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Markowitz, Anna J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
After the adoption of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), a host of anecdotal evidence suggested that NCLB diminished students' school engagement--a multidimensional construct that describes students' active involvement and commitment to school and encompasses students' thoughts, behaviors, and feelings about school. Using data from repeated…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Burke, April M.; Morita-Mullaney, Trish; Singh, Malkeet – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
In this study, we employed a discrete-time survival analysis model to examine Indiana emergent bilingual time to reclassification as fluent English proficient. The data consisted of five years of statewide English language proficiency scores. Indiana has a large and rapidly growing Spanish-speaking emergent bilingual population, and these students…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Classification, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Liebowitz, David D.; Page, Lindsay C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
We examine whether the legal decision to grant unitary status to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, which led to the end of race-conscious student assignment policies, increased the probability that families with children enrolled in the district would move to neighborhoods with a greater proportion of student residents of the same race as…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Desegregation Effects, Educational Policy, Housing
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Paufler, Noelle A.; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Value-added models (VAMs) are used to measure changes in student achievement on large-scaled standardized test scores from year to year. When aggregated, VAM estimates are used to measure teacher effectiveness and hold teachers accountable for the value they purportedly add to or detract from student learning and achievement. In this study,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Placement, Models, Educational Policy
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Trujillo, Tina M.; Woulfin, Sarah L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Intermediary organizations increasingly provide support for schools serving marginalized students. Some attribute this trend to growing ideological support for market-based strategies to further the public good. This article investigates one intermediary that marketed equity-oriented instructional goals for schools serving high numbers of students…
Descriptors: Standards, Educational Change, Accountability, Teaching Methods
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Palardy, Gregory J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study examines the association between high school socioeconomic segregation and student attainment outcomes and the mechanisms that mediate those relationships. The results show that socioeconomic segregation has a strong association with high school graduation and college enrollment.…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Longitudinal Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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Plank, Stephen B.; Condliffe, Barbara Falk – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
High-stakes tests are the most heavily weighted measures in accountability systems developed in response to No Child Left Behind. While some studies show high-stakes accountability being related to test score gains, others suggest these policies do not improve achievement and often result in unintended consequences. To understand mechanisms…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Educational Quality, Federal Legislation
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Heinrich, Carolyn J.; Nisar, Hiren – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
School districts required under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to provide supplemental educational services (SES) to students in schools that are not making adequate yearly progress rely heavily on the private sector to offer choice in services. If the market does not drive out ineffective providers, students may not gain through SES participation.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs
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Strunk, Katharine O.; McEachin, Andrew – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
The authors examine how the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiated between teachers' unions and districts is associated with schools' and districts' performance under accountability pressures in California. They find that CBA restrictiveness is associated with the increased likelihood that districts will be in Program Improvement (PI)…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Teaching (Occupation), Unions, School Districts
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Porter, Andrew C.; Smithson, John – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
Coherence is the core principle underlying standards-based educational reforms. Assessments aligned with content standards are designed to guide instruction and raise achievement. The authors investigate the coherence of standards-based reform's key instruments using the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum. Analyzing 138 standards-assessment pairs…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Change, High Stakes Tests, State Standards
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Brown, Abigail B.; Clift, Jack W. – American Educational Research Journal, 2010
The authors report insights, based on annual site visits to elementary and middle schools in three states from 2004 to 2006, into the incentive effect of the No Child Left Behind Act's requirement that increasing percentages of students make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in every public school. They develop a framework, drawing on the physics…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Middle Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement
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Reed, Douglas S. – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
Recent analyses of state-level proficiency standards under No Child Left Behind indicate that states' benchmarks for determining whether a child is proficient in reading and math are widely divergent. This article explores whether the capacity of states to employ different proficiency standards imposes different performance standards across…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Standards, Cutting Scores, Benchmarking
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Craig, Cheryl J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
In this article, examples excerpted from research studies conducted in Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States, are used to demonstrate how the discretionary classroom space where teachers and students actively live curriculum--guided, though, not controlled, by official documents and administrative oversight--has become…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Classroom Environment, Curriculum
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Olsen, Brad; Sexton, Dena – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
This article reports on a study of teachers at one reforming high school. Though it is not their task to debate No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the authors locate their investigation inside the current policy context to which NCLB is attached. Specifically, they present their analysis through the organizational behavior lens of threat rigidity to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Cook, Thomas D.; Hirschfield, Paul J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
In 2000, Cook, Murphy, and Hunt published a multilevel study of Chicago inner-city schools in order to evaluate James Comer's School Development Program (SDP). One main finding was that SDP reduced the rate of change and final posttest mean when delinquency was assessed annually between Grades 5 and 8 using a self-report measure of acting out. The…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Grade 5, Social Justice
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