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

Author: Brian P Gill
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Education, 2005.
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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 schools.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Inspiration, perspiration, and time.
(DLC) 2005018311
(OCoLC)60824153
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian P Gill
ISBN: 9780833040848 0833040847
OCLC Number: 560201327
Notes: "MG-351."
Description: 1 online resource (xl, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Laura S. Hamilton, Brian P. Gill --
A brief history of Edison schools and a review of existing literature / Julie A. Marsh [and others] --
Inspiration: 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 / J.R. Lockwood --
Appendix F: Comparison of schools with large and small enrollment change between Y0 and Y1 --
Appendix G: Changes in demographic characteristics of Edison students through years four and five --
Appendix H: Comparison of results for Philadelphia schools and other schools --
Appendix I: Comparison of recent change analyses using district verses state comparison schools --
Appendix J: Comparison of Y1 and Y0 results using district versus state comparison schools --
Appendix K: Supplemental analyses to explore the Y0 results --
Appendix L: Comparison of Y1 and Y0 analyses using a common set of Edison schools --
Appendix M: Differences in Z-score changes for Edison schools that were managed by Edison for at least four years.
Responsibility: Brian P. Gill [and others].
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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 schools.

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