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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
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
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
Sullivan, Margaret; Price, Derek V.; Fox, Lindsay; Person, Ann – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2018
For many low-income students and students of color, financial and other barriers can derail their efforts to complete a postsecondary credential. In 2014, the Working Students Success Network (WSSN) was launched by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Lumina Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Kresge Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and Bank of America.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Low Income Students, Barriers, Educational Finance
Choi, Jane; Richman, Scott; Dolfin, Sarah – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2018
Teachers play a crucial role in helping students develop the skills needed for success in school, career, and life. These skills--which are a focus in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)--include higher-order thinking and complex literacy skills, such as reading, writing, and citing evidence from texts. Professional development (PD) can…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Literacy, Faculty Development
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
Harris, Barbara; Petersen, Dana – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2017
This brief presents a promising approach to supporting the development of early math skills in young children. The approach synthesizes the influence of parents, the home environment, and children's health care providers, and is being implemented in Washington State by Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is a program in which health care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Skill Development
Gonzalez, Naihobe – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2017
The Advanced Placement (AP) program has become a key step on the path to attending a selective college. In the University of California system, for example, more than 90 percent of applicants take AP or honors courses in high school (Geiser and Santelices 2006). However, the College Board estimates that nearly 300,000 high school students with the…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, High Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged
Harris, Barbara; Petersen, Dana; Wulsin, Claire Smither – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2017
The brief explains how exposing young children to early math concepts supports their development of reasoning and problem solving skills and later success in and out of school. It describes the unique ways each of five family engagement programs funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation developed, tested, and integrated early math learning into…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Family Involvement
Gleason, Philip M. – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
The charter school sector in the United States has grown steadily since the first charter school opened in 1992. As of the 2015-2016 school year, more than 6,800 charter schools served nearly 3 million students in forty states and the District of Columbia. Overall, research suggests that the average charter school performs about the same as nearby…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Success, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement
Glazerman, Steven; Dotter, Dallas – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
This brief describes (1) what parents look for when they choose a school and (2) how these preferences affect the sorting of students into schools under different school-choice policies. The findings are based on lists of preferred schools submitted by over 20,000 applicants to a citywide lottery for more than 100 traditional and charter public…
Descriptors: School Choice, Charter Schools, Simulation, Selective Admission
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