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Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
This report highlights states' school accountability systems, with an eye on the states that include a measure of student growth in their accountability system. For each state, the report includes: (1) Proficiency measures; (2) Growth measures; and (3) Additional measures such as graduation and dropout rates. The report also provides an overview…
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Gains, State Standards, Educational Legislation
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is implemented, states are evaluating their accountability systems to gauge these systems' alignment with ESSA stipulations. The implementation of ESSA provides states with opportunities to change the compositions of their accountability systems and to select indicators that are aligned with their visions…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
This policy statement from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) provides recommendations to early childhood systems and programs on family engagement. Family engagement refers to the systematic inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children's development, learning, and wellness,…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, Child Development
Achieve, Inc., 2016
As states continue to evolve and implement their accountability and public reporting systems in 2016 and beyond, they have an opportunity to select indicators that inform continuous improvement, guide decisions about resource allocation, inform policies, capture progress, and factor into accountability determinations. Achieve and Advance CTE have…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, State Standards, Educational Indicators, Accountability
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Meyer, Elizabeth J. – National Education Policy Center, 2016
The title is catchy and positive: "Smart, Skilled, and Striving: Transforming and Elevating the Teaching Profession." It sounds like a teacher-friendly approach to improving the perceptions and experiences of teachers working in classrooms. However, this report published by the Center for American Progress uses popular rhetoric and sound…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Research Reports, Research Utilization, Research Methodology
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Penuel, William; Meyer, Elizabeth; Valladares, Michelle Renée – National Education Policy Center, 2016
Staff in State Departments of Education are diligently reviewing and revising their state accountability systems to meet the new requirements and opportunities of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA is the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the primary federal bill guiding K-12 education policy. As a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Educational Quality
Cronin, Jodi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School reform and turnaround efforts have been in the public eye since the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1965. Research has been focused on the School Improvement Grant, as well as the essential components that improve performance of schools. This qualitative case examines one…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cornman, Stephen Q. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This documentation is for the provisional version 1a file of the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) for school year (SY) 2013-14, fiscal year 2014 (FY 14) conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) . It contains a brief description of the data collection, along with information required to understand and…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Districts, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Nelson, Adam R. – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
For this first "History of Education Quarterly Policy Forum," we invited participants in the special Plenary Session at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society (HES) in St. Louis to publish their remarks on the historical significance of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) at fifty. Organized and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role
Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael; Uzzell, Renata; Palacios, Moses; Corcoran, Amanda; Spurgeon, Liz – Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
There has been little data collected on how much testing actually goes on in America's schools and how the results are used. So in the Spring of 2014, the Council staff developed and launched a survey of assessment practices. This report presents the findings from that survey and subsequent Council analysis and review of the data. It also offers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Evaluation, Testing Programs, Testing
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Hardy, Ian; Woodcock, Stuart – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
This paper provides an analysis of inclusive education policies across international, and Anglo-American national and provincial/state jurisdictions to reveal how policies discursively construct inclusion under current, increasingly neoliberal conditions. In making this case, the paper draws upon primary UNESCO and Organisation for Economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Policy, International Organizations
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Cosner, Shelby; Kimball, Steven M.; Barkowski, Elizabeth; Carl, Bradley; Jones, Curtis – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
Policy makers at the federal level have embraced an educator effectiveness agenda, which in turn has driven many states across the country to rapidly develop and implement new and more complex teacher evaluation systems. It is increasingly clear that the success of these nascent teacher evaluation systems partly depends on the will, skill, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Role, Principals, Organizational Change
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Dance, S. Dallas – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
The members of the Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium--a group of large, highly diverse, and successful districts across the country--have made great strides in achieving college and career readiness for all students. While they are succeeding, the consortium proposes that more could be done to accomplish their objectives through…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Accountability, Program Proposals, Federal Programs
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Collins, Kathleen M.; Green, Preston C., III; Nelson, Steven L.; Madahar, Santosh – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2015
This article takes up the question of equity, access, and cyber charter schools from the perspective of disability studies in education (DSE). DSE positions inclusion and educational access as social justice concerns. In doing so, we assert the importance of making visible the social justice implications of the current laws that impact cyber…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Disabilities, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Classrooms
McMurrer, Jennifer; Frizzell, Matthew; Yoshioka, Nanami – Center on Education Policy, 2015
Many low-performing schools across the nation have increased learning time in response to federal requirements for the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. The conditions governing federal waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) also require certain schools to redesign the school day, week, or year to include additional…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Educational Improvement, Grants
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