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McCormick, Rachel; Harvill, Eleanor; Mendez, Jacqueline; Shea, Meghan – Abt Associates, 2021
This technical appendix supports the "New Mexico Charter School Study: Findings Report," providing detailed information on statistical methods and results. The document includes: (1) Overview of Study Design; (2) Charter School Lottery Study; and (3) Dual Language and Charter School Matching Study. The Charter School Lottery Study…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Admission (School), Selective Admission, Bilingual Education
McCormick, Rachel; Harvill, Eleanor; Mendez, Jacqueline; Shea, Meghan – Abt Associates, 2021
Conducted for Arnold Ventures by Abt Associates, the "New Mexico Charter School Study: Findings Report" collates the results of Abt's evaluation of numerous charter schools in the state, several of which employ a whole-school dual language model. The study also created multiple logic models for use by practitioners, policymakers, and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Admission (School), Selective Admission, Bilingual Education
Alamprese, Judith A.; Parsad, Amanda; Shea, Meghan; Cheng, I-Fang; Hamadyk, Jill – Abt Associates, 2021
Abt Associates evaluated the Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program, developed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), to determine whether adults with low incomes and low skills who participate in BCO services are more likely to increase their employment and financial stability than do adults who participate in LISC's…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Adult Education, Transitional Programs, Low Income Groups
Alamprese, Judith A.; Cheng, I-Fang – Abt Associates, 2021
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) funded Manhattan Strategy Group and Abt Associates to conduct the Advancing Innovation in Adult Education project. The goal is to inspire and promote the development and use of innovate approaches in adult education that can result in high quality services…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Adult Education, Transitional Programs
Judkins, David; Gardiner, Karen; Smith, Adrienne; Walton, Douglas – Abt Associates, 2020
The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program provided grants to community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs. Grant-funded colleges served workers who were eligible for training under the Trade…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, Career Development, Grants
Walton, Douglas; Judkins, David; Kolenikov, Stas; Schalk, Marci; Smith, Adrienne – Abt Associates, 2020
This document includes seven technical appendices that accompany the main report, "Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program: Round 4 Early Outcomes Study Report." The appendices include: (1) Baseline Data; (2) Follow-up Survey Data; (3) Unemployment Insurance Wage Data; (4) Service Impacts; (5)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Career Development, Grants, Federal Programs
Fein, David; Maynard, Rebecca; Baelen, Rebecca; Shivji, Azim; Souvanna, Phomdaen – Abt Associates, 2020
Year Up's Professional Training Corps (PTC) adapted its successful workforce program for low-income young adults to operate in college settings to reduce costs and enhance scalability. The one-year program provides six months of training in basic academic, professional, and occupational skills, extensive supports, a behavior contract, and a…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Access to Education
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
Fountain, Alyssa Rulf; Velez, Melissa; Gamse, Beth – Abt Associates, 2018
The vast majority of American students are neither prepared nor sufficiently engaged to become science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-literate citizens or innovative STEM professionals (National Research Council, 2007; Carnegie Corporation and the Institute for Advanced Study, 2009; National Science Board [NSB], 2010; President's…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Achievement Gap, Volunteers, Apprenticeships
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
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
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
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