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Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Li, Wei; Miller, Shazia R.; van der Ploeg, Arie – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
We use data from a large-scale experiment conducted in Indiana in 2009-2010 to examine the impact of two interim assessment programs (mCLASS and Acuity) across the mathematics and reading achievement distributions. Specifically, we focus on whether the use of interim assessments has a particularly strong effect on improving outcomes for low…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Regression (Statistics)
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Stuit, David; Austin, Megan J.; Berends, Mark; Gerdeman, R. Dean – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2014
Recent changes to state laws on accountability have prompted school districts to design teacher performance evaluation systems that incorporate student achievement (student growth) as a major component. As a consequence, some states and districts are considering teacher value-added models as part of teacher performance evaluations. Value-added…
Descriptors: Norm Referenced Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Teacher Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
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Holstead, Jenell; King, Mindy Hightower – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2011
This study examined academic differences between students who attended 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs frequently (60 or more days) and matched nonattendees during the 2008-2009 school year. Schools included in the study represented only those centers found to be implementing high-quality programming, as measured by a…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Quality, Matched Groups
Slavin, Robert E.; Holmes, GwenCarol; Madden, Nancy A.; Chamberlain, Anne; Cheung, Alan – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2010
Despite a quarter-century of reform, US schools serving students in poverty continue to lag far behind other schools. There are proven programs, but these are not widely used. This large-scale experiment evaluated a district-level reform model created by the Center for DataDriven Reform in Education (CDDRE). The CDDRE model provided consultation…
Descriptors: Data, Educational Change, School Districts, Poverty
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Kettler, Ryan J.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Beddow, Peter A.; Compton, Elizabeth; McGrath, Dawn; Kaase, Kristopher J.; Bruen, Charles; Ford, Lisa; Hinton, Kent – Exceptional Children, 2010
This study featured validity evidence for scores from states' alternate assessments of alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AASs). It evaluated students from 6 states who were eligible for an AA-AAS concurrently with measures of academic competence and adaptive behavior. The investigators also assessed students with disabilities who were…
Descriptors: Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Adjustment (to Environment)
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