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CRESPAR Report #69: Catching Up: Impact of the Talent Development Ninth Grade Instructional Interventions in Reading and Mathematics in High-Poverty High Schools
Every child has the capacity to succeed in school and in life. Yet far too many children fail to meet their potential. Many students, especially those from poor and minority families, are placed at risk by school practices ...
CRESPAR Report #68: Building on Children's Cultural Assets in Simulated Classroom Performance Environments: Research Vistas in the Communal Learning Paradigm
The achievement gap between low-income African American students and their White counterparts remains substantial. To address this, researchers have begun to examine the impact of culture on cognitive performance among ...
CRESPAR Report #67: Software Enabling School Improvement Through Analysis of Student Data
The No Child Left Behind legislation has drawn increased attention to student data. Data are most useful in educational decision-making when the purpose extends beyond vertical accountability and toward school- and ...
CRESPAR Report #70: Locating the Dropout Crisis: Which High Schools Produce the Nation's Dropouts? Where are They Located? Who Attends Them?
Fifty years after Brown vs. the Board of Education, the image of public high schools providing all youth with equal opportunity to receive a high-quality education remains inspiring and compelling. Current reality, however, ...
CRESPAR Report #71: Toward a Policy Framework for Analyzing Educational System Effects
School reform efforts over the last two decades have become increasingly more complex and systemic. Yet, studies that have as their primary purpose identifying and understanding the function of linkages in school reform ...
CRESPAR Report #41: Success for All / Roots & Wings: Summary of Research on Achievement Outcomes (revised)
The purpose of this review is to describe the current state of research on the achievement outcomes of Success for All, a program built around the idea that every child can and must succeed in the early grades, no matter ...