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Gonzalez, Naihobe; MacIntyre, Sophie; Beccar-Varela, Pilar – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2018
The purpose of this study was to understand the implementation and impacts of Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) in secondary grades. LLI is a short-term, intensive intervention system designed to help teachers provide small-group instruction to struggling readers. Many school districts across the country have used LLI, which has shown promise in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Secondary Education, Reading Instruction
Gleason, Philip M. – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
The charter school sector in the United States has grown steadily since the first charter school opened in 1992. As of the 2015-2016 school year, more than 6,800 charter schools served nearly 3 million students in forty states and the District of Columbia. Overall, research suggests that the average charter school performs about the same as nearby…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Success, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement
Glazerman, Steven; Dotter, Dallas – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
This brief describes (1) what parents look for when they choose a school and (2) how these preferences affect the sorting of students into schools under different school-choice policies. The findings are based on lists of preferred schools submitted by over 20,000 applicants to a citywide lottery for more than 100 traditional and charter public…
Descriptors: School Choice, Charter Schools, Simulation, Selective Admission
Johnson, Matthew; Johnson, Cleo Jacobs; Richman, Scott; Demers, Alicia; Gentile, Claudia; Lindquist, Eric – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
The Kauffman School is a public charter school that serves students from low-income neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri. This paper used a matched comparison group design to estimate the impacts of the Kauffman School on student achievement, attendance, and suspensions. We found that the Kauffman School had positive and statistically…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Low Income Groups, Comparative Analysis
Mccullough, Moira; Lipscomb, Stephen; Chiang, Hanley; Gill, Brian – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
Although states and school districts have begun to evaluate school principals, there is little evidence on the validity of principal evaluation measures. To fill this gap, we examined Pennsylvania's Framework for Leadership (FFL), a tool for measuring and evaluating principals' professional practices. Using data on more than 300 principals, we…
Descriptors: Principals, Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Correlation
Glazerman, Steve; Dotter, Dallas – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
We estimate school-choice preferences revealed by the rank-ordered lists submitted by more than 22,000 applicants to a citywide lottery for more than 200 traditional and charter public schools in Washington, DC. The results confirm previously reported findings that commuting distance, school demographics, and academic indicators play important…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Choice, Simulation, Selective Admission
Tuttle, Christina; McCullough, Moira; Richman, Scott; Booker, Kevin; Burnett, Alyson; Keating, Betsy; Cavanaugh, Michael – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
In November 2012, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested in seven innovative district-charter partnerships with "the potential capacity and commitment to accelerate student college ready rates through deep collaboration and sharing of best practices" (District-Charter Collaboration Grant Request for Proposal [RFP]). These…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Partnerships in Education, Grants, College Readiness
Johnson, Cleo Jacobs; Madoff, Ava; Richman, Scott; Johnson, Matthew; Gentile, Claudia – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
For many years, the Kauffman Foundation has focused efforts on improving educa­tion for children in Kansas City. Prior to opening the Kauffman School, the Kauffman Foundation operated several programs that addressed the challenges faced in urban education, such as Project Early (an early childhood program), Project Choice (a high school dropout…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Improvement, Dropout Prevention, Urban Schools
Johnson, Matthew; Demers, Alicia; Johnson, Cleo Jacobs; Gentile, Claudia – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
As part of its ongoing efforts to raise the academic achievement of children from low-income families in Kansas City, Missouri, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation founded the Ewing Marion Kauffman School in fall 2011. The Kauffman School's mission is "to prepare students to excel academically, graduate from college, and apply their unique…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement
McCullough, Moira; Keating, Betsy; Heinkel, Luke – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
In November 2012, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested in seven innovative district-charter partnerships with "the potential capacity and commitment to accelerate student college ready rates through deep collaboration and sharing of best practices" (District-Charter Collaboration Grant Request for Proposal). These…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Partnerships in Education, Grants, College Readiness
Richman, Scott; Burnett, Alyson; Dillon, Erin; Goble, Lisbeth; McCullough, Moira; Tuttle, Christina Clark – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
In November 2012, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested in seven innovative district-charter partnerships with "the potential capacity and commitment to accelerate student college ready rates through deep collaboration and sharing of best practices" (District-Charter Collaboration Grant Request for Proposal). These…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Partnerships in Education, Grants, College Readiness
Tuttle, Christina Clark; Gleason, Philip; Knechtel, Virginia; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Booker, Kevin; Chojnacki, Gregory; Coen, Thomas; Goble, Lisbeth – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2015
KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a national network of public charter schools whose stated mission is to help underserved students enroll in and graduate from college. Prior studies (see Tuttle et al. 2013) have consistently found that attending a KIPP middle school positively affects student achievement, but few have addressed longer-term…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Charter Schools
Tuttle, Christina Clark; Gleason, Philip; Knechtel, Virginia; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Booker, Kevin; Chojnacki, Gregory; Coen, Thomas; Goble, Lisbeth – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2015
KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a national network of public charter schools whose stated mission is to help underserved students enroll in and graduate from college. Prior studies (see Tuttle et al. 2013) have consistently found that attending a KIPP middle school positively affects student achievement, but few have addressed longer-term…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Charter Schools
Tuttle, Christina Clark; Gleason, Philip; Knechtel, Virginia; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Booker, Kevin; Chojnacki, Gregory; Coen, Thomas; Goble, Lisbeth – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2015
KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a national network of public charter schools whose stated mission is to help underserved students enroll in and graduate from college. Prior studies (see Tuttle et al. 2013) have consistently found that attending a KIPP middle school positively affects student achievement, but few have addressed longer-term…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation, Institutional Characteristics
Gill, Brian; Walsh, Lucas; Wulsin, Claire Smither; Matulewicz, Holly; Severn, Veronica; Grau, Eric; Lee, Amanda; Kerwin, Tess – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2015
Online charter schools--also known as virtual charters or cyber charters--are publicly funded schools of choice that eschew physical school buildings and use technology to deliver education to students in their own homes. These schools typically provide students with computers, software, and network-based resources, while also providing access to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education
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