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Research Briefs

  Research Briefs constitute technical reports which examine district statistical data to address fundamental questions concerning important educational issues. These reports are not written for other educational researchers exclusively but rather are written in a style and substance that will appeal to a wide audience with diverse backgrounds and skill sets.
2014-15  
  1404 2013-2014 District Approach to Teacher Evaluation (Student Growth Component)
  1402 2013-2014 Student Performance in IB and Cambridge AICE Programs
  1401 Effects of the Achieve 3000 Program on the English Language Acquisition and English Proficiency Results of ELL Students
2013-14  
  1305 2012-2013 Dropout and Federal Graduation Rates
1304 2012-2013 English Language Learners’ In-Grade Retention Rates Analysis
  1303 Miami-Dade County Public Schools: 2012-2013 Student Performance In International Baccalaureate And Cambridge Advanced International Certificate Of Education Program
1302 Performance by Subgroup: the Sum of the Parts is Greater than the Whole
  1301 Interim Assessment: Development, Item Analysis, and Prediction
2012-13  
  1206 The Unfulfilled Promise of Value-Added
  1205 Relative Age Effect
  1204 Dropout and Federal Graduation Rates 2011‐2012
  1202 Miami-Dade County Public Schools: 2011-2012 Student Performance In International Baccalaureate And Cambridge Advanced International Certificate Of Education Programs
  1201 Time to English Reading Proficiency
2011-12  
  1107 Dropout and Graduation Rates 2010-2011
  1105 2011-12 IPEGS Training for School Administrators: Survey Results
  1102 M-DCPS Student Performance in International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Programs
  1101 Dropout and Graduation Rates 2009-2010
2010-11  
  1005 Importance of Subgroup Membership and Its Contribution to Equitable School District Comparisons
1002 From Normal Variation to Unacceptable Uncertainty: A Brief Review of Anomalies in the 2010 FCAT Results
  1001 Single-Scorer School Grading Formula: How to calculate school grades when score of 3.5 is no longer possible in the FCAT Writing results.
2009-10  
  0902 Dropout and Graduation Rates 2008-2009
  0901 Enrollment Projections for Presentation & Discussion: 2010-11 Pupil Population Estimating Conference
2008-09  
  0807 School Climate Factors 2008-09
  0806 Measuring FCAT Improvement
  0805 FCAT Retakes: Trends in Multiple Attempts at Satisfying FCAT Graduation Requirements
  0804 Dropout and Graduation Rates 2007-2008
  0803 Performance Flags: Using Local Norms to Highlight Needy Students and Exceptional Teachers
2007-08
  0711 An Early Warning System: Predicting 10th Grade FCAT Success from 6th Grade FCAT Performance
  0710 Trends in High School Graduation Rates
  0709 Predicting Advanced Placement Examination Success from FCAT Scores
  0708 Dropout & Graduation Rates 2006-07
  0707 Achievement Gains & Staff Perceptions of School Climate
  0706 Third Grade Retention: A Four-Year Followup
  0705 Classroom Grades & Their Relationship to FCAT Scores

0704 Enrollment Projections for Presentation & Discussion: 2008-09 Pupil Population Estimating Conference

0703 Predicting FCAT Science Scores

0702 Predicting 3rd Grade and 10th Grade FCAT Success for 2007-08

0701 Is There Something Else Wrong With the FCAT: A Closer Look at Reading Gains in the Middle School

2006-07

0607
Dropout and Graduation Rates 2005-06

0605
Measuring Student Mobility -- District and Zone

0604
Enrollment Projections For Presentation and Discussion: 2007-08 Pupil Population Estimating Conference

0603
FCAT Retrospective: Trends Over the Last Three Years

0602
Predicting FCAT Science Scores 2006-07

0601
Predicting 3rd Grade & 10th Grade FCAT Success for 2007

2005-06

0509
Florida's Pay for Performance Program: The Potential Impact of the Value Table

0508
The Debate Concerning Inclusion

0507
Dropout and Graduation Rates 2004-05

0506
Tracking 3rd Grade Classes: Promotion and Retention Patterns

0505
Enrollment Projections for Presentation & Discussion: 2006-07 Pupil Population Estimating Conference

0504
Predicting 3rd Grade & 10th Grade FCAT Success for 2006

0503
Readiness for College: The Performance of M-DCPS Students on the Common Placement Test

0502
Preliminary Overview of the Results School Climate Surveys 2004-05

0501
School Climate Surveys 2004-05: A Comparison of District and Zone School Responses

2004-05

0410
Graduation & Dropout Rates 2003-04

0408
Predicting FCAT Performance

0406
The Uses of Local Norms: A Questions & Answer Overview

0404
3rd Grade Retention in 2004

0402
Targeting Remediation by Predicting 3rd Grade Retention

0401
Predicting 10th Grade FCAT Success

2003-04

0305
Retention in 3rd Grade in 2004: A Preliminary Report

0304
M-DCPS 2002-2003 Cross-Sectional Dropout Rates and Longitudinal Dropout and Graduation Rates

0303
Enrollment Projections 2004-2005

0302
Schools with Survey Responses Diverging from the Average (School Climate Survey)

0301
FCAT and Retention

2002-03

0209
Attitudes Toward School Climate by School Size

0208
Developing Norms for the FCAT

0207
The Relationship of District Size to Academic Achievement

0205
Teachers Grade the FCAT

0204
Differences in Graduation and Dropout Rates Among Subgroups of Students

0203
Educational Issues of Exceptional Importance to the M-DCPS

0202
Selected Results of the 2002 M-DCPS School Climate Surveys

0201
The Miami-Dade Educational Environment: Special Circumstances, Special Challenges

2001-02

0109
The OPPAGA Instructional Staff Survey of the Miami-Dade Public Schools

0108
FCAT Performance and the Achievement Gap: M–DCPS Measures Up to the State

0107
Teachers Rate the Principals

0106
Calculating Graduation and Dropout Rates: Following the Process

0105
A New Look at M-DCPS Achievement Gap Data

0104
Possible District Level Trends in School Climate: Three Years of Survey Results

0103
Advanced Placement Courses and the Examinations and Relationship Between Grades and Scores

0102
Selective Results of the 2001 M-DCPS School Climate Surveys

0101
Report Summary on Student Enrollment Projections by the Metro-Dade Planning Department

2000-01

0003
Myth or Reality: Teachers express their opinions towards high-stakes testing

0002
FCAT Performance: Comparing Miami-Dade Schools to Great City Schools

0001
Long -Term Enrollment Projections for Miami-Dade County Public Schools

1999-00

9904
FCAT Performance and the Achievement Gap

9903
Parents, Students, & Staff Grade High School Safety

9902
Calculating Graduation & Dropout Rates: Following the Process

9901
Observations & Generalizations on the Data of FCAT 1998 & 1999
 

 

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