NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Publication Date
In 20190
Since 20181
Since 2015 (last 5 years)3
Since 2010 (last 10 years)8
Since 2000 (last 20 years)15
Audience
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing all 15 results Save | Export
Meredith, Julie; Anderson, Leslie M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
City Year is a learning organization committed to the rigorous evaluation of its "Whole School Whole Child" model, which trains and deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to low-performing, urban schools to empower more students to reach their full potential. A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Webb, Linda; Carey, John; Villares, Elizabeth; Wells, Craig; Sayer, Aline – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Numerous authors have reviewed research to determine which skills are considered fundamental to successful academic and social outcomes for students (Hattie, Briggs, & Purdie, 1996; Masten & Coatworth, 1998; Wang, Haertel, & Walberg, 1994; Zins, Weissberg, Wang, & Walberg, 2004). These skills include: (1) cognitive and…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Success, Cognitive Ability, Metacognition
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Mariani, Melissa; Webb, Linda; Villares, Elizabeth; Brigman, Greg – Professional Counselor, 2015
This study involved fifth-grade students (N = 336) from one Florida school district and examined prosocial behaviors, bullying behaviors, engagement in school success skills and perceptions of classroom climate between the treatment group who received the school counselor-led Student Success Skills classroom guidance program, and their peer…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Districts, Effect Size, Intervention
Olson, Christine A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In an effort to implement school reform to meet the needs of a changing society, schools have taken action to assist students in achieving proficiency on standardized tests by implementing departmentalized gender-inclusive classroom environments in the public school system. Research conducted in M. Gurian and P. Henley's (2001) "Boys and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Standardized Tests
Joseph, Rosnel L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This applied dissertation was designed to evaluate improving the reading performance of fifth-grade students through an afterschool reading program to determine whether it was effective in teaching Native American and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). This study compared the reading performance of fifth-grade students who struggle…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, American Indians, Observation
Gamse, Beth; Boulay, Beth; Rulf-Fountain, Alyssa; Unlu, Fatih – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
"The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (PL 107-110) established the Reading First Program (Title I, Part B, Subpart 1), a major federal initiative designed to help ensure that all children can read at or above grade level by the end of third grade. Reading First (RF) builds upon research indicating that effective reading instruction on…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Federal Programs, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness
Cavalluzzo, Linda; Geraghty, Thomas M.; Steele, Jennifer L.; Holian, Laura; Jenkins, Frank; Alexander, Jane M.; Yamasaki, Kelsey Y. – CNA Corporation, 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate, using a randomized experimental design, the efficacy of TERC's "Using Data" program to change teacher behavior and improve student learning outcomes. The "Using Data" intervention provides professional development and technical assistance to teachers to help them use data…
Descriptors: Data, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Intervention
Figlio, David; Holden, Kristian L.; Ozek, Umut – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Instructional time is a fundamental educational input, yet we have little causal evidence about the effect of longer school days on student achievement. This paper uses a sharp regression discontinuity design to estimate the effects of lengthening the school day for low-performing schools in Florida by exploiting an administrative cutoff for…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Low Achievement, Eligibility, Literacy Education
Borman, Kathryn M.; Cotner, Bridget A.; Lee, Reginald S.; Boydston, Theodore L.; Lanehart, Rheta – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
This study was designed to establish the efficacy of Teaching SMART (Teaching Science, Mathematics and Relevant Technologies); a science professional development program for teachers with students in grades 3 through 5. Teaching SMART promotes scientific inquiry and emphasizes the importance of equity, empowerment, exploration, and fun in the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Training, Program Effectiveness, Resource Teachers
Miller, Gloria I.; Jaciw, Andrew; Vu, Minh-Thien – Empirical Education Inc., 2007
This research project consists of a randomized experiment in St. Petersburg Catholic Schools. The question being addressed by the research is whether "Scott Foresman Science" is as effective as the current curricula being used in the participating campuses of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg. The research focuses on 3rd, 4th,…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Control Groups, Educational Change, Educational Research
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lucas, Maurice E.; Figlio, David N. – Education Next, 2004
With reports that some of the nation's finest universities have been handing out A's like lollipops at Halloween, the lowering of standards in higher education has become a hot topic. But grading standards in primary and secondary education have received remarkably less attention. There are two major questions related to grading standards. First,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Boards of Education, Grade Inflation, Grading
Empirical Education Inc., 2008
PCI Education sought scientifically based evidence on the effectiveness of the "PCI Reading Program--Level One" for students with severe disabilities. During the 2007-2008 academic year. Empirical Education conducted a randomized control trial (RCT) in two Florida districts, Brevard and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For this…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Disabilities, Urban Schools, Public Schools
Jones, Brett D.; Egley, Robert J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2006
Teachers and principals don't always agree about the effects on education of accountability systems based on high-stakes testing. Mr. Jones and Mr. Egley look at the implications of these differing perceptions and suggest some strategies for creating a climate in which teachers and administrators can move forward on improving student learning.…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
Toby, Megan; Ma, Boya; Jaciw, Andrew; Cabalo, Jessica – Empirical Education Inc., 2008
PCI Education sought scientifically based evidence on the effectiveness of the "PCI Reading Program--Level One" for students with severe disabilities. During the 2007-2008 academic year. Empirical Education conducted a randomized control trial (RCT) in two Florida districts, Brevard and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For this…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Disabilities, Urban Schools, Public Schools
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Bates, Lauren; Breslow, Nicole; Hupert, Naomi – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This report describes efforts by five states (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) to improve adolescent literacy. Highlighting common challenges and lessons, the report examines how each state has engaged key stakeholders, set rigorous goals and standards, aligned resources to support adolescent literacy goals, built…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, State Departments of Education, Literacy, Adolescents