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Steinberg, Paul S.

Works: 23 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 4,800 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: U408.3, 355.50973
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Most widely held works by Paul S Steinberg
Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind : facts and recommendations by Brian M Stecher( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report synthesizes findings and draws lessons about the implementation and results of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) as reflected primarily in two longitudinal studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Progress to date suggests that NCLB's ambitious goal of having 100 percent of U.S. students proficient in reading and mathematics by 2014 will not be met. In addition, the flexibility provided to states by the law has resulted in the establishment of a different accountability system in every state, each with different academic standards, levels of student proficiency, and teacher requirements. Parents have not responded in great numbers either to school choice or to receiving supplemental educational services options. Should Congress reauthorize NCLB, the authors recommend that it consider making the following changes to the law: promote more-uniform academic standards and teacher qualification requirements across states, set more-appropriate improvement targets, broaden the measures of student learning beyond multiple-choice tests in reading and mathematics to include more subjects and tests of higher-thinking and problem-solving skills, focus improvement efforts on all schools while continuing to offer parental choice, and provide incentives for highly qualified teachers to teach in low-performing schools
How effective is correctional education, and where do we go from here? : the results of a comprehensive evaluation by Lois M Davis( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 2 million adults are incarcerated in U.S. prisons, and each year more than 700,000 leave federal and state prisons and return to communities. Unfortunately, within three years, 40 percent will be reincarcerated. One reason for this is that ex-offenders lack the knowledge, training, and skills to support a successful return to communities. Trying to reduce such high recidivism rates is partly why states devote resources to educating and training individuals in prison. This raises the question of how effective -- and cost-effective -- correctional education is: an even more salient question given the funding environment states face from the 2008 recession and its continuing aftermath. With funding from the Second Chance Act of 2007, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, asked RAND to help answer this question as part of a comprehensive examination of the current state of correctional education for incarcerated adults and juveniles. The RAND team conducted a systematic review of correctional education programs for incarcerated adults and juveniles. This included a meta-analysis on correctional education's effects on recidivism and postrelease employment outcomes for incarcerated adults, as well as a synthesis of evidence on programs for juveniles. The study also included a nationwide survey of state correctional education directors to understand how correctional education is provided today and the recession's impact. The authors also compared the direct costs of correctional education with those of reincarceration to put the recidivism findings into a broader context
Choosing a new organization for management and disposition of commercial and defense high-level radioactive materials by Lynn E Davis( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding ways to safely store and ultimately dispose of nuclear waste remains a matter of considerable debate. This volume describes the steps needed to design a new, single-purpose organization to manage and dispose of commercial and defense high-level radioactive materials and examines three models for such an organization--federal government corporation, federally chartered private corporation, and independent government agency
Limiting regret : building the Army we will need by Tim Bonds( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report makes three essential points: The world has changed following the foundational defense planning in the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review; emerging and growing threats increase the likelihood that U.S. commitments in key regions will be challenged; and planned cuts to the U.S. Army will result in too few ground forces to satisfy declared commitments. In light of these concerns, this report addresses the U.S. Army capacity needed - as part of a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational force - to help the nation achieve its highest-level national security interests and mitigate the most important risks. The authors consider the terror threat in North Africa, the Middle East, and Afghanistan; potential Russian aggression against NATO Baltic states; and the threats posed by North Korea, including "loose nukes." In these three contexts, the authors assess the capability of the nation to satisfy existing commitments, given planned force reductions to the U.S. Army. The authors outline shortcomings and propose actions necessary to maintain an Army of sufficient force to satisfy U.S. commitments, meet threats with force, and avoid strategic failure and regret
Approaches to making military-civilian domestic violence collaborations work : lessons learned from two case studies by Laura J Hickman( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What factors cause youth to reject violent extremism? : results of an exploratory analysis in the West Bank by Kim Cragin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Continued terrorist attacks and the involvement of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq have prompted a surge of interest among policymakers, law enforcement, journalists, and academics on both sides of the Atlantic on the topic of terrorist radicalization. Many of the factors that push or pull individuals toward radicalization are in dispute within the expert community. Instead of examining the factors that lead to radicalization and the commission of terrorist acts, this report takes a new approach. What Factors Cause Youth to Reject Violent Extremism? Results of an Exploratory Analysis in the West Bank empirically addresses the topic of why youth reject violent extremism. To do this, the authors focus on the Palestinian West Bank. The report begins with a theoretical model and then tests this model with data gathered through structured interviews and a survey. For this study, ten semistructured interviews were conducted with politicians from Hamas and Fatah in 2012. Along with these interviews, the authors conducted a survey among 600 youth (ages 18-30) who lived in Hebron, Jenin, and Ramallah. The overarching findings from this effort demonstrate that (1) rejecting violent extremism, for residents of the West Bank, is a process with multiple stages and choices within each stage; (2) family plays a greater role than friends in shaping attitudes toward nonviolence; (3) demographics do not have a significant impact on attitudes toward nonviolence; and (4) opposing violence in theory is distinct from choosing not to engage in violence"-- Provided on publisher's website
Improving oversight and coordination of Department of Defense Programs that address problematic behaviors among military personnel : final report by Jefferson P Marquis( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pressures inside and outside the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to reduce the incidence of problematic behaviors within the military are inducing the Office of the Secretary of Defense to rethink how it is organized to oversee and coordinate DoD's varied behavior-mitigation efforts. This report provides the results of a RAND study that examined the integration of programs for addressing a specified set of problematic behaviors: sexual harassment, sexual assault, unlawful discrimination, substance abuse, suicide, and hazing. The report combines the results of the two major lines of research: the first related to the development of a typology of common problematic behavior risk and protective factors and prevention methods based on a review of the behavioral science literature, and the second related to the organization, coordination, oversight, and managerial practices of programs to address problematic behavior based on document analysis and policy discussions with DoD and service headquarters officials. Following a discussion of findings from the two lines of research, the report lays out a series of recommendations for the Office of the Secretary of Defense to improve its understanding of the interrelationships among problematic behaviors and its oversight and coordination of programs to address those behaviors"--Publisher's description
Assessing the value of regionally aligned forces in Army security cooperation : an overview by Angela O'Mahony( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The U.S. Army has been aligning specific units with geographical regions (regionally aligned forces, or RAF) to strengthen cultural awareness and language skills, facilitate force management, and improve security cooperation (SC) efforts around the world. Given the substantial role that the Army plays in U.S. SC, it is important to understand the value of RAF in making SC more effective. To develop this understanding, the Army asked the RAND Arroyo Center to assess the initial use of an Army unit as RAF in Africa, focusing on SC. The study results are intended to assist the Army, geographic combatant commands, and the U.S. Department of Defense in better aligning SC missions with national interests and security goals. The report provides some recommendations and analytic tools for the Army's leadership and regionally aligned force planners to improve regionally aligned force implementation."--Publisher's description
What factors cause individuals to reject violent extremism in Yemen? by Eric Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do some individuals engage in political violence in Yemen, while others do not? In this report, the third in a series on this topic, the authors examine the role that social, political, and economic factors play on individual behavior toward violence in the midst of Yemen's bloody and multiyear civil war. This report uses a unique national survey conducted in Yemen in 2016, amidst active fighting, to better understand why Yemenis may reject political violence despite persistent conflict and civil unrest across the country. The report addresses how the U.S. government and its partners can strengthen efforts to undermine violent extremism in Yemen, with implications for future countering violent extremism programs worldwide."--Publisher's description
