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Cole, Russell; Deke, John; Seftor, Neil – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) maintains design standards to identify rigorous, internally valid education research. As education researchers advance new methodologies, the WWC must revise its standards to include an assessment of the new designs. Recently, the WWC has revised standards for two emerging study designs: regression discontinuity…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Design, Regression (Statistics), Multivariate Analysis
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Foster, M. E.; Anthony, J. L.; Clements, D. H.; Sarama, J.; Williams, J. M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Children from low-income and ethnic minority backgrounds have demonstrated substantially lower levels of math achievement than their middle class majority peers for decades. The present study addressed two research questions: (1) when used as a supplement to typical classroom instruction and in isolation from the larger curriculum, does Building…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Computer Assisted Instruction, Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction
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Pennisi, Aline; Argentin, Gianluca; Abbiati, Giovanni; Caputo, Andrea – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This work summarizes the results of two randomized control trails (RCTs) aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of a professional development program for lower secondary school math teachers. The program, called M@t.abel, was financed by the Ministry of Education in Southern Italy with EU funds. It lasts a full school year and it is based on formal…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Buzick, Heather M.; Jones, Nathan D. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
The increased emphasis on using student growth measures in teacher evaluation has raised questions about how to treat test scores from students with disabilities. This study explores the consequences of three common approaches for treating scores from students with disabilities in statistical approaches to estimating teacher effectiveness: (1)…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Scores, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Clark, Tedra F.; Arens, Sheila A.; Stewart, Joshua – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Mastering mathematics is important for all students, not only because such success increases college and career options and prospects for future income, but also because mathematics literacy helps citizens and policy leaders to make sound judgments (NMAP, 2008). Research suggests that the rural achievement gap can be addressed with modifiable…
Descriptors: Readiness, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Middle School Students
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Schochet, Peter Z. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the "gold standard" for evaluating an intervention's effectiveness. Recently, the federal government has placed increased emphasis on the use of opportunistic experiments. A key criterion for conducting opportunistic experiments, however, is that there is relatively easy access to data…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Outcomes of Treatment, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Faria, Ann-Marie; Greenberg, Ariela; Meakin, John; Bichay, Krystal; Heppen, Jessica – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Educators have long used test scores to make educational decisions, but only within the last decade has the availability of data been systematic (Abelman, Elmore, Even, Kenyon, & Marshall, 1999). In recent years, interest has spiked in data-driven decision making in education (Marsh, Pane, & Hamilton, 2006). With technological advances and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools, Correlation
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Reardon, Sean F.; Shores, Kenneth A.; Kalogrides, Demetra; Weathers, Ericka S. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
There are nearly 14,000 school districts in the United States. Of these districts, there is very little information about the size of academic achievement gaps between whites and blacks and white and Hispanic students. This study was interested in district-level achievement patterns across the almost 14,000 school districts in the country because…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Districts, Racial Differences, White Students
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May, Henry; Rodriguez, Awilda; Sirinides, Philip M.; Perna, Laura W.; Yee, April; Ransom, Tafaya – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
With the goal of increasing students' academic readiness for college, high schools in the United States are increasingly offering "credit-based transition programs," including International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), and dual enrollment. Existing research points to the promise of IB, AP, and other credit-based…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Correlation, College Preparation, Observation
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Yuan, Kun – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Value-added modeling (VAM), one class of statistical models used to estimate individual teacher's or school's contribution to student achievement based on student test score growth between consecutive years, has become increasingly popular in the last decades. Despite the increasing popularity of VAM, many researchers are concerned about the…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Value Added Models, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Influence
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Lazarev, Valeriy; Newman, Denis – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Teacher evaluation is currently a major policy issue at all levels of the K-12 system driven in large part by current US Department of Education requirements. The main objective of this study is to explore the patterns of relationship between observational scores and value-added measures of teacher performance in math classrooms and the variation…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Observation, Scores, Value Added Models
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Yu, Bing – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Difference-in-differences (DID) strategies are particularly useful for evaluating policy effects in natural experiments in which, for example, a policy affects some schools and students but not others. However, the standard DID method may produce biased estimation of the policy effect if the confounding effect of concurrent events varies by…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Bias, Research Methodology, Scores
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Kelcey, Ben; McGinn, Daniel; Hill, Heather – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Recent policy has charged schools and districts with maintaining highly qualified teachers and differentiating among teachers in terms of their effectiveness (U.S. Department of Education, 2009). This emphasis has driven the development and implementation of teacher quality measures which are increasingly being used to evaluate teachers with…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Observation, Teacher Evaluation
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Keller, Bryan S. B.; Kim, Jee-Seon; Steiner, Peter M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Propensity score analysis (PSA) is a methodological technique which may correct for selection bias in a quasi-experiment by modeling the selection process using observed covariates. Because logistic regression is well understood by researchers in a variety of fields and easy to implement in a number of popular software packages, it has…
Descriptors: Probability, Scores, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Bias
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Fyfe, Emily R.; DeCaro, Marci S.; Rittle-Johnson, Bethany – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
An emerging consensus suggests that guided discovery, which combines discovery and instruction, is a more effective educational approach than either one in isolation. The goal of this study was to examine two specific forms of guided discovery, testing whether conceptual instruction should precede or follow exploratory problem solving. In both…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Prior Learning, Mathematical Concepts, Pretests Posttests
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