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Hirata, Guilherme; Rocha e Oliveira, P. – Education Economics, 2019
This paper analyzes the lasting impacts of a project aimed at teaching children how to read and write at age 6.¬†Using a Difference-in-Differences methodology, the results show that it is not enough to get children literate at age 6 to secure lasting effects; the instruction process is also an important factor: Only pupils exposed to the Phonics…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics, Elementary School Students, Language Tests
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Garrett, Rachel; Davis, Elisabeth; Eisner, Ryan – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2019
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has witnessed an increase in the number of English learner students in grades K-12 over recent years, with students coming from more diverse backgrounds in race/ethnicity, countries of origin, and native language. This requires more support from the district to meet diverse needs in terms of languages,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Butler, Aaron; Poquette, Hannah – Kentucky Department of Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the progress being made to close the current achievement gap in Kentucky. Guiding the study is the following research question: Which districts are closing racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps at rates that exceed expectations? The authors assess districts' progress in closing racial and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Districts, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Gallagher, H. Alix; Gong, Angela; Hough, Heather J.; Kennedy, Kate; Allbright, Taylor; Daramola, Eupha Jeanne – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
California's shift towards continuous improvement in education makes understanding how districts and schools can learn to improve a more pressing question than ever. The CORE Improvement Community (CIC), a network of California school districts engaged in learning about improvement together, is an important testing ground to learn about what this…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Districts, Mathematics Achievement, African American Students
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Adams, Curt M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore sustainability of social conditions and achievement outcomes in six full-service community schools (FSCSs) in two districts (Tulsa and Union Public Schools) associated with the Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative (TACSI). Three questions guided the inquiry: How has TACSI changed over the last 9 years?…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Community Schools, Outcomes of Education, Integrated Services
Manzeske, David; Reese, Kelly; Liu, Feng – American Institutes for Research, 2018
In 2013, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards received a 5-year Investing in Innovation Fund Development grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop, implement, and study Accomplished Teaching, Learning, and Schools (ATLAS). ATLAS is an online case library that contains examples of "accomplished teaching"…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Teacher Influence
Vandermark, Tara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to test the relationships between the level of implementation for instructional rounds and various instructional outcomes in grades 3-6 in a large suburban Texas school district. From the population of teachers in the district, a random sample of teachers ( n= 200) who taught in grades 3-6 were invited to participate in the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Correlation, Teaching Methods, Program Implementation
Clayton, Wayne Franklin, III – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School mobility increases the likelihood that students will experience low academic achievement, more discipline infractions, absenteeism, grade retention, and a higher propensity to drop out of high school compared to students who are nonmobile. The purpose of this quantitative ex post facto study was to examine the cognitive and behavioral…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
Houston Independent School District, 2018
The Houston Independent School District offers two primary bilingual programs for Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs). In the Transitional Bilingual program (TBP), students may move into a pre-exit phase of bilingual education so long as they meet certain performance criteria. In this Pre-Exit phase, predominantly English-language instruction…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, School Districts, Bilingual Education