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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
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
Johnson, Matthew; Johnson, Cleo Jacobs; Richman, Scott; Demers, Alicia; Gentile, Claudia; Lindquist, Eric – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
The Kauffman School is a public charter school that serves students from low-income neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri. This paper used a matched comparison group design to estimate the impacts of the Kauffman School on student achievement, attendance, and suspensions. We found that the Kauffman School had positive and statistically…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Low Income Groups, Comparative Analysis
Mccullough, Moira; Lipscomb, Stephen; Chiang, Hanley; Gill, Brian – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
Although states and school districts have begun to evaluate school principals, there is little evidence on the validity of principal evaluation measures. To fill this gap, we examined Pennsylvania's Framework for Leadership (FFL), a tool for measuring and evaluating principals' professional practices. Using data on more than 300 principals, we…
Descriptors: Principals, Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Correlation
Glazerman, Steve; Dotter, Dallas – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
We estimate school-choice preferences revealed by the rank-ordered lists submitted by more than 22,000 applicants to a citywide lottery for more than 200 traditional and charter public schools in Washington, DC. The results confirm previously reported findings that commuting distance, school demographics, and academic indicators play important…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Choice, Simulation, Selective Admission
Tuttle, Christina; McCullough, Moira; Richman, Scott; Booker, Kevin; Burnett, Alyson; Keating, Betsy; Cavanaugh, Michael – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
In November 2012, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested in seven innovative district-charter partnerships with "the potential capacity and commitment to accelerate student college ready rates through deep collaboration and sharing of best practices" (District-Charter Collaboration Grant Request for Proposal [RFP]). These…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Partnerships in Education, Grants, College Readiness
Johnson, Cleo Jacobs; Madoff, Ava; Richman, Scott; Johnson, Matthew; Gentile, Claudia – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
For many years, the Kauffman Foundation has focused efforts on improving educa­tion for children in Kansas City. Prior to opening the Kauffman School, the Kauffman Foundation operated several programs that addressed the challenges faced in urban education, such as Project Early (an early childhood program), Project Choice (a high school dropout…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Improvement, Dropout Prevention, Urban Schools
Johnson, Matthew; Demers, Alicia; Johnson, Cleo Jacobs; Gentile, Claudia – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
As part of its ongoing efforts to raise the academic achievement of children from low-income families in Kansas City, Missouri, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation founded the Ewing Marion Kauffman School in fall 2011. The Kauffman School's mission is "to prepare students to excel academically, graduate from college, and apply their unique…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement
McCullough, Moira; Keating, Betsy; Heinkel, Luke – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
In November 2012, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested in seven innovative district-charter partnerships with "the potential capacity and commitment to accelerate student college ready rates through deep collaboration and sharing of best practices" (District-Charter Collaboration Grant Request for Proposal). These…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Partnerships in Education, Grants, College Readiness
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