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Ingels, Steven J.; Dalton, Ben – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report provides a first look at selected findings from the first follow-up of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). HSLS:09 focuses on understanding students' trajectories from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. The core research questions for the study explore secondary to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Grade 9, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement
MDRC, 2017
As the first major effort to use a behavioral economics lens to examine human services programs that serve poor and vulnerable families in the United States, the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project demonstrated the value of applying behavioral insights to improve the efficacy of human services programs. The BIAS…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Human Services, Children
Niu, Sunny; Li, Jun; Merriman, Jennifer; Matos-Elefonte, Haifa – College Board, 2015
In this study, we compare SpringBoard® (SB) schools that had continuously used the SB English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for at least three years with comparable non-SB schools. For high schools, the outcomes examined were school-level AP® participation and performance for a) all AP subjects, b) ELA and social science AP subjects, and c) ELA…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Curriculum, Effective Schools Research, Comparative Analysis
Martin, Michael O.; Mullis, Ina V. S.; Foy, Pierre; Stanco, Gabrielle M. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has been conducting comparative studies of educational achievement in a number of curriculum areas, including mathematics and science. TIMSS 2011 represents the fifth cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS),…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Osmundson, Ellen; Dai, Yunyun; Herman, Joan – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2011
This efficacy study was designed to examine the traditional FOSS curriculum (Delta Publishing, Full Option Science System/FOSS, magnetism and electricity, structures of life, and water modules, 2005), and the new ASK/FOSS curriculum (magnetism and electricity, structures of life, and water modules, 2005), a revised version of the original FOSS…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4, Elementary School Science
Cahalan, Margaret; Goodwin, David – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2014
In January 2009, in the last week of the Bush Administration, the U.S. Department of Education (ED), upon orders from the departing political appointee staff, published the final report in a long running National Evaluation of Upward Bound (UB). The study was conducted by the contractor, Mathematica Policy Research. After more than a year in…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, College Readiness, Access to Education, Data Analysis
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre; Hooper, Martin – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The Internet has become the primary source for obtaining information at work, at home, and for school. Because Internet reading increasingly is becoming one of the central ways students are acquiring information, in 2016, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) was extended to include ePIRLS--an innovative assessment of online…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 4, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Ruby, Allen; Doolittle, Emily – National Center for Education Research, 2010
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of programs aimed at improving students' behavior. For this evaluation, such programs were termed Social…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, School Activities
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National Center for Education Research, 2008
A variety of preschool curricula is available and in widespread use, however, there is a lack of evidence from rigorous evaluations regarding the effects of these curricula on children's school readiness. The lack of such information is important as early childhood center-based programs have been a major, sometimes the sole, component of a number…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Low Income, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Children
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Rolfhus, Eric; Gersten, Russell; Clarke, Ben; Decker, Lauren E.; Wilkins, Chuck; Dimino, Joseph – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
The 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) approved schools' use of alternative methods for determining student eligibility for special education services. IDEA encourages schools to intervene as soon as there is a valid indication that a student might experience academic difficulties, rather than after…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Eligibility, Tutor Training
Alberta Education, 2009
The Emerge One-to-One Laptop Learning Project (Emerge) was established in 2006 by Alberta Education to investigate the efficacy of wireless computing for learning and teaching. In 2007, the Alberta provincial government awarded 3-year grants to 20 Alberta jurisdictions. Based on the projections in the awardees' applications, the project…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, State Government, Teaching Methods
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Robinson, W. P.; Gillibrand, E. – International Journal of Science Education, 2004
The primary purpose was to investigate the efficacy of a full year of single-sex (SS) teaching of science. The secondary aims were to locate any differentiation by set and gender, and to relate these to more proximal variables. Participants were 13 year olds. Higher set girls gave evidence of clear benefits overall, and higher set boys also,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Gender Differences
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Segrist, Kathleen A. – Educational Gerontology, 2004
Many older adult have an interest in learning to use computers. The study reported in this article examined whether older adults' attitudes toward computers can be influenced by direct, customized computer training. Thirty older participants who registered for introductory computer courses offered at a SeniorNet computer lab completed the…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Older Adults, Attitude Change, Computer Attitudes
Martinez, Alina; Cosentino de Cohen, Clemencia – Abt Associates, 2010
This report presents findings from a NASA requested evaluation in 2008, which contains both implementation and impact modules. The implementation study investigated how sites implement Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) and the contextual factors important in this implementation. The implementation study used data…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Public Agencies, STEM Education, Enrichment Activities
Olsen, Juliann K.; House, J. Daniel – 1997
The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of academic background and noncognitive variables as predictors of student achievement in science and mathematics. Participants in this study were 9,802 students who began as new freshmen during 5 consecutive fall semesters and took at least 1 of 14 frequently taken mathematics and science…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Educational Assessment, Educational Background
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