America's strategy-resource mismatch : addressing the gaps between U.S. national strategy and military capacity by Tim Bonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Significant gaps exist in the ability of the United States and its allies to deter or defeat aggression that could threaten national interests. For example, NATO members Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania remain vulnerable to Russian invasion. South Korea is vulnerable to North Korea's artillery. China's neighbors — especially Taiwan — are vulnerable to coercion and aggression. Violent extremists continue to pose a threat in the Middle East. Solutions to these problems will take both money and time. In this report, RAND researchers analyze the specific technological, doctrinal, and budgetary gaps between the stated strategic and defense policies of the United States and the resources and capabilities that would be required to implement those policies successfully. Absent a change in administration policy or a new political consensus in favor of a defense buildup, there will not be enough resources to close the gap between stated U.S. aims and the military capabilities needed to achieve them. This leaves the Trump administration and this Congress with some difficult choices. The United States could decide to focus primarily on its own security, devoting to allies and partners only those forces and capabilities that could be easily spared. At the other end of the spectrum, the Trump administration could take the central role in defending U.S. allies against aggression by Russia, China, and other potential adversaries. The hard-to-find middle ground would be to provide the military with sufficient capabilities to ensure that aggression that imperils U.S. interests in critical regions would fail while helping allies build the capacity to do more for their own and the collective defense
What can we learn from the implementation of No Child Left Behind? by Paul S Steinberg( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The costs of methamphetamine use : a national estimate by Paul S Steinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: The economic cost of methamphetamine use reached more than an estimated $23.4 billion in 2005 - the true economic burden is somewhere between $16.2 billion and $48.3 billion. Most of the expense results from the intangible burden that addiction places on dependent users and their premature mortality and from crime and criminal justice costs. Although the cost estimates focus attention on the primary cost drivers, more work is needed to identify areas in which interventions to reduce meth-use harms could prove most cost-effective
Meeting funder compliance : a case study of challenges, time spent, and dollars invested by Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funders financially support nonprofit organizations to further mutual goals of implementing programs and providing services; as such, nonprofits must meet certain compliance requirements. This case study, the first of its kind, examines the management processes of one nonprofit as it strives to meet funder compliance requirements, and presents recommendations and survey instruments to assess and improve the quality and efficiency of these processes
Performing Collaborative Research with Nontraditional Military Suppliers. Volume II( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite conducting substantial research and development, the Army is facing a series of constraints in maintaining its technological edge: (1) future reductions in science and technology (S & T) funding that have averaged 15 percent per year over the past few years; (2) commercial domination of many of the important technological areas for the Army, such as information technologies; (3) growth in international technology capabilities and in competition from European and Japanese companies; and (4) a changing research climate within the government, with a growing ideological shift away from big government involvement in R & D. At the request of the Army Materiel Command (AMC), the Arroyo Center was asked to study promising options for the Army to consider in conducting collaborative research with nontraditional military suppliers (NTMSs), defined as U.S. profit-making companies that are accepted leaders in their technological fields and that have not historically worked for the Army
Resources, costs, and efficiency of training in the Total Army School System by Michael G Shanley( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes the resource use and efficiency of the Reserve Components' (RC's) new prototype school system established in the southeast section of the United States (Region C). The assessment of outcomes in FY95 (the execution year of the prototype) is based on data collected in both FY94 (the baseline year) and FY95 in Region C and Region E, a comparison region in the midwest. The document also discusses ways to further improve resource use and efficiency in the future--primarily by more fully utilizing school system capacity. Because the school system is currently falling far short of meeting RC training demand, the authors focus on more effectively using current school resources rather than on achieving manpower or dollar savings. However, if training requirements decrease in the future, the results of this research could be applied to achieve resource savings. This report is part of a larger effort by RAND's Arroyo Center to analyze the performance and efficiency of the RC school system
Restructuring military education and training : lessons from Rand research by John D Winkler( Book )

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

