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Burnett, Alyson; Burkander, Paul – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2021
To expand participation in Advanced Placement (AP) courses, several District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) high schools have enacted a policy mandating that all students enroll in one or more AP courses. To promote quality instruction in AP courses, DCPS recommends regular teacher participation in the Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI)…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Over the past decade the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has sought to expand participation in Advanced Placement (AP) courses in order to improve high school outcomes (attendance, achievement, and graduation) and longer-term outcomes (postsecondary enrollment and degree completion). DCPS wants to understand policies and recommendations…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools, Urban Schools, High Schools
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This document contains the appendixes for the full report, "Advanced Placement Participation, Staffing, and Staff Training in the District of Columbia Public Schools." The study examined students' AP exam taking and passing rates in schools that mandate AP course enrollment and in schools that do not, teacher participation in the…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Bleeker, Martha M.; Aharpour, Delara – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2021
To inform a plan for supporting students with health conditions, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic on a study to understand how the prevalence of health conditions differs by student characteristics, whether students are supported through a 504 plan or an individualized…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Special Needs Students, At Risk Students, Gender Differences
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These are the appendixes for the report, "Supporting Students with Health Conditions in District of Columbia Public Schools." The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic on a study to understand how the prevalence of health conditions differs by student characteristics,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Special Needs Students, At Risk Students, Gender Differences
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Students with health conditions are at risk for poor education outcomes such as absenteeism and low academic performance. Racial/ethnic minority students and economically disadvantaged students might have more limited access to medical care and information than other students, making school support even more important for them. District of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Special Needs Students, At Risk Students, Racial Differences
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Chandler, Jesse; Hartog, Jacob; Lipman, Erin; Gellar, Jonathan – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2021
Education policymakers view transparency and accountability as critical to the success of schools. To support these goals, the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has developed an online school report card for communicating information about the characteristics and performance of schools. To support OSSE's…
Descriptors: Records (Forms), School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Usability
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This Study Snapshot highlights key findings from a study on the effect of school report card design on usability, understanding, and satisfaction. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires state education agencies to produce school report cards that present information about school characteristics and performance in a user-friendly way. The District…
Descriptors: Records (Forms), School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Usability
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The "Effect of School Report Card Design on Usability, Understanding, and Satisfaction" study examined the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) online school report card. The study assessed the effect of different designs on how easy the report cards are to use and understand, how easy it is to find…
Descriptors: Records (Forms), School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Usability
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Bruch, Julie; Gellar, Jonathan; Cattell, Lindsay; Hotchkiss, John; Killewald, Phil – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2020
This report provides information for administrators, researchers, and student support staff in local education agencies who are interested in identifying students who are likely to have near-term academic problems such as absenteeism, suspensions, poor grades, and low performance on state tests. The report describes an approach for developing a…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Data Use, Child Welfare, Predictor Variables
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The document are the appendixes for the full report, "Using Data from Schools and Child Welfare Agencies to Predict Near-Term Academic Risks." The study team collected and linked five academic years of student-level administrative data from Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), Propel Schools, and the Allegheny County Department of Human…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Charter Schools, At Risk Students
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Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), the Propel Schools charter network, and the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) want to better identify students at risk for academic problems in the near term. The stakeholders partnered with the Regional Education Laboratory Mid-Atlantic to develop an approach for identifying at-risk students…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, At Risk Students, Welfare Services, Child Welfare
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This guide helps families and caregivers carry out recommended practices described in the What Works Clearinghouse educator's practice guide, "Teaching Elementary School Students to be Effective Writers" (ED533112). It provides three tips for supporting writing skills at home: (1) Help children use the writing process for a variety of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing Skills, Family Environment, Evidence Based Practice
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Dillon, Erin; Malick, Steven – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2020
Concerned about the expense of teacher turnover, its disruption to schools and students, and its potential effect on students' access to effective teachers, the School District of Philadelphia partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic to better understand students' access to effective teachers and the factors related to…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Effectiveness, Access to Education, Beginning Teachers
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Concerned about the expense of teacher turnover, its disruption to schools and students, and its potential effect on students' access to effective teachers, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic to better understand students' access to effective teachers and the factors related to…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Effectiveness, Access to Education, Beginning Teachers
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