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Wilson, Carolyn H.; Weston, Matthew Stephen – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this research is to share strategies and techniques used by highly qualified educators and experts in the field of education and instruction. Differentiated instruction is one of the most common terms used in education. It is also the key to teaching students with multiple or a wide range of disabilities. Quality classroom…
Descriptors: Expertise, Educational Strategies, Multiple Disabilities, Schools
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Barrow, Lisa; Markman-Pithers, Lisa – Future of Children, 2016
Simply put, children with poor English skills are less likely to succeed in school and beyond. What's the best way to teach English to young children who aren't native English speakers? In this article, Lisa Barrow and Lisa Markman-Pithers examine the state of English learner education in the United States and review the evidence behind different…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
Hoffer, Thomas B.; Hedberg, E. C.; Brown, Kevin L.; Halverson, Marie L.; McDonald, Sarah-Kathryn – US Department of Education, 2010
The Growth Model Pilot Project (GMPP) was initiated to allow states to experiment with adjustments to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) status accountability system in order to improve the validity of AYP determinations by giving schools credit for students who are making significant growth. The pilot allowed states, districts, and schools to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Pilot Projects, Educational Improvement
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Hicks-Monroe, Sherry L. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2011
The practice of inclusion is not a new idea to the educational setting; it is a newer term. Before No Child Left Behind, during the 1970s students with disabilities were mainstreamed into the general education population under Public Law 94-142. Public law 94-142, which was renamed to Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA), required…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Inclusion, Models, Special Needs Students
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Means, Jennifer – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
As most special educators endure the periodic legal changes in education and special education, related service providers face the same challenges. These challenges include Inclusion, IDEA 04 regulations, NCLB and curricular related services. This paper presents these challenges and discusses a variety of solutions providing the most appropriate…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities
Travers, Eva – Research for Action, 2009
In an era of high-stakes accountability, school leaders often face contradictory pressures as they strive to improve student performance. They must meet the federal mandate of NCLB for student achievement; at the same time, many believe that NCLB constrains their professional judgment about how to best teach and assess students in the context of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Accountability
Tanenbaum, Courtney; Boyle, Andrea; Soga, Kay; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; Golden, Laura; Petroccia, Megan; Toplitz, Michele; Taylor, James; O'Day, Jennifer – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
The federal government has had a long-standing commitment to ensuring access of English Learner (EL) students to a meaningful education. As early as 1968, the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA") contained provisions for supporting the education of EL students and in its 1974 landmark decision, "Lau v.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
Molnar, Alex; Garcia, David R. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
The merits of a marketplace model for public education have been among the most prominent themes in education policy discussions over the last two decades. Advocates of market approaches to education reform contend that creating a market in educational services will foster competition among providers and thus spur delivery of better services at…
Descriptors: Privatization, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Online Submission, 2006
This paper discusses a Standard & Poor's analysis of state performance on the 2005 and 2003 NAEP reading and mathematics tests that took account of the demographic differences among the states. The study was presented at the NAEP State Service Center Winter Workshop in January, 2006. Standard & Poor's is commended for recognizing that NAEP…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Student Characteristics, Demography, Reading Tests
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
Cook, Gary; Linquanti, Robert; Chinen, Marjorie; Jung, Hyekyung – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
The "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA"), as amended by the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" inaugurated important changes in assessment and accountability for English Learner (EL) students. Specifically, Title III of the law required states to develop or adopt English-language proficiency (ELP)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, English Language Learners, Federal Legislation
Cook, Gary; Linquanti, Robert; Chinen, Marjorie; Jung, Hyekyung – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 inaugurated important changes in assessment and accountability for English Learner (EL) students. Specifically, Title III of the law required states to develop or adopt English-language proficiency (ELP) standards aligned with language demands of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation
Murphy, Patrick; Rainey, Lydia – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2012
This project examines how eight state education agencies engaged the charge of improving their lowest-performing schools. The states examined are among the most active and intentional in this regard. In many ways, they are at the leading edge of what could eventually become 50 different experiments in performance management. By focusing on states…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, School Turnaround, Agency Role, Educational Change
Wiener, Dan – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2005
In December, 2004, the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) hosted one of its series of national telephone conferences on the topic of access and alignment to the grade-level content for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Dan Wiener from the Massachusetts Department of Education was the practitioner presenter. Dan Wiener's…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students
American Federation of Teachers, 2005
This document suggests changes to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in four targeted areas. Regarding Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) supports: (1) Setting challenging but demonstrably attainable student progress goals; (2) Judging school effectiveness by measuring progress of the same students over…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Internet, Incentive Grants, Class Size
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