Education

IDS Has Potential to Improve Public School Rating System

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) published an article that emphasized integrated data systems (IDS) as a worthwhile tool that can be used to better rate public schools. NYC schools are often labeled as successes or failures. Research indicates this rating is inadequate because academic performances are compared only to other schools with similar demographics. …

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Washington Post Covers AISP Study

The Washington Post recently published an article on a study that John Fantuzzo, AISP co-Director, did in conjunction with Philadelphia, an AISP Network site. The study focused on the effects disadvantaged children have on the academic performance of other students within the classroom. Researchers examined the performance of over 10,000 students between kindergarten and third …

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DSHS Services Mitigates Likelihood of Postsecondary Education for High School Graduates

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), with collaboration from the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA), has published a study describing higher education enrollment patterns among youth recipients of health and social services. The report utilizes data in the year following the 2008-09 Washington State public high school graduation. The study …

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IDS Emphasizes Pattern Difficulties of Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

Behavioral Health Needs and School Success is a collaborative report released by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA). This study explores the complicated relationships between behavioral health, risk factors related to social and health service needs, and high school outcomes for 28,922 DSHS …

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North Carolina Addresses Youth Illiteracy with Consequences

The Charlotte Observer reports that beginning this autumn, North Carolina will launch a new policy in the hopes of improving reading proficiency among youth.  Children in the third grade who fail to pass an end-of-the-year reading test will not be permitted to move on to fourth grade. Studies have shown that the inability to read …

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Breakthrough Study Finds Foster Youth Face Significant Academic Hurdles

A new study, Foster Youth Transitions, released by the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), in conjunction with the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Social Science Research (CSSR), with funding from the Stuart Foundation, examines the educational outcomes of foster youth in comparison to peers from similar disadvantaged backgrounds. Foster youth often experience instability and …

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CQ Researcher Highlights Philadelphia Integrated Data System

The following is an excerpt from the article. You can access the full version here: Homeless Students CQ Researcher In a first-of-its-kind study, published in 2012, the University of Pennsylvania’s Fantuzzo and colleagues began with all of the third-graders in the Philadelphia school district in 2005- 2006, a very large population compared to earlier studies. 21 …

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Federal Bill Gives Social Workers Better Access to Foster Kids’ Education Records

Social workers will no longer be required to get a court order before accessing school records of children in foster care.The purpose of this legislation is to improve school outcomes for children in foster care. Social workers will be able to better facilitate the transfer of records from a child’s previous school to his/her current …

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The Unique and Combined Effects of Homelessness and School Mobility on the Educational Outcomes of Young Children

This study examined the unique and combined associations of homelessness and school mobility with educational well-being indicators, as well as the mediating effect of absenteeism, for an entire cohort of third-grade students in Philadelphia. Using integrated archival administrative data from the public school district and the municipal Office of Supportive Housing, multilevel linear models were …

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Washington State Study on High School Outcomes for DSHS-Served Youth

Abstract: Graduation and Drop-out Rates for Students Who Were 9th Graders in 2005-2006 High school progress indicators and outcomes are described for a statewide cohort of youth served by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). This report is the first product of a federally funded cross-agency effort (ARRA, 2009) that provided …

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High School Outcomes for DSHS-served Youth (Washington State)

Abstract: Graduation and Drop-out Rates for Students Who Were 9th Graders in 2005-2006 High school progress indicators and outcomes are described for a statewide cohort of youth served by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). This report is the first product of a federally funded cross-agency effort (ARRA, 2009) that provided …

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