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Klute, Mary; Cherasaro, Trudy; Apthorp, Helen – Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2016
This report summarizes the research on the association between state interventions in chronically low-performing schools and student achievement. Most of the research focused on one type of state intervention: working with a turnaround partner. Few studies were identified that examined other types of interventions, such as school closure, charter…
Descriptors: Intervention, State Programs, School Turnaround, Academic Achievement
Skandera, Hanna; Pelayo, Icela – New Mexico Public Education Department, 2016
The Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau (BMEB) strives to serve all students participating in BMEPs so that all students achieve the determined program goals as outlined by New Mexico statute and education code, these are: (1) students become bilingual and biliterate in English and a second language; and (2) students meet all academic content…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Multicultural Education, State Standards, Second Language Learning
Cruce, Ty M. – ACT, Inc., 2015
This report provides a non-technical overview of the guiding research questions and research design for the ACT-led core research program conducted on behalf of the GEAR UP College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium (CCREC). The core research program is a longitudinal study of the effectiveness of 14 GEAR UP state grants on the academic…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Research Design, Longitudinal Studies, College Readiness
Mayer, Alexander K.; Patel, Reshma; Rudd, Timothy; Ratledge, Alyssa – MDRC, 2015
Performance-based scholarships have two main goals: (1) to give students more money for college; and (2) to provide incentives for academic progress. MDRC launched the Performance-Based Scholarship (PBS) Demonstration in 2008 to evaluate the effectiveness of these scholarships in a diverse set of states, institutions, and low-income student…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Factors, Academic Achievement
Welbeck, Rashida; Diamond, John; Mayer, Alexander; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn – MDRC, 2014
The cost of attending college has risen sharply over the last 40 years. Although more credit and grant aid have been made available to students, there are still major gaps between aid and the cost of attendance for many students in the United States, all of whom are left to figure out whether they can afford the remaining costs associated with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Costs, Student Financial Aid, Paying for College
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Cann, Damon; Karakaplan, Mustafa; Lubke, Margaret; Rowland, Cyndi – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Students' basic reading and math skills can decline significantly during the summer months. Most attribute this to the prolonged period during which young students are outside of a structured learning environment (Cooper et al 1996). While summer learning loss occurs among all income groups, the effects are more pronounced for those from…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Foreign Countries, Summer Programs, Program Evaluation
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Mayer, Alexander – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Performance-based scholarships were developed to help tackle some of the financial obstacles facing students in the postsecondary education system. In general, these scholarships aim to help reduce the financial burdens of low-income college students, and are structured to help incentivize good academic progress. Performance-based scholarships…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Low Income Groups, Scholarships, Performance Factors
Patel, Reshma; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; de la Campa, Elijah; Rudd, Timothy – MDRC, 2013
In today's economy, employers' demand for an educated workforce is steadily rising. Policymakers, education leaders, and communities across the country recognize the need to improve college attendance and success, but are constrained by the current budgetary environment. Meanwhile students themselves face mounting college costs, and financial aid…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Performance Based Assessment, Low Income Groups, Student Financial Aid
McClanahan, Wendy S.; Gao, Jian; Sanders, Felcia – Research For Action, 2013
Community schools are an approach that has been adopted to respond to this educational crisis. By partnering with local agencies, community schools provide students and families with access to healthcare services, educational enhancement and recreational opportunities, family economic supports such as workforce development and income tax…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Middle School Students, Student Participation, Student Experience
Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012
In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. An executive summary of Latino College Completion in 50 states synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Achievement Gap, Benchmarking
Patel, Reshma; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn – MDRC, 2012
Low-income students are at particular risk of not persisting to earn a certificate or degree, often because of competing priorities, financial pressures, and inadequate preparation for college. One form of financial assistance designed explicitly to reward students' academic success is a performance-based scholarship, paid contingent on attaining…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"First Step to Success" is an early intervention program designed to help children who are at risk for developing aggressive or antisocial behavioral patterns. The program uses a trained behavior coach who works with each student and his or her class peers, teacher, and parents for approximately 50 to 60 hours over a three-month period.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Behavior Modification, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The "National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program" is a residential education and training program designed for youth ages 16 to 18 who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school. During the 22-week residential period, participants are offered GED preparation classes and other program services intended to promote positive youth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, At Risk Students, Job Skills, Leadership
Jenkins, Davis; Kerrigan, Monica Reid – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2009
This study examines what specific data college faculty and administrators use in their jobs and the extent to which they use data analysis to design and improve the impact of programs and services. The study is based on a survey on the use of student data by faculty and administrators at 41 community colleges participating in Achieving the Dream:…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Academic Achievement, Leadership
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
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