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Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2019
Curriculum Associates' i-Ready is an adaptive diagnostic and individualized instructional tool that has been used in M-DCPS in the last few years. In addition, Curriculum Associates provides the District with results of their predictive model, which uses the students' outcomes on the Fall and Winter i-Ready diagnostic testing as well as the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts, Reading Achievement
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2019
This Information Capsule reviews the research conducted on elementary level grade retention. Research findings on the effect of retention on elementary students' outcomes are inconsistent. One widely accepted conclusion is that when retention occurs, it should be accompanied by additional interventions designed to increase students' academic…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Social Development
Tirado, Andrea – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2019
This Research Brief summarizes the performance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) students participating in the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program. Cambridge courses and examinations were offered at 14 MDCPS high schools in 2018-2019. Over 11,800 examinations were taken by M-DCPS students in 32…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests
Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2019
This Research Brief summarizes the performance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) students participating in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The IB program was offered at six M-DCPS high schools in 2018-2019. Over 3,000 examinations were taken by M-DCPS students in 26 subject areas in 2018-2019. The number of IB examinations…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, Hispanic American Students
Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2019
Miami-Dade County Public Schools had 23,062 graduates in the 2018-2019 academic year. Most students, 90%, achieved a standard diploma (24 credits). Some students chose an alternative curriculum where 506 (2%) achieved an Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma and 368 (2%) achieved an International Baccalaureate (IB). An…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Advanced Placement Programs
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This Information Capsule summarizes the history of educational reform in the State of Florida from the 1970s through the present. Although the Florida Legislature has modified accountability policies and added new reforms over the years, the "A+ Plan for Education", signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush in 1999, remains the foundation of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Accountability, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Froman, Terry – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
The Miami-Dade County Public School District is a nationally recognized leader in the quality and diversity of educational opportunities. Magnet Programs, in particular, offer distinctive educational choices to students. Magnet programs attract students by offering unique opportunities for in-depth experiences and study in specific areas of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Magnet Schools, Student Characteristics
Hernandez, Vanessa Gonzalez – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
Since 2015, M-DCPS has emphasized the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) education in students' college and career preparedness through its school designation program. Schools must meet a rigorous set of criteria in integrations, operational criteria, and academics to receive a STE(A)M designation. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This Research Brief investigated differences among schools in the initial student achievement and annual rates of ELA growth in middle grades using a variety of student and school demographic characteristics. It found a statistically significant difference in the initial ELA achievement but not in the annual rates of ELA growth between students in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Language Arts, English Instruction
Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This Research Brief describes a possible method of operationally defining what constitutes English proficiency for English language learners. In addition, it describes specific results on the English Language Proficiency test that correspond to English proficiency defined in that way. Furthermore, it suggests practical uses for such information.
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
[Miami-Dade County Public Schools] M-DCPS had 22,447 graduates in the 2016-2017 academic year. Most students, 94%, achieved a standard diploma (24 credits). Some students choose an alternative curriculum where 333 (1%) achieved an Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma and 404 (2%) achieved an International Baccalaureate…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Certification, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Graduates
Blazer, Christie; Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This report reviews the characteristics of students who are most likely to drop out of school. Most studies have found that dropping out is related to risk factors in four different domains: individual, academic, family-related, and school-related. Local [Miami-Dade County Public Schools] M-DCPS District data were used to examine certain…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, At Risk Students, Dropouts, Racial Differences
Blazer, Christie; Tirado, Andrea – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This Research Brief summarizes the performance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) students participating in the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program. Cambridge courses and examinations were offered at 14 MDCPS high schools in 2017-2018. Over 10,500 examinations were taken by M-DCPS students in 28…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High School Students, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Tirado, Andrea – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This Information Capsule provides an overview of the Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) for Miami-Dade County Public School students sponsored by Miami-Dade County, The Children's Trust, Career Source of South Florida, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, JPMorgan Chase, and the Foundation for New Education Initiatives. The SYIP is a five-week paid…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Youth Programs, Internship Programs, Public Schools
Blazer, Christie; Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This Research Brief summarizes the performance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) students participating in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The IB program was offered at six M-DCPS high schools in 2017-2018. Over 3,000 examinations were taken by M-DCPS students in 27 subject areas in 2017-2018. The number of IB examinations…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools, High School Students, Racial Differences
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