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Policy Studies Associates

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Works: 95 works in 157 publications in 2 languages and 5,763 library holdings
Classifications: LC4091, 371.9670973
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Most widely held works by Policy Studies Associates
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 )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major study of mathematics and literacy instruction in schools that serve children of poverty is currently being conducted to determine more effective educational practices. The following principal questions are addressed: (1) what new approaches are being attempted in schools serving children of poverty; (2) which of these approaches hold promise; and (3) what combination of factors supports the introduction of promising instructional approaches. This interim report provides preliminary answers by describing current practices in first-, third-, and fifth-grade classrooms in 15 elementary schools in 3 urban, 1 suburban, and 2 rural districts that serve large numbers of children from low-income families. Descriptive results are given for the first 2 years of data collection; final analysis of outcomes will be issued in fall 1991. The following major findings are presented: (1) many teachers are engaged in modest departures from conventional assumptions about instruction in reading, mathematics, and writing; (2) a small number of teachers has made, or is attempting, more fundamental shifts in practice; and (3) state and district requirements and support systems at the school and district levels appear to play critical roles in enabling or inhibiting teachers' adoption of instructional alternatives. The preliminary findings indicate goals that can be achieved by teachers in schools perceived to be doing an average to good job of educating low-income children. Statistical data are presented in 23 tables. A list of 16 references, methodological notes, and 2 data-gathering instruments are appended. (Sld)
Roles for education paraprofessionals in effective schools : an idea book( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 346 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 )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 294 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 )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 292 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 290 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)
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 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 235 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 234 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 )

4 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 203 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 178 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 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report is about nine urban elementary schools that served children of color in poor communities and achieved impressive academic results"--Executive summary
 
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Council on International and Public Affairs Policy Studies Associates

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