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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?

CADRE report

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.

CADRE report

Comparison of 2019 Cohort and Baseline Student Growth Percentiles

Dec. 14, 2020

This report focuses on one particular technical choice CDE must make when deciding which version of the SGP model to use in measuring student growth, namely whether these measures should be based on so-called cohort or baseline-referenced SGPs.

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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.

Summary of Median Growth Percentile Analyses: Descriptive Statistics, Demographics Correlations, and Stability Analyses

Jan. 16, 2020

Link to Resource: Summary of Median Growth Percentile Analyses: Descriptive Statistics, Demographics Correlations, and Stability Analyses Authors: Benjamin R. Shear Citation: Shear, B.R. (2019). Summary of median growth percentile analyses: Descriptive statistics, demographics correlations, and stability analyses. Boulder, CO: The Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE).

A Learning Progression for Modeling Energy Flows in Systems

By the ASPIRE Research Team. This paper outlines development of the Modeling Energy Flows Learning Progression and key indicators for each level of the learning progression. This learning progression is designed to directly support three-dimensional science learning by integrating the crosscutting concept of energy in systems and the science practice of modeling at each level.

The State of District-Level Interim Assessments

Link to Resource: The State of District-Level Interim Assessments Authors: Amy Burkhardt and Derek C. Briggs Citation: Burkhardt, A. & Briggs, D.C. (2018). The state of district-level interim assessments. Boulder, CO: The Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE).

The Relationship between the Learning Assistant Model and Failure in STEM Gateway Courses

Link to Resource: The Relationship between the Learning Assistant Model and Failure in STEM Gateway Courses Authors: Jessica L. Alzen, Laurie Langdon, and Valerie K. Otero Citation: Alzen, J.L., Langdon, L., and Otero, V.K. (2018). The relationship between the Learning Assistant Model and failure in STEM gateway courses. Boulder, CO:...

The Relationship between the Learning Assistant Model and Persistence to Graduation

Link to Resource: The Relationship between the Learning Assistant Model and Persistence to Graduation Authors: Jessica L. Alzen, Laurie Langdon, Valerie K. Otero, and Derek C. Briggs Citation: Alzen, J.L., Langdon, L., Otero, V.K., and Briggs, D.C. (2018). The relationship between the Learning Assistant Model and persistence to graduation. Boulder,...

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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