CADRE report

Learnings from a Multi-site Case Study of Former Turnaround Schools

Aug. 12, 2022

In this report, CADRE researchers share results from conducting a qualitative multi-site case study at three former low performing schools located in one school district that adopted locally motivated turnaround strategies and practices to maintain higher levels of student achievement over time. Two schools are former turnaround schools that participated in the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) Turnaround Network (TN), and one school did not participate in the network but used many of the tools and strategies provided to TN schools. The purpose of this multi-site case study was to identify the practices, and conditions supporting those practices, that these schools learned through partnership with the TN and continue to sustain through present day.

Examining the Question of Access to Arts Programming

April 11, 2022

Much has been written about the importance of the Arts, particularly with respect to how exposure to arts programming can meet social emotional learning needs of students and enhance their well-being (Bowen & Kisida, 2019; Greene et al., 2018; Kisida et al., 2020). For this reason, education researchers highlight the...

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Descriptive Analyses of Connect for Success, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and Accountability Pathways

April 8, 2022

This is an addendum to a report prepared for the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) by the Center for Assessment, Design, Research & Evaluation (CADRE) at CU Boulder (Shear et al., 2021). CDE requested an addendum to the 2021 CADRE report presenting similar descriptive analyses for schools that participated in the Connect for Success (CFS) program and providing initial descriptive analyses of academic outcomes for schools participating in two other Empowering Action for School Improvement (EASI) programs: The Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) and Accountability Pathways Planning and Implementation (Pathways).

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Academic Coaching and its Relationship to Student Performance, Retention, and Credit Completion

April 28, 2021

In this study, we provide a rich description of one academic coaching program and use a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the program’s effects on student outcomes. We investigate two research questions: 1) how does academic coaching influence key student outcomes? and 2) to what extent do these effects vary by amount of coaching received?

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Evaluation of Colorado School Turnaround Network and School Turnaround Leadership Development Grants: Descriptive Analysis of 2015- 2020 Cohorts

April 2, 2021

For this report, we analyzed longitudinal administrative data collected by the Colorado Department of Education to track the academic performance of schools. The analyses contained in this report focus on the set of schools receiving School Turnaround Network (STN) and School Turnaround Leadership Development (STLD) supports.

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Classroom Assessment Principles to Support Teaching and Learning

Feb. 11, 2020

This document presents a set of classroom assessment principles intended as a resource for practitioners, especially school leaders and district and state policymakers. Together these principles articulate a shared vision for effective classroom assessment practices.

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Between-Year Stability of Growth Percentiles : Technical Brief #3

Jan. 16, 2020

Link to Resource: Between-Year Stability of Growth Percentiles : Technical Brief #3 Authors: Benjamin R. Shear and Elena Diaz-Bilello The purpose of this research brief for the Colorado Department of Education Accountability & Data Analysis Unit is to examine the stability of year‐to‐year median growth percentiles by assessment content area...

Growth Percentiles, Achievement & Demographics: Technical Brief #1 - 2019

Jan. 16, 2020

Link to Resource: Growth Percentiles, Achievement & Demographics: Technical Brief #1 - 2019 Author: Benjamin R. Shear and Elena Diaz-Bilello The purpose of this research brief for the Colorado Department of Education Accountability & Data Analysis is to address to what extent are school‐level Median Growth Percentiles correlated with current...

Factors Impacting Growth Percentile Variability: Technical Brief #2 - 2019

Jan. 16, 2020

Link to Resource: Factors Impacting Growth Percentile Variability: Technical Brief #2 - 2019 Author: Benjamin R. Shear and Elena Diaz-Bilello The purpose of this research brief for the Colorado Department of Education Accountability & Data Analysis Unit is to address the question, compared to achievement, how much of the variability...

Considerations for Adopting and Implementing Innovative Assessment Systems

Link to Resource: Considerations for Adopting and Implementing Innovative Assessment Systems Authors: Benjamin Shear, Elena Diaz-Bilello, Rajendra Chattergoon Suggested citation: Shear, B.R., Diaz-Bilello, E., & Chattergoon, R. (2017). Considerations for adopting and implementing innovative assessment systems. Brief commissioned by the Colorado Department of Education. Boulder, CO: Center for Assessment Design...

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