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Partridge, Mark A.; Koon, Sharon – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
The purpose of this report was to determine which Mississippi public schools perform better than could be predicted, considering demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Additionally, this study identified profiles of schools within Mississippi, or groups of schools with similar socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. This study…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
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Meyers, Coby V.; Wan, Yinmei – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands conducted this study using data on public high schools in Puerto Rico from national and territory databases to compare methods for identifying beating-the-odds schools. Schools were identified by two methods, a status method that ranked high-poverty schools based on their current observed…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods
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Abe, Yasuyo; Weinstock, Phyllis; Chan, Vincent; Meyers, Coby; Gerdeman, R. Dean; Brandt, W. Christopher – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2015
A number of states and school districts have identified schools that perform better than expected, given the populations they serve, in order to recognize school performance or to learn from local school practices and policies. These schools have been labeled "beating the odds," "high-performing/high-poverty,"…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Identification, Academic Achievement
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Partridge, Mark A.; Rudo, Zena; Herrera, Sarah – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Charter schools have become a widely used alternative to traditional public schools, both nationally and in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast Region. They play an increasingly important role in state reform efforts. South Carolina stakeholders--including the South Carolina Department of Education, the Public Charter School…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, Identification, Elementary Schools
Council of the Great City Schools, 2009
This edition of "Beating the Odds" presents student achievement from 2008 to 2009. Individual district profiles of student achievement are presented. [For a related report, "Beating the Odds: Analysis of Student Performance on State Assessments and NAEP. Results from the 2008-09 School Year," see ED508975.]
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Districts, Profiles, Public Schools
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Koon, Sharon; Petscher, Yaacov; Foorman, Barbara R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2014
State education leaders are often interested in identifying schools that have demonstrated success with improving the literacy of students who are at the highest level of risk for reading difficulties. The identification of these schools that are "beating the odds" is typically accomplished by comparing a school's observed performance on…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students
Voight, Adam; Austin, Gregory; Hanson, Thomas – California Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2013
This report, written by WestEd's Adam Voight, Gregory Austin, and Thomas Hanson, describes a study that examines what makes successful schools different from other schools. Rather than define success in absolute terms, this study's definition is based on whether or not a school is performing better than predicted given the characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, Organizational Climate, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement
Grusenmeyer, Linda; Fifield, Steve; Murphy, Aideen; Nian, Qinghua; Qian, Xiaoyu – Delaware Education Research & Development Center, 2010
The investigation identified Delaware public and charter middle schools across the state which outperformed other Delaware middle schools with similar student demographic profiles. Teachers and administrators at six of these "Beating the Odds" schools and at six comparison middle schools were surveyed regarding their schools…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Middle Schools
Voight, Adam; Austin, Gregory; Hanson, Thomas – California Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2013
This report, written by WestEd's Adam Voight, Gregory Austin, and Thomas Hanson, describes a study that examines what makes successful schools different from other schools. Rather than define success in absolute terms, this study's definition is based on whether or not a school is performing better than predicted given the characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness, Public Schools
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Morton, Brenda M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Foster children have been identified as one of the most high-risk groups for academic failure in schools today. However, a small number of foster youth are beating the odds by achieving academically. How are they able to overcome tremendous barriers and succeed? This phenomenological study reports the findings of former foster youth and their P-12…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foster Care, At Risk Students, Phenomenology
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Koon, Sharon; Petscher, Yaacov; Foorman, Barbara R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2014
State education leaders are often interested in identifying schools that have demonstrated success with improving the literacy of students who are at the highest level of risk for reading difficulties. The identification of these schools that are "beating the odds" is typically accomplished by comparing a school's observed performance on…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University (NJ1), 2011
This report describes a follow-up qualitative study, conducted in 2006 by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, of a small group of New York City high schools that, according to 2001 data, were "beating the odds" in preparing low-performing ninth-grade students for timely high school graduation and college going. The thirteen…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Graduation, Enrollment
Uzzell, Renata; Fernandez, Jeannette; Palacios, Moses; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2014
The Council of the Great City Schools prepared this thirteenth edition of "Beating the Odds" to give the nation an in-depth look at how big-city schools are performing on the academic goals and standards set by the states. This analysis examines student achievement in mathematics and reading from spring 2010 through spring 2013; measures…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Abe, Yasuyo; Weinstock, Phyllis; Chan, Vincent; Meyers, Coby; Gerdeman, R. Dean; Brandt, W. Christopher – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2015
Schools that show better academic performance than would be expected given characteristics of the school and student populations are often described as "beating the odds" (BTO). State and local education agencies often attempt to identify such schools as a means of identifying strategies or practices that might be contributing to the…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools, Identification, Educational Indicators
Mentzer, Brian – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In recent years, much emphasis has been placed on student outcomes on high stakes summative assessments. This call for accountability has forced educators to look critically at themselves and their schools to determine what they can do to improve the outcomes (Suber, 2011). Generally, in the United States, schools with high percentages of poor…
Descriptors: Poverty, Academic Achievement, Principals, Administrator Role
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