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Sandilos, Lia E.; Goble, Priscilla; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Pianta, Robert C. – Grantee Submission, 2018
The present study examines the extent to which participation in a 14-week professional development course designed to improve teacher-child interactions in the classroom moderated the relation between teacher-reported job stress and gains in observed teacher-child interaction quality from the beginning to the end of the intervention. Participants…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Program Effectiveness
Hassinger-Das, Brenna; Bustamante, Andres S.; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick – Grantee Submission, 2018
Children from under-resourced communities regularly enter formal schooling lagging behind their peers. These deficits in areas such as language development, reading readiness, and even in the kind of spatial skills that predict later mathematical knowledge, may persist throughout their lifespan. To address such gaps, policymakers have focused…
Descriptors: Play, Urban Planning, Urban Areas, Child Development
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Gupta, Himani – Grantee Submission, 2017
The Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), developed by the City University of New York (CUNY), is an uncommonly comprehensive and long-term program designed to address low graduation rates among community college students. MDRC has been studying the effects of ASAP on low-income students with developmental (remedial) education needs at…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Associate Degrees
Martorell, Paco; Mariano, Louis T. – Grantee Submission, 2017
This study examines the impact of grade retention on behavioral outcomes under a comprehensive assessment-based student promotion policy in New York City. To isolate the causal effect of grade retention, we implement a fuzzy regression discontinuity (RD) design that exploits that grade retention is largely determined by whether a student scores…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Educational Policy, Attendance, Cutting Scores
Nguyen, Tutrang; Watts, Tyler W.; Duncan, Greg J.; Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie S.; Wolfe, Christopher; Spitler, Mary Elaine – Grantee Submission, 2016
In an effort to promote best practices regarding mathematics teaching and learning at the preschool level, national advisory panels and organizations have emphasized the importance of children's emergent counting and related competencies, such as the ability to verbally count, maintain one-to-one correspondence, count with cardinality, subitize,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Mathematics Skills, Grade 5, Preschool Children
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Horowitz, Rob – Grantee Submission, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE) program on elementary special education students' academic achievement (reading and math) and social-emotional learning. EASE was a 5-year program providing professional development and instruction in the arts in 10 New York City special education…
Descriptors: Special Education, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement
Bitler, Marianne P.; Domina, Thurston; Penner, Emily K.; Hoynes, Hilary W. – Grantee Submission, 2015
We use quantile treatment effects estimation to examine the consequences of the random-assignment New York City School Choice Scholarship Program (NYCSCSP) across the distribution of student achievement. Our analyses suggest that the program had negligible and statistically insignificant effects across the skill distribution. In addition to…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Scholarships, Academic Achievement