All Topics (National)

In this section, you will find national research and evaluation studies that pertain to issues relating to Saint Paul Public Schools.

ACHIEVEMENT GAPS:
• AERA - Closing the Achievement Gap: High Achievement for Students of Color (2004) *
• ETS - Addressing Achievement Gaps (Winter 2005)
• A Nation at Risk (1983) by the National Commission on Excellence in Education *
• Beating the Odds Report (2004-05) by the Council on Greater City Schools
• Parsing the Achievement Gap (2003) by Paul Barton, ETS
• Education Week - Accountability (2005) (Web Site)
• WCER - Achievement Gap Can be Narrowed Further (2005)
• Fragile Futures: Risk and Vulnerability Among Latino High Achievers (2005) by Patricia Gandara of ETS *
• Similar Students, Different Results: Why do Some Schools do Better? (June 2006 EdSource Report) *
○ Introduction
○ Full Report
• AERA - English Language Learners: Boosting Academic Achievement (2004)
• Achievementtrap: How America is Failing Millions of High-Achieving Students From Lower Income Families by Joshua S. Wyner, John M. Bridgeland, & John J. Dilulio, Jr. *
• Cross-Cultural Analysis of Students with Exceptional Talent in Mathematical Problem Solving (2008) by Titu Andreescu, Joseph A. Gallian, Jonathan M. Kane, & Janet E. Mertz *

ASSESSMENT & DATA SYSTEMS:
• Buried Treasure: Developing a Management Guide from Mountains of School Data (2005) by Mary Beth Celio & James Harvey
• Anatomy of School System Improvement: Performance-Driven Practices in Urban School Districts (2005) by Lisa Petrides & Thad Nodine
• Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment (2006) by Paul Black & Dylan William in the Phi Betta Kappan (Web Site) *
• Integration of Renaissance Programs into an Urban Title I Elementary School (2002) by Sadusky & Brem
• Maryland Assessment Research Center for Education Success (MARCES) - Value-Added Workshops (Web Site)
• NAEP Long-Term Trend Results (2008) (Web Site)
• School Data Tutorials from CASTLE (Web Site)
• Promising Partnership Practices (2005) (Web Site) *
• Charter, Public, Private Schools and Academic Achievement: New Evidence from NAEP Mathematics Data (2003) by Christopher Lubienski & Sarah Theule Lubienski *
• Closing the Expectations Gaps (2006) by Achieve, Inc. and the American Diploma Project Network *
• Quality Counts: From Cradle to Career (2007 MN Report) from the Education Research Center *
• STEP Literacy Assessment® (2004) by the Center for Urban School Improvement *
○ STEP Development Assessment Model
○ STEP Literacy Assessment Technical Report
• A Longitudinal Examination of the Diagnostic Accuracy and Predictive Validity of R-CBM and High Stakes Testing by John M. Hintze and Benjamin Silberglitt *
• Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) (2004) *
○ Technical Reference for Kindergarten
○ Technical Reference for Grades 1-3
• Cognitively Speaking: An Update on Ability Measurement with the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) (2007) by David F. Lohman *
• Balancing Local Assessment with Statewide Testing: Building a Program that Meets Student Needs (2001) by Stanley Rabinowitz & Sri Ananda, WestED *
• 2008 Assessment Advisory Committee Report to the Legislature by MDE *
• Data-Driven Teachers by Scott McLeod *
• Technology Tools for Data-Driven Teachers  by Scott McLeod

