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Policy Studies Associates

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Works: 95 works in 147 publications in 2 languages and 5,813 library holdings
Classifications: LC4091, 371.9670973
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Most widely held works by Policy Studies Associates
Roles for education paraprofessionals in effective schools : an idea book by Mary S Leighton( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational paraprofessionals can provide strong, multidimensional support for students' academic success. The first part of this book presents information on roles for education paraprofessionals in effective schools, focusing on the history of paraprofessionals as multifaceted members of the schools staff, the work of paraprofessionals, how to assess whether paraprofessionals can help, and elements of good paraprofessional practice. The second part offers an overview of 15 effective programs nationwide that employ paraprofessionals. The programs include: early childhood education, Title I instruction, Head Start, parent participation, school employee effectiveness training, site-based management, career development, and bilingual pupil services. The third part of the book profiles the 15 effective programs in detail. The three appendixes present listings of paraprofessional job titles and descriptions, profile sites and contacts, and information on Federal student aid programs. (Contains 25 references.) (Sm)
What is taught, and how, to the children of poverty : interim report from a two-year investigation by Study of Academic Instruction for Disadvantaged Students (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching advanced skills to educationally disadvantaged students : final report( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raising the educational achievement of secondary school students : an idea book( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extending learning time for disadvantaged students : an idea book( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of academic instruction for disadvantaged students : academic challenge for the children of poverty : summary report by Michael S Knapp( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evaluation of state and local efforts to serve the educational needs of homeless children and youth by Leslie M Anderson( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990 authorizes the U.S. Department of Education to review state plans submitted under the Act to evaluate whether they adequately address the problems of homeless children and youth relating to access to education and placement. Policy Studies Associates conducted a study of the McKinney program for the Department of Education, surveying state coordinators in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and conducting site visits to 6 state educational agencies and 8 school districts, along with analysis of state plans submitted to the department. It was found that almost all states have revised their laws, regulations, and policies to improve access to education for homeless students, but they still struggle to provide access and to meet health and safety requirements. States and school districts have few resources to meet transportation needs of these students, and housing authorities often do not, or are not able to, consider the educational needs of homeless students. Policy implications of survey findings are explored. (Contains 4 figures, 9 tables, and 11 references.) (Sld)
The other 91 percent : strategies to improve the quality of out-of-school experiences of Chapter 1 students : supplement to the national assessment of Chapter 1 by Carrie B Chimerine( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implementing schoolwide projects : an idea book for educators( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Better schooling for the children of poverty : alternatives to conventional wisdom by Study of Academic Instruction for Disadvantaged Students (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of programs involving college students as tutors or mentors in grades K-12 by Elizabeth R Reisner( Book )

in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of research on achieving the nation's readiness goal : technical report by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of academic instruction for disadvantaged students : academic challenge for the children of poverty( Book )

in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State administration of the amended Chapter 1 program by Brenda J Turnbull( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents survey data, as of early 1990, on administration of the Hawkins-Stafford Amendments of the Elementary and Secondary School Act and on the continuing functions of state education agencies (SEAs), such as application review and monitoring. The Hawkins-Stafford amendments are designed to mandate accountability for student outcomes, create or strengthen mechanisms for involving local practitioners in state-level decisions, involve parents in the educational program, and require stronger coordination between Chapter 1 and other instruction. Results of surveys of 53 SEAs and site visits to 5 SEAs show that, while Chapter 1 services are perceived as necessary parts of the law, the amendments' provisions are being perceived as low priority items that involve a high level of burden in implementation; little change relative to the provisions is noted. The report provides background information relative to the development, goals, and methods of the study; what was found in terms of the early effects of the provisions for program improvement; how SEAs have handled other new provisions; and the SEAs' administrative responsibilities. Overall, the SEAs are taking a cautious stance in implementing the new provisions: most SEAs have not required a standard higher than zero normal curve equivalents identifying schools needing improvement; and most have been slow to disburse their grants for program improvement. Includes 37 tables. (GLR)
The Title VII academic excellence program : disseminating effective programs and practices in bilingual education by Choya L Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Education's Academic Excellence Program, which focused on implementation and dissemination of information on effective bilingual education programs, is reported and evaluated. The project's goal was to understand the processes and activities that support successful marketing, adoption, implementation, and sustainment of practices that result in effective education for limited-English-proficient (lep) elementary and secondary students. An introductory chapter gives an overview of federal involvement in bilingual education in general and the Academic Excellence Program in particular, and describes the study and report. The second chapter describes the nine original programs and the nomination and review processes. The programs have diverse designs, characteristics, and objectives, including target populations (Alaskan and Native American, lep, limited-Spanish-proficient, gifted/talented, parents, non- English-proficient, English-fluent), grade levels, goals (English language arts, computer-assisted instruction, computer literacy, achieving creative and academic potential, parent participation, native language development, literacy, self-esteem), subject areas, methodologies, and geographic locations. The third chapter details the selection of sites and process of implementation. Chapter 4 discusses the importance of the Academic Excellence Program and dissemination of program information. A concluding chapter assesses the design of the overall program as a federal strategy for educational improvement. Contains 27 references. (Mse)
Protección de la confidencialidad del expediente académico de los estudiantes( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program : an enabling resource for reform : summary report( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chapter 1 implementation study : final report : Chapter 1 in public schools by Mary Ann Millsap( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope for urban education : a study of nine high-performing, high-poverty urban elementary schools by Joseph F., Jr., Ed Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report tells the stories of nine urban elementary schools that served children of color in poor communities and achieved impressive academic results. All of the schools used federal Title I dollars to create Title I schoolwide programs. In these schools, many important change efforts were enhanced through Title I education resources. Though Title I supported the change efforts, however, it was not the catalyst for change. The true catalyst was the strong desire of educators to ensure academic success for all students. Teams of researchers visited the schools to interview campus and district administrators, teachers, parents, and other school personnel. They observed classrooms, hallways, playgrounds, and meetings. They also reviewed school documents and achievement data. Results indicated that the schools were different in important ways. The differences suggest that many urban elementary schools serving poor communities can achieve high levels of student achievement, with successes being achieved through different means. There were also important similarities. The report presents findings and recommendations based on the findings. (Sm)
After Aquilar v. Felton : Chapter I services for Massachusetts nonpublic school students : final report by Mary Ann Millsap( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Council on International and Public Affairs Policy Studies Associates

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