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Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2021
This is the 2020-2021 annual report on the academic progress of English language learners in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. This report addresses the following three areas: (1) Demographic characteristics of students classified as English Language Learners (ELL); (2) English language acquisition results of ELL students on the State's English…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Public Schools, English (Second Language)
Tirado, Andrea; Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2021
This Information Capsule utilized National Student Clearinghouse and Senior Exit Survey data to report on the post-secondary plans and college enrollment of Miami-Dade Public Schools' graduates who were part of the 2015-2016 cohort. M-DCPS' four-year graduation rate for students enrolled for the first time in the Fall of 2016 was 47%. This rate…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Public Schools, High School Graduates
Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2021
M-DCPS had 21,638 graduates in the 2020-2021 academic year. Most students, 92%, achieved a standard diploma (24 credits). Some students chose an alternative curriculum where 854 (4%) achieved an Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma and 447 (2%) achieved an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. An additional 384 (2%)…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Advanced Placement Programs
Tirado, Andrea – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2021
Coaching as a form of professional development has been widely adopted by school districts throughout the country. Research has found coaching to have a significant impact on teacher practices; however, the evidence on the effect of coaching on student performance varies. Researchers have explored specific features that are associated with…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Coaching (Performance), Academic Achievement, Faculty Development
Tirado, Andrea – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic led to school closures nationwide and disruptions in learning. School districts are trying to understand the impact that these disruptions had on student learning and achievement and develop strategies to recover from a possible learning loss. Given the unprecedented nature of this pandemic, little data and research is…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Achievement Gains
Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2021
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 2020-2021. Over 2,900 assessments were completed by M-DCPS students in 29 subject areas in 2020-2021. The number of IB…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools, High School Students, Student Evaluation
Tirado, Andrea – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2021
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 assessments were offered at 16 MDCPS high schools in 2020-2021. Over 13,600 assessments were completed by M-DCPS students in 34…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, Hispanic American Students, African American Students
Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2020
This is the 2019-2020 annual report on the academic progress of English language learners in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. This report addresses the following two areas: (1) Demographic characteristics of students classified as English Language Learners (ELL); and (2) English language acquisition results of ELL students on the English Language…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Public Schools, English (Second Language)
Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa; Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2020
This report examines one component of the current school accountability system--learning gains. We find that learning gain percentages are affected by a variety of factors including starting achievement level, socioeconomic status, and English language learner status when the current definition of learning gains is used. Hence, we propose a new…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Socioeconomic Status, English Language Learners, Definitions
Tirado, Andrea; Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2020
This Research Brief describes a model developed as an alternative method for making ESOL exit decisions in 2019-2020. Given the cancellation of the 2019-2020 Statewide student assessment, FSA ELA results which are used as one of the two major components for making ESOL exit decisions will not be available, and an alternative method is needed. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Models, Decision Making
Tirado, Andrea; Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2020
This study found that as early as the beginning of kindergarten and before any formal schooling began for most students, the achievement gap already existed. It was mostly related to students' poverty, ELL status, and SWD status, as well as to schools' having larger proportions of economically disadvantaged students. Students from poor families…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Achievement Gap
Tirado, Andrea; Hernandez, Vanessa Gonzalez; Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2020
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) began the development and planning of various models for the reopening of schools in 2020-2021 following school closures and distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Reopening of Schools Teacher Survey was developed and distributed to MDCPS instructional personnel. The survey asked various…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, COVID-19, Pandemics
Hernandez, Vanessa Gonzalez; Tirado, Andrea; Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2020
As the state and city begin to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) conducted an online Districtwide survey of parents of students who currently attend and who plan to attend M-DCPS during the 2020-2021 school year. The Reopening of Schools Parent Survey gathered information from parents regarding their…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, COVID-19, Pandemics
Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa; Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2020
Delaying school start times may help in alleviating some of the negative effects of the lack of sleep among adolescents. There appears to be a consensus among various researchers that later school start times are associated with an increase in total sleep time in adolescents, although some researchers find that such an effect might be fleeting. In…
Descriptors: Sleep, Fatigue (Biology), School Schedules, Educational Change
Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2020
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 2019-2020. Over 2,900 assessments were completed by M-DCPS students in 28 subject areas in 2019-2020. The number of IB…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, COVID-19
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