Resources for Research
There are currently 45 resource(s) for Research in the NCPIE database.
To order a resource, please contact its publishing organization.Grandparent Information Center
601 E Street NW
Washington DC 20049
Web Address: www.aarp.org/grandparents/
Resource Title: Welfare Reform and Your Family
Description: An examination of how welfare reform has affected grandparents raising grandchildren.
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20036
Web Address: www.alliance1.org
Resource Title: Families in Society
Description: Bi-monthly. This peer-reviewed professional journal serves as a forum for addressing the interests, activities, and concerns of professionals in direct practice as well as associates in supervision, administration, policy and planning, research, and education. Formerly known as Social Casework.
1307 New York Avenue NW
Washington DC 20005
Web Address: www.aacte.org
Resource Title: Various Publications about Education
Description: AACTE maintains an extensive list of publications on a variety of topics related to education, including Research and Reference, Standards and Assessment, Teaching and Learning, Diversity Issues, Education Reform Issues, Federal and State Issues, Leadership Issues and Professional Development.
1801 North Moore Street
Arlington VA 22209
Web Address: www.aasa.org
Resource Title: AASA Professor
Description: A quarterly journal focusing on research and best practices that advance the profession of educational administration.
1640 Roxanna Road NW
Washington DC 20012
Contact: Anne T. Henderson, Senior Consultant, Community Involvement Program
Web Address: steinhardt.nyu.edu/iesp/
Resource Title: Various Reports and Evaluation Studies
Description: Published evaluation studies on programs such as the cost-effectiveness of small schools, reorganizing NYC special education programs, and privatizing public schools.
Resource Title: Community Organizing for School Improvement in the South Bronx
Description: This case study tells the story of how low-income parents organized, with help from the community group that redeveloped their housing project, to improve a poor-performing school in district 9. The paper focuses on community organizing as a new form of parent and community engagement, and analyzes the political situation in low-income neighborhoods.
Resource Title: Demystifying the Data
Description: This information sheet is aimed at making NYC school data accessible and understandable. Each sheet is devoted to one issue (such as performance budgeting) and explains it in a jargon-free manner. Included in School Watch.
Resource Title: School Watch
Description: This newsletter provides community groups with information on NYC public school performance and examples of school reform strategies in action. It purpose is to encourage more groups to become involved in school improvement. Published quarterly.
1703 N Beauregard
Alexandria VA 22311
Contact: Barbara Gleason
Web Address: www.ascd.org
Resource Title: InfoBrief
Price: Individual copies are $4.50 each.
Description: Published four times per year, ASCD Infobrief provides concise information on current education issues to administrators, teachers, families, policymakers, journalists, and others. Subscription is included in ASCD Premium membership.
Resource Title: Mentoring the New Teacher
Price: Complete set $785 (Members $685.00), individual tapes $115.00 (Members $95.00).
Author: Developed and produced by James B. Rowley and Patricia M. Hart of the University of Dayton School of Education, Dayton, Ohio
Description: (Video, 1994) Available exclusively through ASCD, this set of videotapes and Facilitator's Guide presents case studies of the most common problems faced by beginning teachers: dealing with students' personal problems; handling classroom discipline; planning lessons and homework; coping with a lack of instructional resources; relating to parents; motivating students; dealing with students' individual differences; and evaluating student work. Based on extensive research, this series offers a candid, realistic approach to how experienced teacher mentors can help new teachers through their first years in the profession. Complete set includes: Eight 17- to 20-minute case study videotapes, one 6-minute Overview tape, and 170-page Facilitator's Guide. The following tapes are also available individually: Tape 1: Dealing with Students' Personal Problems, Tape 2: Classroom Discipline, Tape 3: Dealing with Individual Differences, Tape 4: Motivating Students, Tape 5: Planning Classwork, Tape 6: Lack of Instructional Resources, Tape 7: Parent Relations, Tape 8: Evaluating Student Work.
Resource Title: Curriculum Update
Price: Additional copies are $3 each (prepaid only).