As the military becomes smaller and defense budgets shrink, pressures grow to justify and reduce training costs that total billions of dollars a year. But because maintaining preparedness remains a high priority, the military cannot afford wholesale or indiscriminate reductions in training activities and resources. Thus, the problem the military faces is how to reorganize its training functions to reduce costs while preserving effectiveness. This report aims to identify promising directions for restructuring programs of military education and training to make them more effective, affordable, and efficient. It summarizes results and insights from a number of RAND studies that assessed alternative concepts for restructuring military training programs within and across the military services. The authors identify tools and provide insights for making training more efficient and affordable. They have drawn their findings largely from studies that address individual military education and training, which provides soldiers with the specialized skills and knowledge they need to perform their functions as members of military organizations. However, the authors also address the implications of this research for other types of training (e.g., collective training in units) and for functions related to individual training that are customarily not analyzed (e.g., training development and support)
Microworld simulations for command and control training of theater logistics and support staffs : a curriculum strategy by J Bondanella( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Under the auspices of Force XXI, the Army is in essence going through a process of reengineering itself and evolving into a 'force projection Army, ' a process that stresses the ability to deploy quickly and conduct missions away from its garrison locations. Such changes place increasing importance on effective combat service support (CSS) command and control (C2). These challenges and changes to how CSS management will occur in an increasingly information-rich and distributed environment provide the opportunity to reexamine training for support staffs and determine how the Army might change its training to best prepare for new styles of CSS management. This report argues that the current structure, content, and methods of training high-level CSS staffs will not answer the needs of the Force XXI Army and proposes an alternative approach-entaiiing changes in structure, content, and methods-based on a 'process' view of training. Changes in methods in particular focus on the use of microworld models: small-scale simulations of organizations and operations
Countywide evaluation of the Long-Term Family Self-Sufficiency Plan : establishing the baselines( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) adopted the Long- Term Family Self-Sufficiency (LTFSS) Plan on November 16,1999. The LTFSS Plan consists of 46 projects whose goal is to promote self-sufficiency among families that are participating in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, among former CalWORKs families, and among other low-income families. The Chief Administrative Office (CAO) is the lead agency responsible for implementing the evaluation of the LTFSS Plan. On December 5, 2000, the Board approved the implementation plan for the evaluation of the LTFSS Plan, Project #46. Following an open and competitive bidding process, the Board awarded RAND a contract to conduct a Countywide evaluation of the LTFSS Plan. Responding to new opportunities and new funding, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) adopted a Long-Term Family Self-Sufficiency (LTFSS) Plan on November 16, 1999. The Plan envisions 46 interrelated projects with the common goal of promoting sustained self-sufficiency for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS) families, for former CalWORKs families, and for other low-income families in Los Angeles County
How Effective Is Correctional Education, and Where Do We Go From Here?: The Results of a Comprehensive Evaluation (Research Report (Rand Corporation)) by Rand Safety and Justice (Program)( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Statewide evaluation of the CYSA/TANF Program : final report by Susan Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Comprehensive Youth Services Act (CYSA), which was enacted in 1997 to fund juvenile probation services, had the following three basic goals: (1) keep probation youths from further crime; (2) help probation and at-risk youths develop essential skills to avoid dependence on public assistance; and (3) help achieve overarching federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Family (TANF) goals. In evaluating the success of CYSA/TANF in accomplishing these goals, the following five areas were explored: (1) program implementation; (2) services provided; (3) services and programs provided in juvenile halls and camps/ranches; (4) the impact at the individual and system level; and (5) the funding environment and county claiming experiences. Overall, county probation departments (CPD) appear to have closely followed the planning guidelines laid out in the CYSA. The 23 services eligible for CYSA/TANF funding were provided in the context of a number of different programs, and the CPDs used their CYSA/TANF funds both to add new services and to enhance existing services in the service delivery areas stipulated by the legislation. Lessons learned during the evaluation occurred in the following areas: (1) tightening legislative intent; (2) demonstrating program effectiveness; and (3) understanding the difference between large and small counties. (Contains 22 figures, 31 tables, and 5 references.) (MO)
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Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind : facts and recommendations
Meeting funder compliance : a case study of challenges, time spent, and dollars investedResources, costs, and efficiency of training in the Total Army School SystemRestructuring military education and training : lessons from Rand research
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