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West, Martin R.; Morton, Beth A.; Herlihy, Corinne M. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Data-based instructional programs have proliferated in American schools despite limited evidence of their effectiveness in improving educator practice and raising student achievement. We report results from a two-year school-randomized evaluation of the Achievement Network (ANet), a program providing schools with standards-aligned interim…
Descriptors: Data, Instruction, Educational Assessment, Formative Evaluation
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Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
While considerable effort has been invested to increase FAFSA completion among high school seniors, there has been much less investment to ensure that college freshmen re-apply for financial aid. Text messaging is a promising approach to inform students of important stages in the financial aid re-application process and to connect them to…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Financial Aid, Academic Persistence, Financial Aid Applicants
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Drummond, Kathryn; Chinen, Marjorie; Duncan, Teresa Garcia; Miller, H. Ray; Fryer, Lindsay; Zmach, Courtney; Culp, Katherine – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2011
"Thinking Reader" is a software program for students in Grades 5-8 that incorporates elements commonly identified in policy reports as being key components of effective adolescent literacy instruction. This evaluation of the impact of "Thinking Reader" use by Grade 6 students focused on two confirmatory research questions about…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Computer Software, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness