Inspiration, perspiration, and time : operations and achievement in Edison Schools

In 2000, Edison Schools, the nation's largest education management organization, asked RAND to analyze its achievement in its schools, how it implemented those strategies, how its management affected student achievement, and what factors explained differences in achievement trends among its sch...

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Main Author: Gill, Brian P.
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND Education 2005, 2005
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-250)
  • Edison's strategies for "world-class" education / Brian P. Gill [and others]
  • Perspiration: the Edison model in the schools / Brian P. Gill [and others]
  • Methodology for examining academic achievement in Edison schools / J.R. Lockwood
  • Time: effects of Edison management on academic achievement / Laura S. Hamilton
  • Inside the black box: differences in achievement among Edison schools / Brian P. Gill
  • Appendix A: Causal inference in the analysis of academic achievement in Edison schools / J.R. Lockwood
  • Appendix B: Analyses in which each Edison school was included
  • Appendix C: Calculating standard errors for estimated effects
  • Appendix D: Comparison of traditional and rank-based Z-scores / J.R. Lockwood
  • Appendix E: Comparison of gain score method to an alternative approach using predicted level scores