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Petrosino, Anthony; Fronius, Trevor; Goold, Cailean C.; Losen, Daniel J.; Turner, Herbert M. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
Discipline in schools can be categorized as exclusionary actions, which remove students from their normal learning setting (for example, out-of-school suspension), or inclusionary actions, which do not (for example, afterschool detention). The relationship of exclusionary discipline to negative outcomes for students, particularly racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Discipline, Data Analysis, Disproportionate Representation, Academic Achievement
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Petrosino, Anthony; Guckenburg, Sarah; DeVoe, Jill; Hanson, Thomas – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2010
This study tested 51 characteristics of bullying victimization, bullying victims, and bullying victims' schools to determine which were associated with reporting to school officials. It found that 11 characteristics in two categories--bullying victimization and bullying victims--showed a statistically significant association with reporting. The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims of Crime, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Myint-U, Athi; O'Donnell, Lydia; Osher, David; Petrosino, Anthony; Stueve, Ann – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2008
Despite evidence that some dropout prevention programs have positive effects, whether districts in the region are using such evidence-based programs has not been documented. To generate and share knowledge on dropout programs and policies, this report details a project to create a searchable database with information on target audiences,…
Descriptors: Databases, Pilot Projects, Dropout Programs, Dropout Prevention
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Henderson, Susan; Petrosino, Anthony; Guckenburg, Sarah; Hamilton, Stephen – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2008
This technical brief examines whether, after two years of implementation, schools in Massachusetts using quarterly benchmark exams aligned with state standards in middle school mathematics showed greater gains in student achievement than those not doing so. A quasi-experimental design, using covariate matching and comparative interrupted…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, State Standards, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Henderson, Susan; Petrosino, Anthony; Guckenburg, Sarah; Hamilton, Stephen – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2007
This report examines a Massachusetts pilot program for quarterly benchmark exams in middle-school mathematics, finding that program schools do not show greater gains in student achievement after a year. But that finding might reflect limited data rather than ineffective benchmark assessments. Benchmark assessments are used in many districts…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Academic Achievement, Benchmarking, Middle Schools