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Shirrell, Matthew – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 required states to set cutoffs to determine which schools were subject to accountability for their racial/ethnic subgroups. Using a regression discontinuity design and data from North Carolina, this study examines the effects of this policy on teacher turnover and attrition. Subgroup-specific accountability had…
Descriptors: Accountability, Faculty Mobility, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Markowitz, Anna J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
After the adoption of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), a host of anecdotal evidence suggested that NCLB diminished students' school engagement--a multidimensional construct that describes students' active involvement and commitment to school and encompasses students' thoughts, behaviors, and feelings about school. Using data from repeated…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Heinrich, Carolyn J.; Good, Annalee – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
The field of education is progressively building capacity and tools for producing rigorous research evidence to use in improving educational practice and outcomes. The knowledge base is lacking, however, in explicating the dynamics of research-based decision making and exploring connections between the work of research-practice partnerships and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Research Utilization, Use Studies, Outcomes of Education
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Joyce, Kathryn E.; Cartwright, Nancy – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
The United States considers educating all students to a threshold of adequate outcomes to be a central goal of educational justice. The No Child Left Behind Act introduced evidence-based policy and accountability protocols to ensure that all students receive an education that enables them to meet adequacy standards. Unfortunately, evidence-based…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Ball, Maria A. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
With the advancement of healthcare initiatives and legislative mandates, occupational therapists are facing the demand of providing health promotion and prevention services to a variety of populations -- including students in public schools. In addition to these mandates, pioneers in the field of occupational therapy forecasted the importance of…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Mental Health, Student Needs
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Reed, Sherrie; Rose, Heather – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Recent advocacy and legislation across states calls for stricter accountability measures and closure of low-performing charter schools. As charter schools try to meet the multiple accountability standards they face from federal, state, local authorities, and their own associations, it is important to understand how these numerous frameworks…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Hamlin, Daniel; Peterson, Paul E. – Education Next, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed into law in 2015, explicitly prohibits the federal government from creating incentives to set national standards. The law represents a major departure from recent federal initiatives, such as Race to the Top, which beginning in 2009 encouraged the adoption of uniform content standards and expectations…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Common Core State Standards, Federal Aid
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Sung, Kenzo K. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
Based on a qualitative study of an urban middle school, this article examines student perceptions of shifting tracking structures following the dismantling of a school's bilingual education program. The article demonstrates that students understood the school changes based on supposed language needs through an explicitly racialized lens, thereby…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Urban Schools, English Only Movement, Educational Change
Sacks, Arlene – Grey House Publishing, 2018
The US Department of Education notes that, "in 1970, U.S. schools educated only one in five children with disabilities, and many states had laws excluding certain students, including children who were deaf, blind, emotionally disturbed or mentally retarded, from its schools." Now, they estimate that more than 6.5 million children and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Policy, Curriculum Development, Educational History
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Truong, Natalie; Frost, Dale – iNACOL, 2018
This paper explores and reflects on the issues state policy needs to address in the long-term to support a transformation of K-12 education systems. Personalized learning and competency-based education systems, designed to ensure equity, hold promise to prepare all students for success in college, career and civic life. This report shares…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Policy, State Policy, Educational Change
Regenstein, Elliot; Boer, Ben; Zavitkovsky, Paul – Advance Illinois, 2018
Since 2002 the federal government has required states to have accountability systems that measure the quality of schools. When the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act ushered in the accountability era nationwide, it did so with the ambitious goal of ensuring that by 2014 "all children . . . reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Manaseri, Holly M.; Roberts, Kelly Drew; Takahashi, Kiriko – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
This is a paper focuses on two issues central to improving student achievement, the integration of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles into general education and the inclusion of this framework into the preparation program for school administrators. First, this paper details the need to examine curriculum, instruction and assessment in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Gap, Transformational Leadership
Balfanz, Robert; DePaoli, Jennifer; Atwell, Matthew; Bridgeland, John – Civic Enterprises, 2018
Students in America live in two educational nations. In the vast majority of high schools with 300 or more students, the average graduation rate is already at the national goal of 90 percent or more and dropping out is a rarity. In the remaining high schools, the average graduation rate is 49 percent and on-time graduation for students is only a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Low Achievement, Educational Change, School Turnaround
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Barlow, Kevin; Weber, Natalie; Koch, Nicole; Hendricks, Randy – Educational Research Quarterly, 2018
Current context for educational reform in the United States is codified in revisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. Periodic reauthorizations reflect changing national and educational landscapes (Klein, 2015). The most recent reauthorization, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 (USDE, 2015), is currently…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Ain, Ganiah I. – Online Submission, 2018
The term severe disabilities refers to any student who is eligible for special education services in the United States under the category of moderate to severe cognitive impairment. The term takes into consideration a combination of shortages in both cognitive performance and appropriate behavior. Recently, in the field of severe disabilities, the…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Intellectual Disability, Cognitive Ability
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