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Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
Durham, Rachel E. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2018
OrchKids has been offering free, year-round music-based programming to students across Baltimore for 10 years. In school year (SY) 2017-18, its out-of-school-time (OST) program was based in six schools and served over 1,000 children in pre-K through 10th grade. The primary goal of OrchKids is to expose students and their family members to music…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Music Education, Urban Programs, Student Mobility
Gwynne, Julia A.; Cashdollar, Sarah – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
This new working paper uses survey responses and student grades and test scores to examine how math instruction and student outcomes have changed in schools with differing levels of CCSS professional development since the implementation of the new Common Core Mathematics standards (CCSS-M) in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in 2014-15. It found that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Common Core State Standards, Faculty Development, Elementary School Students
Cowhy, Jennifer R.; de la Torre, Marisa – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2017
The Success Project was a multi-year effort that aimed to better prepare middle grade students for the transition to and success in high school and beyond. Underlying this initiative was a belief that many urban public middle grades students in the United States enter high school without sufficient social supports and academic skills to succeed in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Transitional Programs, School Readiness, Urban Schools
Durham, Rachel E. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2016
This report features research on Stocks in the Future (SIF), a financial literacy program for middle-grades students. The goals of SIF are to serve underrepresented, socioeconomically disadvantaged students in schools where more than 50% are eligible for free/reduced-price meals, achieve stronger student attendance and greater attachment to…
Descriptors: Money Management, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Middle School Students
Sheldon, Steven B.; Davis, Marcia H. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2015
This report focuses on the opening of new school libraries and their impact on schools, teachers and students after two years of implementation of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project (Library Project). The findings build on the first report of this project and show that it is not just new facilities, but also the added…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Program Implementation
Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2015
In 2011 Baltimore City Schools submitted a successful proposal for an Investing in Innovations (i3) grant to offer a three year (2012-2014) summer program designed to expose rising sixth through eighth grade students to VEX robotics. The i3-funded Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Learning Program was…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Summer Programs, Grade 6, Grade 7
Gao, Jian; Hallar, Brittan; Hartmann, Tracey A. – Research For Action, 2014
This report examines the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs evaluated by Research for Action (RFA) and presents an aggregate analysis of key findings to inform broader discussions about OST programs. The report addresses the following questions: (1) Who participated in the 21st CCLC programs and how frequently did they…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Community Centers, Grants, Program Effectiveness
Sheldon, Steven B.; Davis, Marcia H.; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has partnered with Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) to complete a series of reports examining the implementation and impact of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project (Library Project). This report on the first year of the project examines the experiences of the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Urban Schools
Durham, Rachel E. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
The Ingenuity program was designed to "provide Baltimore's brightest middle school students with a free, highly accelerated, and challenging mathematics and science curriculum" (Ingenuity Project, 2014). It started in 1993 at two middle schools, one on the east side of Baltimore and the second on the west, but as of SY 2014-15 the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Acceleration (Education)
Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
Recognizing the importance of both keeping middle school students engaged and improving their math skills, Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) developed a summer school STEM program involving not only math and science instruction but also the experience of building a robot and competing with those robots in a city-wide tournament.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Summer Programs, Robotics, Mathematics Skills
McClanahan, Wendy S.; Gao, Jian; Sanders, Felcia – Research For Action, 2013
Community schools are an approach that has been adopted to respond to this educational crisis. By partnering with local agencies, community schools provide students and families with access to healthcare services, educational enhancement and recreational opportunities, family economic supports such as workforce development and income tax…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Middle School Students, Student Participation, Student Experience
Hartmann, Tracey A.; Gao, Jian; Kumar, Anurag; Edmunds, Kimberly – Research For Action, 2013
This report looks at the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs evaluated by Research for Action (RFA). It seeks to answer the following questions: (1) Who participated in the 21st CCLC programs and how frequently did they participate?; (2) What elements of program quality were in place to achieve the intended outcomes?; and (3)…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Grades (Scholastic)