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Laurenzano, Mary; Reilly, Joseph M.; Ross, Steven M. – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2021
Bet on Baltimore is a summer youth development program with a focus on creativity, making, and entrepreneurship created by Dent Education in 2017 and designed for Baltimore City public high school students. The goals are to engage high school students in Baltimore in meaningful work, leadership, and personal development activities and, according…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Summer Programs, Program Evaluation, High School Students
Pellegrini, Marta; Lake, Cynthia; Neitzel, Amanda; Slavin, Robert E. – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020
This article reviews research on the achievement outcomes of elementary mathematics programs. 85 rigorous experimental studies evaluated 64 programs in grades K-5. Programs were organized in 6 categories. Particularly positive outcomes were found for tutoring programs. Positive outcomes were seen in studies focused on professional development for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Tutoring
Morrison, Jennifer R.; Risman, Kelsey L.; Reilly, Joseph; Eisinger, Jane M. – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020
The purpose of the present study was to gather data regarding the implementation of Prodigy in elementary schools in a mid-sized school district in the southern United States. Prodigy is a free, adaptive mathematics game provided by Prodigy Education. The program integrates curriculum-aligned mathematics content (Grades 1-8) in a game-based…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Supplementary Education, Remedial Mathematics
Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020
This brief provides a summary of Tier 3 or "promising" evidence of Istation's Early Reading program in improving K-3 student performance in reading and English language arts (ELA). This quasi-experimental study examined whether students who attended schools that piloted Istation's Early Reading program during the 2017-18 school year had…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Early Reading
Wolf, Rebecca; Ross, Steven; Eisinger, Jane; Reid, Alan; Armstrong, Clayton – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020
Istation is a digital-based instructional intervention tool for various content areas aimed at pre-K through 8th grade learners. The Istation Reading program consists of formative assessments, named Istation Indicators of Progress (ISIP™), which are computer-adaptive and diagnostic literacy assessments designed to track student growth over time.…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Early Reading, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020
This brief provides a summary of the reliability of second grade students' Istation ISIP Early Reading scores in predicting third grade students' scores on the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) in English language arts (ELA). The ISIP Early Reading test was administered to a subset of second grade students in Idaho in the 2017-18 school…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Reading Achievement, Language Arts, Grade 3
Wolf, Betsy; Cook, Michael A.; Eisinger, Jane; Ross, Steven – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020
Pathblazer is a supplemental, online intervention program that helps struggling learners in grades K-8 achieve grade-level proficiency in mathematics and reading. It offers students individualized learning progression paths with fun, motivating content that addresses skill and concept gaps. Using existing student data or results from a screener,…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020
This brief provides a summary of the validity of Istation ISIP Early Reading scores in predicting students' performance levels on the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) in English language arts (ELA). This correlational study analyzed how well third grade students' winter performance on the ISIP Early Reading test predicted their spring…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Early Reading, Reading Tests, Scores
Reilly, Joseph; Morrison, Jennifer – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020
Integrated classrooms and 1:1 initiatives are growing in popularity and maturity. Each year, new school- and district-wide 1:1 initiatives launch. Even if schools are not yet a 1:1 environment, teachers and students likely incorporate and encounter more technology with each passing semester. While new initiatives launch each year, the first wave…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Laptop Computers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Best Practices
Wolf, Rebecca; Eisinger, Jane; Ross, Steven – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020
The Modern Classrooms Project provides professional development and coaching to teachers to help them meet their students' academic needs by integrating self-paced and mastery-based principles and technology into instruction. This approach works to develop students' abilities to engage in self-directed learning. In this study, teachers opted to…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers
Wolf, Rebecca; Armstrong, Clayton; Ross, Steven – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020
A recent report commissioned by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor examined the accuracy of enrollment projections by the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and by charter local educational agencies (LEAs). While the report found that enrollment projections were fairly consistent with LEA level enrollment, based on a sum of…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Public Schools, Enrollment Projections, Charter Schools
Inns, Amanda J.; Lake, Cynthia; Pellegrini, Marta; Slavin, Robert – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2019
This article reviews research on the outcomes of diverse reading approaches on the achievement of struggling readers in elementary schools. 61 studies of 48 different programs met rigorous standards. 84% were randomized experiments and 16% quasi-experiments. Outcomes were positive for one-to-one tutoring and were positive but not as large for…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs, Elementary School Students, Program Effectiveness
Slavin, Robert E.; Lake, Cynthia; Inns, Amanda; Baye, Ariane; Dachet, Dylan; Haslam, Jonathan – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2019
This paper reviews research on outcomes of writing programs for students in grades 2 to 12. Studies had to meet rigorous standards of research including use of randomized or well-matched control groups, measures independent of the program developers, researchers, and teachers, and adequate sample size and duration. Fourteen studies of 12 programs…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Writing Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness
Morrison, Jennifer R.; Ross, Steven M.; Reilly, Joseph M.; Risman, K. L. – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the ongoing implementation and outcomes of the Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) initiative in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) that began in the 2014-15 school year. Key components of S.T.A.T., as reflected in the evaluation model (see Figure 1 presented in the main report),…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Program Effectiveness, Global Approach, Academic Achievement
Morrison, Jennifer R.; Wolf, Betsy; Ross, Steven M.; Risman, K. L.; McLemore, Caitlin C. – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to gather summative and formative data related to the implementation of Zearn Math during the first year of a two-year study. The sample included students in a large urban school district comprised of predominantly African American (58%) and Hispanic (28%) students. Roughly 90% of students are economically…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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