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Anderson, D. Mark; Walker, Mary Beth – Education Finance and Policy, 2015
School districts use a variety of policies to close budget gaps and stave off teacher layoffs and furloughs. More schools are implementing four-day school weeks to reduce overhead and transportation costs. The four-day week requires substantial schedule changes as schools must increase the length of their school day to meet minimum instructional…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Board of Education Policy, Educational Finance, Budgeting
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Briggs, Derek C.; Weeks, Jonathan P. – Education Finance and Policy, 2009
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of growth and value-added modeling to the way an underlying vertical score scale has been created. Longitudinal item-level data were analyzed with both student- and school-level identifiers for the entire state of Colorado between 2003 and 2006. Eight different vertical scales were…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Measurement Techniques, Models, Longitudinal Studies