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West, Martin R.; Morton, Beth A.; Herlihy, Corinne M. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Data-based instructional programs have proliferated in American schools despite limited evidence of their effectiveness in improving educator practice and raising student achievement. We report results from a two-year school-randomized evaluation of the Achievement Network (ANet), a program providing schools with standards-aligned interim…
Descriptors: Data, Instruction, Educational Assessment, Formative Evaluation
Harackiewicz, Judith M.; Canning, Elizabeth A.; Tibbetts, Yoi; Priniski, Stacy J.; Hyde, Janet S. – Grantee Submission, 2015
Many college students abandon their goal of completing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) when confronted with challenging introductory-level science courses. In the U.S., this trend is more pronounced for underrepresented minority (URM) and first-generation (FG) students, and contributes to persisting racial and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Intervention, Race, Social Class
Rohrer, Doug; Dedrick, Robert F.; Burgess, Kaleena – Grantee Submission, 2014
Most mathematics assignments consist of a group of problems requiring the same strategy. For example, a lesson on the quadratic formula is typically followed by a block of problems requiring students to use the quadratic formula, which means that students know the appropriate strategy before they read each problem. In an alternative approach,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Problem Sets, Problem Solving, Mathematical Applications
Fuchs, Lynn S.; Schumacher, Robin F.; Long, Jessica; Namkung, Jessica; Hamlett, Carol L.; Cirino, Paul T.; Siegler, Robert; Changas, Paul – Grantee Submission, 2013
The purposes of this study were to investigate the effects of an intervention designed to improve at-risk 4th graders' understanding of fractions and to examine the processes by which effects occurred. The intervention focused more on the measurement interpretation of fractions; the control condition focused more on the part-whole interpretation…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Elementary School Mathematics
Allen, Joseph; Pianta, Robert; Gregory, Anne; Mikami, Amori; Lun, Janetta – Grantee Submission, 2011
Improving teaching quality is widely recognized as critical to addressing deficiencies in secondary school education, yet the field has struggled to identify rigorously evaluated teacher-development approaches that can produce reliable gains in student achievement. A randomized controlled trial of My Teaching Partner-Secondary--a Web-mediated…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Academic Achievement, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary Schools