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Liu, Albert Y.; Lacoe, Johanna; Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
For more than 40 years, policymakers have committed to supporting the education of students with disabilities, who have grown as a share of all students in the United States (Snyder, de Brey, & Dillow, 2016). Beginning with landmark legislation in 1975, the U.S. Congress mandated that students with disabilities have access to a free and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
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Liu, Albert Y.; Lacoe, Johanna; Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
For more than 40 years, policymakers have committed to supporting the education of students with disabilities, who have grown as a share of all students in the United States. Beginning with landmark legislation in 1975, the U.S. Congress mandated that students with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education and provided…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
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Wayne, Andrew; Garet, Michael; Wellington, Alison; Chiang, Hanley – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
Having a more effective teacher or principal can substantially improve students' academic outcomes. The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) program, established in 2006, provided competitive grants to help states and districts implement a multi-strategy approach to enhancing educator effectiveness. TIF grantees were required to measure educator…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Change Strategies, Incentive Grants
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Daley, Tamara C.; Edwards, Jessica; Fiore, Thomas A.; Johnson, Laura – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
This report describes the work done by the 48 State Deaf-Blind Projects awarded grants by the Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in late 2013. The report documents the technical assistance and dissemination activities carried out by the Projects and their collaborative activities, describes the needs for…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Technical Assistance, Children, Youth
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Lipscomb, Stephen; Lacoe, Johanna; Liu, Albert Y.; Haimson, Joshua – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
Preparing youth with disabilities for successful futures is a longstanding priority for policymakers and educators. This priority is reflected in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), last updated in 2004. This brief summarizes findings from surveys of secondary school youth with disabilities and their parents collected…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Dynarski, Mark; Rui,Ning; Webber, Ann; Gutmann, Babette – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
The District of Columbia (DC) Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) was created by Congress in 2004 to provide tuition vouchers to low-income DC parents who want their child to attend a private school. Reauthorized in 2011 by the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, the program places a priority on serving students leaving…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Scholarships, Educational Vouchers, Low Income Students
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Boulay, Beth; Goodson, Barbara; Olsen, Rob; McCormick, Rachel; Darrow, Catherine; Frye, Michael; Gan, Katherine; Harvill, Eleanor; Sarna, Maureen – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
The Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund was established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which called on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to provide student achievement awards to local education agencies and nonprofits with a record of improving student achievement. ED set priorities for the program and specified them in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Awards, School Districts
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Hollands, Fiona M.; Levin, Henry M. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
This brief provides guidance to decision makers in schools, districts, state education departments, and intermediary organizations about ways that cost analyses can help inform their decisions about program choices, budgets, and strategies. It addresses questions about: (1) why cost information matters in education; (2) what cost metrics are…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Cost Indexes
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Dragoset, Lisa; Thomas, Jaime; Herrmann, Mariesa; Deke, John; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Graczewski, Cheryl; Boyle, Andrea; Upton, Rachel; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Giffin, Jessica – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
In response to the recession that began in 2007, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed into law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. Law 111-5). At an estimated cost of $831 billion, this economic stimulus package sought to save and create jobs, provide temporary relief to those adversely affected by the…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Dragoset, Lisa; Thomas, Jaime; Herrmann, Mariesa; Deke, John; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Graczewski, Cheryl; Boyle, Andrea; Upton, Rachel; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Giffin, Jessica – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
In response to the recession that began in 2007, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed into law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. Law 111-5). At an estimated cost of $831 billion, this economic stimulus package sought to save and create jobs, provide temporary relief to those adversely affected by the…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Troppe, Patricia; Milanowski, Anthony T.; Heid, Camilla; Gill, Brian; Ross, Christine – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
This report describes the implementation of policies and initiatives supported by Title I and Title II-A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) during the 2013-14 school year. Title I is one of the U.S. Department of Education's largest programs, accounting for $15 billion in the 2016 federal budget. Historically, Title I has…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Troppe, Patricia; Milanowski, Anthony T.; Heid, Camilla; Gill, Brian; Ross, Christine – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
This report describes the implementation of policies and initiatives supported by Title I and Title II-A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) during the 2013-14 school year. Title I is one of the U.S. Department of Education's largest programs, accounting for $15 billion in the 2016 federal budget. Historically, Title I has…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Schochet, Peter Z. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
Design-based methods have recently been developed as a way to analyze data from impact evaluations of interventions, programs, and policies. The impact estimators are derived using the building blocks of experimental designs with minimal assumptions, and have good statistical properties. The methods apply to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and…
Descriptors: Design, Randomized Controlled Trials, Quasiexperimental Design, Research Methodology
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Kautz, Tim; Schochet, Peter Z.; Tilley, Charles – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
A new design-based theory has recently been developed to estimate impacts for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and basic quasi-experimental designs (QEDs) for a wide range of designs used in social policy research (Imbens & Rubin, 2015; Schochet, 2016). These methods use the potential outcomes framework and known features of study designs…
Descriptors: Design, Randomized Controlled Trials, Quasiexperimental Design, Research Methodology
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Schochet, Peter Z. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
Design-based methods have recently been developed as a way to analyze data from impact evaluations of interventions, programs, and policies (Imbens and Rubin, 2015; Schochet, 2015, 2016). The estimators are derived using the building blocks of experimental designs with minimal assumptions, and are unbiased and normally distributed in large samples…
Descriptors: Design, Randomized Controlled Trials, Quasiexperimental Design, Research Methodology
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