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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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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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Dynarski, Mark; Rui, Ning; Webber, Ann; Gutmann, Babette – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) was created by Congress to provide tuition vouchers to low-income parents who want their child to attend a private school. The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act of 2011 also mandated an evaluation of the OSP program. This report examines impacts one year after…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Educational Opportunities, Scholarships
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Loeb, Susanna; Dynarski, Susan; McFarland, Daniel; Morris, Pamela; Reardon, Sean; Reber, Sarah – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
Whether the goal is to identify and describe trends and variation in populations, create new measures of key phenomena, or describe samples in studies aimed at identifying causal effects, description plays a critical role in the scientific process in general and education research in particular. Descriptive analysis identifies patterns in data to…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Research, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Research
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Lipscomb, Stephen; Hamison, Joshua; Liu Albert Y.; Burghardt, John; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
It is widely recognized that the 12 percent of all youth in American public schools who have disabilities comprise a set of students with distinct capacities and needs. Federal legislation, including the most recent updates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, identifies different disability groups and mandates that…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Liu, Albert Y.; Burghardt, John; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
The National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) 2012 is a national study of nearly 13,000 youth with and without an individualized education program (IEP). These students were chosen to represent all students with and without an IEP in the United States in grades 7 through 12 (or secondary ungraded classes). Among the youth with an IEP are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Liu, Albert Y.; Burghardt, John; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
The National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) 2012 is a national study of nearly 13,000 youth with and without an individualized education program (IEP). These students were chosen to represent all students with and without an IEP in the United States in grades 7 through 12 (or secondary ungraded classes). Among the youth with an IEP are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Burghardt, John; Haimson, Joshua; Lipscomb, Stephen; Liu, Albert Y.; Potter, Frank; Waits, Tiffany; Wang, Sheng – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
The National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012) is the third in the series of NLTS studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to examine youth with disabilities receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a long-standing federal law last updated in 2004. Under IDEA, youth with…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Special Education
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