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Kuchle, Laura; Brown, Seth; Coukoulis, Nicholas – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The 3-year Pennsylvania Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program (Pilot) began in 2015-16 (Year 1) with the kindergarten class of 2015-16 (Cohort 1). In 2016-17 (Year 2), the Pilot was implemented with Cohort 1 students, now in first grade, and a second cohort of kindergarteners (Cohort 2). A third cohort will be added in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Screening Tests, Emergent Literacy, Early Intervention
Manzeske, David; Park, So Jung; Liu, Feng; Borman, Trisha; Gnedko-Berry, Natalya; West, Benjamin; Deng, Evelyn – American Institutes for Research, 2017
The purpose of this work was to examine the effect of classroom teachers who earn certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards on mathematics and reading achievement and behavioral outcomes (attendance and discipline referrals) for students in Grades 4 and 5. Two studies were…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Student Behavior, Attendance, Teacher Effectiveness
Friedman, Lawrence B.; Margolin, Jonathan; Swanlund, Andrew; Dhillon, Sonica; Liu, Feng – American Institutes for Research, 2017
Playground Physics is a technology-based application and accompanying curriculum designed by New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) to support middle school students' science engagement and learning of force, energy, and motion. The program includes professional development, the Playground Physics app, and a curriculum aligned with New York State…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Physics
American Institutes for Research, 2017
As interest in teacher leadership has grown, many leading organizations have developed tools and guidance to support schools, districts, and teacher leaders themselves. In collaboration and consultation with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, REL Midwest and the Center on Great Teachers and…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Measures (Individuals)
Jacques, Catherine; Behrstock-Sherratt, Ellen; Parker, Amber; Bassett, Katherine; Allen, Megan; Bosso, David; Olson, Derek – American Institutes for Research, 2017
For the last 4 years, 10 leading education organizations have collaborated on a study series that includes teacher voice in conversations and research about educator effectiveness. Initially conceptualized by teacher leaders from the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) and with their continued input, the "From Good to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Pollitt, Kelly; Leichty, Reg – American Institutes for Research, 2017
This interactive tool, initiated by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), is designed to guide principals in engaging with state and district leaders as they prepare to submit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated plans and work over the coming years to implement the new law. This tool offers principals an…
Descriptors: Principals, Program Implementation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
American Institutes for Research, 2017
As interest in teacher leadership has grown, many leading organizations have developed tools and guidance to support schools, districts, and teacher leaders themselves. For instance, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year developed resources on teacher leader career pathways and advocacy approaches, as well as teacher leader standards.…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Career Readiness, Leadership Qualities, Strategic Planning
Sherman, Dan; Li, Yibing; Darwin, Marlene; Taylor, Suzanne; Song, Mengli – American Institutes for Research, 2017
The National Math + Science Initiative's (NMSI's) College Readiness Program (CRP) is an established program whose goal is to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in high schools to improve students' readiness for college. It provides teacher, student, and school supports to promote high school students' success in…
Descriptors: National Programs, Program Effectiveness, Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Students
American Institutes for Research, 2016
For high school students and their parents, paying for college can be daunting, particularly if student loans are a factor. Some advocates have suggested that income share agreements (ISAs) may help these families finance postsecondary education. ISAs are an alternative form of financial aid in which students pledge a portion of their future…
Descriptors: Income Contingent Loans, Paying for College, High School Students, College Bound Students
American Institutes for Research, 2016
Alaska's School Climate and Connectedness Survey (SCCS) is a statewide survey developed by American Institutes for Research (AIR) in partnership with the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) in 2006. Through student and staff responses, it measures positive school climate, how connected students feel to adults and peers, social and emotional…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Environment, State Surveys, Student School Relationship
Jacques, Catherine; Weber, Gretchen; Bosso, David; Olson, Derek; Bassett, Katherine – American Institutes for Research, 2016
This report is the second in a series from a collaboration of nine leading organizations working to advance teaching and elevate the profession. For years, education leaders have sought to pinpoint how teachers become effective in order to better leverage teachers' impact on student learning and improve student outcomes. Teacher leadership is…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Role, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Characteristics
Schneider, Mark – American Institutes for Research, 2016
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has developed an extensive data system that captures the wages earned by graduates of public colleges and universities, by major. The board then makes those data available, providing a highly detailed look at the wages of completers at various points between 1 and 10 years after attaining a…
Descriptors: Salary Wage Differentials, Majors (Students), College Graduates, Outcome Measures
Betts, Julian; Kitmitto, Sami; Levin, Jesse; Bos, Johannes; Eaton, Marian – American Institutes for Research, 2015
Magnet schools hold a prominent place in the history of education reforms in the United States. Best known for offering unique programs or curricula to attract students from outside a school's neighborhood, many magnet schools started off as neighborhood public schools but converted with the goals of increasing student diversity and achievement.…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Educational Change, Elementary Schools, Academic Achievement
Clifford, Matthew – American Institutes for Research, 2015
Most states and districts scramble to provide professional development to support principals, but "principal evaluation" is often lost amid competing priorities. Evaluation is an important method for supporting principal growth, communicating performance expectations to principals, and improving leadership practice. It provides leaders…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Talent Development, Capacity Building, Leadership
Lachlan-Haché, Lisa – American Institutes for Research, 2015
Student learning measures have rapidly become common in teacher evaluation systems across the United States. Over half of the country's states have required, recommended, or identified "student learning objectives" (SLOs) as a measure of student growth for use in educator evaluation. Although SLO-type measures vary significantly in terms…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Synthesis, Program Implementation, Educational Research
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