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CRESPAR Report #48: Four Models of School Improvement: Successes and Challenges in Reforming Low-Performing, High-Poverty Title I Schools
In this comprehensive report, the authors examine four distinct processes for reforming nine low-performing Title I schools in challenging high-poverty contexts.
CRESPAR Report #44: Classroom Cultural Ecology: The Dynamics of Classroom Life in Schools Serving Low-Income African American Children
The purpose of this study was to gain descriptive insights into the routines, practices, perceptions, and interactions that constitute the everyday ecology of classrooms serving African American children from low-income ...
CRESPAR Report #43: The Role of Cultural Factors in School Relevant Cognitive Functioning: Description of Home Environment Factors, Cultural Orientations, and Learning Preferences
This report examines certain home cultural factors, cultural orientations, and learning preferences of African American school children from low-income backgrounds in order to document the relationship of prior cultural ...
CRESPAR Report #49: National Evaluation of Core Knowledge Sequence Implementation: Final Report
This is the final report of a three-year evaluation of Core Knowledge Sequence implementation in 12 schools nationwide. The Core Knowledge Sequence, a whole-school curricular reform model, provides a planned progression ...
CRESPAR Report #50: Core Knowledge Curriculum: Five-Year Analysis of Implementation and Effects in Five Maryland Schools
This is the final report from a five-year, matched-control study of five Maryland schools that began implementation of the Core Knowledge Sequence in the fall of 1994. This report provides both longitudinal implementation ...
CRESPAR Report #51: Effects of Success for All on TAAS Reading: A Texas Statewide Evaluation
This report presents analyses of data from the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) reading measures. It sought to evaluate the program’s outcomes in all of the 111 Texas schools that began the program from 1994-1997.
CRESPAR Report #46: Lessons for Scaling Up: Evaluations of the Talent Development Middle School's Student Team Literature Program
Comprehensive school reform efforts are an increasingly visible part of the educational landscape. Policymakers, educators, and researchers are eager to assess the effectiveness of these models, especially regarding their ...
CRESPAR Report #45: An Inside Look at Success For All: A Qualitative Study of Implementation and Teaching and Learning
This is the final report of a two-year qualitative study of three elementary schools implementing the Success for All program. Success for All (SFA) is a research-based reform model that organizes resources to focus on ...
CRESPAR Report #47: A Two-Way Bilingual Program: Promise, Practice, and Precautions
In spite of political pressure, bilingualism is emerging as a strategy for improving the academic achievement of all students. Two-way bilingual or dual-language programs integrate language-minority and language-majority ...
CRESPAR Research and Development Report
This report includes: Reconfiguring the Traditional School; Finding Their Voices; JHU to Host Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; Symposium on African American Male Achievement; Recent Research Abstracts; and States, ...