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Jordan, Wendy Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined relationships between specific data on students referred for and placed in the exceptional children's program. The context is a rural North Carolina county and included 206 records of K-6th graders spanning academic years 2007-08, 08-09 and 09-10. The kindergarten entrance ages of students were divided into categories of on…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Entrance Age, Referral, Student Placement
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Guevremont, Anne; Roos, Noralou P.; Brownell, Marni – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2007
Data from a population-based repository in Manitoba showed that students who are male, young for grade, and in Grades 1, 2, 7, and 8 were the most likely to be retained. After controlling for key student factors including socioeconomic status, school changes, and key school characteristics including stability of the student body, retention was a…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Foreign Countries, School Holding Power, Gender Differences
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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
One of the main policy responses to turnover and inadequate preparation among beginning teachers is supporting them with an induction program. Informal or low-intensity teacher induction programs are prevalent and include pairing each new teacher with another full-time teacher without providing training, supplemental materials, or release time for…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Orientation, Program Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers
Hanushek, Eric A.; Rivkin, Steven G. – Education Working Paper Archive, 2007
Substantial uncertainty exists about the impact of school quality on the black-white achievement gap. Our results, based on both Texas Schools Project (TSP) administrative data and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey (ECLS), differ noticeably from other recent analyses of the black-white achievement gap by providing strong evidence that…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Academic Achievement, Racial Differences, African American Students
Walking Eagle, Karen P.; Miller, Tiffany D.; Cooc, North; LaFleur, Jennifer; Reisner, Elizabeth R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2009
New Jersey After 3 (NJ After 3) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand and improve afterschool opportunities for New Jersey's youth. Using both public and private resources, it supports a network of youth-service providers that deliver afterschool services based on NJ After 3's program model. Under an agreement with NJ…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Program Content, Nonprofit Organizations