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Zhao, Yong – Teachers College Press, 2018
Medical products are required to disclose both their intended outcomes and known side effects. Educational policy and practice, however, carries no such labels. Thus, teachers, school leaders, and the public are not told, for example, that "this program helps improve your students' reading scores, but it may make them hate reading…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Best Practices, Program Effectiveness
Barnett, W. Steven; Epstein, Dale J.; Carolan, Megan E.; Fitzgerald, Jen; Ackerman, Debra J.; Friedman, Allison H. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2010
The "2010 State Preschool Yearbook" is the eighth in a series of annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest Yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2009-2010 school year. The first report in this series focused on programs for the 2001-2002 school year and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Barnett, W. Steven; Carolan, Megan E.; Fitzgerald, Jen; Squires, James H. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2011
The "2011 State Preschool Yearbook" is the newest edition of our annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest "Yearbook" presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2010-2011 school year as well as documenting a decade of progress since the first…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Barnett, W. Steven; Epstein, Dale J.; Friedman, Allison H.; Sansanelli, Rachel A.; Hustedt, Jason T. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2009
The "2009 State Preschool Yearbook" is the seventh in a series of annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest Yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2008-2009 school year. The first report in this series focused on programs for the 2001-2002 school year and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Scarborough, Jule Dee – Online Submission, 2007
This Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) initiative represents the authors' first attempt to prepare engineering and technology professors for teaching to improve student learning and the Scholarship of Teaching. This college portfolio is nontraditional in that it combines a learning paper approach…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Worksheets, Teaching Models
Humphrey, Neil – SAGE Publications Ltd (CA), 2013
This important new book provides the first in-depth, authoritative and balanced examination of the critical issues pervading Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). The book highlights strengths and flaws in SEL theory and research, and sets the agenda for the next generation of inquiry. The book investigates key topics such as: (1) definitions and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Theories, Definitions
Reedy, Kristen; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie – WestEd, 2015
Implementation of multi-tier system of supports (MTSS) has grown rapidly in Kansas and is a key strategy for turning around low-performing schools in the state. MTSS is designed to improve outcomes for all students by instituting system-level change across the classroom, school, district, and state. Such systemic change is accomplished by…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Turnaround, Program Implementation, Fidelity
Porter, Stephen R. – Online Submission, 2012
Selection bias is problematic when evaluating the effects of postsecondary interventions on college students, and can lead to biased estimates of program effects. While instrumental variables can be used to account for endogeneity due to self-selection, current practice requires that all five assumptions of instrumental variables be met in order…
Descriptors: Statistical Bias, College Students, Educational Research, Statistical Analysis
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Hill, Heather C. – Future of Children, 2007
The U.S. educational system invests heavily, in both time and money, in continuing education for teachers. In this article Heather Hill examines the effectiveness of two forms of teacher learning--graduate coursework and professional development. She focuses first on graduate education. Almost half of all teachers have a master's degree. Many…
Descriptors: Salaries, Graduate Study, Continuing Education, Program Effectiveness
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Feinberg, Mark E.; Gomez, Brendan J.; Puddy, Richard W.; Greenberg, Mark T. – Health Education & Behavior, 2008
Community coalitions (CCs) have labored with some difficulty to demonstrate empirical evidence of effectiveness in preventing a wide range of adolescent problem behaviors. Training and technical assistance (TA) have been identified as important elements in promoting improved functioning of CCs. A reliable, valid, and inexpensive method to assess…
Descriptors: Prevention, Construct Validity, Risk, Questionnaires
Dede, Chris, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2006
In "Online Professional Development for Teachers," the authors look closely at exemplary online professional development programs, compare them carefully with one another, and draw helpful conclusions about them--both for those who develop online programs and for teachers and administrators in search of professional development programs…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Efficiency
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Sachs, John J.; Miller, Sidney R. – Behavioral Disorders, 1992
The impact of a modified wilderness program on the cooperative and aggressive behaviors of seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents was evaluated in the context of self-efficacy theory. Results indicated that participating adolescents showed a significant increase in cooperative behaviors and that direct observation procedures were more…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adventure Education, Aggression, Behavior Change
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Machalicek, Wendy; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Beretvas, Natasha; Sigafoos, Jeff; Lancioni, Guilio E. – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2007
This review evaluates research on the treatment of challenging behavior in school settings for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Electronic database searches were carried out to identify studies published between 1995 and 2005. Twenty-six studies were identified. A variety of procedures were implemented in these studies to decrease…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Problems
Sabatini, John P. – 2001
An analysis was conducted of the results of a formative evaluation of the LiteracyLink "Workplace Essential Skills" (WES) learning system conducted in the fall of 1998. (The WES learning system is a multimedia learning system integrating text, sound, graphics, animation, video, and images in a computer system and includes a videotape series, a…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Computer Software
Powell, Ronald J.; And Others – 1991
This report documents efforts to develop instruments for data-gathering and to train field staff in the use of the instruments, as part of a feasibility study designed to validate a conceptual framework that describes the elements of California's special education prereferral and alternative assessment procedures for ethno-linguistically diverse…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
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