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Diliberti, Melissa Kay; Schwartz, Heather L.; Grant, David – RAND Corporation, 2021
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has added more stress to an already high-stress profession: American public school teacher. The authors of this report share the results of a new survey of nearly 1,000 former public school teachers and reveal how important stress has been--even more so than pay--to teachers' decisions to leave the…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Stress Variables, Teaching Conditions
Stelitano, Laura; Diliberti, Melissa Kay; Doan, Sy – RAND Corporation, 2021
Students with disabilities often face barriers that hinder their capacity to access general education curricula and show their learning. Modifications to curricula and lesson plans can help reduce these barriers. Modifications are changes to what instruction is delivered--which tasks students complete and what content they learn. Previous research…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
Anderson, Drew M. – RAND Corporation, 2020
With open admission policies, reasonable tuition rates, and convenient locations, community colleges are a good choice for many who want to improve their career outlooks or explore college to see whether a four-year program is for them. Yet, no matter their reason for entering, most students do not leave with a degree. For many years, federal and…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Low Income Students, Two Year College Students, Graduation Rate
Daugherty, Lindsay; Johnston, William R.; Berglund, Tiffany – RAND Corporation, 2020
Single Stop U.S.A.'s Community College Initiative was designed to improve the well-being of low-income communities by connecting individuals to public benefits and other institutional and community resources to address nonacademic barriers to college completion. Through offices located on community college campuses, Single Stop provides students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Personnel Services, Social Services
Master, Benjamin K.; Schwartz, Heather L.; Unlu, Fatih; Schweig, Jonathan; Mariano, Louis T.; Wang, Elaine Lin – RAND Corporation, 2020
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the National Institute for School Leadership's (NISL's) Executive Development Program (EDP) and paired leadership coaching as implemented in three states, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program. NISL's Executive Development Program (EDP) is a…
Descriptors: Management Development, Coaching (Performance), Program Effectiveness, Beginning Principals
Master, Benjamin K.; Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Doss, Christopher Joseph; Acheson-Field, Hannah – RAND Corporation, 2020
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools (PLUS) program as implemented in a large urban school district. The program was designed to select and develop school assistant principals (APs) to be more effective at instructional leadership. The study spanned four school years, 2015/16 through 2018/19, and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Assistant Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
Master, Benjamin K.; Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Doss, Christopher Joseph; Acheson-Field, Hannah – RAND Corporation, 2020
The contributions of assistant principals (APs) toward improving student and staff outcomes has not yet been a focus of much empirical research. In recent years, as the increased focus on improving student outcomes has shifted expectations and APs are now expected to perform some instructional leadership tasks, such as coaching and evaluating…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Assistant Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
Anderson, Drew M. – RAND Corporation, 2020
State policies to promote postsecondary education historically have been devoted to funding and operating public colleges and universities. Increasingly, states are funding direct aid to their residents to attend public and private colleges within state borders. The majority of state aid is targeted based on the student's family income. States are…
Descriptors: State Aid, Student Needs, Low Income Students, Program Effectiveness
Anderson, Drew M. – RAND Corporation, 2020
Making college accessible to all includes making it affordable to lower-income families. A growing policy strategy at the state level is to provide individual students with need-based financial aid to offset tuition and living expenses. This strategy inherently presents challenges in choosing which income levels are eligible to receive aid,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Students, Paying for College, State Policy
Zaber, Melanie A.; Hamilton, Laura S. – RAND Corporation, 2020
Schools play a critical role in brokering access to college and career information and resources. The authors used the American Teacher Panel and American School Leader Panel to survey nationally representative samples of teachers and principals in U.S. public high schools about their perceptions of the quality and availability of their schools'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, High School Teachers, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
Johnston, William R.; Akinniranye, Goke; Doss, Christopher Joseph – RAND Corporation, 2020
A growing body of research suggests that school management models emphasizing teacher influence in school governance have a range of benefits, including increased teacher job satisfaction, more-effective organizational learning, and improved academic performance. However, research also suggests that teachers and principals have different views of…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Participative Decision Making, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
Hunter, Gerald P.; Williamson, Stephanie; Wilks, Asa; Hanley, Janet M.; Stecher, Brian M. – RAND Corporation, 2020
The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative, which was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was a multiyear effort to improve student outcomes--particularly high school graduation and college attendance among low-income minority students--by increasing student access to effective teaching. The RAND Corporation worked…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Use, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness
Kaufman, Julia H.; Tosh, Katie; Mattox, Teryn – RAND Corporation, 2020
In many states, college and career-ready standards for mathematics and English language arts (ELA) are more rigorous than ever before. However, research suggests that teachers do not always have access to high-quality curricula that reflect key elements of states' college and career-ready standards. Influenced by this research, as well as studies…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Educational Quality, Mathematics Teachers, Language Arts
Doss, Christopher Joseph; Johnston, William R.; Akinniranye, Goke – RAND Corporation, 2020
A growing body of evidence shows that social-emotional skills predict the long-term outcomes of students, even after controlling for differences in academic achievement. Despite the evidence that social-emotional learning (SEL) contributes to student success, few studies have investigated the extent to which educators promote SEL among their…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Prediction, Academic Achievement
Tosh, Katie; Doan, Sy; Woo, Ashley; Henry, Daniella – RAND Corporation, 2020
This Data Note adds new insights from the American Educator Panels--comprised of English language arts (ELA), math, and science teachers--on their use of digital materials. Drawing on data from the spring 2019 American Instructional Resources Survey, researchers share the digital materials that ELA, math, and science teachers across the United…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Web Sites, Instructional Effectiveness, Media Selection
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