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Testimony submitted before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on May 16, 2012.
Testimony presented before the Council of the District of Columbia, Committee of the Whole on February 16, 2012.
2006 and prior
August 1, 2006
Assessing the Effectiveness of California Charter Schools
Testimony presented to the California Select Committee on the Master Plan for Education.
June 23, 2005
Developing Process Indicators to Improve Educational Governance: Lessons for Education from Health Care
Testimony presented to the California Little Hoover Commission.
Testimony presented before the California State Senate Education Committee.
June 1, 2001
School Violence Prevention
Testimony presented to the California State Assembly Select Committee on School Safety.
January 29, 1999
Elements of a National Strategy to Foster Effective Use of Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education
Testimony presented to the Education Task Force, Budget Committee, U.S. House of Representatives.
Summarizes how testing of K–12 students affects teaching practice, and identifies characteristics of assessment systems that can promote deeper-learning skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving.
Correctional Education in the United States: How Effective Is It, and How Can We Move the Field Forward? — 2014
Assesses the effectiveness of correctional education for both incarcerated adults and juveniles, presents the results of a survey of U.S. state correctional education directors, and offers recommendations for improving correctional education.
Examines whether the Cognitive Tutor Algebra I (CTAI) algebra curriculum, which includes tutoring software, is effective in improving the math test scores of middle and high school students, relative to traditional algebra instruction.
To examine the effectiveness of correctional education and its association with reductions in recidivism and improvement in employment after release from prison, the authors present the results a comprehensive literature review and meta-analysis.
The Wallace Foundation is funding a project in six urban school districts to combat summer learning loss. RAND evaluated the summer programs in these districts over two summers, drawing lessons for district leaders on how to create strong programs.