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Gathering evidence on an after-school supplemental instruction program: Design challenges and early findings in light of NCLB
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The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires that public schools adopt research-supported programs and practices, with a strong recommendation for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) as the "gold standard" for scientific rigor in empirical research. Within that policy framework, this paper compares the relative utility of federally-recommended RCT versus the demonstrated extended term mixed-method (ETMM) designs as options for monitoring effects of novel programs in real-time fielddoi:10.14507/epaa.v14n12.2006 fatcat:7brfnkrrjzc6tbyi673m3j546e