaged students' access to effective teaching has made it challenging for practitioners to draw lessons from the data. This brief aims to help policymakers understand the emerging evidence by synthesizing findings from three peer-reviewed studies that collectively span 17 states. The studies…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Achievement Gap
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Harr-Robins, Jenifer; Song, Mengli; Hurlburt, Steven; Pruce, Cheryl; Danielson, Louis; Garet, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Formerly excluded from measures of educational performance, students with disabilities (SWDs) are now explicitly recognized in federal and state accountability systems. At the national level, the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) laid the foundation for accountability for SWDs by requiring states to include…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Isenberg, Eric; Max, Jeffrey; Gleason, Philip; Potamites, Liz; Santillano, Robert; Hock, Heinrich; Hansen, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
This report describes disadvantaged students' access to effective teaching in grades 4 through 8 in 29 diverse school districts, using value-added analysis to measure effective teaching. Recent federal initiatives emphasize measuring teacher effectiveness and ensuring that disadvantaged students have equal access to effective teachers. These…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Instructional Effectiveness, Access to Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Isenberg, Eric; Max, Jeffrey; Gleason, Philip; Potamites, Liz; Santillano, Robert; Hock, Heinrich; Hansen, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Recent federal initiatives emphasize measuring teacher effectiveness and ensuring that disadvantaged students have equal access to effective teachers. This study substantially broadens the existing evidence on access to effective teaching by examining access in 29 geographically dispersed school districts over the 2008-2009 to 2010-2011 school…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness
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Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; Birman, Beatrice; O'Day, Jennifer; Hurlburt, Steven; Mercado-Garcia, Diana; Goff, Rose; Manship, Karen; Brown, Seth; Therriault, Susan Bowles; Rosenberg, Linda; Angus, Megan Hague; Hulsey, Lara – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2014
The Study of School Turnaround examines the improvement process in a purposive sample of 35 case study schools receiving federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) over a three-year period (2010-11 to 2012-13 school years). Using site visit, teacher survey, and fiscal data, the case studies describe the school contexts, the principals' leadership…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grants, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid
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Harr-Robins, Jenifer; Song, Mengli; Hurlburt, Steven; Pruce, Cheryl; Danielson, Louis; Garet, Michael; Taylor, James – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
Formerly excluded from measures of educational performance, students with disabilities (SWDs) are now explicitly recognized in federal and state accountability systems. At the national level, the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) laid the foundation for accountability of SWDs by requiring states to include…
Descriptors: High Schools, Rural Schools, Public Schools, Middle Schools
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Turnbull, Brenda J.; White, Richard N.; Sinclair, Elizabeth; Riley, Derek L.; Pistorino, Carol – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2011
This final report presents findings from a multi-year evaluation of the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Centers, a federally funded program that provides technical assistance to states in connection with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. With the redesign of the Center…
Descriptors: Expertise, Program Design, Teacher Effectiveness, 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: 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
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Hurlburt, Steven; Therriault, Susan Bowles; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
The School Improvement Grants (SIG) program was first authorized in 2001 under Title I section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and provides formula-based federal funds to states that then competitively award these funds to districts applying for SIG on behalf of their low-performing schools. These schools use the funds…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Grants
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Wolf, Patrick; Gutmann, Babette; Puma, Michael; Kisida, Brian; Rizzo, Lou; Eissa, Nada – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2008
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: Public Schools, Scores, Compliance (Legal), Program Implementation
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Wolf, Patrick; Gutmann, Babette; Puma, Michael; Kisida, Brian; Rizzo, Lou; Eissa, Nada – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2008
As part of the "District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003" Congress mandated evaluation of this first federally funded, private school voucher program in the United States (now called the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). This report presents findings from the evaluation on the impacts 2 years after families who…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Safety, School Choice, Program Effectiveness