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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 ......
ISBN: 0833021702, 9780833021700
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, David W. Grissmer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: policy, options, suggested, evidence, attrition, theory, teacher
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This paper examines the role of teacher compensation in the decision to stay or to leave teaching, and presents a survey of findings both from teacher surveys and multivariate analyses of state data. A discussion of selected teacher policy initiatives aimed at attracting and keeping a quality teacher workforce is presented. The special focus is on compensation initiatives and experiential evidence......
ISBN: 0833026097, 9780833026095
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Scott Naftel
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: review, literature, practices, policies, management, enlisted
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This report examines past and current management policies and practices, and their effectiveness, in an attempt to understand how best to manage the enlisted force in the future.The authors reviewed the literature on the enlisted force to learn about the effects of various policies aimed at recruiting, retaining, developing, promoting, and transitioning military personnel.The report presents an ov......
ISBN: 0833035002, 9780833035004
Authors: Brian M. Stecher, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: education, sectors, lessons, accountability, improvement, organizational
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The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a performance-based accountability system built around student test results. The accountability system comprises explicit educational goals, assessments for measuring the attainment of goals and judging success, and consequences (rewards or sanctions). But the mechanisms through which the system is intended to work are not well understood. The authors examine......
ISBN: 083304625X, 9780833046253
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Harry J. Thie
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Keywords: weighing, pros, cons, joint, officers, military, health, care, qualifying
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Copyrights: General Copyright

Publisher: RANDPublished Time: RANDPages: 100The challenges facing the U.S. military at home and abroad have highlighted the need for officers, including health care officers, who are educated and trained in joint matters and prepared to take on the new roles and responsibilities demanded by the current environment. This research, part of a larger project examining the preparation and support of l......
ISBN: 0833009672, 9780833009678
Authors: Stanley Besen, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: collectives, collect, property, intellectual, creators, compensating
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Copyrights: Copyrighted

Intellectual property is used in many ways that make it difficult or impossible for copyright owners individually to enforce their rights. Where each use has small value relative to the cost of enforcement, owners will not find it worthwhile to collect fees and enjoin infringers unless they can cooperate with other rightsholders to economize on transaction costs. The result is the formation of col......
ISBN: 0833008285, 9780833008282
Authors: Stanley Besen, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: copying, royalties, optimal, appropriability, private
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Copyrights: Copyrighted

Many owners of intellectual property have recently claimed substantial economic losses due to unauthorized copying made possible by new technologies. Most of these claims are based on inadequate data or erroneous assumptions. Most studies of the extent of the harm fail to compare the behavior of consumers and producers before and after copying is introduced and, in particular, to describe the like......
ISBN: 0833025317, 9780833025319
Authors: Richard Buddin, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: serve, reserve, selected, accessions, ged
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Copyrights: Copyrighted

A third of all high school dropouts earn a General Educational Development credential by passing an examination in math, science, and other academic skills. This report profiles those GED-holders who enter the Selected Reserve components and examines the issue of how long they serve. The question of how comparable GEDs are to high school diploma graduates is a critical one with important implicati......
ISBN: 0833023659, 9780833023650
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Richard Buddin
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: executive, summary, reserve, selected, personnel, trends, enlisted
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Copyrights: Copyrighted

This volume summarizes RAND/MR-681/2-OSD, which focuses on the time period since Operation Desert Storm/Shield, when reserve forces have been drawing down. Nevertheless, fiscal constraints are placing a high priority on using reserve forces wherever they can meet deployment dates and readiness criteria. Reserve forces are expected to play an important role in responding to regional crises, as well......
ISBN: 0833023667, 9780833023667
Authors: Richard Buddin, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: reserve, selected, trends, personnel, enlisted
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Since Operation Desert Storm/Shield, reserve forces have been drawing down. Nevertheless, fiscal constraints are placing a high priority on using reserve forces wherever they can meet deployment dates and readiness criteria. Reserve forces are expected to play an important role in responding to regional crises, as well as in peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and humanitarian assistance operations. ......
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