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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results Data 2008-2009 (MS Excel) (Jan 27, 2012)
This page provides 2008-09 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (MS Excel)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results Data 2008-2009 (PDF) (Jan 27, 2012)
This page provides 2008-09 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (PDF)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2009-10 - Discussion (PDF) (Jan 27, 2012)
This page provides a discussion and explanation of 2009-10 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (PDF)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2009-10 - Discussion (MS Word) (Jan 27, 2012)
This page provides a discussion and explanation of 2009-10 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (MS Word)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results Data 2009-2010 (MS Excel) (Jan 27, 2012)
This page provides 2009-10 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (MS Excel)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results Data 2009-2010 (PDF) (Jan 27, 2012)
This page provides 2009-10 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (PDF)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2008-09 - Discussion (PDF) (Jan 27, 2012)
This page provides a discussion and explanation of 2008-09 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (PDF)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2008-09 - Discussion (MS Word) (Jan 27, 2012)
This page provides a discussion and explanation of 2008-09 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (MS Word)
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Abstract: Supplemental Educational Services and Student Achievement in Five Waiver Districts (Mar 31, 2011)
This study presents final implementation and outcome findings from the five districts that received waivers to serve as Supplemental Educational Service (SES) providers, despite being identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring.
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Abstract: Final Report on the Evaluation of the Growth Model Pilot Project (Jan 21, 2011)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was any effect from application of the growth models; to provide information about how to strengthen the use of growth under the ESEA; and to provide information for states that might consider applying to use a growth model under current regulations. The final report analyzes the effects of growth models in the nine states approved under the pilot, for the 2007-08 school year.
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FIPSE Evaluation Plan Requirements for New Grantees (MS Word) (Nov 30, 2010)
This file provides the requirements of an evaluation plan for new grantees under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education programs. (MS Word)
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FIPSE Evaluation Plan Requirements for New Grantees (PDF) (Nov 30, 2010)
This file provides the requirements of an evaluation plan for new grantees under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education programs. (PDF)
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FIPSE Project Effectiveness Evidence for the Public (PEEP) (MS Word) (Nov 30, 2010)
This file provides information about evidence of project effectiveness available to the public in a searchable format through the online database under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education programs. (MS Word)
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FIPSE Project Effectiveness Evidence for the Public (PEEP) (PDF) (Nov 30, 2010)
This file provides information about evidence of project effectiveness available to the public in a searchable format through the online database under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education programs. (PDF)
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FIPSE Evaluation Resources: FIPSE Competitive Grants Evaluation Requirements (Nov 30, 2010)
This file provides information regarding evaluation of projects funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, specifically the qualities needed for a competent evaluation plan for competitive grants.
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FIPSE Evaluation Resources: Finding a FIPSE Project Evaluator (Nov 30, 2010)
This file provides information regarding evaluation of projects funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, specifically the attributes of a good project evaluator.
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Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education - FIPSE Evaluation Resources (Nov 30, 2010)
This file provides information regarding evaluation of projects funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.
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FIPSE Evaluation Resources: What a FIPSE Evaluation Report is Not (Nov 23, 2010)
This file provides information regarding evaluation of projects funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, specifically on a model and the merits of a good evaluation report.
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FIPSE Evaluation Resources: Guidance on the Role of the Independent Outside Evaluator for a FIPSE Grant (Nov 23, 2010)
This file provides information regarding evaluation of projects funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, specifically the requirements of an independent outside evaluator.
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Management Information Report X13J0003 -Review of The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools’ Standards for Program Length (PDF) (May 24, 2010)
Management Information Report X13J0003 -Review of The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools’ Standards for Program Length (PDF)
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Interim Report on the Evaluation of the Growth Model Pilot Project (MS Word) (Apr 08, 2010)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was any effect from application of the growth models; to provide information about how to strengthen the use of growth under the ESEA; and to provide information for states that might consider applying to use a growth model under current regulations. The interim report analyzes the effects of growth models in the first eight states approved under the pilot: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
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Interim Report on the Evaluation of the Growth Model Pilot Project (PDF) (Apr 08, 2010)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was any effect from application of the growth models; to provide information about how to strengthen the use of growth under the ESEA; and to provide information for states that might consider applying to use a growth model under current regulations. The interim report analyzes the effects of growth models in the first eight states approved under the pilot: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
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Abstract: Interim Report on the Evaluation of the Growth Model Pilot Project (Apr 08, 2010)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was any effect from application of the growth models; to provide information about how to strengthen the use of growth under the ESEA; and to provide information for states that might consider applying to use a growth model under current regulations. The interim report analyzes the effects of growth models in the first eight states approved under the pilot: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2007-08 - Discussion (MS Word) (Mar 05, 2010)
This page provides a discussion and explanation of 2007-08 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (MS Word)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2006-07 - Discussion (PDF) (Mar 05, 2010)
This page provides a discussion and explanation of 2006-07 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (PDF)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2006-07 - Discussion (MS Word) (Mar 05, 2010)
This page provides a discussion and explanation of 2006-07 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (MS Word)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2007-08 - Discussion (PDF) (Mar 05, 2010)
This page provides a discussion and explanation of 2007-08 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (PDF)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2007-08 (PDF) (Mar 04, 2010)
This page provides 2007-08 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (PDF)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2006-07 (MS Excel) (Mar 04, 2010)
This page provides 2006-07 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (MS Excel)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2006-07 (PDF) (Mar 04, 2010)
This page provides 2006-07 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (PDF)
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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2007-08 (MS Excel) (Mar 04, 2010)
This page provides 2007-08 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (MS Excel)
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Abstract: Use of Education Data at the Local Level: From Accountability to Instructional Improvement (Jan 26, 2010)
This study examined the characteristics of data systems and their use at the classroom level. More specifically, it looked at what types of student data systems were available to school staff, how school staff were using the systems and other forms of student data, teachers' understanding of data displays and data interpretation issues, and the supports and challenges for school-level use of student data in planning and implementing instruction.
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Guidance on Evaluation (Dec 10, 2009)
This page provides guidance for applicants under the National Resource Centers and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Programs regarding program evaluation.
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An Exploratory Analysis of Adequate Yearly Progress, Identification for Improvement, and Student Achievement in Two States and Three Cities (Aug 17, 2009)
This report presents the results of exploratory quasi-experimental analyses that use a Regression Discontinuity (RD) design to examine the relationships between certain features of NCLB accountability and subsequent student achievement in Title I schools in two states and three school districts. Specifically, the report examines the effects of not making AYP or of being identified for the first year of school improvement status (after missing AYP for two consecutive years).
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Growth Model Evaluation Report January 2009 (MS Word) (Jan 16, 2009)
The purpose of this internal evaluation was to examine the impact of growth models for use in assessing school performance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). (MS Word)
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No Child Left Behind  State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, Volume VIII--Teacher Quality Under NCLB: Final Report (Jan 15, 2009)
This report provides updated information on the progress that states, districts, and schools have made in implementing NCLB's teacher quality, professional development, and paraprofessional provisions.
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No Child Left Behind  Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant Programs: First-Year Lessons Learned (Jan 14, 2009)
This report describes the early implementation of two new grant programs, Academic Competitiveness Grants and National SMART Grants, and the number and distribution of students receiving the first grants in academic year 2006-2007.
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No Child Left Behind  State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, Implementation of the 1 Percent Rule and 2 Percent Interim Policy Options (Jan 07, 2009)
This report presents findings about the implementation of regulations and guidelines issued under the No Child Left Behind Act that provide flexibility for the treatment of certain students with disabilities in state assessment and accountability systems.
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No Child Left Behind  State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, Volume VI--Targeting and Uses of Federal Education Funds (Jan 07, 2009)
This report examines how well federal funds are targeted to districts and schools serving economically disadvantaged students, how Title I targeting has changed over the past seven years, how districts have spent federal funds, and the base of state and local resources to which federal funds are added.
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No Child Left Behind  State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, Volume VII--Title I School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services: Final Report (Jan 07, 2009)
This report provides updated information on the implementation and usage of choice options that are offered to students in Title I schools that have been identified for improvement.
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Evaluation of the Comprehensive School Reform Program Implementation and Outcomes: Third Year Report (2008) (MS Word) (Jan 07, 2009)
This report provides third-year study findings regarding schools receiving comprehensive school reform (CSR) assistance awards in 2002, focusing on 1) how CSR award receipt was related to subsequent changes in achievement; 2) whether aspects of program implementation were associated with achievement gains. (MS Word)
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Evaluation of the Comprehensive School Reform Program Implementation and Outcomes: Third Year Report (2008) (PDF) (Jan 07, 2009)
This report provides third-year study findings regarding schools receiving comprehensive school reform (CSR) assistance awards in 2002, focusing on 1) how CSR award receipt was related to subsequent changes in achievement; 2) whether aspects of program implementation were associated with achievement gains. (PDF)
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Executive Summary: Evaluation of the Comprehensive School Reform Program Implementation and Outcomes: Third Year Report (2008) (Jan 07, 2009)
This report provides third-year study findings regarding schools receiving comprehensive school reform (CSR) assistance awards in 2002, focusing on 1) how CSR award receipt was related to subsequent changes in achievement; 2) whether aspects of program implementation were associated with achievement gains.
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Study of the Voluntary Public School Choice Program: Final Report (Nov 19, 2008)
Study of the Voluntary Public School Choice Program: Final Report (2008) uses a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods to measure the progress VPSC sites have made in meeting the program's legislative goals to: 1) maximize choice, 2) encourage students to transfer to higher achieving schools, and 3) promote interdistrict transfers. The final report discusses findings from data collected during the full five years of grant implementation, from fall 2002 through spring 2007.
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Report Highlights: Reading First Implementation Evaluation Final Report (Oct 09, 2008)
Compares reading practices in a national representative sample of Reading First and non-Reading First Title I schools, and analyzes reading achievement trends in both groups. Results are based on surveys completed in spring 2005 and 2007 by K-3 teachers, principals, and reading coaches, as well as from state and national databases of school-level reading scores on state assessments.
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Early Implementation of Public Single-Sex Schools: Perceptions and Characteristics (Aug 26, 2008)
This report is based on surveys and site visits conducted in 2005, which provide additional descriptive data on public single sex schools in the U.S. It presents findings about perceived effects of single-sex schools or classes, and may be helpful in considering topics on which further research and evaluation may be warranted.
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Early Outcomes of the GEAR UP Program (Aug 08, 2008)
This report discusses findings from an evaluation of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant program. It presents middle school outcomes for a small sample of schools participating in the program and a matched comparison group of non-GEAR UP schools.
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Upward Bound Program - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2005-06 - Appendix (MS Word) (Jun 27, 2008)
This page is the appendix of the 2005-06 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (MS Word)
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Upward Bound Program - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2005-06 - Appendix (PDF) (Jun 27, 2008)
This page is the appendix of the 2005-06 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs. (PDF)
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Upward Bound Program - Grantee-Level Performance Results 2005-06 (MS Excel) (Jun 27, 2008)
This page provides 2005-06 grantee-level performance data for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs showing postsecondary enrollment rates of 2003-04 and 2004-05 expected high school graduates. (MS Excel)
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