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Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
This guide was created as a resource to help families better understand "Measures of Academic Progress"® (MAP®), and their child's results. The guide provides answers to a variety of questions such as: "What is MAP?"; "What does MAP measure?"; "How do schools and teachers use MAP scores?"; "Can MAP tell…
Descriptors: Scores, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement
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Hughes, John; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
The high rate of students taking developmental education courses suggests that many students graduate from high school unready to meet college expectations. A college readiness screener can help colleges and school districts better identify students who are not ready for college credit courses. The primary audience for this guide is leaders and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Screening Tests, Test Construction, Predictor Variables
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Garcia, Maria Elena; Frunzi, Kay; Dean, Ceri B.; Flores, Nieves; Miller, Kirsten B. – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2016
The Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education is a four-part resource that brings together research, promising practices, and useful tools and resources to guide educators in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. The toolkit defines family and…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Partnerships in Education, Well Being
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Garcia, Maria Elena; Frunzi, Kay; Dean, Ceri B.; Flores, Nieves; Miller, Kirsten B. – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2016
The Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education is a four-part resource that brings together research, promising practices, and useful tools and resources to guide educators in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. The toolkit defines family and…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Partnerships in Education, Well Being
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Garcia, Maria Elena; Frunzi, Kay; Dean, Ceri B.; Flores, Nieves; Miller, Kirsten B. – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2016
The Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education is a four-part resource that brings together research, promising practices, and useful tools and resources to guide educators in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. The toolkit defines family and…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Partnerships in Education, Well Being
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Garcia, Maria Elena; Frunzi, Kay; Dean, Ceri B.; Flores, Nieves; Miller, Kirsten B. – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2016
The Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education is a four-part resource that brings together research, promising practices, and useful tools and resources to guide educators in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. This toolkit defines family and…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Partnerships in Education, Well Being
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Harris, Heather; Horst, S. Jeanne – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2016
Propensity score matching techniques are becoming increasingly common as they afford applied practitioners the ability to account for systematic bias related to self-selection. However, "best practices" for implementing these techniques in applied settings is scattered throughout the literature. The current article aims to provide a…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Statistical Bias, Computation, Statistical Inference
Lattanzio, Raphaëlle Martinez; Bethke, Lynne; Haas, Anna; Perrier, Janne Kjaersgaard; De Grauwe, Anton; Sigsgaard, Morten; Bird, Lyndsay; Coury, Diane; Gay, Dorian; MacEwan, Leonora; Seeger, Anna – Global Partnership for Education, 2016
The "Guidelines for the Transitional Education Plan Preparation" are the result of an extensive consultation process and the product of fruitful guidance and contributions from key partners active in the field of education in emergencies and protracted crises. The new global education agenda 2030 places strong emphasis on countries…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Guidelines, Foreign Countries
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Corradini, Erika, Ed.; Borthwick, Kate, Ed.; Gallagher-Brett, Angela, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Languages sit firmly in the skill-set of the 21st-century graduate. In an increasingly multicultural and multilingual job market, monolingual graduates are at a disadvantage: as the recent Born Global report (2016) notes, "multilingualism has now become the new normal". The contributions in this collection are imbued with this idea and…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism
Osborne, David – Progressive Policy Institute, 2016
Since Congress has passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) states are revamping their federally required systems to measure school quality and hold schools accountable for performance. However, most are doing so using outdated assumptions, holdovers from the Industrial Era, when cookie-cutter public schools followed orders from central…
Descriptors: Accountability, Measurement, Public Schools, Educational Change
Junge, Melissa; Krvaric, Sheara – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2016
Much has been written on the subject of school turnaround, but relatively little about how to "pay for" turnaround-related work. Turning around low-performing schools not only requires changing instructional and related practices, but changing spending patterns as well. Too often education dollars are spent on the same costs from…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Federal Aid, State Agencies, Funding Formulas
New Jersey Department of Education, 2016
On March 22, 2016, the New Jersey Department of Education ("the Department") published a broadcast memo sharing secure district access to 2014-15 median Student Growth Percentile (mSGP) data for all qualifying teachers. These data describe student growth from the last school year, and comprise 10% of qualifying teachers' 2014-15…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Outcome Measures, Teacher Qualifications, Equated Scores
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Dombek, Jennifer L.; Foorman, Barbara R.; Garcia, Mishel; Smith, Kevin G. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
While literacy interventions can be implemented in any grade, focusing on prevention and intervention in kindergarten through grade 2 is optimal because reading difficulties become expensive and challenging to remediate as students become older. The Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 allows districts to do just this, with 15 percent of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Guides, Kindergarten
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016
The main purpose of this guide is to provide some ideas for employers of apprentices to provide an environment in which strong informal bases of support can succeed. Formal mentoring is an important aspect of apprenticeships; however, it is also informal mentoring--practices that are difficult to formally nurture--that plays a significant and…
Descriptors: Guides, Apprenticeships, Mentors, Best Practices
Phillips, Beth M.; Mazzeo, Debbie; Smith, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
This Self-Study Guide has been developed to support Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Providers (VPK) who are required to complete an improvement plan process (i.e., low-performing providers). The guide has sections that can be used during both the process of selecting target areas for an improvement plan and the process of implementing new or…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Preschool Education, Voluntary Agencies, Educational Improvement
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