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Combating Terrorism: How Prepared Are State and Local Response Organizations?

by Lois M. Davis Paul Steinberg Jennifer E. Pace Louis T. Mariano Sarah K. Cotton

Organizations varied in how they financed these efforts--some increased internal spending or reallocated resources--and in receipt of external funding.

Ending Social Promotion Without Leaving Children Behind

by Sheila Nataraj Kirby Jennifer Sloan Mccombs Louis T. Mariano

The New York City Department of Education asked RAND to conduct an independent longitudinal evaluation of its 5th-grade promotion policy. The findings of that study, conducted between March 2006 and August 2009, provide a comprehensive view of the policy's implementation and its impact on student outcomes, particularly for students at risk of retention and those who were retained in grade.

Lessons from the Field: Developing and Implementing the Qatar Student Assessment System, 2002-2006

by J. Enrique Froemel Markus Broer Louis T. Mariano Gabriella C. Gonzalez Vi-Nhuan Le

Central to Qatar's education reform was the development of internationally benchmarked curriculum standards and standards-based assessments in four subjects: Arabic, English as a foreign language, mathematics, and science. This report recounts the development of Qatar's standards-based student assessment system, providing important lessons learned for Qatar and other countries that are seeking to implement similar measures on a large scale.

The State of U.S. Railroads: A Review of Capacity and Performance Data

by Henry H. Willis J. Enrique Froemel David S. Ortiz Louis T. Mariano Sara A. Daly Brian A. Weatherford

U.S. railroads have improved their productivity, but increasing freight volume threatens performance-degrading capacity constraints. This report describes the current state of railroad capacity and performance for freight transportation. The public consequences of private investment decisions justify a public role in addressing concerns about railroads, but better data and analysis are needed to inform transportation policy-making.

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