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Anzelone, Caitlin; Yu, Justine; Subedi, Prabin – Administration for Children & Families, 2018
This case study is designed to be a teaching guide for graduate and undergraduate students in behavioral science courses, as well as a resource for practitioners curious about this field. It is intended to help readers practice applying a behavioral diagnosis and design methodology to a real-world challenge: increasing attendance at an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Services, Attendance, Tax Credits
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
Reliability is a measure of consistency. It is the degree to which student results are the same when they take the same test on different occasions, when different scorers score the same item or task, and when different but equivalent tests are taken at the same time or at different times. Reliability is about making sure that different test forms…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Student Evaluation, Test Bias
Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2018
This report highlights the results of a survey of nearly 1,500 parents of charter school students in Michigan. Charter schools are state-funded, tuition-free schools of choice, authorized by public agencies such as universities and community colleges. The survey asks parents questions concerning their satisfaction with charter schools, why they…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction, School Choice
Meyers, Coby, Ed.; Darwin, Marlene, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2018
This book advances discussion and disseminates knowledge and global perspectives on what school leadership looks like, how it is enacted and under what circumstances, and when or where lessons might be portable. This book has wide appeal for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners considering school leadership and how to support it…
Descriptors: School Administration, Instructional Leadership, School Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness
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Ferkel, Rick; Allen, Ray; True, Larissa; Hulteen, Ryan – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
There is an imperative need for secondary physical education programming to prepare students for lifetime fitness and health. Physical activity levels in adolescents and adults are dismal, and the negative health outcomes associated with sedentary behaviors are catastrophic. Secondary physical education programs have the opportunity to implement a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary Education, Health Related Fitness, Behavior Change
Kauko, Jaakko, Ed.; Rinne, Risto, Ed.; Takala, Tuomas, Ed. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
The question of quality has become one of the most important framing factors in education and has been of growing interest to international organisations and national policymakers for decades. "Politics of Quality in Education" focuses on Brazil, China, and Russia, part of the so-called emerging nations' BRICS block, and draws on a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Politics of Education, Quality Assurance, Evaluation
Weinstein, Yana; Sumeracki, Megan; Caviglioli, Oliver – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Educational practice does not, for the most part, rely on research findings. Instead, there's a preference for relying on our intuitions about what's best for learning. But relying on intuition may be a bad idea for teachers and learners alike. This accessible guide helps teachers to integrate effective, research-backed strategies for learning…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Cognitive Processes
Witt, Peter A., Ed.; Caldwell, Linda L., Ed. – Sagamore-Venture, 2018
Out-of-school time (OST) settings are powerful contexts for youth development when programs and services are intentionally designed. "Youth Development Principles and Practices in Out-of-School Time Settings" increases the capacity of students and professionals to facilitate youths' optimal transition to adulthood through maximizing the…
Descriptors: Student Development, Adolescent Development, Youth Programs, After School Programs
Wan, Yinmei; Ludwig, Meredith J.; Boyle, Andrea – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes a wide variety of ways for educators to support student success--including programs and funding streams that can be used to support arts education. To access the funding, education agencies must show evidence for how their proposed program can support or improve student outcomes. It can be difficult…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Evidence Based Practice
Weiss, Catherine; Kwon, Elias; Shapiro, Rachel A.; Vinett, Patrick J.; Knodel, Mary; Lieberman, Donna; Bodde, Katharine – New York Civil Liberties Union, 2018
This booklet seeks to clarify teenagers' rights under New York State and federal law to make their own medical decisions. It is designed as an aid to teenagers and the professionals -- social workers, counselors, teachers, and medical providers -- who work with young people. Frequently, professionals can encourage communication between young…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Adolescents, Federal Legislation, State Legislation
Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T., Ed.; Cahalan, Margaret, Ed.; Yamashita, Mika, Ed. – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2018
There are large gaps in educational access and attainment between the rich and poor in the United States. In 2016, there was a 25 percentage-point gap in college enrollment rates for high school graduates in the top and bottom family income quartiles. Reflections on Connecting Research and Practice in College Access and Success Programs is the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Students, Low Income Students, Disabilities
Wampold, Bruce E. – APA Books, 2018
This book presents essential background necessary for understanding the role of theory in psychotherapy practice, and shows how understanding psychotherapy theory is the first step to becoming an effective therapist. The author provides a thorough but concise overview of the history of psychotherapy, the evolution of psychotherapy theories, and…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Theories, Counselor Qualifications, History
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Freeman-Green, Shaqwana; Person, Julie; O'Brien, Chris – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
In the era of multi-tiered system of support approach to learning, identifying mathematical interventions that have been found to be effective for students who are struggling academically is imperative. Given the divide between instructional approaches in general and special education mathematical teaching approaches, it is important to bridge the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Learning Disabilities
Voulgarides, Catherine Kramarczuk – Teachers College Press, 2018
This book asks a question that many educators may think, but will not say out loud: Does compliance with IDEA legislation matter? The author acknowledges that, while compliance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is important, it can also be an administrative burden that detracts from practitioners' capacity to adequately serve…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Wallace, Ina F. – RTI International, 2018
In the past decade, American and Canadian pediatric societies have recommended that pediatric care clinicians follow a schedule of routine surveillance and screening for young children to detect conditions such as developmental delay, speech and language delays and disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. The goal of these recommendations is to…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Developmental Disabilities, Child Development, Young Children
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