Inspiration, perspiration, and time [electronic resource] : operations and achievement in Edison Schools / Brian P. Gill ... [et al.].
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- Santa Monica, CA : RAND Education, 2005.
1 online resource (291 p.)
- Privatization in education -- United States -- Evaluation.
School management and organization -- United States -- Evaluation.
Edison Schools Inc.
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- Reports an evaluation of Edison Schools, the nation's largest for-profit manager of public schools. RAND analyzed Edison's school improvement strategies the implementation of those strategies, and effects on student achievement.
- Cover; Preface; Dedication; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Acronyms; Chapter One - Introduction; Purpose of This Study; Data and Methods; Limitations of This Study; How This Monograph Is Organized; Chapter Two - A Brief History of Edison Schools and a Review of Existing Literature; Emergence of Private Educational Management Organizations; History of Edison Schools; Number and Types of Schools; Chapter Three - Inspiration: Edison's Strategies for ""World-Class"" Education; Resources; Edison Strategy Summary; Chapter Four - Perspiration: The Edison Model in the School; Methods
Accountability Systems Resources; Conclusion; Chapter Five - Methodology for Examining Academic Achievement in Edison Schools; Defining the Research Questions; Estimating the Counterfactual; Methodology; Exclusions; Interpreting Z-Score Changes; Limitations of Our Analyses; Chapter Six - Time: Effects of Edison Management on Academic Achievement; Recent Achievement Trends in Edison Schools; Academic Achievement in Edison Schools from Y1; Academic Achievement in Edison Schools from Y0; Summary: The Importance of Time
Chapter Seven - Inside the Black Box: Differences in Achievement Among Edison Schools How Has Achievement in Edison Schools Changed in Recent Years, Relative to Similar Schools?; Year-One Analysis for Older and Newer Edison Schools; Trends in First-Year Results for Edison Conversion Schools; Achievement Trends for Charter Versus Contract Schools; Achievement Trends for Elementary Versus Secondary Schools; Achievement Trends in Case Study Schools; Summary; Chapter Eight - Conclusions and Implications; Summary of Findings; Recommendations; Conclusion
Appendix A - Causal Inference in the Analysis of Academic Achievement in Edison Schools References
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-250).
- Gill, Brian P., 1968-
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