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Goldring, Ellen B.; Clark, Melissa A.; Rubin, Mollie; Rogers, Laura K.; Grissom, Jason A.; Gill, Brian; Kautz, Tim; McCullough, Moira; Neel, Michael; Burnett, Alyson – Mathematica, 2020
In 2014, The Wallace Foundation launched the Principal Supervisor Initiative (PSI), a four-year, $24 million effort to redefine principal supervision in six urban school districts. The PSI aimed to help districts overhaul a position traditionally focused on administration, operations, and compliance to one dedicated to developing and supporting…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervisors, Role, Urban Schools
Goldring, Ellen B.; Rogers, Laura K.; Clark, Melissa A. – Mathematica, 2020
The Wallace Foundation's Principal Supervisor Initiative (PSI) was a four-year effort to redefine principal supervision in six urban school districts. Launched in 2014, the PSI aimed to help these districts transform the principal supervisor position from a role that traditionally focused on managerial tasks to one dedicated to developing and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, School Districts, Principals
Deutsch, Jonah; Johnson, Matthew; Gill, Brian – Mathematica, 2020
In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education and through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, Mathematica conducted a study that measured each Louisiana public high school's promotion power, which is a school's effect on the long-term success of its students as indicated by high school graduation, college or career readiness,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Success, Outcomes of Education
Coen, Thomas; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Gleason, Philip – Mathematica, 2019
This issue brief presents results of a long-term tracking study that follows 1,177 students who applied to enter 1 of 13 oversubscribed KIPP [Knowledge Is Power Program] middle schools through a 5th- or 6th-grade admissions lottery in 2008 or 2009. Those students are now old enough to have attended college for at least two years. This study uses a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, College Attendance, Program Effectiveness
Coen, Thomas; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Gleason, Philip – Mathematica, 2019
In this report, the authors present the results of a long-term tracking study that follows 1,177 students who applied to enter 1 of 13 oversubscribed Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) middle schools through a 5th or 6th grade admissions lottery in 2008 or 2009. Those students are now old enough to have attended college for at least two years. This…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness, College Attendance, Academic Persistence
Gonzalez, Naihobe; Tilley, Charles – Mathematica, 2019
This brief benchmarks the postsecondary outcomes of students in College Track, a comprehensive college preparation program for students from underserved communities. College Track and Mathematica have partnered to conduct a rigorous experimental evaluation of the program, but results will not be available for several years. In the meantime,…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Disadvantaged Youth, Access to Education, Grade 9
Richman, Scott; Demers, Alicia; Poznyak, Dmitriy – Mathematica, 2019
The purpose of this exploratory study is to provide evidence on how teaching practices might contribute to student learning in different ways for different groups of students or in different kinds of schools. Two overarching research questions guide the study: (1) What instructional practices used by ELA teachers are related to higher levels of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Institutional Characteristics, Student Characteristics
Person, Ann E.; Bruch, Julie; Goble, Lisbeth – Mathematica, 2019
There is a growing movement across the country to get more adults to enroll in college and complete higher education programs. Fewer than half of the nearly 170 million U.S. residents between the ages of 25 and 64 have obtained a postsecondary degree or certificate. The statistics for adult students of color who have attained higher education are…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Adult Students, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
Harris, Barbara; Petersen, Dana – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2019
This brief presents a promising approach to supporting young children's early math skills development. The approach synthesizes the influence of parents, the home environment, and children's health care providers, and is being implemented by Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is a program in which health care providers give young children new…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Skills, Skill Development, Young Children
Gallagher, Sean; Maxwell, Nan L. – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2019
Changes in the credentialing market have produced a complex, multilayered ecosystem with a demand for shorter credentials that are focused around job market competencies. Community colleges are well positioned to lead this emerging market for three reasons. (1) Their dual mission to offer both traditional degrees and workforce development programs…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Institutional Mission, Labor Force Development
Boller, Kimberly; Harman-Smith, Yasmin – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2019
Australia is the only country in the world that regularly collects comprehensive information about the holistic development of children entering their first year of school. Known as the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC), the data gathered from this work guides national and state policy. These types of measurements are useful for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
Wissel, Sarah; Tulikangas, Rich; Guy, Brian – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2019
The Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's (DVR's) Linking Learning to Careers (LLC) program provides enhanced work-based learning experiences to help high school students with disabilities as they make the transition to careers or postsecondary education. This brief describes these work-based learning experiences, which are the core…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, High School Students, Students with Disabilities, Transitional Programs
Gonzalez, Naihobe; MacIntyre, Sophie; Beccar-Varela, Pilar – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2018
The purpose of this study was to understand the implementation and impacts of Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) in secondary grades. LLI is a short-term, intensive intervention system designed to help teachers provide small-group instruction to struggling readers. Many school districts across the country have used LLI, which has shown promise in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Secondary Education, Reading Instruction
Goldring, Ellen B.; Grissom, Jason A.; Rubin, Mollie; Rogers, Laura K.; Neel, Michael; Clark, Melissa A. – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2018
In 2014, The Wallace Foundation launched the Principal Supervisor Initiative (PSI), a four-year, $24 million-dollar effort to redefine principal supervision in six urban school districts. The initiative sought to help districts transform a position traditionally focused on administration, operations, and compliance to one dedicated to developing…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervisors, Administrator Role, Instructional Leadership
Gonzalez, Naihobe; MacIntyre, Sophie; Beccar-Varela, Pilar – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2018
This paper presents findings on the implementation and impacts of Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) in Oakland, California, where the school district conducted the nation's first randomized controlled trial of LLI in secondary grades. LLI is a short-term, intensive intervention designed to help teachers provide small-group instruction to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Intervention, Secondary School Students, Small Group Instruction
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