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Hayes, Anne M.; Elder, Brent C.; Bulat, Jennae – RTI International, 2020
The World Health Organization and World Bank (2011) estimate that there are more than 1 billion people with disabilities in the world. To address this population's diverse needs, the United Nations drafted their Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2006. Article 24 (Education) of the CRPD requires ratifying countries to…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Disability Identification, Change Strategies, Developing Nations
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Leu, Katherine – RTI International, 2020
Postsecondary education is awash in data. Postsecondary institutions track data on students' demographics, academic performance, course-taking, and financial aid, and have put these data to use, applying data analytics and data science to issues in college completion. Meanwhile, an extensive amount of higher education data are being collected…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
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Johnson, Eric M.; Lehoahoa, Edwin; Shaw, Patrick; Urquhart, Rob – RTI International, 2020
Young people face myriad obstacles in finding work, and more than 71 million are unemployed globally. Many of these youth have limited job search skills, poor labor market information, and difficulty accessing jobs, obstacles more pronounced for marginalized youth and first-time work-seekers. Digital professional platforms may give some youth a…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Computer Use, Developing Nations, Youth Employment
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Chen, Xianglei; Rotermund, Susan – RTI International, 2020
This research brief uses nationally representative data from the 2012/17 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/17) to examine post-college transitions of US undergraduates into the skilled technical workforce (STW), defined here as workers in a collection of occupations that require significant levels of science, technology,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Employment Level
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Hart, Catherine P.; Nash, Fredrica M. – RTI International, 2020
In the spring of 2019, RTI implemented the All Hands on Deck program in three North Carolina counties. The program was funded by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction School Safety Grant, which was offered in response to a growing need for safer schools in the state. According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 10.1% of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Safety, Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Planty, Michael; Banks, Duren; Lindquist, Christine; Cartwright, Joel; Witwer, Amanda – RTI International, 2020
School tip lines, which are structured systems that allow students, parents, school staff, or community members to report information about potential threats, are a promising approach to school safety. Tip lines, which focus on preventing incidents that are threats to school safety or student well-being, come in various forms, including computer…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, School Safety, Program Implementation, Incidence
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Saavedra, Lissette M.; Mogan-Lopez, Antonio A.; Yaros, Anna C.; Buben, Alex; Trudeau, James V. – RTI International, 2019
Evidence-based practice is often encouraged in most service delivery settings, yet a substantial body of research indicates that service providers often show resistance or limited adherence to such practices. Resistance to the uptake of evidence-based treatments and programs is well-documented in several fields, including nursing, dentistry,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Resistance to Change, Delivery Systems, School Health Services
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Stern, Jonathan M. B.; Piper, Benjamin – RTI International, 2019
This paper uses recent evidence from international early grade reading programs to provide guidance about how best to create appropriate targets and more effectively identify improved program outcomes. Recent results show that World Bank and US Agency for International Development-funded large-scale international education interventions in low-…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Reading Programs, Program Design
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Arbeit, Caren A.; Bentz, Alexander; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Sanders, Herschel – RTI International, 2019
In recent years, nontraditional workforce training programs have proliferated inside and outside of traditional postsecondary institutions. A subset of these programs, bootcamps, advertise high job placement rates and have been hailed by policymakers as key to training skilled workers. However, few formal data exist on the number, types, prices,…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Training, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
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McKnight, Katherine; Glennie, Elizabeth – RTI International, 2019
Schools routinely face federal and state mandated changes, like the Common Core State Standards or standardized testing requirements. Sometimes districts and schools want to take on new policies and practices of their own, like anti-bullying programs or using technology to deliver instruction. Regardless of the origin of the change, implementation…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Principals, Change Strategies, Readiness
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Candrilli, Sean D.; Kurosky, Samantha – RTI International, 2019
Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a contagious bacterial infection that can occur sporadically in healthy individuals. Symptoms are typically similar to other common diseases, which can result in delayed diagnosis and treatment until patients are critically ill. In the United States, IMD outbreaks are rare and unpredictable. During an…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, College Students, Disease Control, Costs
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Robledo, Ana; Gove, Amber – RTI International, 2019
Access to books is key to learning to read and sustaining a love of reading. Yet many low- and middle-income countries struggle to provide their students with reading materials of sufficient quality and quantity. Since 2008, RTI International has provided technical assistance in early reading assessment and instruction to ministries of education…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Materials, Developing Nations, Low Income Groups
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Pouezevara, Sarah, Ed. – RTI International, 2018
This book responds to growing recognition by international education professionals, policy makers, and funding partners of the need for qualified teachers and interest in the subject of teacher professional development (also referred to as "teacher behavior change"). The book responds to important questions that are fundamental to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Behavior Change, Faculty Development
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Dempsey, Terri L. – RTI International, 2018
Attention to mixed methods studies research has increased in recent years, particularly among funding agencies that increasingly require a mixed methods approach for program evaluation. At the same time, researchers operating within large-scale, rapid-turnaround research projects are faced with the reality that collection and analysis of large…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Mixed Methods Research, High Schools, Educational Research
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Hayes, Anne M.; Dombrowski, Eileen; Shefcyk, Allison H.; Bulat, Jennae – RTI International, 2018
Learning disabilities are among the most common disabilities experienced in childhood and adulthood. Although identifying learning disabilities in a school setting is a complex process, it is particularly challenging in low- and middle-income countries that lack the appropriate resources, tools, and supports. This guide provides an introduction to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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