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  • The achievement gap. A comparison of Anglo and Navajo student writing samples

    1/1/02 - Ashmore, Rhea A., Shields, Carolyn M.

    A study compared the writing performance of Anglo and Navajo students. Participants were 122 students in grades 7 and 11 who were required to respond in writing to 30 questions. The results indicated that there was no difference between the Navajo and Anglo children either in the average number of passages containing at least 30 words or in the richness of the content and ideas expressed and that although there was a gap in mechanics in favor of the Anglo students, this gap narrowed between...

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    The Impact of School Closures on Homeless Students in New York City

    1/19/10 - Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness

    Closing “poorly-performing schools” and opening small schools from which families can choose is not new educational policy for New York City; however its impact on all students has not been thoroughly evaluated. It is therefore imperative that we review the effects of these policy developments on high-needs students, specifically the most overlooked—students experiencing homelessness. For the rising number of students who are already housing displaced, becoming educationally displaced...

  • The Importance of Physical Activity in Closing the Achievement Gap

    1/1/07 - Burton, Laura J., VanHeest, Jaci L.

    The most significant concern within the US educational community is the academic achievement gap. Investigation of the achievement gap reveals that minority students across all levels of education are not meeting the same academic measures as their non-Hispanic White peers. In addition, a disproportionate number of minority children are identified as overweight. Physical activity has been identified as an influence on the reduction and prevention of overweight and obesity. In addition...

  • The Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in School Accountability Systems.

    1/1/12 - Harr-Robins, J., Song, M., Hurlburt, S., Pruce, C., Danielson, L., Garet, M., and Taylor, J. , U.S. Department of Education

    Executive Summary Study Background and Research Questions Formerly excluded from measures of educational performance, students with disabilities (SWDs) are now explicitly recognized in federal and state accountability systems. At the national level, the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) laid the foundation for accountability of SWDs by requiring states to include these students in state and district assessments and to report their participation...

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    The progress of education reform 2007: Dropout prevention

    1/5/10 - Education Commission of the States,

    While a common assumption is that students drop out of school because of their social background and school behaviors, the findings from these studies demonstrate that schools can exert important organizational effects on students’ decisions to drop out or stay in school. The research included here holds a number of implications for policy

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    Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children and youth

    1/2/09 - Lisa Walker, Cheryl Smithgall

    "This brief presents findings from several Chapin Hall studies on vulnerable children and youth to raise the issue of what it would mean to improve academic achievement in underperforming schools. Vulnerable children and youth are those who experience crises or disruptions in their lives, often accompanied by parental absence or inability to meet their needs, such that they are likely to become involved with public systems. The brief provides evidence that a disproportionate number of these...

  • Understanding the Gap in Mathematics Achievement of Malaysian Students

    1/1/09 - Ismail, Noor Azina

    Of 46 countries that participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study in 2003 (I. V. S. Mullis, M. O. Martin, E. J. Gonzalez, & S. J. Chrostowski, 2004), Malaysia was ranked 10th in international scores of mathematics achievement for 8th-grade students. The present author aimed to examine the importance of students' home backgrounds, resources for learning, activities, and attitudes toward learning mathematics in accounting for high student achievement in...

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    Understanding the Special Education Process

    1/10/09 - Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers,

    The chart below offers an overview of the special education process. It is not designed to show all steps or the specific details. It shows what happens from the time a child is referred for evaluation and is identified as having a disability, through the development of an individualized education program (IEP). The process begins when someone (school staff, parents, etc.) makes a referral for an initial evaluation. An explanation of each numbered area follows the chart.

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    What we mean by “family and community connections with schools?”

    1/1/03 - National Center for Family & Community Connections

    The Family School Linkages (FSL) Project of the National Institute for Urban School, now the Equity Alliance at ASU, worked with schools and families to think about and improve relationships between schools and all the families of their students. A growing number of studies show that when family members talk to their children about schooling, participate with school personnel, and support their children’s efforts, the students achieve more, attend more regularly, and are more motivated and...

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    Why program quality matters for early childhood inclusion: recommendations for professional development

    1/3/09 - National Professional Development Center on Inclusion,

    Paper addresses the following: (1) recognized components of global program quality and the quality improvement movement; (2) the need for additional dimensions of program quality to define high quality inclusion, given the growing number of inclusive early childhood programs that serve young children with disabilities and their families (3) recommendations for infusing content on inclusive program quality in professional development using the <span class='abstract_italic'>who</span>, the...

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    ¿Ya sabía esto? ¿Ya sabía lo que los estudiantes de la escula secundaria piensan acerca de la participación de sus familias en la escuela?

    1/1/05 - Ottke-Moore, C.

    The Family School Linkages (FSL) Project of the National Institute for Urban School, now the Equity Alliance at ASU, worked with schools and families to think about and improve relationships between schools and all the families of their students. A growing number of studies show that when family members talk to their children about schooling, participate with school personnel, and support their children’s efforts, the students achieve more, attend more regularly, and are more motivated and...

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    ¿Ya sabía esto? ¿Ya sabía lo que los estudiantes de la escula secundaria piensan acerca de la participación de sus familias en la escuela?

    1/1/05 - Ottke-Moore, C.

    The Family School Linkages (FSL) Project of the National Institute for Urban School, now the Equity Alliance at ASU, worked with schools and families to think about and improve relationships between schools and all the families of their students. A growing number of studies show that when family members talk to their children about schooling, participate with school personnel, and support their children’s efforts, the students achieve more, attend more regularly, and are more motivated and...

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