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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
"TAP"™: "The System for Teacher and Student Advancement (TAP™)" is an educator effectiveness program that aims to improve student achievement through supports and incentives for teachers. Based on the research, "TAP"™ teachers were found to have no discernible effects on student achievement in science, English…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Language Arts, Reading Achievement
Roderick, Melissa; Kelley-Kemple, Thomas; Johnson, David W.; Beechum, Nicole O. – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
In 2007, spurred by University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR) research reports, leadership at the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began a new targeted approach to reducing course failure in the ninth grade. The research suggested that the transition between eighth and ninth grade played a critical role in shaping…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Grade 9, Academic Failure
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this paper examined whether the Chicago Public Schools' Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP), which provides mentoring, leadership opportunities, and financial incentives to teachers, improved student academic achievement and teacher retention. The study used two designs to answer distinct research questions. Under the…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
Chudowsky, Naomi; Ginsburg, Alan – National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
This report examines what the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) can tell us about charter school enrollment and student performance compared to that of regular public schools. The study uses NAEP reading and mathematics data from 2011 and the earlier years when charter school data first became available (2003 for grade 4; 2005 for…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, National Competency Tests
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
The study examined whether the Chicago Public Schools' Teacher Advancement Program (TAP), which provides mentoring, leadership opportunities, and financial incentives to teachers, improved student academic achievement and teacher retention. The study examined the academic achievement of more than 7,600 students in grades 4-8 from 34 schools in the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Teacher Promotion, Mentors
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
Pesa, Nicole; Somers, Sarah – Online Submission, 2007
This study describes a program designed to improve reading comprehension through the selection, application, and transfer of appropriate reading strategies with both fictional and informational texts. The targeted population consisted of seventh and eighth grade middle school students in a middle-class community in the western suburbs of Chicago,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Surveys, Intervention