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Kari Dalane; Dave E. Marcotte – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2024
The share of students attending charter schools has been rising. There is evidence that charter school growth has increased socioeconomic segregation of students between schools. In this paper, we assess whether charter school growth affects how students are organized within nearby traditional public schools (TPS). We use administrative data from…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Segregation, Public Schools, Traditional Schools
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A. Chris Torres; Sandy Frost Waldron; Jason Burns – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2024
This mixed-method study examines Michigan's Partnership policy for school turnaround, which positions the district and superintendents as key policy implementation actors. We first interviewed 21 of 35 Partnership superintendents/leaders across Michigan and surveyed teachers to understand the initial response to the turnaround policy and the…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Superintendents, School Districts, School Turnaround
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Eleonora Bertoni; Gregory Elacqua; Carolina Mendez; Humberto Santos – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2024
In this article, we explore whether the evaluation instruments used in the teacher selection process in Peru are good predictors of teacher effectiveness. To this end, we estimate teacher value-added (TVA) measures for public primary school teachers and test their relationship with Peru's results of two rounds of the teacher evaluation (i.e., a…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Value Added Models, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Ilana M. Umansky; Manuel Vazquez Cano; Lorna M. Porter – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2024
Federal law defines eligibility for English learner (EL) classification differently for Indigenous students compared with non-Indigenous students. To be EL-eligible, non-Indigenous students are required to have a non-English primary language. Indigenous students, by contrast, can be English-dominant or English monolingual. A critical question,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Indigenous Populations, Alaska Natives
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Jaymes Pyne – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2024
This study shows how receptivity and responsiveness can influence the efficacy of an intervention helping adolescents reappraise worry or uncertainty following the difficult transition to middle school. The intervention was implemented at-scale in a diverse sample of sixth-grade public school district students followed through eighth grade (N =…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Student Reaction
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Karin Lohwasser; Caroline Long; Soo-Yean Shim; Mark Windschitl – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2024
Preservice teacher performance assessments, such as the edTPA, are one of the accountability policies from states and local authorities designed to ensure the quality of beginning teachers and standardize teacher education. We studied experiences of 65 preservice teachers regarding the effect of the edTPA on their learning in field-placement…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Accountability, Equal Education
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Richard O. Welsh; Luis A. Rodriguez – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2024
Racial inequality in exclusionary discipline is a salient educational equity issue. The implications of educators' discretion in administering discipline and the complexity of repeated office discipline referrals (ODRs) and suspensions are reflected in school discipline policy debates nationwide. This brief uses New York City to learn more about…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Discipline, Referral
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Mayger, Linda K. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2023
Recognizing the need for scientific fidelity and balanced representation in the evidence that informs public policy, this study investigates technical and issue bias in 43 policy briefs and state handbooks that provided information about the use of Student Learning Objectives to evaluate teachers' performance. The author uses multiple qualitative…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Teacher Evaluation, Guides
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Page, Lindsay C.; Sacerdote, Bruce I.; Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Castleman, Benjamin L. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2023
Despite high prices, many college students do not re-file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or file late, making college less affordable. Low-cost technological interventions delivering personalized information and/or advising may improve refiling and academic outcomes, but questions remain regarding the efficacy of this…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Financial Aid Applicants, Paying for College
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Murphy, Mark; Johnson, Angela – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2023
This study examines the effects of English Learner (EL) status on subsequent Special Education (SPED) placement. Through a research-practice partnership, we link student demographic data and initial English proficiency assessment data across seven cohorts of test takers and observe EL and SPED programmatic participation for these students over 7…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Special Education, Student Placement, Equal Education
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Dhaliwal, Tasminda K.; Lai, Ijun; Strunk, Katharine O. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2023
Research on teacher churn has produced conflicting conclusions as to its impact on students and teachers. We bring clarity to this work by combining and expanding on analytical approaches used in earlier research to determine how and when different types of churn (i.e., grade, school) impact teacher effectiveness and attendance. Using data from…
Descriptors: Change, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Mobility, School Districts
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Kho, Adam; Henry, Gary T.; Pham, Lam D.; Zimmer, Ron – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2023
Many districts and states have implemented incentives to recruit teachers to low-performing schools, and previous research has found evidence that these incentives are effective at attracting teachers. However, effects on the schools and students these teachers leave behind have not been examined. This study focuses on the spillover effects of…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Evidence, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Effectiveness
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Albrecht, Kat; Nielsen, Laura Beth; Wuorinen, Lydia – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2023
Colleges and universities are legally required to attempt to prevent and redress sexual violations on campus. Neo-institutional theory suggests that the implementation of law by compliance professionals rarely achieves law's goals. It is critical in claims-based systems that those who are potential claimants understand the law. This article…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Undergraduate Students, Sexual Harassment, School Policy
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Dee, Thomas S.; Loeb, Susanna; Shi, Ying – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2023
Philanthropic initiatives incorporating prescriptive practices have become prominent in K-12 education. This study provides evidence on the reach, character, and impact of the Broad Superintendents Academy, a controversial initiative designed to transform district leadership. A novel data set on Broad trainees linked to data on large districts…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Leadership, Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations
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Soliz, Adela; Ecton, Walter – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2023
This study explores whether the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Program, the largest federal investment in community colleges in this nation's history, expanded and improved vocational training programs. We find that, on average, the completion of credentials in career-technical fields increased at…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Community Colleges, Vocational Education
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