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Glennie, Elizabeth; Mason, Marcinda; Dalton, Ben – RTI International, 2016
Some states have created science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools to encourage student interest and enhance student proficiency in STEM subjects. We examined a set of STEM schools serving disadvantaged students to see whether these students were more likely to take and pass advanced science and mathematics classes than…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Course Selection (Students), Advanced Courses
Klein, Steven G. – RTI International, 2015
Performance-based funding is a resource distribution strategy used in education to reward service providers for the outcomes they achieve. Institutions that produce above-average results earn additional financing, while those that fall short may face funding reductions and may be targeted for technical assistance to address their performance…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Incentives, Financial Support, Performance
Healey, F. Henry; Crouch, Luis; Hanna, Rafik – RTI International, 2014
Egypt, currently in the throes of major political change, will likely undergo reforms of various sorts in the next few years. Some of these reforms are likely to give local entities, including schools, greater control over education finances. In 2007, the Government of Egypt began to decentralize some non-personnel recurrent finances from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Administrative Organization, Funding Formulas
Healey, F. Henry, III; Crouch, Luis – RTI International, 2012
The impact of education decentralization on high-quality education has been mixed at best. This can be attributed to a variety of factors including decentralization itself, ineffectual implementation, political-economic friction, and poor design. This paper focuses largely on the issue of design, contending that if governments or donors aim to…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Quality, Design Preferences, Research Reports
Gove, Amber; Cvelich, Peter – RTI International, 2011
As necessary as reading is to the success of a child--and entire nations--many low-income countries overlook the fundamental duty of their school systems to produce readers. Galvanized by the Education For All (EFA) mission to provide universal access to primary education by 2015, donors and low-income countries have focused on scaling up inputs…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, International Education, Textbooks, Beginning Reading
Bray, Jeremy W., Ed.; Galvin, Deborah M., Ed.; Cluff, Laurie A., Ed. – RTI International, 2011
Although higher rates of substance use among young adults aged 16 to 24 are well-established (OAS, 2010), existing workplace substance use prevention and early intervention programs primarily target older workers. These data suggest that workplaces need substance abuse prevention and early intervention programs that are proven to be efficacious…
Descriptors: Health Services, Substance Abuse, Early Intervention, Health Promotion
Dalton, Ben – RTI International, 2011
The debate about the performance of US students on international assessments of educational achievement routinely fails to account for one consistently stark result: US achievement is bifurcated between a group of high-performing Asian and white students and an exceptionally low-performing group of black and Hispanic students. By summarizing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Minority Groups, Race
Heyward, Mark; Cannon, Robert A.; Sarjono – RTI International, 2011
Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation, has been decentralizing its education sector for the past decade. In this context, school-based management is essential for improving the quality of education. A mixed-method, multisite assessment of a project that aimed to improve the management and governance of basic education in Indonesia…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Technical Assistance, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Piper, Benjamin; Korda, Medina – RTI International, 2011
Building on the success of the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) as a measurement tool, many countries have begun to show interest in moving away from assessments alone and toward interventions focused on changing teacher pedagogy, and as a result, increasing student reading achievement. Liberia, for example, began an EGRA-based intervention,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement
Gove, Amber, Ed.; Wetterberg, Anna, Ed. – RTI International, 2011
This book highlights the experience of Liberia in both assessing and improving reading in primary schools. As a result of an Early Grade Reading Assessment, the Ministry of Education and partners, including the United States Agency for International Development, came together to identify and develop strategies for improving reading in schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Beginning Reading, Reading Tests
Green, Patricia J.; Sha, Mandy; Liu, Lu – RTI International, 2011
In 2001, the U.S. Department of Education and the Ministry of Education in China entered into a bilateral partnership to develop a technology-driven approach to foreign language learning that integrated gaming, immersion, voice recognition, problem-based learning tasks, and other features that made it a significant research and development pilot…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Middle School Students, Partnerships in Education
Rosen, Jeffrey A.; Glennie, Elizabeth J.; Dalton, Ben W.; Lennon, Jean M.; Bozick, Robert N. – RTI International, 2010
This book provides an overview of recent research on the relationship between noncognitive attributes (motivation, self efficacy, resilience) and academic outcomes (such as grades or test scores). The authors focus primarily on how these sets of attributes are measured and how they relate to important academic outcomes. Noncognitive attributes are…
Descriptors: Motivation, Self Efficacy, Self Concept, Antisocial Behavior
RTI International, 2007
This report lists RTI International's efforts to improve education around the world by strengthening education system management. Projects are organized based on the following themes: (1) Conducting research to inform the education policy process; (2) Promoting education reform and policy support; (3) Facilitating and enabling participation; (4)…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Policy Formation, Outreach Programs, Transformational Leadership
RTI International, 2007
The South African government has made significant efforts to overcome the legacy of apartheid education, committing itself to the dual goals of achieving high-quality education with more equitable access for all South Africans. Substantial investments have been made to achieve this vision, however, translating policies into improved school-level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Equal Education, Educational Quality
RTI International, 2006
The Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative, funded by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice, is an ambitious federal effort to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents. The Initiative focuses on integrated prevention and treatment programs, strategies, and services designed to…
Descriptors: Grants, Evaluators, Violence, School Safety
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