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Boller, Kimberly; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Malone, Lizabeth M.; Baxter, Gail P.; West, Jerry – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness
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Malone, Lizabeth M.; Cabili, Charlotte; Henderson, Jamila; Esposito, Andrea Mraz; Coolahan, Kathleen; Henke, Juliette; Asheer, Subuhi; O'Toole, Meghan; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Boller, Kimberly – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Measurement Techniques, Profiles
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Bates, Lauren; Breslow, Nicole; Hupert, Naomi – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This report describes efforts by five states (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) to improve adolescent literacy. Highlighting common challenges and lessons, the report examines how each state has engaged key stakeholders, set rigorous goals and standards, aligned resources to support adolescent literacy goals, built…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, State Departments of Education, Literacy, Adolescents
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
This report describes statistical indicators developed by the Council of the Great City Schools and its member districts to measure big-city school performance on a range of operational functions in business, finance, human resources and technology. The report also presents data city-by-city on those indicators. This is the second time that…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Human Resources, School Districts
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Murnane, Richard J. – Future of Children, 2007
Richard Murnane observes that the American ideal of equality of educational opportunity has for years been more the rhetoric than the reality of the nation's political life. Children living in poverty, he notes, tend to be concentrated in low-performing schools staffed by ill-equipped teachers. They are likely to leave school without the skills…
Descriptors: Poverty, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, School Choice
Faigenbaum, Avery; Mediate, Patrick – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2006
This article provides an overview of medicine ball training. Specifically, it describes "Medicine Ball for All," a physical activity program designed to provide children and teenagers with a meaningful learning experience that is consistent with their developmental needs. The article focuses on developing a safe, successful, and inexpensive…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Physical Education, Muscular Strength, Stimulation
McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Malmgren, Kimber; Nolet, Victor – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2006
Accountability for students with disabilities who receive special education services is now a result of policy requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. Together these pieces of federal legislation require that students participate in statewide…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Alternative Assessment, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
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Banks, Debra L.; Elser,Monica; Saltz, Charlene – Environmental Education Research, 2005
The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) project includes training elementary and secondary teachers. This training component, Ecology Explorers (EE), prepares teachers in grades 4 through 12 to teach about ecological principles and processes. The EE pedagogy employs scientific inquiry and data collection protocols.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Scientific Methodology, Elementary Secondary Education