Description: Reports trends, research findings, exemplary programs, and available resources in a specific curriculum area. It is published four times per year as a supplement to Education Update, the official newsletter of ASCD. Subscriptions to Curriculum Update are included in ASCD membership.
Resource Title: The Brain and Learning
Price: $590.00 (Members $490.00).
Author: Marian Diamond, Pat Wolfe, Eric Jensen, Geoffrey Caine, Robert Sylvester
Description: Video Series. includes the videotape What Parents Need to Know. (ASCD video, 1998) Four 20- to 30-minute videotapes and a Facilitator's Guide. This video series explains how the brain functions and shows examples of elementary through high school classrooms where teachers are applying brain-based principles to enhance learning. It also encourages parents to become full partners in the effort to make education more brain friendly.
Resource Title: Classroom Leadership and Classroom Leadership Online
Price: Free online. Paper copies $3.00 each.
Description: Classroom Leadership Online is the online sister publication of Classroom Leadership. It is published 9 times a year (monthly except January, June, and July) and is linked thematically to Educational Leadership, ASCD's magazine. Classroom Leadership Online is a free publication that helps readers explore education topics, as seen through teachers' eyes and heard through teachers' voices.
1875 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Web Address: cleweb.org
Resource Title: The Family is Critical to Student Achievement: A New Generation of Evidence
Author: Anne T. Henderson and Nancy Berla, editors
Description: 176pp. Softcover. (1994) Reviews 66 studies that document the positive effects of parent involvement on student achievement. A short introduction reviews the studies, major findings, and trends in the research. "Taken together, the studies summarized in this report strongly suggest that when schools support families to be involved, children from low-income families and diverse cultural backgrounds approach the grades and test scores expected for middle class children."
Resource Title: Urgent Message for Parents
Price: $3 single copy. See order form for discounts on multiple copies.
Author: Anne Henderson, Anne Lewis, Kathy Boundy, Paul Weckstein, Larry Searcy
Description: 16 pp. In English. 2000. This guide answers parents' questions about standards -- what do they mean for my child, what if my child didn't pass the test, how can I help my children learn what they need to know? It gives examples of high and low level student work, explains the difference between the new and the old tests, and tells how families can improve student achievement. This is an excellent resource for staff development, parent training and conferences.
One Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20001-1431
Contact: Elizabeth Partoyan, Strategic Initiative Director, Next Generation Learners
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Web Address: www.ccsso.org
Resource Title: Gaining the Arts Advantage: More Lessons From School Districts that Value Arts Education
Description: This brief report summarizes the October 2000 meeting of the Arts Education Partnership, during which 32 school districts from 19 states discussed the current status of arts education in their districts. These districts were profiled in a 1999 report from the Partnership, which identified 13 critical success factors to create and sustain arts education. The new report highlights how these districts have enhanced financial support, program quality, and community support for their arts partnerships. 2001.
Resource Title: Gaining Ground
Description: Monthly newsletter published under the auspices of CCSSO's High Poverty Schools Initiative. Features articles on the latest research, policy, and practice developments related to improving the achievement of students in low-performing, high poverty school districts.
Resource Title: Students Continually Learning: A Report of Presentations, Student Voices and State Actions
Description: This report reflects the proceedings of CCSSO's 1999 Summer Institute. The Institute and proceedings were done in partnership with the Forum for Youth Investment (formerly the IYF-US). The Institute and accompanying report examined three issues: early development so every child enters school ready to learn; extended time to learn to assure all students achieve standards; and charging the student battery to stimulate motivation for success. 2001.
Resource Title: Primary Level Assessment for IASA Title I: A Call for Discussion
Description: This paper begins with a review of appropriate assessment techniques in pre-k through grade 3 settings and then presents the thesis that developmentally appropriate assessment and accountability assessment can be united. Two programs are described to illustrate examples of emerging techniques for measuring young children for accountability purposes. 2001.
1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20004
Web Address: www.cgcs.org
Resource Title: Beating the Odds
Price: $20 each plus $5 shipping and handling per copy for 1-10 copies. $15 each plus $5 shipping and handling per copy for more than 11 copies.
