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Linkow, Tamara; Bumgarner, Erin; Didriksen, Hayley; Lack, Kelly; Nichols, Austin; Dastrup, Emily; Dastrup, Samuel; Gamse, Beth – Abt Associates, 2019
Access to middle class jobs increasingly requires a college degree or credential. Individuals with postsecondary education have competitive advantage in the labor market: even when a job does not explicitly require a degree, a candidate with a degree will tend to be hired over an equally qualified candidate without one. Low-income students, in…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Program Effectiveness, Student Participation, Partnerships in Education
Linkow, Tamara; Bumgarner, Erin; Lack, Kelly; Nichols, Austin – Abt Associates, 2019
The Success Boston initiative was launched in 2008 specifically to improve Boston public high school graduates' access to and success in college, particularly for members of groups traditionally underrepresented in college degree attainment. Higher college graduation rates, in turn, are expected to increase students' access to employment in such…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Program Effectiveness, Student Participation, Partnerships in Education
Goodson, Barbara; Checkoway, Amy; Yudron, Monica; Acevedo, Maria – Abt Associates, 2018
The Year 2 Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) implementation study focuses on the second year of supports and outcomes for teachers, classroom quality, and supports for families. Overall, compared to its first year of implementation, the PEG programs in Year 2 (which was the 2016-17 school year) appear to have made progress towards delivering the key…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Grants, Program Evaluation, Educational Improvement
Hofer, Kerry; Checkoway, Amy; Goodson, Barbara; Nichols, Austin – Abt Associates, 2018
The Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) model supported and expanded high-quality preschool in high-needs communities. PEG required shared governance between local school districts and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care-licensed community-based programs. The 48 PEG classrooms provided free prekindergarten for…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, At Risk Students, Grants
Linkow, Tamara; Didriksen, Hayley; Gamse, Beth; Bumgarner, Erin; Velez, Melissa; Dastrup, Samuel; Ballinger, Sarah; Burke, Samantha; Meneses, Michael; de la Cruz, R. J. – Abt Associates, 2017
This report represents the first of three that will be released over the course of the study. It answers two primary questions: (1) How has Boston Coaching for Completion (BosC4C) been implemented? and (2) What was the cost to implement the program? Over the 2015-16 academic year, the study collected data, including by conducting intensive…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Program Effectiveness, Interviews, Online Surveys
Linkow, Tamara; Gamse, Beth; Unlu, Fatih; Bumgarner, Erin; Didriksen, Hayley; Furey, Jane; Meneses, Michael; Sami, Mona; Nichols, Austin – Abt Associates, 2017
The Success Boston initiative was launched in 2008 to improve Boston public high school graduates' access to and success in college, particularly for members of underrepresented groups. This report summarizes results from the second of three reports examining the classes of 2013 and 2014 and examines whether and how coaching affects students'…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), High School Graduates, College Readiness, Disproportionate Representation
Norton, Jill; Goodson, Barbara; Checkoway, Amy; Velez, Melissa – Abt Associates, 2017
Increasingly, early education, regardless of setting type, is considered to be an educational intervention that sets the stage for children's long-term school success. Accordingly, policymakers are focused on how to develop and support educators who have the skills and capacity to deliver high-quality programming to children. A pressing question…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Education, Capacity Building, Elementary School Teachers
Abt Associates, 2016
This report describes findings from an evaluation that documented approaches, successes, and challenges of partnership coordination efforts in Philadelphia facilitated by the Community Partnerships VISTA Project of the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) and by the United Communities' Southeast Philadelphia…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Urban Areas, School Community Programs, School Districts
Checkoway, Amy; Goodson, Barbara; Grindal, Todd; Hofer, Kerry – Abt Associates, 2016
As part of the federal Preschool Development Grant Program in late 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) was awarded a Preschool Expansion Grant (referred to as the Massachusetts PEG program) to expand high-quality early childhood education to four-year-old children from low-income families. The Massachusetts PEG…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Grants, Early Childhood Education, Access to Education
Norton, Jill; Ballinger, Sarah; Ash, Jennifer – Abt Associates, 2016
With a national reputation for high standards and a rigorous assessment system, Massachusetts now faces a critical transition. The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's (BESE) December 2015 decision to develop a new state assessment (Next-Generation MCAS) brought with it the opportunity to improve the 2011 state standards for…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation
Hehir, Thomas; Grindal, Todd; Freeman, Brian; Lamoreau, Renée; Borquaye, Yolanda; Burke, Samantha – Abt Associates, 2016
After reviewing evidence from more than 280 studies conducted in 25 countries, Abt found consistent evidence that inclusive educational settings--in which children with disabilities are educated alongside their non-disabled peers--can have substantial benefits for the cognitive and social development of those children. The research also suggests…
Descriptors: Evidence, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Educational Benefits
Martinez, Alina; Epstein, Carter; Parsad, Amanda – Abt Associates, 2015
The National Science Foundation contracted with Abt Associates to conduct an evaluation of its Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program, which supports intellectually substantive collaborations between U.S. and foreign researchers in which the international partnership is essential to the research effort. The evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, International Cooperation, International Programs, Scientific Research
Martinez, Alina; Epstein, Carter; Parsad, Amanda – Abt Associates, 2015
The National Science Foundation contracted with Abt Associates to conduct an evaluation of its Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program, which supports intellectually substantive collaborations between U.S. and foreign researchers in which the international partnership is essential to the research effort. The evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, International Cooperation, International Programs, Scientific Research
Gamse, Beth C.; Espinosa, Lorelle L.; Roy, Radha – Abt Associates, 2013
The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program represents a substantial investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the quality of graduate education, and ultimately, to increase the number of graduates better prepared to address the nation's 21st century scientific and technological needs. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach
Gamse, Beth C.; Espinosa, Lorelle L.; Roy, Radha – Abt Associates, 2013
The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program represents a substantial investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the quality of graduate education, and ultimately, to increase the number of graduates better prepared to address our nation's 21st century scientific and technological needs. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach
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