AT-RISK STUDENTS & OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME:
• All Work and No Play? Listening to What Kids and Parents Really Want from Out-of-School Time (2004) by Ann Duffett & Jean Johnson *
○ Executive Summary
○ Full Report
• Education Week - Social Promotion (2004) (Web Site)
• Out-of-School Time Program Evaluation Bibliography by Harvard Family Research Project (Web Site) *
• Ginew/Golden Eagle Program Evaluation Summary (2000) by Wilder Research Center
• Public Education and the Black Male (2006 State Report Card) by The Schott Foundation
• Time to Learn: Using Instructional Time Effectively (Winter 2007) by AERA *
• Resiliency Skills and Dropout Prevention by Kelly Hupfeld *
• America's Challenge: Effective Teachers for At-Risk Schools and Students (2007) by National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ) *
• Evaluating the Spirituality for Kids After-School Program (2008) by RAND *
• Present, Engaged, and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades by Hedy N. Chang & Mariajosé Romero, National Center for Children in Poverty (2008) *
○ Executive Summary
○ Full Article
• New Tactics to Tackle Bystander's Role in Bullying by Peter Fonagy, Stuart W. Twemlow, Eric M. Vernberg, Jennifer Mize Nelson, Edward J. Dill, Todd D. Little & John A. Sargent (2008) *
○ Abstract
○ ScienceDaily Article (January 27, 2009)
• Poverty and Potential: Out-of-School Factors and School Success by David C. Berliner, Arizona State University and The Great Lakes Center for Education & Research Practice (2009) *
• The Strengths of Poor Families by Sherylls Valladares, B.A. and Kristin Anderson Moore, Ph.D.; Child Trends (May 2009)
• Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement by Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education (July 2009) *
• Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom (Sept. 2008) by Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education *

CONTENT AREA DEVELOPMENT:
• Curriculum Assessment (2004) by Andrew Porter, Vanderbilt University *
• What Reading Does for the Mind (1998) by Anne Cunningham & Keith Stanovich *
• Impact of the School Change Framework in 23 REA Schools (2006) by Barbara Taylor & Debra Peterson *
• Guidelines for Teaching Middle and High School Students to Read and Write Well (2000) by Dr. Judith Langer, National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement *
• Reading next - A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy: A report to Carnegie Corporation of New York (2nd ed.).Washington, DC; Alliance for Excellent Education (2006) by Biancarosa, C., & Snow, C. E. *
○ Executive Summary
○ Full Report
• Using Structured Classroom Vignettes to Measure Instructional Practices in Mathematics (2006); Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, RAND Corp.; by Brian Stecher, Vi-Nhuan Le, Laura Hamilton, Gery Ryan, Abby Robyn, & J. R. Lockwood
• AERA - Science Education That Makes Sense (2007) *
• A Good Start is Not Enough: Improving Reading Achievement for Older Readers (ppt notes from 3/28/08 presentation to SPPS  Principals and Coaches) by Timothy Shanahan
• Encouraging Girls in Math and Science (2007) by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education *
• Do the Math: Cognitive Demand Makes a Difference (2006) by AERA *
• Mounting a Curricular Revolution: An Interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by Claus von Zastrow, Public School Insights (2008) *
• Science Learning at Museums, Zoos, Other Informal Settings by National Academy of Sciences (2009, January 19), ScienceDaily. *
• Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices (August 2008) by Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education *
• Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools (April 2009) by Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education *
• Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades (February 2009) by Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education *
• A Comprehensive K-3 Reading Assessment Plan: Guidance for School Leaders (2006) by Joseph K. Torgesen, RMC Research Corporation, Center on Instruction *

