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The Federal School Improvement Grant: Telling The Story Through Quantitative Outcomes, Gregg B. Dionne Jun 2016

The Federal School Improvement Grant: Telling The Story Through Quantitative Outcomes, Gregg B. Dionne

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Student success and the mitigation of achievement gaps has been a focus of the federal government since passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) is the latest in federal policy inducements to address this.

To tell the story of SIG implementation in one Midwestern state, data was collected from two groups of SIG-eligible schools, one group which received SIG funding and the other group which did not. Data was collected over multiple years and included mathematics and reading outcomes as well as graduation, dropout, and attendance rates. Data was obtained for ...