Description: A study of the performance of inner-city schools with regard to academic goals and standards in math and reading.Have urban schools made progress with the reforms of the last several years? Which districts have made the most progress, and how have they done it?
Devereux Early Childhood Initiative
444 Devereux Drive
Villanova PA 19085
Contact: Susan Damico, Director of Operations for the Devereux Early Childhood Initiative
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: www.devereuxearlychildhood.org
Resource Title: Devereux Early Childhood Assessment
Price: $39.95 for 40 (English and Spanish available)
Author: Paul LeBuffe and Jack Naglieri
Description: The assessment tool is a standardized, norm-referenced, strength-based assessment of protective factors and resilience in preschool agend children. Parents and teachers both complete this assessment in order to better help each individualize and plan to help the child develop strong social/emotional skills.
Resource Title: Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program Kit
Description: The DECA Kit contains assessments, parent guides, a teacher strategy guide, an observation journal of reproducible planning forms, a user's manual and a technical manual. The Kit is designed to help classroom teachers assess and plan to build children's resilience.
P.O. Box 73055
Washington DC 20056
Contact: Erika Landberg, Senior Associate for Community Engagement
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Web Address: www.dcvoice.org
Resource Title: The Demand for Information for Educational Decision Making in the District of Columbia: A Public Discourse
Price: Free on request; on Web site
Author: Michele Moser, Heath Brown, Barbara Frank, George Washington University; Tahi Reynolds, Ph.D., Erika Landberg, Alyssa Alston, Samuel Rosaldo, DC VOICE
Description: This report on the education information study conducted by DC VOICE and the Public Education Research Consortium (PERC) contains three sections: 1. Major findings from other states and districts with exemplary information systems 2. Washington DC survey and focus group results 3. Implications and recommendations. Both the full report and the abridged version, Information Please!, are available on the DC VOICE Web site.
2801 International Lane
Madison WI 53704
Web Address: www.familiesandschools.org
Resource Title: After-School Multifamily Groups: A Randomized Controlled Trial Involving Low-Income Latino Children
Author: McDonald, Moberg, Brown
Description: Prevention of drug abuse with the Families and Schools Together (FAST) Program
1730 N. Lynn Street
Arlington VA 22209-2004
Voice: 703-528-3588, 800-925-3223
Contact: Janet Brown
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: ceee.gwu.edu
Resource Title: State Assessment Policy and Practice for English Language Learners: A National Perspective
Author: Charlene Rivera and Eric Collum (Eds.)
Description: CEEE research around assessment policies for English language learners has resulted in several major national studies designed to build an understanding of states' strategies for including this student group. This volume contains 3 studies: 1. Analysis of State Assessment Policies Regarding Accommodations for ELLs 2. A Survey and Description of Test Translation Practices 3. Examination of State Practices for Reporting Participation and Performance of English Language Learners in State Assessment
Resource Title: An Analysis of State Policies for the Inclusion and Accommodation of English Language Learners in State Assessment Programs during 1998-1999
Author: Charlene Rivera, Charles Stansfield, Lewis Scialdone, and Margaret Sharkey (Eds.)
Description: In addition, the 2001 report is supplemented by an online database that includes the following three search online engines at http://r3cc.ceee.gwu.edu/lepstatepolicyreport/Search.asp: 1. Search State Policies - This search presents a list of general policy items such as "State has a policy regarding inclusion/exemption." Selecting policy items from the list and pressing the search button returns a list of states that address the policy items selected. 2. Search Inclusion and Accommodation Decision and Criteria - This search presents a list of decision makers such as students, parents, and teachers as well as a list of criteria such as time in U.S. and time in state's schools. The decision and criteria items can be applied to either inclusion/exemption policy or accommodation policy. 3. Search Accommodation Policies - This search presents a list of accommodations and allows the user to specify whether a certain accommodation is allowed on some components, all components, or not at all. This section also allows the user to specify whether or not state policy indicates that scores are reported when different accommodations are used.
Resource Title: Promoting Excellence Series
Price: $8 for set
Description: This series of publications is designed to provide tools for those seeking sound, research-based models and strategies for the design or evaluation of services for English Language Learners.
