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LiCalsi, Christina; Ozek, Umut; Figlio, David – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
Educational accountability policies are a popular tool to close the achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students. However, these policies may exacerbate inequality if families from advantaged backgrounds are better able to advocate for their children and thus circumvent policy. We investigate this possibility in the context of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Grade Repetition, Mothers, Educational Attainment
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Canto, Angela I.; Proctor, Briley E. – Journal of Research in Education, 2013
This study explored student-level predictors of reading achievement among third grade regular education students. Predictors included student demographics (sex and socioeconomic status (SES), using free and reduced lunch as proxy for SES), direct observations of reading skills (oral reading fluency (ORF) and word decoding skill (nonsense word…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Predictor Variables, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Edgar, Debra L.; Rosa-Lugo, Linda I. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2007
Purpose: The primary focus of this study was to elicit the perspectives of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) regarding features of the work environment that contribute to and/or hinder recruitment and retention in the public school setting. Method: A questionnaire was distributed to SLPs employed in 10 school districts in Central Florida…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Work Environment, Recruitment, Speech Language Pathology
Froman, Terry; Luzon-Canasi, Angela – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2004
Beginning in the 2002-03 school year, the revised Florida School Code required 3rd grade students to demonstrate reading proficiency by scoring at level 2 or higher on the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). If not, the student must be retained, unless exempted from mandatory retention for special circumstances…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Grade Repetition, Grade 3, Educational Policy
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