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Dadey, Nathan; Briggs, Derek C. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2012
A vertical scale, in principle, provides a common metric across tests with differing difficulties (e.g., spanning multiple grades) so that statements of "absolute" growth can be made. This paper compares 16 states' 2007-2008 effect size growth trends on vertically scaled reading and math assessments across grades 3 to 8. Two patterns…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Scaling, Effect Size, Reading Tests
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Fast ForWord"[R] is a computer-based reading program intended to help students develop and strengthen the cognitive skills necessary for successful reading and learning. The program, which is designed to be used 30 to 100 minutes a day, five days a week, for 4 to 16 weeks, includes two components. The first component aims to build…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
Tuttle, Christina Clark; Gill, Brian; Gleason, Philip; Knechtel, Virginia; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Resch, Alexandra – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2013
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a rapidly expanding network of public charter schools whose mission is to improve the education of low-income children. As of the 2012-2013 school year, 125 KIPP schools are in operation in 20 different states and the District of Columbia (DC). Ultimately, KIPP's goal is to prepare students to enroll and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Charter Schools, Middle School Students, Economically Disadvantaged