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Pane, John F.; Griffin, Beth Ann; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Karam, Rita – RAND Corporation, 2014
This addendum to previously published results presents alternative analyses of data from large-scale effectiveness studies of Cognitive Tutor Algebra I in middle schools and high schools. These alternative analyses produce results that are substantively the same as previously reported. We find a significant positive effect of 0.21 standard…
Descriptors: Algebra, Statistical Significance, Pretests Posttests, Reader Response
Fryer, Roland G. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
Financial incentives for teachers to increase student performance is an increasingly popular education policy around the world. This paper describes a school-based randomized trial in over two-hundred New York City public schools designed to better understand the impact of teacher incentives on student achievement. I find no evidence that teacher…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Incentives, Teacher Salaries, Urban Schools
Fryer, Roland G., Jr. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010
This paper describes a series of school-based randomized trials in over 250 urban schools designed to test the impact of financial incentives on student achievement. In stark contrast to simple economic models, our results suggest that student incentives increase achievement when the rewards are given for inputs to the educational production…
Descriptors: Productivity, Urban Schools, Incentives, Academic Achievement
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Campuzano, Larissa; Dynarski, Mark; Agodini, Roberto; Rall, Kristina – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
In the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Congress called for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to conduct a rigorous study of the conditions and practices under which educational technology is effective in increasing student academic achievement. A 2007 report presenting study findings for the 2004-2005 school year, indicated that, after one…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Computer Software
Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Brock, Thomas; LeBlanc, Allen; Paxson, Christina; Rouse, Cecilia Elena; Barrow, Lisa – MDRC, 2009
MDRC launched the Opening Doors demonstration to test four distinct interventions that were designed to help more students persist in community college and accomplish their academic and personal goals. This report describes the impacts of a performance-based scholarship program with a counseling component on academic success and persistence among…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Academic Persistence, Credits, Program Effectiveness
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Lovett, Marsha; Meyer, Oded; Thille, Candace – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is an open educational resources project at Carnegie Mellon University that began in 2002 with a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. OLI creates web-based courses that are designed so that students can learn effectively without an instructor. In addition, the courses are often used by instructors…
Descriptors: Open Education, Cooperative Learning, Program Effectiveness, Acceleration (Education)
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Chamberlain, Anne; Daniels, Cecelia; Madden, Nancy A.; Slavin, Robert E. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2007
This article describes a randomized evaluation of The Reading Edge, a reading program for middle school students. The Reading Edge was designed to integrate findings of research on cooperative learning and metacognitive reading strategies into a replicable reading instructional package that could be implemented effectively in Title I middle…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Techniques, Middle Schools, Reading
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Star, Jon R.; Seifert, Colleen – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2006
This paper explores the development of students' knowledge of mathematical procedures. Students' tendency to develop rote knowledge of procedures has been widely commented on. An alternative, more flexible endpoint for the development of procedural knowledge is explored here, where students choose to deviate from established solving patterns on…
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Mason, Linda H. – American Educational Research Journal, 2006
Writing development involves changes that occur in children's strategic behavior, knowledge, and motivation. The authors examined the effectiveness of self-regulated strategy development (SRSD), a strategy instructional model designed to promote development in each of these areas. Instruction focused on planning and writing stories and persuasive…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Strategies, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Saddler, Bruce; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
Mastering sentence-construction skills is essential to learning to write. Limited sentence-construction skills may hinder a writer's ability to translate ideas into text. It may also inhibit or interfere with other composing processes, as developing writers must devote considerable cognitive effort to sentence construction. The authors examined…
Descriptors: Grammar, Sentence Structure, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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Sherer, Michelle R.; Schreibman, Laura – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2005
Differential responsiveness to intervention programs suggests the inadequacy of a single treatment approach for all children with autism. One method for reducing outcome variability is to identify participant characteristics associated with different outcomes for a specific intervention. In this investigation, an analysis of archival data yielded…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Profiles, Child Behavior, Individual Differences
Schirm, Allen; Stuart, Elizabeth; McKie, Allison – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2006
From July 1995 through September 2001, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Ford Foundation (Ford) operated a demonstration of the Quantum Opportunity Program (QOP). QOP offered intensive and comprehensive services to help at-risk youth graduate from high school and enroll in postsecondary education or training. QOP was mainly an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Risk Students, High Schools, Telephone Surveys
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Derby, Dustin; Smith, Thomas – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2004
Orientation and retention programs are common in institutions of higher education. The potential association between orientation programs and student retention, particularly within the community college sector, has long been neglected. This study presents an institutional view of a potential associative relationship between an orientation course…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Enrollment, Community Colleges, School Orientation
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Ryan, Michael P.; Glenn, Patricia A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2004
This paper presents an analysis of two common seminar formats: those based on learning- strategies interventions and those based on academic socialization interventions. The results of a natural experiment allowed a comparison of the retention impact of a strategy-based seminar and a socialization-focused seminar. For both more and less…
Descriptors: Seminars, Socialization, Learning Strategies, Class Rank
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Mathes, Patricia G.; Denton, Carolyn A.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Anthony, Jason L.; Francis, David J.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
This study investigated the effectiveness of combining enhanced classroom instruction and intense supplemental intervention for struggling readers in first grade. Further, it compared two supplemental interventions derived from distinct theoretical orientations, examining them in terms of effects on academic outcomes and whether children's…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Grade 1, Beginning Reading, Student Characteristics
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