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Author: Nailing Xia
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: outcomes, student, factors, family
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To examine the effects of family process variables (specific things families do) and family status variables (who families are) on students' academic achievement and nonacademic outcomes, the author uses the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, a U.S. longitudinal dataset that follows a nationally representative sample of children from kindergarten through fifth grade, and the Programme for Interna......
Authors: Nailing Xia, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: students, academic, nonacademic, outcomes, retention, review, grade, literature, retaining, effects
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Grade retention is the practice of keeping low-achieving students at the same grade level for an additional year to provide them with extra time to catch up, as opposed to social promotion, the practice of promoting students regardless of whether they have mastered the grade content. As part of an increasing emphasis on standards and accountability, many districts now use standardized test scores ......
Authors: Julie A. Marsh, Heather Barney, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Nailing Xia
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Keywords: regarding, policy, implementation, insights, grades, social, promotion, ending
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In 2006, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) contracted with the RAND Corporation to conduct a longitudinal evaluation of its 5th grade social promotion policy. To situate the NYC promotion policy in a broader context and to identify lessons learned that might inform the work of policymakers and administrators in NYC and elsewhere, RAND examined the design and implementation of poli......
Authors: Richard Buddin, Daniel F. Mccaffrey, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Nailing Xia
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Keywords: implementation, issues, design, teachers, pay, florida, merit
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Florida has enacted a plan to reward teachers based on their classroom performance, as measured on standardized student achievement tests and principal evaluations. This merit pay initiative is designed to provide a financial incentive for teachers to improve student outcomes, to encourage the retention of proficient teachers, and to attract high-skilled individuals to the teaching profession. The......
Authors: Julie A. Marsh, Daniel Gershwin, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Nailing Xia
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Keywords: policy, design, implementation, regarding, learned, students, grade, lessons, retaining
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Grade retention, the practice of keeping low-achieving students at the same grade level for an additional year to provide them with extra time to catch up, is one approach to ending social promotion, the practice of promoting students regardless of whether they have mastered the grade-level content. As part of an increasing emphasis on standards and accountability, many districts now use standardi......
ISBN: 0833050079, 9780833050076
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Julie A. Marsh, Jennifer Sloan Mccombs, Harry J. Thie, Nailing Xia, Jerry M. Sollinger
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Keywords: military, civilian, government, sectors, insights, leaders, health, care, developing
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The U.S. Department of Defense has highlighted the importance of preparing health care leaders to succeed in joint, performance-based environments. The current wartime environment, rising health care costs, and an increased focus on joint operations have led to recommendations for Military Health System (MHS) transformation. Part of that transformation will involve improving the identification and......
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