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Information Capsules

An Information Capsule is a review of recent publications in education. These reviews include summaries of educational research articles, reports, books - publications of any kind. The publications are relevant to educational administrators, teachers, and staff for the purpose of policy and management decision-making. These documents are considered condensed versions of what is commonly thought of as literature reviews.

2016-17
  IC1610 Miami-Dade County Public Schools' DATA/COM
  IC1609 Using Value-Added Models To Evaluate Teachers
  IC1607 Teacher Absences
  IC1606 Middle School Counselors
  IC1605 Hetergogeneous versus Homogeneous Ability Grouping in Foreign Language Classes
  IC1604 Impact of School Size on Student and Teacher Outcomes
  IC1603 2015-2016 Overview of M-DCPS' Academic Performance
  IC1602 Research on the Benefits of Recess
2015-16
  IC1509 After-School Academic Enrichment Programs
  IC1508 Comparison of Instructional Time in Key Subject Areas at the Elementary Grade Levels
  IC1506 English Language Learners: Research on the Effects of Reclassification
  IC1505 Strategies for Increasing Student Attendance
  IC1504 Update on Character Education Research
  IC1503 How Principals Are Supervised In School Districts Across The U.S.
  IC1502 Effective Communication Between Educators and Students
  IC1501 The Use of Animal Dissections in Science Education
2014-15
  IC1407 Class Size Reduction
  IC1406 World-Class Education Systems
  IC1405 Why Lower Oil Prices Have Not Resulted In Lower Food Prices
  IC1404 Academic Rigor
  IC1403 Strategies For Handling Disruptive Students
  IC1402 Data-Driven Management Programs
  IC1401 2013-2014 Overview of M-DCPS' Academic Performance
2013-14
  IC1310 School Districts Charge Technology Fees To Help Reduce Budget Shortfalls
  IC1309 Standards-Based Report Cards at Six Florida School Districts
  IC1308 Bring Your Own Device Technology Programs: National Survey Results
  IC1307 Educator Cheating On High-Stakes Tests: State and School District Reactions
  IC1306 Eight Reasons Why International Assessment Results Should Be Interpreted With Caution
  IC1305 District Experiences with One-to-One and BYOD
  IC1304 2012-2013 Overview of M-DCPS’ Academic Performance
  IC1303 At-Risk Students and Online Courses: Strategies for Success
  IC1302 Digital Textbooks
  IC1301 The Homework Debate Continues
2012-13
  IC1209 Weighted High School Grade Point Averages
  IC1208 Standards-Based Grading Systems
  IC1206 The Impact of Teach for America Teachers on Students Academic Achievement
  IC1205 Characteristics of Effective Elementary School Foreign Language Programs.
  IC1204 The Impact of School Buildings on Learning
  IC1203 2011-2012 Overview of M-DCPS’ Academic Performance
  IC1202 National Trends In End-Of-Course Assessment Programs
  IC1201 Pre-Kindergarten: Research-Based Recommendations For Developing Standards And Factors Contributing To School Readiness Gaps
2011-12
  IC1109

Social Networking in Schools: Benefits and Risks; Review of the Research; Policy
Considerations; and Current Practices

  IC1108 Majority of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Projects Fail - M-DCPS Is a
Rare Exception
  IC1107

Is South Korea a Case of High-Stakes Testing Gone Too Far?

  IC1106

U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools: Methodology & M-DCPS'
Rankings

