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AIR surveyed school climate in 33 Alaska school districts between 2006 and 2009. Overall school climate increased in these districts at the same time that statewide achievement test results declined—especially for math. This report explores the nature of the relationship between school climate and student achievement over time, concluding that, at a district level, improvements in school climate buffered the decline in achievement.
AIR produced this report about the Ohio High School Transformation Initiative (OHSTI), which aims to address low student achievement and graduation rates, school violence and truancy, and a lack of engagement in Ohio's urban high schools. Established in 2002, OHSTI is supported through the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Ohio Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and local community-based foundations.
This report found that absences, course failures, course credits and GPA all can be used to accurately predict whether ninth-graders with disabilities will graduate from high school. Identifying these early warning indicators is especially crucial for students with disabilities, who drop out of high school at alarming rates.
The Reading First Ohio (RFO) initiative was designed to implement scientifically based research on best practices in literacy instruction to ensure that all children are able to read by the end of third grade. With our partner Westat, AIR evaluation team designed an evaluation of this statewide initiative that monitored program implementation and program effectiveness.
This fourth and final brief in the California Collaborative on District Reform series examines how the Fresno-Long Beach Learning Partnership uses data to inform work across and within the districts. The Partnership is a collaboration that aims to improve student outcomes, accelerate achievement for all students, and close achievement gaps by capitalizing on shared systemic capacity-building across two high-need districts.
This Statistics in Brief reports on the use of tutoring services among public school students enrolled in grades K-12 in 2007.