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY:
• Education Week - No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (2005) (Web Site)
• Uncommonly Successful English/Language Arts Programs Share Common Instructional Features by Dr. Judith Langer *
• Limiting the Unintended Consequences of High Stakes Testing (2005) by Stuart S. Yeh
• NCLB Evaluation of Title I Accountability Systems and School Improvement Efforts (findings from 2002-03) by Christine Padilla, Katrina Woodworth, Andrea Lash, Patrick M. Shields & SRI International for the U.S. Department of Education
• AERA - Standards and Tests: Keeping Them Aligned (2003) *
• Guidance on Accountability Systems from the Council of Chief State School Officers (Web Site)
• Changing NCLB District Accountability Standards: Implications for Racial Equity (2005) by Christopher A. Tracey, Gail L. Sunderman, & Gary Orfield of The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University *
• Advancing System-wide Instructional Reform: Lessons from Three Urban Districts Partnered with the Institute for Learning (2005) by Julie A. Marsh, Kerri A. Kerr, Gina Ikemoto, Hilary Darilek, Marika Suttorp, Ron W. Zimmer, & Heather Barney; a RAND Research Brief *
• The Condition of Education (2005) by Institute of Education Sciences' National Center for Education Research, U.S. Department of Education *
• America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being (2005) by Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics *
• Communities and Schools: A New View of Urban Education Reform (2005) by Mark R. Warren, Harvard University *
• A Practical Guide to Promoting America's Public Schools (2004) by Learning First Alliance *
• Getting Back on Course: Standards-based Reform and Accountability (2005) by Lauren Resnick & Chris Zurawsky *
• Decentralized Decision-making for Schools: New Promise for an Old Idea? (2005) by Janet S. Hansen, RAND Corporation, & Marguerite Roza, University of Washington *
• Intervention Programs Can Have Powerful Effects (2005) by Eric Camburn, WCER (Web Site)
• Similar Students, Different Results: Why Do Some Schools Do Better? (2006, EdSource Report)
○ Introduction
○ Full Report
• Public Attitudes Toward Public Schools (2006); 38th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Pole by Lowell Rose & Alec Gallup *
• SNAPSHOTS on Minnesota Youth (2007) by Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) (Web Site) *
• Healthy Alternatives to Chairs and Desks (2006) by the Mayo Clinic (Web Site) *
• Studies Give Teachers Barely Passing Grade in Classroom (2007) by Greg Toppo, USA Today *
• The Proficiency Illusion (2007) by Thomas B. Fordham Institute *
○ Minnesota Proficiency Report
○ Full Report
• Gauging Growth: How to Judge NCLB (2007) by Bruce Fuller, Joseph Wright, Kathryn Gesicki, & Erin Kang *
• Instructional Coaching (2007) by Julie Kowal & Lucy Steiner, Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement *
• Schools Moving Up: Ideas in Action by WestEd (Web Site) *
• How Educators in Three States Are Responding to Standards-based Accountability Under No Child Left Behind (2007) by Laura S. Hamilton, Brian M. Stecher, Julie A. Marsh, Jennifer Sloan McCombs, Abby Robyn, Jennifer Lin Russell, Scott Naftel, & Heather Barney; a RAND Research Brief *
• Why Some Schools With Latino Children Beat the Odds...and Others Don't (2006) by Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University *
• Reading First: Locally Appreciated, Nationally Troubled (2007) by Center on Education Policy *
• Influence: A Study of the Factors Shaping Education Policy (2006) by Christopher B. Swanson & Janelle Barlage *
• State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act; Volume IV - Title I School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services: Interim Report (2008) by U.S. Department of Education *
○ Highlights
○ Full Report
• Active Education: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Academic Performance (2007) by Stewart G. Trost, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation *
• Learning, Arts, and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition (2008) by Michael Gazzaniga *
• Fast Facts: Helpful Back-to-School Statistics (2008) by Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education *
• In Search of a Broader View of Education Policy: An Essay Review of Glass's Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips (2008) by Benjamin Levin; Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto *
• A Call to Restructure Restructuring: Lessons from the No Child Left Behind Act in Five States (2008) by Caitlin Scott, Center on Education Policy *
○ News Release
○ Full Report
• Improving Accountability in Public Education (2009) a RAND policy brief by Brian Stecher and Jennifer Li *
• Making it Easier for School Staff to Help Traumatized Students (2009) by Elizabeth Maggio, RAND Corp. *
• Title I Implementation: Update on Recent Evaluation Findings (2009) by Stephanie Stullich, Andrew Abrams, Elizabeth Eisner, & Erica Lee; US Department of Education *
○ Report Highlights
○ Full Report
• The State of America's Children 2008 (December, 2008) by The Children's Defense Fund *
• 2009 Presidential Address: Repositioning Politics in Education’s Circle of Knowledge by Lorraine M. McDonnell (August/September 2009) *
• Supplemental Educational Services and Student Achievement in Waiver Districts: Anchorage and Hillsborough by Miguel Socias, Juliette-Marie deSousa, & Kerstin Carlson Le Floch (published January 2009, revised July 2009) *
• Dropout Prevention (September 2008) by Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education *

COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS:
• Fact or Fiction: Data Tell the True Story Behind America's Urban School District (2005) by Standard and Poor's *
• Age 21 Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Title I Chicago Child-Parent Center Program (2001 Executive Summary) by Arthur J. Reynolds, Judy A. Temple, Dylan L. Robertson, & Emily A. Mann *
• CPRE's School Finance Research: Fifteen Years of Findings by Allen Odden, Consortium for Policy Research (CPRE), University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Prevention and Cost-Effectiveness in Early Intervention: A 20-year Follow-up of a Child-Parent Center Cohort (January 2006) by Arthur Reynolds & Judy Temple, University of Minnesota (Powerpoint)
• What Randomized Trials Have Taught Us About What Works and Doesn't Work in Education (2003) by Jon Baron (Powerpoint)
• Creating a World-Class Education System in Ohio (2006) by Achieve, Inc. *

EARLY CHILDHOOD:
• Abecedarian Early Childhood Intervention Project (Web Site)
• Chicago's Child-Parent Centers: Proving the Value of Early Childhood Education in the Real World  by Rochelle Stanfield, Annie E. Casey Foundation
• Chicago Longitudinal Study (Web Site)
• Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return (2003) by Art Rolnick & Rob Grunewald
• Education Week - Prekindergarten (2005) (Web Site)
• The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project (2000) by Greg Parks, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
• Promising Practices Network: Child-Parent Centers (2003) (Web Site)
• Age 21 Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Title I Chicago Child-Parent Center Program (2001 Executive Summary) by Arthur J. Reynolds, Judy A. Temple, Dylan L. Robertson, & Emily A. Mann *
• Effects of Kindergarten Retention Policy on Children's Cognitive Growth in Reading and Mathematics (2005) by Guanglei Hong & Stephen W. Raudenbush *
• Prevention and Cost-Effectiveness in Early Intervention: A 20-year Follow-up of a Child-Parent Center Cohort (January 2006) by Arthur Reynolds & Judy Temple
• Why Minnesota Needs All-Day, Every Day Kindergarten (2006) by Minneapolis Foundation
• Early Childhood Education: Investing in Quality Makes Sense (2005) by AERA *
• Ready for School: Can Full-Day Kindergarten Level the Playing Field? (2006) by RAND Education *
• Present, Engaged, and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades by Hedy N. Chang & Mariajosé Romero, National Center for Children in Poverty (2008) *
○ Executive Summary
○ Full Report
• The Pre-K Pinch: Early Education and the Middle Class (2008) by Albert Wat, Pre-K Now *
• Reading First Impact Study: Final Report by the Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education (2008) *
○ Executive Summary
○ Full Report
• Inconsistent Performance Speed Among Children with ADHD May Underlie How Well They Use Memory (March 2009) by Medical News Today *
• Promoting Effective Preschool Programs (2009) by Lynn Karoly, Gail Zellman, and Jennifer Li; RAND Education *
• Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness (July 2008) by Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education *

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS:
• Education Week - English Language Learners (2004) (Web Site)
• AERA - English Language Learners: Boosting Academic Achievement (2004) *
• USDE Biennial Report to Congress on State Formula Grants (2005, Executive Summary)
• Educating Newcomers: Struggling to Open Doors and Minds by William Celis III (Voices in Urban Education, 2007) (Web Site) *
• A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States (April 2009) by Jeffrey S. Passel & D'Vera Cohn *
• Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades (December 2007) by Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education *

