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Wong, Manyee; Cook, Thomas D.; Steiner, Peter M. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Some form of a short interrupted time series (ITS) is often used to evaluate state and national programs. An ITS design with a single treatment group assumes that the pretest functional form can be validly estimated and extrapolated into the postintervention period where it provides a valid counterfactual. This assumption is problematic. Ambiguous…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Time, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Deke, John; Gill, Brian; Dragoset, Lisa; Bogen, Karen – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
One of the modifications of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (known as the No Child Left Behind Act) gave parents of low-income students in low-performing schools a choice of Supplemental Educational Services (SEdS). SEdS include tutoring or other academic support services offered outside the regular school day, at no charge to students…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Tutoring
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Fulmer, Gavin W. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The alignment among standards, assessments, and teachers' instruction is an essential element of standards-based educational reforms. The Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC) is the only common tool that can be used to measure the alignment among all three of these sources (Martone & Sireci, 2009). Prior SEC alignment work has been limited by…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Instruction
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Spybrook, Jessaca; Puente, Anne Cullen; Lininger, Monica – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
This article examines changes in the research design, sample size, and precision between the planning phase and implementation phase of group randomized trials (GRTs) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. Thirty-eight GRTs funded between 2002 and 2006 were examined. Three studies revealed changes in the experimental design. Ten studies…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Design, Sample Size, Accuracy
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Wei, Xin – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) holds public schools accountable for the academic achievement of student subgroups that are larger than the state minimum-subgroup-size threshold. In 2004, California added students with disabilities to the NCLB subgroup categories. Using a regression discontinuity design, this study compared the academic…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Policy Analysis
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Snyder, Frank; Flay, Brian; Vuchinich, Samuel; Acock, Alan; Washburn, Isaac; Beets, Michael; Li, Kin-Kit – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
This article reports the effects of a comprehensive elementary school-based social-emotional and character education program on school-level achievement, absenteeism, and disciplinary outcomes utilizing a matched-pair, cluster-randomized, controlled design. The "Positive Action" Hawai'i trial included 20 racially/ethnically diverse…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Effect Size