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Kitmitto, Sami; Levin, Jesse; Betts, Julian; Bos, Johannes; Eaton, Marian – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
In recent decades, magnet schools have become a way for districts to provide school choice. Magnet schools are one of the many options provided to parents so that they can select a school to meet their children's educational needs and interests. After a short gap in federal grants for magnet school implementation, Congress established the current…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Academic Achievement, Elementary Schools, Educational Change
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Dragoset, Lisa; Thomas, Jaime; Herrmann, Mariesa; Deke, John; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Graczewski, Cheryl; Boyle, Andrea; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Giffin, Jessica; Upton, Rachel – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2016
Race to the Top (RTT), one of the Obama administration's signature programs and one of the largest federal government investments in an education grant program, received $4.35 billion in funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Through three rounds of competition in 2010 and 2011, RTT awarded grants to states that…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Grants, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Council of the Great City Schools aims to document how member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools implemented SIG and specifically what…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
Huebeler, Amy; Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2015
We examined the progress of kindergarteners who entered the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in 2008-09 and in 2010-11 who were identified as limited in English proficiency (LEP). For the 2008-09 cohort, English proficiency increased steadily over time. Few were able to exit LEP status in their first three years in WCPSS (10.5%); this…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Cooper-Martin, Elizabeth – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
The Office of Special Education and Student Services asked the Office of Shared Accountability to evaluate the "Facilitated Communication Pilot." In facilitated communication (FC), people with communication impairments express themselves by typing with the aid of a communication partner, called a facilitator, who provides physical (and…
Descriptors: Counties, Public Schools, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Grade 5
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Tourangeau, Karen; Nord, Christine; Lê, Thanh; Wallner-Allen, Kathleen; Hagedorn, Mary C.; Leggitt, John; Najarian, Michelle – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
This manual provides guidance and documentation for users of the longitudinal kindergarten-first grade (K-1) data file of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011). It mainly provides information specific to the first-grade rounds of data collection. Data for the ECLS-K:2011 are released in both a…
Descriptors: Children, Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten
Wolanin, Natalie L.; Wade, Julie H. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
The Office of Shared Accountability (OSA) conducted an evaluation of the implementation of the second year (2011-2012) of the Science, Technology, and Engineering Leadership Program (STELP) in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS). Funding for STELP, including the evaluation study, is provided by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical…
Descriptors: Public Schools, STEM Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
Rooke, Jonathan – National Literacy Trust, 2013
Transforming Writing was a two-year action research project, sponsored by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, which developed a model for the teaching and learning of writing that embedded formative assessment. This report evaluates to what extent the model of writing developed by the teachers during the research period impacted on children's writing…
Descriptors: Action Research, Writing Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Caven, Meghan; Checkoway, Amy; Gamse, Beth; Wu, Sally – Abt Associates, 2012
Expanded learning time seems to be a simple idea: by lengthening the school day (or year), students have more time to learn. Yet as schools revisit their schedules and decide how to allocate time in their academic calendars, they can and do face challenging decisions related to time allocations. This brief highlights lessons learned from some…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, School Schedules, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Collaboration
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Facilitators (Individuals)
McCleskey, Nicole – National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, 2010
This paper presents the key findings from a national Internet survey of 400 teachers and 95 principals. This survey was conducted November 12-21, 2008. The sample was based on a list provided by EMI Surveys, a custom online research sample provider with an extensive portfolio of projects. The margin of error for a sample of 495 interviews is [plus…
Descriptors: Principals, National Surveys, Elementary Education, Middle School Teachers
Goertz, Margaret E.; Olah, Leslie Nabors; Riggan, Matthew – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2009
The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine the use of interim assessments and the policy supports that promote use to improve instruction, focusing on elementary school mathematics. The authors use the term "interim assessments" to refer to assessments that a) evaluate student knowledge and skills, typically within a limited…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Formative Evaluation, Data Analysis, Elementary School Teachers
Huang, Denise; La Torre, Deborah; Duong, Nikki; Huber, Lindsay Perez; Leon, Seth; Oh, Christine – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2009
Afterschool programs offer an important avenue for enhancing educational opportunities. Federal, state, and local educational authorities increasingly see them as environments to improve attitudes toward school, achievement, and academic performance (Fashola, 2002; Hollister, 2003) with higher levels of student participation and engagement in…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools, At Risk Students
Dworsky, Amy – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2008
Homeless children tend to experience a variety of academic problems, and little is currently known about this growing segment of the American population. This study was undertaken using administrative data from the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and a program that serves many of Chicago's most vulnerable homeless families to examine children's…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Schools, Case Studies
Pittman, Brian; Shelton, Ellen – Wilder Research, 2006
The Educational Training Academy (EdTrAc) is an NSF-funded project of Normandale Community College to increase the number, diversity, and skills of students preparing to be elementary and middle school teachers with a specialty in math and science. Overall, this evaluation indicates that the EdTrAc implementation is on track after its first year…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Student Surveys, Databases, Middle School Teachers
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