Inspiration, Perspiration, And Time: Operations And Achievement in Edison Schools

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  • Copyright: 2005-12-30
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
A brief history of Edison schools and a review of existing literaturep. 7
Inspiration : Edison's strategies for "world-class" educationp. 23
Perspiration : the Edison model in the schoolsp. 53
Methodology for examining academic achievement in Edison schoolsp. 93
Time : effects of Edison management on academic achievementp. 119
Inside the black box : differences in achievement among Edison schoolsp. 145
Conclusions and implicationsp. 163
Causal inference in the analysis of academic achievement in Edison schoolsp. 177
Analyses in which each Edison school was includedp. 185
Calculating standard errors for estimated effectsp. 195
Comparison of traditional and rank-based Z-scoresp. 201
Comparison of gain score method to an alternative approach using predicted level scoresp. 203
Comparison of schools with large and small enrollment change between Y0 and Y1p. 205
Changes in demographic characteristics of Edison students through years four and fivep. 207
Comparison of results for Philadelphia schools and other schoolsp. 209
Comparison of recent change analyses using district versus state comparison schoolsp. 211
Comparison of Y1 and Y0 results using district versus state comparison schoolsp. 213
Supplemental analyses to explore the Y0 resultsp. 215
Comparison of Y1 and Y0 analyses using a common set of Edison schoolsp. 233
Differences in Z-score changes for Edison schools that were managed by Edison for at least four yearsp. 235
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