FAMILY & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
• America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being (Annual Report) (Web Site)
• Education Week - Parent Involvement (2004) (Web Site)
• Communities and Schools: A New View of Urban Education Reform (2005) by Mark R. Warren, Harvard University
• Promising Partnership Practices (2008) by National Network of Partnership Schools, John Hopkins University (Web Site)
• Community/School Partnerships: A National Survey (2007) by DeHavilland Associates *
• Family Involvement in Elementary School Children's Education (2006) by Harvard Family Research Project *
• The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds (2007) by Kenneth R. Ginsberg, American Academy of Pediatrics *
• Creating Paths to Father Involvement: Lessons from Early Head Start (2005) by Andrew Burwick & Jeanne Bellotti *
• From Aspirations to Actions: The Role of Middle School Parents in Making the Dream of College a Reality (2007) by Alisa F. Cunningham, Wendy Erisman, & Shannon M. Looney *
• The Family: America's Smallest School (2007) by Paul E. Barton & Richard J. Coley, ETS *
• The Impact of Educational Quality on the Community: A Literature Review (2008) by Stephen J. Carroll & Ethan Scherer, RAND *
• Science Learning at Museums, Zoos, Other Informal Settings by National Academy of Sciences (2009, January 19), ScienceDaily. *
• Seeing Is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement by Helen Westmoreland, M. Elena Lopez, Heidi Rosenberg & Heather Weiss; Harvard Family Research Project *
• How to Develop a Logic Model for Districtwide Family Engagement Strategies (November 2009) by Helen Westmoreland, M. Elena Lopez, & Heidi Rosenberg; Harvard Family Research Project *

HIGH SCHOOL REFORM & COLLEGE ACCESS:
• Education Week - High School Reform (2004) (Web Site)
• Making Progress Toward Graduation: Evidence From the Talent Development High School Model (2005) by James J. Kemple, Corinne M. Herlihy & Thomas J. Smith (Web Site)
• The Challenge of Scaling Up Educational Reform: Findings and Lessons from First Things First (2005) by Janet Quint, Howard S. Bloom, Alison Rebeck Black, LaFleur Stephens & Theresa M. Akey (Web Site)
• ETS Poll Finds Support for Changes to High Schools (2005) by Karla Scoon Reid, Education Week (Web Site)
• Missed Opportunities Revisited: New Information on Students Who Do Not Apply for Financial Aid (2006) by American Council on Education, Center for Policy Analysis *
• National Advanced Placement Report (2006) by CollegeBoard, Advanced Placement Program
• Reading Between the Lines: What the ACT Reveals About College Readiness in Reading (2006) by ACT, Inc. *
○ Executive Summary
○ Full Report
• Meeting Five Critical Challenges of High School Reform: Lessons From Research on Three Reform Models (2006) by Janet Quint, MDRC *
• Fast Company/Monitor Group's Social Capitalist Award Winners 25 Entrepreneurs (2006) (Web Site) *
○ Introduction
○ Methodology
○ 2006 Social Capitalist Award Winner: College Summit, Inc.
• One-Third of a Nation: Rising Dropout Rates and Declining Opportunities (2005) by Paul. E Barton, ETS *
• United States High School Sophomores: A Twenty-Two Year Comparison (1980-2002) by NCER, Institute of Education Sciences (2006)
• The Link Between High School Reform and College Access and Success for Low-Income and Minority Youth (2005) by Monica Martinez & Shayna Klopott for the American Youth Policy Forum *
• Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma That Counts (2004) by the American Diploma Project *
• Dropout Prevention Review by What Works Clearinghouse *
• Characteristics of Minority Students Who Excel on the SAT and in the Classroom (2005) by Brent Bridgeman & Cathy Wendler, ETS *
• High School Reform and Work: Facing Labor Market Realities (2006) by Paul E. Barton, ETS *
• Investments in K-12 Education for Minnesota: What Works? (2007) by Henry M. Levin & Clive R. Belfield *
• Making Connections: Facing the Dropout Crisis in Arizona (2003) by Ami Nagle & Robin Hiller, Voices for Education
• Generational Gains in Postsecondary Education Appear to Have Stalled, New ACE Report Finds (2008) by Kellee Edmonds & Tim McDonough *
• High School Reform in Boston Public Schools: The Effect of Focus on High Schools on Student Academic Outcomes (2008) by Susanne James-Burdumy, Irma Perez-Johnson & Sonya Vartivarian *
• Cities in Crisis: A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation (2008) by Christopher B. Swanson, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center *
• Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do (September 2009) by Institute of Education Sciences; U.S. Department of Education *
• Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools (May 2008) by Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education *

