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Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2011
This eighth report on the features of America's teacher preparation and initial state credentialing presents data states reported to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) in October 2008, October 2009 and October 2010. Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended in 2008 by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA),…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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
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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
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Paloyo, Alfredo R. – Journal of Peer Learning, 2015
Selection bias pervades the evaluation of supplemental instruction (SI) in non-experimental settings. This brief note provides a formal framework to understand this issue. The objective is to contribute to the accumulation of credible evidence on the impact of SI.
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Evaluation Problems, Program Evaluation, Selection Criteria
Ascher, Carol; Flaxman, Erwin – 1988
Recent evaluations of Federal compensatory education programs funded by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, and maintained by the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, Chapter 1, point to qualified effectiveness in the targeting of services, program structures, and classroom arrangements for increasing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Delivery Systems, Educationally Disadvantaged
Moilanen, Carolyn – 1987
Project SEED (Special Elementary Education for the Disadvantaged) is a supplementary mathematics program which applies Socratic discovery methods to mathematics instruction. It was implemented in 10 fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in Portland to improve mathematics achievement and increase students' esteem for mathematics learning. Student…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Harris, John – Language Teaching Research, 2009
The teaching and learning of Irish in primary school is both an important educational issue and central to the national language revitalization effort. The findings of Irish-language programme evaluations, therefore, are invariably scrutinized very closely by different sectors. This paper examines how the later stages of a major evaluation took…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Evaluators, Official Languages, Language of Instruction
Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California, 2007
The goal of college preparation programs is to help students, particularly underrepresented students of color, to enroll and succeed in college. While many programs focus on strengthening students' math and reading skills, familiarizing them with college entrance exams, and demystifying the college admissions process, there are few guidelines for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, College Preparation, Policy Analysis, Program Effectiveness
Hagin, Rosa A. – 1983
The program entitled Prevention of Learning Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Model, developed and operated by the Learning Disorders Unit of New York University Medical Center, has three elements: scanning, diagnosis, and intervention. Educational intervention is done primarily by Board of Education teachers and educational assistants under the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2
Achilles, C. M.; DuVall, Lloyd – 1983
Pupils at three elementary schools and one junior high school among Area 1 inner-city schools of St. Louis Missouri, were identified as scoring well below norms on standardized tests. An effort to change the educational programs at these schools netted financial support and the creation of Project SHAL (named for the schools involved). Inservice…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing, Educational Change
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Cargill, Margaret; O'Connor, Patrick – Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2006
Getting papers published in the (largely English-language) international literature is important for individual researchers, their institutions, and the academic community, and the resulting pressure is being felt increasingly in China as a result of top-down policy initiatives. For many researchers, reaching this goal involves two intersecting…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Scientists
Crist-Whitzel, Janet L.; And Others – 1984
This evaluative report describes a demonstration project undertaken by the Center for Research on Equitable Access to Technology in Education (CREATE) at the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development; the project involved the design and implementation of computer literacy training of minority high school students in San…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged
Wilson, Jeremy M.; Chermak, Steven; McGarrell, Edmund F. – RAND Corporation, 2010
In 2006, more than 6 million individuals were victimized by violent crimes. Although violence is below levels of the early 1990s, it remains high. The extent of violence and its impact highlight a critical need to develop and implement effective programs to reduce violence and victimization. Communities have initiated a wide range of such…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Crime, Prevention, Community Programs
Dilling, H. J. – 1986
This paper describes an evaluation model developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and illustrates how it was adapted to meet local and provincial needs of the Scarborough School System for accountability data and direction for change. The basic Cooperative Evaluation and Development of School Systems (CEDSS) model includes five stages of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Boards of Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Assessment
Stecher, Brian M.; Mitchell, Karen J. – 1995
This study explored fourth-grade teachers' understanding of mathematical problem solving, an aspect of the Vermont portfolio assessment program that has been largely ignored. Teachers' conceptions of problem solving, their knowledge of problem-solving strategies, their selection and evaluation of problem-solving tasks, and their instructional…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
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