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Marsh, Julie A.; Bush-Mecenas, Susan; Hough, Heather – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) represents a notable shift in K-12 accountability, requiring a more comprehensive approach to assessing school performance and a less prescriptive approach to intervening in low-performing schools. In this article, we seek to leverage the experiences of California's CORE (California Office to Reform…
Descriptors: Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Taylor, Amanda – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
U.S. educational policymakers and equity advocates often frame the negative ramifications of racial inequality in schools in terms of worries about the nation's future global economic competitiveness. This article draws on frame theory (Snow & Benford, 1988) and education organizing theory (Warren & Mapp, 2011) to argue that educational…
Descriptors: Justice, Equal Education, Race, Theories
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Lozenski, Brian D. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Brian D. Lozenski explores why Gloria Ladson-Billings's 2006 pronouncement of the nation's "education debt," as opposed to "achievement gap," has not gained traction in the national discourse around educational disparity. He contends that education debt is a more nuanced, historically based, and generative…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Greene, Jay P.; Huffman, Kevin – Education Next, 2017
Since the 2001 passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), test-based accountability has been an organizing principle--perhaps "the" organizing principle--of efforts to improve American schools. But lately, accountability has been under fire from many critics, including Common Core opponents and those calling for more multifaceted…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, National Competency Tests
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Min, Mina; Anderson, Jeffrey Alvin; Chen, Minge – School Community Journal, 2017
The full-service community school (FSCS) model is one of the most popular and growing types of community school models, which is widely implemented in under-resourced urban schools. FSCSs offer an alternative to traditional public schools in the U.S. and are designed to coordinate community assets within a school. Given increased attention to this…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs
Leake, Alecia Ronneice – ProQuest LLC, 2017
For many years English learners (ELs) have lagged behind native speakers of English in the academic community. In an era of accountability, the pressure to achieve and maintain Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status is increasing the burden of success on ELs, especially when trying to learn a second language. The population of English learners is…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English Language Learners, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
Bellair, Brian K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Parent involvement in education has long been viewed as a pathway to increased student achievement. Although much research exists with regard to this topic, little examines this relationship specifically for students with disabilities in grades 1-5 despite being required by both the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Disabilities
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Kannan, Priya; Sgammato, Adrienne – ETS Research Report Series, 2017
Logistic regression (LR)-based methods have become increasingly popular for predicting and articulating cut scores. However, the precision of predictive relationships is largely dependent on the underlying correlations between the predictor and the criterion. In two simulation studies, we evaluated the impact of varying the underlying grade-level…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Cutting Scores, Prediction, Accuracy
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Reyhner, Jon – Cogent Education, 2017
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, the United States spent millions upon millions of dollars in a largely unsuccessful effort to close the academic achievement gap between American-Indian and some other ethnic minorities and mainstream Americans. NCLB's focus on teacher quality and evidence-based curriculum and…
Descriptors: American Indians, Language Role, Self Concept, American Indian Languages
Smith, Nelson; Wright, Brandon – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2017
The purpose of this brief is to support stakeholders in their efforts to influence how states use the mandatory 7 percent Title I school improvement set-aside in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)--an allocation that could total more than $5 billion nationwide over the next five years. First, the authors provide an overview of the ESSA's school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Improvement, Resource Allocation
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Rubin, Beth C. – National Education Policy Center, 2017
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed into law in 2001, fueled by bipartisan concern about the standardized test scores of U.S. students in comparison with their international cohort and dissatisfaction with gaps in achievement between certain student groups--low income, English-language learners, special education, and students of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests
Kyler, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Education has undergone a sweeping renovation throughout the last several decades as part of the school accountability movement aimed to increase student success. High school graduation rates are the highest they have been in decades. School accountability measures continue to be implemented and modified with a goal of increasing student success…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, National Competency Tests, Scores, Adolescents
Molina, Leslie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of adapted materials paired with evidence-based strategies during literacy instruction for high school students with moderate to severe disabilities. Historically, students with severe disabilities have been denied consistent and quality literacy instruction in the educational setting. If…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Severity (of Disability)
Templeton, Patrice Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2017
No Child Left Behind Act created a paradigm shift in the education field for all students including students with disabilities. The act impacted students with disabilities because the expectation of education changed in many areas. The expectation of highly qualified teachers teaching utilizing research based strategies and the requirement of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Disabilities, Grade 1, Grade 2
Sugarman, Julie; Lee, Kevin – Migration Policy Institute, 2017
The Migration Policy Institute has produced a set of fact sheets providing a sketch of key characteristics of the foreign-born and English Learner (EL) populations in select states. The fact sheets are intended to equip community organizations, policymakers, and others with an understanding of the state demographic context and some of the basics…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Immigrants, Geographic Location, Educational Policy
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