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Sowa, Patience; Jordan, Rachel; Ralaingita, Wendi; Piper, Benjamin – RTI International, 2021
To address chronically low primary school completion rates and the disconnect between learners' skills at the end of primary school and the skills learners need to thrive in secondary school identified in many low- and middle-income countries, more investment is needed to improve the quality of teaching and learning in upper primary grades.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Educational Quality, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Johnson, Eric M.; Chew, Robert – RTI International, 2021
Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a promising yet underutilized tool in the international development field. SNA entails collecting and analyzing data to characterize and visualize social networks, where nodes represent network members and edges connecting nodes represent relationships or exchanges among them. SNA can help both researchers and…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Data Collection, Economic Development
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Punjabi, Maitri; Norman, Julianne; Edwards, Lauren; Muyingo, Peter – RTI International, 2021
School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) remains difficult to measure because of high sensitivity and response bias. However, most SRGBV measurement relies on face-to-face (FTF) survey administration, which is susceptible to increased social desirability bias. Widely used in research on sensitive topics, Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Equal Education, Elementary School Students
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Hudson, Kesha N.; Willoughby, Michael T. – RTI International, 2021
Recent findings from the Kids Activity and Learning Study complement North Carolina's multidimensional approach to promoting school readiness by emphasizing the integrated nature of motor and cognitive development in early childhood. Children whose motor skills improved the most over the course of an academic year also tended to demonstrate the…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development, Cognitive Development, Skill Development
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Dubeck, Margaret M.; Stern, Jonathan M. B.; Nabacwa, Rehemah – RTI International, 2021
The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) is used to evaluate studies and monitor projects that address reading skills in low- and middle-income countries. Results are often described solely in terms of a passage-reading subtask, thereby overlooking progress in related skills. Using archival data of cohort samples from Uganda at two time points in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Tests, Low Income Groups, Language Usage
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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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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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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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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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