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Aikens, Nikki; Nguyen, Tutrang; Harding, Jessica F. – Mathematica, 2021
One widely used tool that captures the process quality of preschool classrooms, including interactions between teachers and children, is the Classroom Assessment Scoring System-Preschool (Pre-K CLASS; Pianta et al. 2008). The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded Mathematica to conduct a literature scan to search for recent studies analyzing…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Classroom Environment, Educational Quality
Vohra, Divya; Rowan, Patricia; Hotchkiss, John; Lim, Kenneth; Lansdale, Aimee; O'Neil, So – Mathematica, 2021
In the 2020-2021 school year, many schools and districts around the country implemented routine COVID-19 testing to proactively detect cases among teachers, students, and staff and stop the spread of the virus. Such testing made it possible for many communities to gain the needed support from teachers and parents to reopen schools and resume…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Districts, Educational Environment
Sevak, Purvi; Feeney, Kathleen; Honeycutt, Todd; Peterson, Emily – Mathematica, 2021
The Linking Learning to Careers (LLC) program offered high school students with disabilities an individualized and targeted approach to strategically plan for their futures. The Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) designed LLC to build on its usual services for high school students to emphasize unpaid and paid work-based learning…
Descriptors: High School Students, Students with Disabilities, Experiential Learning, Work Experience Programs
Gill, Brian; DeLisle, Danielle – Mathematica, 2021
To educate students while mitigating the spread of COVID-19 during the fall of 2020, schools across the country used different operational approaches, ranging from fully remote instruction to fully in-person instruction with various "hybrid" approaches in between. This report was prepared for the Pennsylvania Department of Education…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Districts
Mack, Melissa; Dunham, Kate – Mathematica, 2021
Enacted in 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was designed to increase collaboration among workforce systems at the federal, state, and local levels to integrate the array of programs and services available to job seekers and businesses through American Job Centers (AJCs). WIOA requires the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to…
Descriptors: Labor Legislation, Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Program Evaluation
Deutsch, Jonah; Allison-Clark, Katherine; Yañez, Armando – Mathematica, 2021
Ongoing research and evaluation that produce actionable, widely disseminated evidence are central to the continuous improvement of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) programs. In addition, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) requires DOL to conduct periodic, independent evaluations to inform the effective operation of WIOA…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Evaluation
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
Martin, Frank – Mathematica, 2020
The Vermont Linking Learning to Careers (LLC) program is a five-year statewide initiative designed by Vermont's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). The program is intended to improve the employment and postsecondary educational outcomes of high school students who have disabilities. LLC provides enhanced services on top of the core state…
Descriptors: High School Students, Students with Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Educational Technology
Grazi, Jaimie; Harris, Barbara; Del Grosso, Patricia – Mathematica, 2020
Young children's exposure to early math concepts is important in their development, in their confidence in math skills, and in their ability to use math later in life. In 2013, the Heising-Simons Foundation embarked on an innovative path to support children's early math development. The Foundation invited several family engagement providers to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills, Family Programs
Gill, Brian P.; Goyal, Ravi; Hotchkiss, John – Mathematica, 2020
Schools across Pennsylvania and around the country are beginning the 2020-2021 school year while COVID-19 remains a threat in widely varying degrees, in different communities, and at different times. Every school that is opening its building to students--part-time or full-time, starting now or later in the school year--needs to contemplate the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Disease Control
Person, Ann E.; Gonzalez, Daisy; Lucchesi, Gina; Sullivan, Margaret; Price, Anne; Bhattacharya, Jhumpa – Mathematica, 2020
Now more than ever, philanthropy seeks to use its grant making and voice to build and support equity for historically marginalized communities. Toward that end, postsecondary education is an important area of investment because it is a critical pathway to economic mobility and stability. At the same time, colleges are serving a growing number of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Holistic Approach
Person, Ann; Bruch, Julie; Goble, Lisbeth; Severn, Veronica; Hong, Ashley – Mathematica, 2020
Lumina Foundation seeks to increase the proportion of Americans who hold a postsecondary credential to 60 percent by 2025, across all racial, ethnic, immigration, and income groups. Recognizing that this goal cannot be achieved through a focus on traditional-age college students alone, Lumina launched the Adult Promise initiative in 2017. Between…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, College Students, State Policy
Martin, Frank – Mathematica, 2020
The Vermont Linking Learning to Careers (LLC) program is a five-year statewide initiative designed by Vermont's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The program, which began enrolling students in July 2017, is intended to improve the employment and postsecondary educational outcomes of high school students who have disabilities. LLC uses a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Students with Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Teamwork
Johnson, Matthew; Thal, Daniel – Mathematica, 2020
The Kauffman School is a public, tuition-free charter school serving Kansas City students. In the 2018-19 school year, the school enrolled 1,127 students in grades 5 through 12. Most (89 percent) of the students were low income, and 89 percent were Black or Hispanic. This report evaluates the impact of the Kauffman School on student college…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, Middle Schools, High Schools
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