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Rhim, Lauren Morando – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
"Replication" is the practice of a single charter school board or management organization opening several more schools that are each based on the same school model. The most rapid strategy to increase the number of new high-quality charter schools available to children is to encourage the replication of existing quality schools. This policy guide…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Best Practices, State Policy, Background
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Frost, Dale; Gentz, Susan – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2016
Students, teachers, and school leaders are seeking flexibility and supports to enable powerful, personalized learning experiences both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. In personalized learning, instruction is tailored to each student's strengths, needs, and interests--including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction
Dwinal, Mallory – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2015
As the link between teacher quality and student performance becomes increasingly apparent, education leaders have invested significant time and energy into recruiting high-quality educators. Unfortunately, chronic teacher shortages have undercut these efforts, and many school leaders continue to struggle with staffing each year. A closer…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Electronic Learning, Women Faculty, Civil Rights
Ernst, Jody; Wenning, Richard – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
Over the past several years, student growth and growth models have received a lot of attention, in both the charter school sector and the larger education community, as an important indicator for measuring school quality. Educators and policy makers alike have been won over by the argument that because measures of student growth examine the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Indicators, Academic Achievement, Accountability
National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
Since 1973, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has gathered information about student achievement in mathematics. Results of these periodic assessments, produced in print and web-based formats, provide valuable information to a wide variety of audiences. They inform citizens about the nature of students' comprehension of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, National Competency Tests, Grade 4
National Assessment Governing Board, 2010
As the ongoing national indicator of what American students know and can do, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading regularly collects achievement information on representative samples of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Through "The Nation's Report Card," the NAEP Reading Assessment reports how well students…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Exhibits, Grade 4
Dougherty, Chrys; Rutherford, Jean – National Center for Educational Achievement, 2009
What fundamental ideas from higher performing schools underlie a coherent approach to educational improvement? First, only a system-wide approach to improving teaching and learning can make it possible for students to receive good teaching, year after year, across different subjects. Given the difficulty of the task, isolated and uncoordinated…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Models, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2004
To become effective health promoting establishments which achieve the maximum impact on children, young people and families and on the local community, schools and pre-school centres need to operate within a strategic framework developed at the highest levels within their local council and community area. Effective councils are committed to…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Strategic Planning, Sustainability, Partnerships in Education