  IC1105 A Review of the Research on Magnet Schools
  IC1104 What the Research Says About Alternative Teacher Certification Programs
  IC1103 Status of Teacher Performance Pay Programs Across the United States
  IC1102 Strategies for Reducing Math Anxiety
  IC1101 2010-11 Overview of M-DCPS' Academic Performance
2010-11
  IC1012 How Students’ Beliefs About Their Intelligence Influence Their Academic Performance
  IC1011 Summer Learning Loss: Why Its Effect is Strongest Among Low-Income Students and
How It Can Be Combated
  IC1009 Chronic Absenteeism in the Elementary Grades
  IC1008 Unintended Consequences of High-Stakes Testing
  IC1007 Research on Comparing Charter Schools & Traditional Public Schools
  IC1006 Student Stress
  IC1005 2009-10 Overview of M-DCPS’ Academic Performance
  IC1004 Out-of-School Factors Affecting Academic Achievement
  IC1003 Teacher Burnout
  IC1002 What the Research Tells Us: Teacher Quality and Teacher Preparation
  IC1001 What the Research Tells Us: Class Size Reduction
2009-10
  IC0918 Computer-Based Assessments
  IC0917 National Board Certification: Impact on Student Achievement and Teacher Practices
  IC0916 Should Cursive Handwriting Still Be Taught In Schools?
  IC0914 Principal Turnover
  IC0913 Response to Intervention
  IC0911 Research Update: Performance Pay for Teachers
  IC0910 Extended School Years
  IC0909 Are Social Networking Websites Educational?
  IC0908 Delayed High School Starting Times
  IC0907 Twenty Strategies to Increase Student Motivation
  IC0906 Preventing Violence in Schools
  IC0904 Preschool Curriculum Models
  IC0903 National Academic Standards
  IC0902 2008-09 Overview of M-DCPS' Academic Performance
  IC0901 The Effect of Poverty on Student Achievement
  IC0811 Size of District Administration
2008-09
  IC0820 Educational Management Organizations
  IC0819 Foreign Exchange Programs
  IC0818 How to Select the Best Principals
  IC0817 Virtual Schools
  IC0814 SPAM: A Growing Problem for E-Mail Communication
  IC0813 Enterprise Resource Planning (ER): Implementation Experiences in Large School Districts
  IC0810 Homework
  IC0809 The Economic Downturn & How U.S. School Districts are Cutting Costs
  IC0808 Evidenced-Based School Restructuring
  IC0806 Why High School Students Leave School Early: Risk Factors
  IC0805 Middle Grades Reform
  IC0804 How Interim Assessments Affect Student Achievement
  IC0803 2007-08 Overview of M-DCPS Academic Performance
  IC0802 International Assessments: What Do They Really Tell Us?

IC0801
Incentive-Based Reforms

2007-08

IC0713
Educational Technology

IC0712
Character Education

IC0711
Laboratory Schools
  IC0709 A Review of Classroom Grading Practices

IC0708
15 Ways to Make Meetings More Effective

IC0707
Alternatives to Retention

IC0706
What We Know About End-of-Course Assessments
  IC0705 Extended School Days

IC0704
Vocabulary Instruction

IC0703
2006-07 Overview of M-DCPS Academic Performance

IC0702
Individual Differences in Vocabulary Acquisition

IC0701
Differentiated Diploma Pathways

2006-07

IC0611
Ninth Grade Centers: What the Research Shows

IC0610
The Timing of Foreign Language Instruction and Related Issues

IC0609
Reciprocal Teaching

IC0608
Student Mobility

IC0607
Improving the Classroom Environment: Classroom Amplification Systems

IC0606
What We Know About Culturally Responsive Instruction

IC0605
Data-Driven Decision Making

IC0604
Global Education: What the Research Shows

IC0603
Mentoring

IC0602
2005-06 Overview of M-DCPS Academic Performance

IC0601
Teacher Transfer and Turnover

2005-06

IC0511
Wellness Policies

IC0510
Succession Management

IC0509
Theme Schools

IC0508
Performance Pay for Teachers

IC0507
Gifted Education: Equity, Assessment, and Curriculum

IC0506
Single Gender Schools

IC0505
Professional Development for Teachers

IC0504
Performance Pay for Administrators

IC0503
Research-Based Qualities of Effective Teachers andInstructional Strategies

IC0502
2004-05 Overview of M-DCPS Academic Performance

2004-05

IC0418
Family Involvement: The Home-School Partnership

IC0417
Need for Secondary School Reform

IC0416
Stereotype Threat and Its Effect on Minority Student Achievement

IC0415
Bullying in Schools

IC0413
Comparison of Third Grade Retention Among School Improvement Zone and Other Schools

IC0412
Strategies for Closing the Achievement Gap

IC0411
Research-Based Strategies for Improving Student Achievement: Science

IC0409
What We Know About High Quality Staff Development

IC0408
Research Based Strategies for Improving Student Achievement: Reading and Writing

IC0407
Research Based Strategies for Improving Student Achievement: Mathematics

IC0405
Safe and Secure Schools

IC0403
The New SAT

IC0402
Raising the Achievement of Low Performing Schools

IC0401
2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey

2003-04

IC0307
Defending Public Education

IC0305
Gaining in Achievement While reducing the Gap: M-DCPS Progress on the FCAT

IC0304
A Nation Divided on Education

IC0303
Grade Retention and School Performance

IC0302
The Condition of Public Education

IC0301
The Public's Attitude toward "No Child Left Behind": Summary of Recent Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup Poll

2002-03

IC0202
What Do We Know About Class Size Reduction

IC0201
Literature Review: Performance Appraisal of Public School Principals

2001-02

IC0101
Do You Know the Good News About American Education?

1999-00

IC9903
Rebuttal to Recent Attacks on the Size and Expense of School Administration

IC9902
How the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Compare With Other Florida Districts

IC9901
ETS Report Finds That Teachers Compare Favorably With Other Professionals
 

 

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