This Issue Brief uses information from teachers to examine the changes over time from first to third grade in how often young children are exposed to arts education in the general classroom. The brief looks at differences in these characteristics by level of poverty and/or urbanicity of the school.
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This report is the second annual synthesis report on the national evaluation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Early College High School Initiative.
This report compares three mathematics assessments conducted in 2003, and aims to provide information useful for interpreting and comparing results from the three assessments, based on an in-depth look at the content of the frameworks and items.
To track the effects of Proposition 227, the California Department of Education commissioned a five-year evaluation of the proposition’s implementation and impact. This summary of the study undertaken by the American Institutes for Research and WestEd highlights the full report’s findings and recommendations.
This Statistics in Brief examines the relationship between six nonschool factors and student achievement in countries that participated in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003. The nonschool factors were: highest level of education attained by either of the students’ parents; the highest occupational status of either of the students’ parents; the number of books that students have access to in the home; whether students speak the native language of the country at home; students’ immigrant status; and students’ family structure.
The CSRQ Center Report on Education Service Providers (ESPs) is a first-of-its-kind, scientifically based, and consumer-oriented review of the effectiveness and quality of seven widely implemented ESP models. ESPs provide a comprehensive approach to whole school improvement, including administrative services.
The Adult Numeracy Initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), provides a thorough understanding of adult numeracy and the state of the discipline.
This Issue Brief uses data from the ECLS-K to examine how often per week and how much time per day first-graders were instructed in subjects such as reading, mathematics, and science. It also focuses in more detail on students’ in-class work in reading and language arts.
This report compares the content of two science assessments for grades 4 and 8, and provides information useful for interpreting and comparing results from the two assessments, based on an in-depth look at the content of the respective frameworks and assessment items.
This report explores relationships between kindergarten teachers' reports of their qualifications and instructional practices and direct assessments of children's reading and mathematics achievement during the kindergarten year. The study estimated the degree to which specific aspects of teacher training—the teaching credential and coursework in pedagogy—and teaching experience were associated with student achievement.