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Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This Research Brief investigated differences among schools in the initial student achievement and annual rates of ELA growth in middle grades using a variety of student and school demographic characteristics. It found a statistically significant difference in the initial ELA achievement but not in the annual rates of ELA growth between students in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Language Arts, English Instruction
Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2017
The Extended Foreign Language (EFL) program is a "school within a school" dual language program in which students are instructed in both English and a language other than English (Spanish or French) with one hour of daily instruction in that language. Most of the schools participating in the program implement the English/Spanish version…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English, Language of Instruction, Public Schools
Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2017
The goal of this Research Brief is to identify schools in which English Language Learners (ELLs) exhibit high growth in English language acquisition. In 2015-2016, a new English Language Proficiency test, known as Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-toState for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs) was used for the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Shneyderman, Aleksandr; Froman, Terry – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
The time it takes for an English Language Learner (ELL) to reach reading proficiency in English depends on the grade level of entry into the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program and on the student's initial English proficiency level. The summary table below presents the average years to English proficiency across different grade…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, English (Second Language), Reading Skills, Limited English Speaking
Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
This is the 2010-11 annual report on the academic progress of English language learners in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The purpose of the report is to: (1) Describe the demographic characteristics of students classified as English Language Learners (ELL) in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS); (2) Provide data regarding ELL…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Repetition, State Standards, Public Schools
Shneyderman, Aleksandr; Froman, Terry – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2015
In accordance with the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law of 2001, 100% of students were expected to become proficient on state assessments of reading and mathematics by the end of 2013-2014 academic year. Schools that consistently failed to meet the NCLB's Adequate Yearly Progress requirements were subject to penalties. In 2011, the U.S.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Cistone, Peter; Shneyderman, Aleksandr – International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, 2004
Looping is the practice in which a teacher instructs the same group of students for at least two school years, following them from one grade level to the next. Once a "loop" of two or more years is completed, the teacher may start a new loop teaching a new group of students. This evaluation study of the practice of looping in a large…
Descriptors: Looping (Teachers), Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Comparative Analysis