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Tang, Yun; Zoblotsky, Todd – Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP), 2015
In August 2010, the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) received a grant of more than $25 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) program for a five-year study to validate its Leadership Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) model in three very diverse regions of the United States: rural North…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
Smithsonian Science Education Center, 2015
The LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform) model, developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC), is a systemic approach to transforming science education consisting of five elements: a research-based, inquiry-driven science curriculum; differentiated professional development; administrative and community…
Descriptors: Science Education, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
Tang, Yun; Zoblotsky, Todd – Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP), 2015
In August 2010, the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) received a grant of more than $25 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) program for a five-year study to validate its Leadership Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) model in three very diverse regions of the United States: rural North…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Science Achievement, Students with Disabilities
Burgette, John; Muzzi, Cindy; Lee, Laura; Niemeier, Brian – Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP), 2015
In August 2010, the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) received a grant of more than $25 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) program for a five-year study to validate its Leadership Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) model in three very diverse regions of the United States: rural North…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Smithsonian Science Education Center, 2015
The LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform) model, developed by the SSEC, is a systemic approach to transforming science education consisting of five elements: a research-based, inquiry-driven science curriculum; differentiated professional development; administrative and community support; materials support; and assessment.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
Smithsonian Science Education Center, 2015
The LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform) model, developed by the SSEC, is a systemic approach to transforming science education consisting of five elements: a research-based, inquiry-driven science curriculum; differentiated professional development; administrative and community support; materials support; and assessment.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
Smithsonian Science Education Center, 2015
The LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform) model, developed by the SSEC, is a systemic approach to transforming science education consisting of five elements: a research-based, inquiry-driven science curriculum; differentiated professional development; administrative and community support; materials support; and assessment.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Kamps, Debra; Conklin, Carl; Wills, Howard – Education and Treatment of Children, 2015
The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of self-management as a tier two enhancement to the group contingency intervention, Class-Wide Function-related Intervention Teams Program (CW-FIT). Two classrooms, first and fourth grade, and two students in each of the classrooms participated in the intervention. The group contingency…
Descriptors: Self Management, Intervention, Contingency Management, Functional Behavioral Assessment
Robyn Elizabeth Moore – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to conduct a program evaluation of a school district's Reading Recovery program. This quantitative study involved analysis of extant student reading achievement data from the first grade Phonological Awareness and Literacy Screener (PALS) and third grade Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments.. Participants…
Descriptors: Literacy, Phonological Awareness, Screening Tests, Grade 1
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Springer, Matthew G.; Pepper, Matthew J.; Ghosh-Dastidar, Bonnie – Journal of Education Finance, 2014
This study examines the effect of supplemental education services (SES) on student test score gains and whether particular subgroups of students benefit more from NCLB tutoring services. Our sample includes information on students enrolled in third through eighth grades nested in 121 elementary and middle schools over a five-year period comprising…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Scores, Achievement Gains, Tutoring
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Chapa, Marisa; Galvan-De Leon, Vanessa; Solis, Judith; Mundy, Marie-Anne – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
During the 79th Texas Legislature, the bill "Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum" was passed (THECB). As a response to this, high schools and colleges have combined forming an early college high school. The result of this union was a program that condensed the time it took to complete both the high school diploma and up to two…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, College Preparation, State Legislation
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Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Larsen, Ross A. A.; Baroody, Alison E.; Curby, Timothy W.; Ko, Michelle; Thomas, Julia B.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Abry, Tashia; DeCoster, Jamie – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
This randomized controlled field trial examined the efficacy of the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach on student achievement. Schools (n = 24) were randomized into intervention and control conditions; 2,904 children were studied from end of second to fifth grade. Students at schools assigned to the RC condition did not outperform students at…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement
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Orphanos, Stelios; Orr, Margaret Terry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
School leadership has been shown to exert a positive but mostly indirect influence on school and student outcomes. Currently, there is great interest in how quality leadership preparation is related to leadership practice and improved teacher outcomes. The purpose of the study was to understand the moderating influence of leadership preparation on…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Teacher Collaboration, Principals
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Tong, Fuhui; Irby, Beverly J.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Koch, Janice – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The authors examined the impact of 2 subsequent, longitudinal interdisciplinary interventions for 58 Hispanic English language learners (ELLs): (a) Grade 5 science with English language/reading embedded (i.e., science intervention) and (b) K-3 English language/reading with science embedded (i.e., language/reading intervention). Results revealed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Hispanic American Students, Grade 5, Literacy
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Walsh, Mary E.; Madaus, George F.; Raczek, Anastasia E.; Dearing, Eric; Foley, Claire; An, Chen; Lee-St. John, Terrence J.; Beaton, Albert – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Efforts to support children in schools require addressing not only academic issues, but also out-of-school factors that can affect students' ability to succeed. This study examined academic achievement of students participating in City Connects, a student support intervention operating in high-poverty elementary schools. The sample included 7,948…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Poverty, Elementary Schools, Program Effectiveness
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