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    Final report: How district-wide systems change impacted LRE for students with severe disabilities

    1/23/10 - Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Sullivan, Amanda L., Equity Alliance at ASU

    "This final report chronicles the outcomes of the second generation National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI), Award Number # H326B020002. Built on the previous five years of innovative work from 1997-2002 (a $5 million award), NIUSI’s second round of funding ($3.5 million) produced important results that offer a district-wide blueprint for the design and delivery of least restrictive environments and access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities...

  • Impact of attitudes of peers on language achievement: Gender differences

    1/1/07 - Van de Gaer, Eva, Pustjens, Heidi, Van Damme, Jan, De Munter, Agnes

    The authors examined whether gender differences in language achievement were related not only to gender differences in attitudes toward schooling but also to the attitudes toward schooling of peers (i.e., peers in classes and in schools). The authors used multilevel analysis on data compiled from a longitudinal research project in secondary education. The primary results revealed that all boys who had negative school-related attitudes were underachievers in language. Furthermore, boys were...

  • Meeting the needs of English learners through a multitiered instructural Framework

    1/1/14 - Project ELITE, Project ESTRE2LLA, & Project REME, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs

    Providing effective instruction for English learners and making informed decisions regarding their language and literacy needs continue to be goals for educators across the nation.

  • Review of Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children

    1/1/04 - Cummins, Jim

    This reviewed volume reports the results of a large-scale study of bilingual education conducted in the mid- to late-1990s in Miami, Florida, under a grant from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Oiler & Eilers (and their colleagues who contributed to individual chapters) have made a very substantial contribution to the research literature on bilingual education and bilingual development generally. Their quasi-experimental study is exemplary from a design...

  • Standardized Achievement Tests and English Language Learners: Psychometrics Issues

    1/1/02 - Abedi, Jamal

    Using existing data from several locations across the U.S., this study examined the impact of students' language background on the outcome of achievement tests. The results of the analyses indicated that students' assessment results might be confounded by their language background variables. English language learners (ELLs) generally perform lower than non-ELL students on reading, science, and math--a strong indication of the impact of English language proficiency on assessment. Moreover...

  • Tapping Students' Cultural Funds of Knowledge to Address the Achievement Gap

    1/1/07 - Risko, Victoria J., Walker-Dalhouse, Doris

    The article focuses on cultural modeling as a way to design culturally responsive instruction. Cultural modeling is defined as a way of designing instruction to make explicit connections between content and literacy goals and the knowledge and experiences students share with family, community and peers. As a framework for guiding literacy instruction, cultural modeling demonstrates two components of culturally responsive instruction: a respect for differences and the use of these differences...

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    Teaching Tolerance: Turning Social Media to Social Justice

    1/10/11 - Teaching Tolerance
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    The Black-White Achievement Gap: When Progress Stopped

    1/8/10 - Barton, P. and Coley, R.

    This report discusses trends in the gap between Black and White educational attainment, school achievement, and contextual factors from the beginning of the 20th century to the present time.There is widespread awareness that there is a very substantial gap between the educational achievement of the White and the Black population in our nation, and that the gap is as old as the nation itself. Barton and Coley explore topics that remain sensitive in public discussion in their search for...

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    The Color of Discipline: Sources of Racial and Gender

    1/1/00 - Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A.B., Ritter, S., Kohler, K., Henderson, M., Wu, T.

    Disproportionate representation of minority students, especially African Americans, in a variety of school disciplinary procedures has been documented almost continuously for the past 25 years, yet there has been little study of the factors contributing to that disproportionality. Whether disparate treatment of a group can be judged as bias depends largely on the extent to which other hypotheses that could provide a credible alternative explanation of the discrepancy can be ruled out. In...

  • The gender gap in language achievement: The role of school-related attitudes of class groups

    1/1/06 - Van de Gaer, Eva, Pustjens, Heidi, Van Damme, Jan, De Munter, Agnes

    The present study was designed to examine how the attitudinal composition of class groups is related to the gender gap in language achievement at the end of secondary education. Data were drawn from the LOSO project and multilevel analyses were used. The results showed that the attitudes of the class groups, and, more specifically, the attitudes of same-sex classmates, had a stronger impact on the language achievement of boys than on the language achievement of girls. No gender differences...

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    The Impact of School Closures on Homeless Students in New York City

    1/19/10 - Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness

    Closing “poorly-performing schools” and opening small schools from which families can choose is not new educational policy for New York City; however its impact on all students has not been thoroughly evaluated. It is therefore imperative that we review the effects of these policy developments on high-needs students, specifically the most overlooked—students experiencing homelessness. For the rising number of students who are already housing displaced, becoming educationally displaced...

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    The Reflective Principal

    1/1/06 - Gail McGregor & Christine Salisbury

    This booklet was developed as part of the activities of the Principal’s Project, a federally funded grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.The insights and strategies described in this booklet were derived from our direct involvement with principals in four states over a three year period. Our partnership with these principals involved gathering information to assist us in understanding the context, culture, and process of change in these...

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    Tools you can use: The Mississippi Cultural Responsivity Matrix

    1/6/09 - Elaine Mulligan

    This presentation was designed to introduce the Mississippi Cultural Responsivity Matrix and encourage principals to utilize the matrix in their schools.

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    Understanding the Impact of Language Differences on Classroom Behavior

    1/18/09 - R. M. Santos , M. M. Ostrosky

    This What Works Brief is part of a continuing series of short, easy-to-read, “how to” information packets on a variety of evidence-based practices, strategies, and intervention procedures. The Briefs are designed to help teachers support young children’s social and emotional development. They include examples and vignettes that illustrate how practical strategies might be used in a variety of early childhood settings and home environments.

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