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The Child Friendly Schools (CFS) initiative in Nigeria was developed as a partnership between the Ministry of Education, UNICEF, and other national and international organizations in response to the dire state of education in Nigeria in the 1990s.
UNICEF contracted with AIR in January 2008 to conduct a global evaluation of the Child Friendly Schools (CFS) initiative. The evaluation was expected to serve as a baseline to examine the effectiveness of CFS programming efforts in the areas of inclusiveness, pedagogy, architecture and services, participation and governance, and systemic management.
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.
This Connecting Research to Practice brief is intended to enhance the knowledge
and build the capacity of state, district, and school personnel to implement effective formative assessment practice.
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.