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Hollands, Fiona; Bowden, A. Brooks; Belfield, Clive; Levin, Henry M.; Cheng, Henan; Shand, Robert; Pan, Yilin; Hanisch-Cerda, Barbara – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2014
In this article, we perform cost-effectiveness analysis on interventions that improve the rate of high school completion. Using the What Works Clearinghouse to select effective interventions, we calculate cost-effectiveness ratios for five youth interventions. We document wide variation in cost-effectiveness ratios between programs and between…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, High School Graduates, Intervention, Graduation Rate
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Harris, Douglas N. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2009
The common reporting of effect sizes has been an important advance in education research in recent years. However, the benchmarks used to interpret the size of these effects--as small, medium, and large--do little to inform educational administration and policy making because they do not account for program costs. The author proposes an approach…
Descriptors: Class Size, Educational Policy, Effect Size, Cost Effectiveness
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Coburn, Cynthia E.; Russell, Jennifer Lin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2008
Policy makers increasingly include provisions aimed at fostering professional community as part of reform initiatives. Yet little is known about the impact of policy on teachers' professional relations in schools. Drawing theoretically from social capital theory and methodologically from qualitative social network analysis, this article explores…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Educational Change, Social Networks, Social Capital
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Moss, Brian G.; Yeaton, William H. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2006
Utilizing the regression-discontinuity research design, this article explores the effectiveness of a developmental English program in a large, multicampus community college. Routinely collected data were extracted from existing records of a cohort of first-time college students followed for approximately 6 years (N = 1,473). Results are consistent…
Descriptors: Research Design, Program Evaluation, Developmental Studies Programs, Policy Formation
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Lehne, Richard – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1983
Institutions, individuals, policies, and interactions are identified as the four research perspectives that have guided most legislative studies and that could help to identify promising areas for future investigation of education issues. The discussion of each perspective includes a review of landmark research and comments on its contributions…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Legislators, Policy Formation
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Stinebrickner, Bruce – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1982
Two kinds of jurisdictions are compared and contrasted to help identify what is--and is not--distinctive to dimensions of the political process. Areas where research is needed are identified. (PN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Local Government, Policy Formation, Politics
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Weikart, David P. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1981
Brief summaries are offered for various childhood intervention programs. The expected major differences between curricula were not obtained. It is suggested that the basic issues in successful programing relate to the quality of program implementation rather than the philosophy of curriculum selected. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Intervention
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Atkin, J. Myron; House, Ernest R. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1981
The history of the federal government's involvement in elementary and secondary school curriculum development is traced. An attempt is made to place this involvement within a social and political perspective. Effects of policies and programs are outlined, and questions concerning the federal role in curriculum development are explored. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
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Sykes, Gary – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1981
Four issues are addressed which particularly concern the involvement of the federal government in school curriculum. The issues are: (1) historical circumstances; (2) effects of federal involvement, 1950-80; (3) needed reforms of school curriculum; and (4) design of the curriculum policy system. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
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Schon, Donald A. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1981
In this critical review of TM 506 654, important design considerations surrounding metapolicy are described as the author argues the main points presented in the aforementioned. (GK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Government Role
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Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1980
Green forecasts that unless evaluative thinking moves away from the educational research model, frustration will grow because findings are not applied to policy. Similarly, Gowin feels that concepts and values are just as important as facts. (CP)
Descriptors: Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluators, Motivation
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Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1980
Educator and author Laurence E. Lynn recommends the case study as a method for training policy analysts to understand the cognitive style and uniqueness of the decision makers they serve. Analysts must be interdisciplinary, politically knowledgable, yet unbiased. Policy analysis, particularly by external institutions, is spreading to Congress. (CP)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decision Making, Evaluators, Federal Government
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Murphy, Jerome T. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1980
Important past research on the state role, particularly that of state education agencies, in making and implementing educational policy is reviewed and assessed. Gaps in research and current issues are identified, and suggestions are offered for the future. (RL)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Program Implementation
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Florio, David H.; And Others – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1979
Twenty-six congressional staff members dealing with educational legislation were surveyed concerning their sources of information and the relative importance and value of educational inquiry in various stages of the policy process. Conclusions were drawn and recommendations regarding improvement of the process were made. (MH)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Decision Making, Educational Policy
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Tsang, Mun C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1997
Identifies, classifies, and describes the range of cost studies in education and how they may contribute to improved policy analysis. Presents three examples illustrating applications of cost analysis, and reflects on key issues from previous applications in educational policymaking and evaluation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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