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Petrova, Kitchka – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The Race to the Top (RTTT) federal grant program was an initiative that targeted improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. However, the evaluation of the program reported only student outcomes for mathematics and reading/language arts. The purpose of this study was to estimate the effects of RTTT program on…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Federal Programs
Lecount-Johnson, Margaret Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since the adoption of CCSS by 43 states, there has been growing concern regarding teacher training and preparation of state standards for students with disabilities. Through a better understanding of the kinds of support and training needed for teachers to apply the CCSS, the educational system may offer students with disabilities the experience…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Disabilities, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes
Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; McShane, Michael Q., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane have gathered a diverse group of scholars to examine the shifting federal role in education across the presidential administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. While the administrations were vastly different, one thing remained constant: an ongoing and significant expansion of the federal role in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Politics of Education, Government Role, Federal Government
DeSoto, Desire Aguste – ProQuest LLC, 2018
High-stakes teacher evaluations (HSTEs) in public education influence millions of students and teachers across the U.S. Currently, there is a dearth of published quantitative research that shows the relation of HSTEs to teacher job satisfaction. The purpose of this quasiexperimental quantitative study was to determine if implementation of HSTEs in…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teacher Evaluation, Public Education, Job Satisfaction
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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
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Prizovskaya, Victoria – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The Student Growth Objectives are assessments created locally or by commercial educational organizations. The students' scores from the Student Growth Objectives are included in teacher summative evaluation as one of the measures of teacher's effectiveness. The high amplitude of the requirements in teacher evaluation raised a concern of whether…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation, Student Educational Objectives, Measures (Individuals)
Miles, Keith, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Between 2011 and 2015, K-12 education experienced an infusion of funds by the U.S. Department of Education going directly to school districts that implemented reforms in key areas to address truancy, dropout and achievement in our nation's most severely underperforming schools. There is limited research studying truancy reduction, relationship…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, High Schools, School Turnaround
Oziemkowski, Julie Dausey – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Numerous lawsuits have been filed against school officials since the first Race to the Top (RTTT) monies were awarded in 2011, requiring school districts in participating states to incorporate student scores on standardized tests into their teacher evaluation processes. This study researched the history of standardized testing in the United States…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Gulosino, Charisse – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Evaluations of teacher preparation programs (TPPs) based in part on the performance of program completers have emerged as an education reform strategy in several states and have become central features of the Race to the Top (RTTT) grant competition. The objective of this policy review is to examine how the state of Tennessee measured and reported…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation
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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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Glazer, Joshua L.; Egan, Cori – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
The Tennessee Achievement School District (ASD) is among several state-run districts established to turn around underperforming schools. Like other such districts, the ASD removes schools from local control and is not accountable to local political institutions. Despite its authority, the ASD has encountered opposition within Memphis where its…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Districts, Capacity Building, At Risk Students
Henig, Jeffrey R.; Lyon, Melissa Arnold – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
All states value their distinct approaches to policy and to life and the U.S. Constitution embeds the idea of state rights and responsibilities as a core principle in the federal system. California arguably takes this further than most. This paper provides a new way to think about how national policies might complicate or augment the next state…
Descriptors: State Government, Federal Government, States Powers, Government Role
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Howell, William G.; Magazinnik, Asya – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2017
With increasing frequency, U.S. presidents have orchestrated relations between federal and state governments. A defining feature of this "executive federalism" is a pragmatic willingness to both borrow from and reconstitute very different types of past federalisms. A case in point is President Barack Obama's Race to the Top (RttT)…
Descriptors: Presidents, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Lavigne, Alyson Leah; Chamberlain, Roger Wade – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
The aim of the current study is to assess school leaders' perceptions and practices in the context of a new policy that emphasizes teacher evaluation. The study draws from survey data of 606 K-12 school leaders in the USA in a state implementing a new teacher evaluation model under Race to the Top. Findings illustrate that school leaders spent…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrators, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
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Aldeman, Chad – Education Next, 2017
When President Obama took office in 2009, his administration quickly seized on teacher evaluations as an important public-policy problem. Today, much of his legacy on K-12 education rests on efforts to revamp evaluations in the hopes of improving teaching across the country, which his administration pursued via a series of incentives for states.…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy
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