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Mitani, Hajime – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: Many studies have investigated the impact of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and its sanctions on students and teachers. Little research, however, has systematically examined the relationship between NCLB and its sanctions and school principals. Given the importance of school leadership and the accountability systems implemented at…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Principals, Work Environment
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Roegman, Rachel; Perkins-Williams, Ruqayyah; Maeda, Yukiko; Greenan, Kathleen A. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
This study aimed to understand administrators' data leadership influenced by multiple contexts by analyzing interviews with 24 administrators from three Midwestern districts. Findings highlight ways that the accountability movement narrowed administrators' data leadership. At the same time, the accountability movement was not totalizing, as…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes, Accountability
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Tutt, Kevin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
Solid, well-grounded teachers can be instrumental in solving the problems facing our schools and students because it is successful teachers who are the most valuable, in-school contributors to our students' success. The importance of teacher preparation programs (TPPs) in developing quality teachers has been reinforced by researchers who have…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Art Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation
Jennings, Jack – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed in 2015, succeeded in weakening the least popular parts of the No Child Left Behind act. But, argues Jack Jennings, it's a purely reactive piece of legislation, offering no positive vision for the federal government's role in addressing K-12 education's most urgent problems. ESSA is still young, he…
Descriptors: Government Role, Federal Government, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Roegman, Rachel; Samarapungavan, Ala; Maeda, Yukiko; Johns, Gary – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: We explored the practices and understandings around using disaggregated data to inform instruction of 18 principals from three Midwestern school districts. Research Method: This qualitative study used one-on-one semistructured interviews with the principals focusing on how they disaggregate data in practice. The protocol included general…
Descriptors: Principals, School Districts, Data Analysis, Administrator Attitudes
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Haertel, Edward H. – Educational Psychologist, 2018
In the service of educational accountability, student achievement tests are being used to measure constructs quite unlike those envisioned by test developers. Scores are compared to cut points to create classifications like "proficient"; scores are combined over time to measure growth; student scores are aggregated to measure the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Scores, Test Validity, Test Interpretation
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Warren, Amber N.; Ward, Natalia A. – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
In this study, we seek to illuminate teachers' constructions of US teacher evaluation policies through close analysis of the way teachers in one district describe these policies. We conducted a thematic discursive analysis of 60 teachers' speeches, recorded during local school board meetings in a Tennessee school district. Using discursive…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Meetings, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation
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Wahleithner, Juliet Michelsen – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Numerous reports have highlighted problems with writing instruction in American schools, yet few examine the interplay of teachers' preparation to teach writing, the instructional policies they must navigate, and the writing development of the students in their classrooms. Purpose: This study examines high school English teachers'…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Writing Instruction, High Stakes Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Lovenheim, Michael F.; Walsh, Patrick – Education Next, 2018
Policies that expand school choice aim to empower parents by giving them the opportunity to choose the school that best fits their child. Publicly funded school choice has increased considerably in recent years, helped by a variety of initiatives, including public charter schools, transfer options for students under the No Child Left Behind Act…
Descriptors: School Choice, Parents, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Wrabel, Stephani L.; Saultz, Andrew; Polikoff, Morgan S.; McEachin, Andrew; Duque, Matthew – Educational Policy, 2018
Executive leadership of the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) initiated a flexibility offering from No Child Left Behind. Our work explores specific design decisions made in these state-specific accountability systems as associated with state political environments, resources, and demographic characteristics. Our analysis, focused on 42 states…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Capen, Mary Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative semi-structured open-ended protocol research study provided information on middle school general educators' perceptions of barriers impeding completion of training on the FBA/PBIP, and the methods they perceived that could remove the barriers from the perspective of general educators as self-directed adult learners. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Qualitative Research
Wachen, John – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined media coverage of testing in schools in two newspapers--the "New York Times" and "Education Week"--over the 20-year period from 1996 to 2015. Using a conceptual framework informed by framing theory and a quantitative text analysis technique called structural topic modeling on a dataset of over 8,000…
Descriptors: News Media, News Reporting, Testing, Trend Analysis
Briggs, Ebony Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Special education and general education teachers must work collaboratively in a single classroom that serves the diverse needs of all children due to federal regulations such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. Evidence-based practices that foster collaboration are scarce. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Facilitators (Individuals), Communities of Practice
Bright, Angela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educators and the general public are often discouraged by grim reports by the media regarding our nation's standing with regard to education and the policies that attempt to improve that standing. This study examined (a) the percentage of students identified as needing special education, (b) graduation rates, and (c) dropout rates from a sample of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Demography, Incidence
Hansen, Michael; Levesque, Elizabeth; Valant, Jon; Quintero, Diana – Brookings Institution, 2018
This year's Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education is the 17th issue overall since its beginning in 2000. The 2018 edition focuses on the state of social studies and civics education in U.S. schools. Like previous editions, which were authored by Tom Loveless, the report comprises three studies: The first chapter examines student…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Comparative Analysis
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