4340 East West Highway
Bethesda MD 20814
Web Address: www.nasponline.org
Resource Title: Handbook of Parent Training: Parents as Co-Therapists For Children's Behavior Problems, 2nd Edition
Author: Edited by James M. Briesmeister and Charles E. Schaefer
Description: John Wiley & Sons, 1998, 594 pages. The second edition of this book offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest empirical findings and clinical developments in parent training from more than 30 leading innovators in the field. It provides complete updated information on behavior problems such as non-compliance, ADHD, and bladder control. Includes new chapters on childhood disorders such as separation anxiety, failure to thrive, eating problems, poor sleep habits and developmental disabilities. There are also chapters on helping children deal effectively with divorce and helping parents handle temperamental and antisocial children.
NASBE Policy Clearinghouse
2121 Crystal Drive Suite #350
Arlington VA 22202
Web Address: www.nasbe.org
Resource Title: Online Reports and Policy Briefs on Family Involvement
Description: NASBE has published the following reports and policy briefs concerning family involvement:
Resource Title: Right from the Start
Description: 1988, 55 pp. This is a report of NASBE's Early Childhood Education Task Force, which held hearings and visited schools in four cities to gather information on the status of early childhood learning. Now in its sixth printing, this seminal work calls for developmentally appropriate, ungraded elementary school units to serve children 4-8 and for new partnerships between schools and early childhood programs and community agencies.
Resource Title: Creating Good Schools for Young Children: Right from the Start
Description: 1995, 48 pp. This is a study of 11 developmentally appropriate elementary school programs based on the principles set out in Right from the Start. It provides detailed descriptions of the programs, looks at how they were developed, gives results in terms of student achievement and other indicators, and reviews the lessons learned.
700 11th Street NW
Washington DC 20001
Web Address: www.ncee.org
Resource Title: Thinking for a Living – Education and the Wealth of Nations
Author: Ray Marshall and Marc Tucker
Description: You'll immediately understand how this groundbreaking book found its way to the top of the most influential American policymaker's reading lists - including President Bill Clinton's, who recommended the book to his entire staff. Why the widespread popularity? Because authors Ray Marshall and National Center on Education and the Economy President Marc Tucker present the most timely and compelling report available on the current state of our education system, and the enormous chasm that needs to be crossed between our students' preparedness and their abilities to function in a new economy. The need for education reform is real, the timeline is urgent, and the necessity for families, communities, and businesses to maximize the skills of future workers will never have a greater impact on our quality of life.
211 East Seventh Street
Austin TX 78701
Contact: Lucy Wood
Web Address: www.sedl.org/connections/
Resource Title: Emerging Issues in School, Family, and Community Connections
Author: Catherine Jordan, Amy Averett, Deborah Donnelly, Marilyn Fowler, Margaret Myers, Evangelina Orozco, Lacy Wood
Description: This research synthesis is the first in a series that will examine key issues in the field of family and community connections with schools. The issues highlighted in this synthesis represent critical areas of work in family and community connections with schools where clarification, agreement, and further development are needed, as well as promising new directions that are emerging. It is based on a review of over 160 publications.
Resource Title: National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools Annotated Bibliography 2001
Description: This publication is an annotated bibliography of recent journal articles, books, reports, conference papers and proceedings, and literature reviews related to school, family, and community connections. Researchers and practitioners can use this bibliography as a tool for accessing current research-based information, theory, and practice. This bibliography is also available as a searchable database on the Center's website.
Johns Hopkins University
3505 North Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218
Contact: Joyce Epstein
Web Address: www.csos.jhu.edu/p2000/
Resource Title: Reprints of Research and Practice Recommendations
Price: Prices range from $.50 to $8.
Description: The Center makes available a large number of articles and reprints from other magazines and publications on topics ranging from research on partnership development to surveys of existing practices.
