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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
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
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
Gan, Katherine N.; Schneider, Glen; Harvill, Eleanor L.; Brooke, Nicole – Abt Associates, 2013
The dramatic evolution of computer and communications technology, coupled with an ever-increasing emphasis on cost-effectiveness, underscores the potential of technology-based learning (TBL), or elearning, in the public workforce investment system. The U.S. Department of Labor (the Department), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) launched…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, State Policy, Online Surveys
Martinez, Alina; Epstein, Carter; Parsad, Amanda; Whittaker, Karla – Abt Associates, 2012
Over a decade ago, the National Science Board (NSB) highlighted the importance of international collaboration in its call for increased government commitment to promoting international science and engineering (S&E) research and education. The NSB also identified the National Science Foundation (NSF) as having an important leadership role in…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Postdoctoral Education, International Programs, Scientific Research
Martinez, Alina; Epstein, Carter; Parsad, Amanda; Whittaker, Karla – Abt Associates, 2012
Among the National Science Foundation's (NSF) postdoctoral programs, the International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) is unique in its emphasis on providing postdoctoral fellows with international research experiences. Established in 1992, IRFP provides financial support to postdoctoral scientists for a research experience abroad lasting…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Postdoctoral Education, Scientists, International Programs
Martinez, Alina; Neishi, Kristen; Parsad, Amanda; Whittaker, Karla; Epstein, Carter – Abt Associates, 2012
Students in science and engineering (S&E) are preparing for careers in fields where international partnerships are increasingly important to advancing knowledge and discoveries. It has been over a decade since the National Science Board (NSB) highlighted the importance of international collaboration and called for increased government…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Exchange Programs, International Educational Exchange, Partnerships in Education
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