LEADERSHIP & TEACHING QUALITY:
• How Leadership Influences Student Learning (2004) by Kenneth Leithwood, Karen Seashore Louis, Stephen Anderson & Kyla Wahlstrom, CAREI *
• Institute for Learning (Web Site)
• Teaching Teachers: Professional Development to Improve Student Achievement (2005) by AERA *
• Teaching at Risk: A Call to Action (2004) by The Teaching Commission *
• The Role of Districts in Fostering Instructional Improvement: Lessons from Three Urban Districts Partnered with the Institute for Learning (2005) by Julie A. Marsh, Kerri A. Kerr, Gina S. Ikemoto, Hilary Darilek, Marika Suttorp, Ron W. Zimmer & Heather Barney
• Teachers Matter: Evidence from Value-Added Assessments (2004) by AERA *
• The Classroom of Popular Culture: What Video Games Can Teach us About Making Students Want to Learn (2005) by James Paul Gee, Harvard Education Letter *
• WWC Intervention Report: Lessons in Character (2006) by Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education *
• On the Clock: Rethinking the Way Schools Use Time (2007) by Elena Silva *
• Principal as Instructional Leader: Designing a Coaching Program that Fits (2007) by Lucy Steiner & Julie Kowal, The Center for Comprehensive Reform and Improvement *
• Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning (2007) by Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education *
• Professor Researches How to Speak to Children (2008) by Dana Dinkel, Wichita State University News *
• Annals of Education: Most Likely to Succeed: How Do We Hire When We Can't Tell Who's Right for the Job? (2008) by Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker *
• United States is Substantially Behind Other Nations in Providing Teacher Professional Development That Improves Student Learning; Report Identifies Practices That Work (2009) by National Staff Development Council *
• The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, 25th Anniversary Edition *
• Designing Effective Pay-for-Performance in K-12 Education (2009) by Laura Hamilton and Jennifer Li, RAND Education *
• Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making (Sept. 2009) by Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education *

SCHOOL CHOICE AND INTEGRATION:
• Education Week - Charter Schools (2004)
• Education Week - Vouchers (2007)
• What Do We Know About Vouchers and Charter Schools? Separating the Rhetoric from Reality (2001) by RAND
• School Vouchers and Student Achievement: What We Know So Far(2003) by Helen F. Lad; Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University
• School District Integration Revenue Evaluation Report (2005) by the Office of the Legislative Auditor, State of Minnesota *
○ Executive Summary
○ Full Report
• Charter, Public, Private Schools and Academic Achievement: New Evidence from NAEP Mathematics Data (2003) by Christopher Lubienski & Sarah Theule Lubienski *
• Single-Sex Versus Co-Educational Schooling: A Systematic Review by USDE (2005) *
○ Executive Summary
○ Full Report
• Why Segregation Matters: Poverty and Educational Inequality (2005) by Gary Orfield & Chungmei Lee *
• Comparing Private Schools and Public Schools Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling (July 2006) by Henry Braun, Frank Jenkins, & Wendy Grigg, NAEP
• A Closer Look at Charter Schools Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) (August 2006) by Henry Braun, Frank Jenkins, & Wendy Grigg, NAEP *
• Evaluating the Impact of Charter Schools on Achievement (2007) by Gary Miron, Chris Coryn, & Dawn M. Mackety
• State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act; Volume 1 -- Title I School Choice, Supplemental Educational Services, and Student Achievement (2007) by RAND Education *
• Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: A Review of State-Level Policy and Practice (2006) by John Watson & Jennifer Ryan *
• How Legislation and Litigation Shape School Choice (2008) by Julie F. Mead, The Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice *
• Charter Schools in 8 States: Effects on Achievement, Attainment, Integration, and Competition (2009) by Ron Zimmer, Brian Gill, Kevin Booker, Stephane Lavertu, Tim R. Sass & John Witte; RAND Education *
• Increasing Participation in No Child Left Behind School Choice (2009) by Georges Vernez and Jennifer Li, RAND Education *
• The Role of Charter Schools in Improving Education (2009) by Susan Bodilly and Jennifer Li, RAND Education *

SPECIAL EDUCATION:
• Education Week - Special Education (2006)
• Responsiveness to Intervention Learning Disabilities (2005) by National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities *


*: Indicates article ran as "Study of the Week" in the Saint Paul Public School Superintendent's Bulletin