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- 1/9/10 - Kevin M. Gorey
"This meta-analysis extends a previous review of the achievement effects of comprehensive school reform (CSR) programs (Borman, Hewes, Overman, & Brown, 2003). That meta-analysis observed significant effects of well endowed and well-researched programs, but it did not account for race/ethnicity. This article synthesizes 34 cohort or quasi-experimental outcomes of studies that incorporated the policy-critical characteristic of race/ethnicity. Findings: compared with matched traditional...
- 1/5/09 - Diez, V.
This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Latino After-School Initiative (LASI), an umbrella organization that provides funding, educational guidelines, staff development, and networking opportunities to after-school programs in the Greater Boston area. LASI funds seven Latino-led after-school programs servicing children ages 7-14. The programs are located in Lynn, Cambridge, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Chelsea. LASI was established in 2001 by the United Way of Massachusetts...
- 1/5/09 - Berdette, P
The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has conducted four studies of state graduation requirements for students with disabilities. This document synthesizes findings reported in NCEO’s most recent 2007 study, Revisiting Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options for Youth with Disabilities: A National Study, and the comparisons they made to findings from 2002.1 The purpose of the NCEO national study was to describe current variations across states in high school exit exam...
- 1/23/09 - Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest, Claire McKenna
"This paper assesses the consequences of residential instability during the first five years of a child’s life for a host of school readiness outcomes. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, we examine the relationship between multiple moves and children’s cognitive and behavioral readiness at age five. We further test this relationship for differences among poor, near poor, and not poor children. We find that moving three or more times in a child’s first five...
- 1/5/09 - FPG Child Development Institute,
The Abecedarian project was a carefully controlled scientific study of the potential benefits of early childhood education for poor children. Children from low-income families received full-time, high-quality educational intervention in a childcare setting from infancy through age 5. Each child had an individualized prescription of educational activities. Educational activities consisted of ‘games’ incorporated into the child's day. Activities focused on social, emotional, and...
- 1/5/09 - Jerry D. Weast
The district faced an indisputable fact: increasing numbers of young children impacted by poverty and language difference were starting school lagging behind their peers in basic
literacy and mathematics skills, and they often remained behind. If children were not meeting certain benchmarks by the end of first grade, there was little likelihood that they would
be able to read fl uently by third grade, an important indicator of academic success in the later years.5 So, the work began in the...
- 1/3/09 - National High School Center,
The development of state policy to promote academic achievement for ELLs is critical to improving educational outcomes and consistent with the goals of increasing high school graduation rates and meeting Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Recent research indicates that states have multiple opportunities to take the initiative in supporting school systems and schools in their efforts to keep ELLs on track to meet postsecondary success.
- 1/30/09 - Mary Terzian, Kristin Anderson Moore, Kathleen Hamilton
"Children and youth who reside in economically disadvantaged households and who live in lowresource, urban neighborhoods are more likely to lose ground in math and reading over the
summer than their middle- and upper-class peers. These children and youth often come from
ethnic minority backgrounds. This achievement gap widens as children grow older, creating
social and academic inequities. Summer learning programs are an important strategy for
narrowing the achievement gap."
- 1/5/10 - Susanne James-Burdumy , John Deke , Julieta Lugo-Gil , Nancy Carey , Alan Hershey , Russell Gersten , Rebecca Newman-Gonchar , Joseph Dimino , Kelly Haymond
"Results after two years of using three reading comprehension curricula show gains from one program and no effects for the other two on reading comprehension for fifth-graders, according to a study released by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance in the Institute of Education Sciences. The study focused on whether 5th grade students in disadvantaged schools could be helped in making the transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" by bolstering the...
- 1/21/09 - Mica Pollock
A fundamental debate erupts whenever U.S. educators discuss “achievement gaps.” Do educators’ everyday actions really contribute that much to racial disparities? Or are such disparities caused by parents, by peers, by “society,” by “poverty,” by children themselves? We need to get much better at discussing this issue in education. As I have shown in my research, simplistic debate over who is “to blame” for “achievement gaps” often keeps us from adequately serving...
- 1/2/09 - Chandra Keller-Allen
This presentation addresses importance of family engagement to assist children with mental health needs in the school
- 1/26/09 - Abner Oakes, Traci Maday
"In this Issue Brief, The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement identifies strategies that foster Native American student engagement and improved academic achievement. We begin by examining the distribution of Native students and then we explore three areas that are identified in the literature as promising strategies for improving educational outcomes for Native students: Instructional practices, Curriculum content, and School climate"
- 1/22/08 - Christenson, S.
Student engagement with school, a multidimensional construct, is considered the primary theoretical model for understanding dropout and is, quite frankly, the bottom line in interventions to promote school completion. Variously described as a commitment to and investment in learning, identification and belonging at school, participation in the school environment, and initiation of an activity to accomplish an outcome, engagement is associated with desired academic, social, and emotional...
- 1/5/09 - Adam Gamoran, Daniel Long
Equality of Educational Opportunity, the 1966 landmark study by James Coleman and colleagues, persists as a seminal source for continuing research on schools and student achievement. Three main findings of the Coleman report are still evident in the U.S. today. In 1966, U.S. schools were highly segregated by race. Following marked reductions in racial isolation during the 1970s and 1980s, segregation increased during the 1990s, and on some indicators, levels of segregation are nearly as high...
- 1/6/09 - Anne Smith, Elizabeth B. Kozleski
This presentation address issues of LRE and state progress as well as improving equity in education and rethinking special education.
- 1/9/10 - Trish Williams, Michael W. Kirst, Edward Haertel, Matthew Rosin, Mary Perry, Ben Webman, Kathy Wilson, Rebecca Payne, Kathryn Morgan Woodward
"This study contributes to the field by identifying a broad range of traditional and newer middle grade policies and practices, and determining in California which of these differentiate higher- from lower-performing schools serving similar student populations, with performance measured by the state’s standards-based tests."