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Wang, Jia; Herman, Joan L.; Epstein, Scott; Leon, Seth; La Torre, Deborah; Bozeman, Velette – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2020
Engaged in the evaluation of LDC tools since June 2011, UCLA's National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) is using multiple data sources and a quasi-experimental design to examine LDC implementation and impact in two cohorts of schools in two large, urban school districts. This report presents the results…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Literacy Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
Herman, Joan L.; Tobiason, Glory; Wang, Jia – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2020
How do magnet schools work? Although they are an important school-choice option (on par with charters, in terms of enrollment), it is unclear what actually goes on in these schools: how do they reduce minority-group isolation? What does theme-based teaching and learning look like in practice? This report answers these questions with findings from…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Program Implementation, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Attitudes
Wang, Jia; Herman, Joan L.; Epstein, Scott; Leon, Seth; La Torre, Deborah; Bozeman, Velette – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2020
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) was created to support teachers in implementing college and career readiness standards in order to teach literacy skills throughout the content areas. Teachers work collaboratively with coaches to further develop their expertise and design standards-driven, literacy-rich writing assignments within their…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Literacy Education, Skill Development
Wang, Jia; Herman, Joan L.; Epstein, Scott; Leon, Seth; La Torre, Deborah; Bozeman, Velette – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2020
Engaged inthe evaluation of LDC tools since June 2011, UCLA's National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) is using multiple data sources and a quasi-experimental design to examine LDC implementation and impact in two cohorts of schools in two large, urban school districts. This report presents the results on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Literacy Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
Wang, Jia; Herman, Joan L.; Epstein, Scott; Leon, Seth; La Torre, Deborah; Bozeman, Velette – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2020
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) was created to support teachers in implementing college and career readiness standards in order to teach literacy skills throughout the content areas. Teachers work collaboratively with coaches to further develop their expertise and design standards-driven, literacy-rich writing assignments within their…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Content Area Writing
Winter, Phoebe C.; Hansen, Mark; McCoy, Michelle – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2019
In order to accurately assess the English language proficiency of special populations of English learners, student assessment programs must maintain the comparability of standard and modified assessment formats, allowing for equivalent inferences to be made across student classifications. However, given the typically small size of special…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Wang, Jia; Herman, Joan L.; Epstein, Scott; Leon, Seth; La Torre, Deborah; Chang, Sandy; Bozeman, Velette; Xie, Wenya; Haubner, Julie – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2019
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) was created to support teachers in implementing college and career readiness standards in order to teach literacy skills throughout the content areas. Teachers work collaboratively with coaches to further develop their expertise and design standards-driven, literacy-rich writing assignments within their…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Course Content
Wang, Jia; Herman, Joan L.; Epstein, Scott; Leon, Seth; La Torre, Deborah; Chang, Sandy; Bozeman, Velette; Haubner, Julie – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2019
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) was created to support teachers in implementing college and career readiness standards in order to teach literacy skills throughout the content areas. Teachers work collaboratively with coaches to further develop their expertise and design standards-driven, literacy-rich writing assignments within their…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
La Torre, Deborah; Leon, Seth; Wang, Jia; Cai, Li – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2019
Regular participation in afterschool programs by elementary students in low income communities may lead to improved college and career readiness. This study found that students who had high levels of participation in the LA's BEST afterschool program over three years were five percent less likely to dropout and six percent more likely to complete…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, After School Programs
Choi, Kilchan; Kao, Jenny C.; Rivera, Nichole M.; Cai, Li – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2018
This report is the third in a series considering career-readiness features within high school assessments. The goal of this study was to explore international comparisons by applying feature analysis to Korean assessment items. Twenty math test items from the Gyeonggi Province in South Korea along with performance data from roughly 4,000 Grade 12…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, High School Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Test Items
Wang, Jia; Herman, Joan L.; Epstein, Scott; Leon, Seth; Haubner, Julie; La Torre, Deborah; Bozeman, Velette – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2018
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) was created to support teachers in implementing college and career readiness standards in order to teach literacy skills throughout the content areas. Teachers work collaboratively with coaches to further develop their expertise and design standards-driven, literacy-rich writing assignments within their…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Standards
Kao, Jenny C.; Choi, Kilchan; Rivera, Nichole M.; Madni, Ayesha; Cai, Li – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2018
This report is the second in a series considering career-readiness features within high school assessments. Experts in English language arts and math were trained to rate a selection of active Grade 8 and Grade 11 Smarter Balanced items using feature set lists that were refined within the items' respective content areas (30 features for ELA items;…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, High School Students, Language Arts, Mathematics
Kao, Jenny C.; Rivera, Nichole M.; Clemens, Brettany; Cai, Li – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2018
This report is the fourth in a series considering career-readiness factors within existing high school assessments. The primary goal of this study was to provide a preliminary validation of the career-readiness features identified in prior reports by exploring how different participant groups with different levels of experience in the…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Test Validity, Student Evaluation, High School Students
Madni, Ayesha; Kao, Jenny C.; Rivera, Nichole M.; Baker, Eva L.; Cai, Li – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2018
This report is the first in a series of five reports considering career-readiness features within high school assessments. Utilizing feature analysis and cognitive lab interviews, the primary objective of this study was to verify and validate the existence of specific career-readiness features in select math and English language arts (ELA) test…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, High School Students, Test Items, Student Evaluation
Wang, Jia; Herman, Joan L.; Epstein, Scott; Leon, Seth; La Torre, Deborah; Haubner, Julie; Bozeman, Velette – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2017
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) was created to support teachers in implementing college and career readiness standards in order to teach literacy skills throughout the content areas.Teachers work collaboratively with coaches to further develop their expertise and design standards-driven, literacy-rich writing assignments within their…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Content Area Reading
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