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National Institute on the Education of At-risk Students (U.S.)

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Works: 41 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 5,898 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Classifications: LB3013.2, 372.1251
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Most widely held works about National Institute on the Education of At-risk Students (U.S.)
 
Most widely held works by National Institute on the Education of At-risk Students (U.S.)
Class size and students at risk : what is known? what is next? by Jeremy D Finn( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is an overview of recent research on the effects of class size on the academic performance and behavior of students at risk. In several ways it is not a conventional literature review. It emphasizes one recent large-scale investigation, Tennessee's Project star (Student-Teacher-Achievement-Ratio), begun in 1985. It is more evaluative than most reviews of research, stressing the strengths and weaknesses of the studies cited, and it stresses the need for future research more than the typical literature review. The first chapter reviews the status of research on class size with particular attention to the star investigation and the research it has inspired. The conclusiveness of the findings is discussed, as well as implications for students at risk and for education policy in general. The second chapter discusses approaches that have been taken to assess the costs and benefits of reducing class size and proposes additional dimensions that need to be considered, and the third explores the implications of small class size for classroom management and instructional strategies, with particular attention to the need to increase the academic engagement of students at risk. Issues requiring further research are identified throughout the paper, but summarized in the last chapter as a research agenda. The focus is, in most cases, on the effects of small classes in the early grades, because the most current and best research has been at this level. Project star has demonstrated that small classes benefit students in kindergarten through grade 3 academically. That pupil behaviors are affected has been shown clearly in the star grade-4 follow-up, in which ratings of specific engagement dimensions revealed improvements in the expenditure of effort, initiative taking, and reduced disruptive and inattentive behavior in comparison to students in regular classes. Substantially more research is needed to tell about the connections among teaching practices, engagement behaviors, and academic achievement for at-risk students and through the later grades. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 75 references.) (Sld)
Tools for schools : school reform models supported by the National Institute on the Education of At-risk Students( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 27 school reform models presented in this publication have been supported, at some time in their development and dissemination, by the National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department Education. As part of its mission, the Institute supports the development of research-based knowledge and strategies promoting excellence and equity in the education of children and youth placed at risk of educational failure. The Institute supports a coordinated and comprehensive program of educational research primarily through national research and development centers, mult-year contracts, and a field-initiated studies program. This publication represents the compilation of information about 27 school reform models that have received support for development, expansion, adaptation, or evaluation through the Institute's research program. The primary purpose of this publication is to provide information to practitioners and policymakers who have decision-making authority for improving the performance of schools with significant at-risk student populations. The information provided on each of the 27 models is intended to give readers a fairly in-depth view of what is required for a school to implement the model. Each model description was prepared by the model's developer through a format developed by the Institute and identifies contact persons and other sources that may be accessed for additional information. The document is divided into three sections: (1) "Comprehensive School Reform Models"; (2)"Classroom and Curriculum Redesign Models"; and (3) "Professional Development Reform Models." The first appendix groups the models by center/program affiliation, grade levels, and educational priorities. The second appendix presents information on the National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students and its mission, program, and staff. (Aa)
From at-risk to excellence( )

in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get ready for school!( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's use the library!( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's succeed in school!( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's do art!( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's do geography!( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juguemos a las ciencias!( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's do history!( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "Lets Do History!," a publication for parents, provided by the U.S. Department of Education. Features tips for parents to help their children learn history. Offers suggestions for history activities
Let's use TV!( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being responsible( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leamos!( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get to school safely!( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a fact sheet entitled "Get to School Safely!" aimed at young children and parents on how to get to school safely, presented as part of the Learning Partners resource of the U.S. Department of Education. Includes role playing activities for parents and older children. Lists the sources used
Let's be healthy!( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the Internet : World Wide Web pages featuring education( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

USENET newsgroups by Judith I Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gopher it! : information on-line at the U.S. Department of Education( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the Internet by Judith I Anderson( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school dropout rates by D. Hollinger Martinez( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
United States. National Institute on the Education of At-risk Students

United States. Office of Educational Research and Improvement. National Institute on the Education of At-risk Students

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