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Houston Independent School District, 2018
Strategic Reading and Writing (SRW) is a reading and writing intervention course available to sixth- through tenth-grade students in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) who did not meet Grade Level standards on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) grades 3-8 reading the previous school year or who fell below the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Intervention, Reading Strategies
Torres, D. Diego – Houston Independent School District, 2018
Achieve3000®, a web-based differentiated reading program based on the Lexile® Framework and designed to improve student reading ability and comprehension of increasingly complex texts, was made available to approximately 100,000 secondary students across 98 HISD schools during the 2017-2018 academic year. The present evaluation, using a select…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Middle School Students
Merrill, Lisa; Lafayette, Camille – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
Research has begun to show that certain schoolwide characteristics--such as student-centered learning environments, leadership, and safety--can be important for improving student outcomes. In keeping with these insights, school improvement efforts around the country are becoming less narrowly focused on the performance of individual students and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. Centrally coordinated summer school programs in 2017 included accelerated instruction for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) re-testers;…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. Centrally coordinated summer school programs in 2018 included accelerated instruction for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) re-testers;…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2018
The purpose of this technical report is to describe the third operational administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in the 2016-2017 academic year. PARCC is a state-led consortium creating next-generation assessments that, compared to traditional K-12 assessments, more accurately…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Language Arts
Houston Independent School District, 2017
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. The 2016 summer education program allowed students the opportunity to repeat required courses needed for promotion, to get ahead by taking required courses before the next school year, or to…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2017
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a state-led consortium designed to create next-generation assessments that, compared to traditional K-12 assessments, more accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness. The PARCC assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Language Arts
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Lessne, Deborah; Yanez, Christina – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This document reports data from the 2015 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The Web Tables show the extent to which students with different personal characteristics report being bullied. Estimates include responses by student characteristics: student sex, race/ethnicity, grade, and household income.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Reaction, Crime, School Statistics
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. The 2015 summer education program allowed students the opportunity to repeat required courses needed for promotion, to get ahead by taking required courses before the next school year, or to…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Meredith, Julie; Anderson, Leslie M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
City Year is a learning organization committed to the rigorous evaluation of its "Whole School Whole Child" model, which trains and deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to low-performing, urban schools to empower more students to reach their full potential. A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests
Shannon, Lisa; Grant, Billie-Jo – Online Submission, 2015
Achieve3000 publishes a number of online literacy programs that differentiate lessons and activities based on student performance. Magnolia Consulting--an independent, third party evaluation firm--assessed Achieve3000 Solutions' impact on student learning during the 2014-15 school year. The researchers used a randomized control trial, where…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Program Evaluation, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Max, Jeffrey; Glazerman, Steven – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2014
This document represents the technical appendix intended to accompany "Do Disadvantaged Students Get Less Effective Teaching? Key Findings from Recent Institute of Education Sciences Studies. NCEE Evaluation Brief. NCEE 2014-4010." Contents include: (1) Summary of Related, Non-Peer-Reviewed Studies; (2) Methods for Comparing Findings…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students, Teacher Competencies, Poverty
West, Thomas C. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
Each school year, roughly a thousand students drop out of Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS). However, unlike other large, urban school districts where students who drop out skip school and are suspended often (Balfanz & Byrnes, 2010), students who drop out of MCPS are present in school; they just are not doing well…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Potential Dropouts
Huebeler, Amy; Lenard, Matt – Wake County Public School System, 2013
Exit rates from Limited English Proficiency (LEP) for students who enter the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) as LEP students vary by when students enter WCPSS (based on students entering in kindergarten, grade 6 or 7, or grade 9). Based on our 2008-09 cohorts, students entering in grades 6 or 7 were most likely to exit LEP status after…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency, Kindergarten, Grade 6
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