The Appalachian Renaissance Initiative provided principals, teachers, and students in rural Eastern Kentucky with opportunities to support and improve teaching and learning. This evaluation examines its implementation and outcomes.
Jan 3, 2019
This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Creating College and Career Readiness initiative, which used a suite of personalized software in the kindergarten-12th grade setting in rural Kentucky schools.
Sep 27, 2018
This article examines the implementation of a widely used blended algebra curriculum and the relationship between implementation and student outcomes.
Dec 28, 2016
A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Restorative Practices: An Illustration to Spur High-Quality Research and Evaluation
A Maine-based trial of a Restorative Practices Intervention will assess whether a positive youth development program improves developmental outcomes and stems problem behaviors in middle schoolers, and whether the effects persist in high school.
Sep 15, 2016
This evaluation describes the Regional Choice Initiative (RCI), a large-scale initiative in 17 school districts in Pennsylvania. The RCI sought to expand school choice and offer more-rigorous courses for students in grades 7 to 12.
Jan 8, 2016
The need to fill semiskilled jobs in the West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania energy sector and rapidly evolving technology and innovations require improving the pipeline of trained workers entering the labor force serving the industry.
Aug 31, 2015
Energy-Sector Workforce Development in West Virginia: Aligning Community College Education and Training with Needed Skills
In 2013, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) asked RAND to work closely with the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia on a collaborative strategy for preparing the local talent pool for the energy-sector workforce.
Aug 31, 2015
A multimedia presentation that provides information on how to strengthen planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts, whether for a youth-serving program or a community-based coalition or initiative.
Jan 2, 2014
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.
Nov 18, 2013
Intervening with Practitioners to Improve the Quality of Prevention: One-Year Findings from a Randomized Trial of Assets-Getting to Outcomes
This article reports interim findings from a randomized controlled trial evaluating Assets-Getting To Outcomes (AGTO)
An Intervention to Improve Program Implementation: Findings from a Two -Year Cluster Randomized Trial of Assets-Getting to Outcomes
Studies have shown that communities have not always been able to implement evidence-based prevention programs with quality and achieve outcomes demonstrated by prevention science.
Examines the costs of implementing Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor Algebra I curriculum and comparison algebra I curricula (published by Prentice Hall, Glencoe, and McDougal Littell).
Jul 12, 2012
Establishing and Evaluating the Key Functions of an Interactive Systems Framework Using an Assets-Getting to Outcomes Intervention
Community practitioners can face difficulty in achieving outcomes demonstrated by prevention science.
Fulfilling The Pittsburgh Promise®: Early Progress of Pittsburgh's Postsecondary Scholarship Program
An assessment of progress of The Pittsburgh Promise -- a postsecondary education scholarship intended to stem population and district enrollment decline, foster high school completion and college readiness, and prepare a capable workforce for the city.
Sep 12, 2011
Fulfilling the Promise of an Urban School District: Early Progress of The Pittsburgh Promise® College Scholarship Program
To deal with the challenges of struggling public schools, declining populations, and diminishing quality in the local workforce, Pittsburgh instituted a new college scholarship program to encourage eligible students to continue their education.
Sep 12, 2011
The Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Programs: The Impact of One State's Investment in the Health of its Residents
Summarizes results of RAND's evaluation of the progress and impact of Arkansas' antismoking and health programs established with its share of tobacco settlement funds.
Jun 23, 2010
Updates RAND's evaluation of the antismoking and health programs established by the state of Arkansas with its share of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement funds.
Jun 17, 2010