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Rapp, Kelly E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The use of categorical dependent variables with the classical linear regression model (CLRM) violates many of the model's assumptions and may result in biased estimates (Long, 1997; O'Connell, Goldstein, Rogers, & Peng, 2008). Many dependent variables of interest to educational researchers (e.g., professorial rank, educational attainment) are…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), College Choice, High School Seniors, Statistical Analysis
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Rapp, Kelly E.; Eckes, Suzanne E. – Educational Policy, 2007
At the outset of the charter school movement, some opponents feared that charter schools would become havens for White students wishing to flee the traditional public school system, resulting in publicly funded segregation. However, studies suggest that this has not occurred. In fact, charter schools on average remain slightly racially segregated,…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Enrollment, White Students, Racial Composition
Harris, Bryn; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Rapp, Kelly E.; Martinez, Rebecca S. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
With the sharp rise in students who are English language learners (ELL), research on identifying and serving the needs of gifted and talented (GT) ELL students offers fertile ground for best practice guidelines. The current study describes GT/ELL identification practices based on an in-depth case study of one diverse school district in the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Ability Identification
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Plucker, Jonathan A.; Makel, Matthew C.; Rapp, Kelly E. – Journal of School Choice, 2007
This study compares achievement levels for high ability students attending charter schools and students in traditional public schools in Georgia. Researchers examined student achievement (as assessed by the state's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests) using three comparison groups: students in the closest traditional schools with similar grade…
Descriptors: Traditional Schools, Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Academically Gifted
Rapp, Kelly E.; Eckes, Suzanne E.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2006
In the seven years since former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett helped develop "virtual charter schools" that provide educational programs to charter school students via the Internet (Kafer, 2003), the number of these schools has rapidly increased. At least 90 (or around 3%) of the almost 3,000 charter schools in operation in…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Policy, School Law
Plucker, Jonathan A.; Simmons, Ada B.; Eckes, Suzanne E.; Rapp, Kelly E.; Benton, Sarah A.; Nowak, Jeffrey – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2004
There is a dearth of research on the subject of university sponsorship of charter schools. This report intends to increase the knowledge base on university sponsorship of charter schools by examining the climate in Indiana, specifically in regard to the decision by only one (Ball State) of the eligible five universities (Ball State University,…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Administrators, Charter Schools, Public Colleges
Plucker, Jonathan A.; Eaton, Jessica J.; Rapp, Kelly E.; Lim, Woong; Nowak, Jeffrey; Hansen, John A.; Bartleson, Amy – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2004
The goal of the report is to provide useful information to Indiana policymakers as they debate the merits of full versus half day programs. This report sought to answer three questions: (1) What does the national research say about the effectiveness of full day kindergarten; (2) What does the Indiana data say about full day kindergarten; and (3)…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Schedules, Program Effectiveness, School Districts