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Hull, Marie; Duch, Katherine – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2019
This article uses a difference-in-differences strategy to evaluate the impact of a one-to-one laptop program. Teaching practices changed with the introduction of the program, and the district worked to make wireless Internet more accessible in the community. We find that while short-term impacts of the program were statistically insignificant,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Laptop Computers, Outcomes of Education, Influence of Technology
Ratledge, Alyssa; O'Donoghue, Rebekah; Cullinan, Dan; Camo-Biogradlija, Jasmina – MDRC, 2019
Postsecondary education is widely seen as a necessity in the modern economy, yet among low and middle-income families, college enrollment rates are dismayingly low -- and graduation rates are even lower. College Promise programs, which cover local students' college tuition and fees, are one strategy states and municipalities use to help. But…
Descriptors: College Programs, Access to Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
ElFiki, Tracy Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Recent governmental education reform measures have emphasized school improvement by requiring schools and districts to improve school performance, including student achievement, through many avenues including professional development. Professional development is no longer concentrated solely on teachers; it now includes administrators the…
Descriptors: School Administration, Administrators, Management Development, Program Effectiveness
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Balu, Rekha; Ehrlich, Stacy B. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2018
Accumulating evidence indicates that student attendance is closely tied to a range of educational outcomes, and yet millions of students are chronically absent each year. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), schools are now held accountable for their students' attendance at a scale this country has never before seen. As such, this is a…
Descriptors: Incentives, Models, Design, Attendance
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Dougherty, Shaun M. – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
Earlier work demonstrates that career and technical education (CTE) can provide long-term financial benefits to participants, yet few have explored potential academic impacts, with none in the era of high-stakes accountability. This paper investigates the causal impact of participating in a specialized high school-based CTE delivery system on high…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Human Capital, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
At the request of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) conducted a review of Oklahoma's Promise program between August 2017 and February 2018. This report summarizes findings and observations from the review and provides recommendations. The review is organized around five areas of interest…
Descriptors: College Programs, State Programs, Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid
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Ngai, Grace; Chan, Stephen C. F.; Kwan, Kam-por – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
What makes service-learning effective? This article examines key factors influencing student service-learning outcomes in higher education. We studied 2,214 students who had completed a credit-bearing service-learning course in a large public university in Hong Kong. The students were asked to rate the course and pedagogical features, as well as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Service Learning, Higher Education
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Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Paluta, Lauren; Sterling, Karen; Anderson, Carol – Children & Schools, 2018
Using mixed methods, this case study explored outcomes associated with the adoption and implementation of a community schools approach in four Title I schools using the Community Collaboration Model for School Improvement. Trends in school data demonstrate academic achievement improvements in three of the four schools. Absenteeism and the number…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Educationally Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement
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Fuller, Ed; Hollingworth, Liz – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2018
Policymakers are proposing the use of outcome measures as indicators of effective principal preparation programs. The three most common metrics recommended are: (1) graduates' effectiveness in improving student achievement test scores, (2) graduate job placement rates, and (3) principal job retention once employed. This article explores the use of…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Xu, Di; Solanki, Sabrina; McPartlan, Peter; Sato, Brian – Educational Researcher, 2018
Extensive theoretical literature and qualitative evidence nominate learning communities as a promising strategy to improve persistence and success among at-risk populations, such as students who are academically underprepared for college-level coursework. Yet rigorous quantitative evidence on the impacts of these programs is limited. This paper…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Academic Persistence, STEM Education, Outcomes of Education
Mahoney, Joseph L.; Weissberg, Roger P. – Educational Leadership, 2018
The authors summarize findings of two major meta-analyses that examined the influence of universal, school-based SEL (social-emotional learning) programs on student outcomes in six domains related to social-emotional skills and behavior and academic achievement. Major findings indicated that participating in SEL programs had positive effects on…
Descriptors: Social Development, Socialization, Emotional Development, Program Effectiveness
Abrahams, Kahmran Paerce – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this dissertation research was to understand the perceptions of secondary social science education teachers on teaching financial literacy to secondary education students. To achieve this overall objective, the following research question framed this study: What perceptions do secondary social science teachers have towards the need…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Money Management, Social Sciences, Teacher Surveys
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Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Hong, Saahoon; Bart, William M.; Shin, Jaehyun; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Many states have scaled up School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS) with the goal of improving student behavior and academic outcomes. Although the effects of SW-PBIS on behavioral and discipline outcomes have been promising, the findings for academic achievement have been inconclusive and are often limited to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior
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Gormley,, William T., Jr.; Phillips, Deborah; Anderson, Sara – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2018
As states have upgraded their commitment to pre-K education over the past two decades, questions have arisen. Critics argue that program effects are likely to fade out or disappear over time, while supporters contend that program effects are likely to persist under certain conditions. Using data from Tulsa Public Schools, three neighboring school…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Preschool Education, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Jones, Stephanie M.; Kahn, Jennifer – American Educator, 2018
The Aspen Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development united a broad alliance of leaders to speak with a unified voice about the urgency of integrating social and emotional development into the fabric of K-12 education. The commission convened a group of scientists, researchers, and academics across disparate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Emotional Development, Social Development, Cognitive Development
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