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Angrist, Joshua D.; Cohodes, Sarah R.; Dynarski, Susan M.; Pathak, Parag A.; Walters, Christopher R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
One of the most important questions in education research is whether the gains from interventions for which perceived short-term success can be sustained. The possibility of short-lived impacts is especially relevant for research on charter schools, where charter operators who face high-stakes assessments have an incentive to "teach to the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, College Preparation, College Admission
August, Diane; Branum-Martin, Lee; Cardenas-Hagan, Elsa; Francis, David – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The goal of this study was to assess the effectiveness of an intervention--Quality English and Science Teaching (QuEST)--designed to develop the science knowledge and academic language of middle grades English language learners studying science in their second language and their English-proficient classmates. Both English language learners and…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Intervention, Vocabulary, Second Language Learning
Schiller, Ellen; Wei, Xin; Thayer, Sara; Blackorby, Jose; Javitz, Harold; Williamson, Cyndi – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
This study estimates the effect of one year of Fusion Reading implementation, a multistrategy intervention, builds on the work of the Strategic Instruction Model's Learning Strategies Curriculum and Xtreme Reading by integrating some of the same strategies (e.g., paraphrasing, visual imagery, and self-questioning for information acquisition;…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
Taylor, Joseph; Kowalski, Susan; Getty, Stephen; Wilson, Christopher; Carlson, Janet – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This research is part of a larger, IES-funded study titled: "Measuring the Efficacy and Student Achievement of Research-based Instructional Materials in High School Multidisciplinary Science" (Award # R305K060142). The larger study seeks to use a cluster-randomized trial design, with schools as the unit of assignment, to make causal…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Rural Schools, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Pakulak, Eric; Stevens, Courtney; Bell, Theodore A.; Fanning, Jessica; Klein, Scott; Isbell, Elif; Neville, Helen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Over the course of several years of research, the authors have employed psychophysics, electrophysiological (ERP) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to study the development and neuroplasticity of the human brain. During this time, they observed that different brain systems and related functions display markedly different degrees or…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Brain, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
Corrin, William; Somers, Marie-Andree; Kemple, James; Nelson, Elizabeth; Sepanik, Susan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
Unfortunately, little is known about school-based interventions that address the needs of struggling adolescent readers. To help fill these gaps in knowledge and to provide evidence-based guidance to practitioners, the U.S. Department of Education initiated the Enhanced Reading Opportunities (ERO) Study--a demonstration and random assignment…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 9, Literacy, Program Implementation