1680 Duke Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Contact: Aaron Dorsey, Project Manager
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Web Address: www.nsba.org
Resource Title: The Educated Student: Defining and Advancing Student Achievement
Author: Michael A. Resnick
Description: In succinct language, this unique publication presents key ideas from education's best thinkers and examines future trends and other factors influencing education today. It presents recent policy developments in the areas of standards and assessments through a jargon-free discussion of the basic concepts needed for effective decision-making. The goals of "The Educated Student" are to offer school board members a wide-angle lense through which to view student achievement, to suggest the right questions to bring to their policy deliberations, and to provide a working knowledge that will inspire dynamic board leadership to raise student achievement.
6904 Stonewood Ct.
Rockville MD 20852
Resource Title: Strong Families, Strong Schools (Oliver Moles)
Author: Jennifer Ballen and Oliver Moles
Description: A review of 30 years of research on family involvement in children's education as well as programs with research evidence based in schools, communities, businesses, and state and federal initiatives. Produced by the U.S. Department of Education in 1994 as the opening rationale for its Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, now only available on the web.
100 N. Washington Street
Falls Church VA 22048
Contact: Michelle Frappier
Contact E-mail: Frappier@peatc.org
Web Address: www.peatc.org
Resource Title: Parent Teacher Information - PTI
Description: PEATC is the parent information and training center serving families and professionals of children with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PEATC promotes respectful, collaborative partnerships between parents, schools, and professionals.
2228 Ball Drive
St Louis MO 63146
Web Address: www.patnc.org
Resource Title: Statewide Implementation of PAT in Missouri: Outcomes at Age Three and in Early Elementary School
Description: Results of the a study that followed 380 Missouri families involved in the Parents as Teachers curriculum, and found that these children tested above average in language, problem-solving and other intellectual abilities, and social development than comparison children.
Resource Title: Evaluations of PAT Child Outcomes: Kindergarten Readiness and Beyond
Description: The Missouri School Entry Assessment Project is a comprehensive early childhood assessment effort designed to gather information about what young children who enter Missouri's public kindergartens know and can do and to relate this information to their prekindergarten school experiences. Findings from the 1998 school readiness assessment project involving 3,500 kindergarteners in Missouri show that Parents as Teachers achieves its goal of preparing children for success in school.
1015 15th St. NW
Washington DC 20005
Contact: Philip Tegeler
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: www.prrac.org
Resource Title: Poverty & Race Newsletter
Price: Print subscriptions are $25 per year, $45 for two years.
Author: Chester Hartman, Editor
Description: This 20-28 page bi-monthly newsletter journal is designed as a forum for communicating news and ideas within the network of researchers and advocates working on race and poverty issues. Reports the results of PRRAC-sponsored research, the advocacy work that research has assisted and other relevant news. Each issue lists in the Resources Section 100-200 recent reports and studies on race/poverty issues.
1818 N Street NW
Washington DC 20036
Web Address: qemnetwork.qem.org
Resource Title: QEM's Major Reports
Description: QEM seeks to bring clarity and focus to issues of public policy as they affect children and youth who have been historically underserved by the educational system. These reports provide background information and current thinking on educational issues and their implications for minorities, highlight exemplary models that demonstrate quality education at work; keep focus on critical issues affecting public policy. Currently available:
College of Education, Wardlaw Suite 001
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208
Contact: Cassie Barber, Executive Director
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Web Address: sic.sc.gov
Resource Title: Council NEWS
Price: Free to SIC members in SC; available on website
Author: Cassie Barber, Editor
Description: Free to SC School Improvement Councils, available on website ResourceDescription3: A 6-page newsletter sent four times a year to all SIC members with information about current council activities, legislative actions, training opportunities, current education research, web links, and effective practices.
PO Box 73038
Washington DC 20056-3038
Contact: America Calderon, Jill Weiler
Contact E-mail: Acalderon@teachingforchange.org
Web Address: www.teachingforchange.org
Resource Title: Between Families and Schools: Creating Meaningful Relationships
Description: 60 pp. A user-friendly, action-oriented guide to meaningful family involvement Offers practical suggestions for those intent on improving family-school relationships, challenging readers to rethink traditional notions of "parent involvement" and supporting them to collaborate with other key stakeholders for change. This 60-page booklet is the result of a year-long action research project conducted by parents, teachers and a student in Washington D.C.
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