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Barrett, Tyler; Trosky, Abram; Tawadrous, Adel – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
This paper considers the impact of global and national political polarisation on perspectives of instructors and learners in Arabic classrooms at Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in the United States with particular interest in understanding cultural conflicts that occur between instructors and learners. Instructors and…
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Cultural Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chizhik, Estella Williams; Chizhik, Alexander Williams – Teacher Educator, 2018
How is lesson planning useful? This research study used Cultural Historical Activity Theory and intersubjectivity to answer this questions. This research explored to what extent teacher candidates' lesson plans (i.e., alignment among objectives, assessment, and instruction), and analyses of assessment data mediate their thinking about students'…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Lesson Plans, Student Needs, Educational Needs
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
"Achieve3000®" is a supplemental online literacy program that provides nonfiction reading content to students in grades preK-12 and focuses on building phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. "Achieve3000®" is designed to help students advance their nonfiction reading skills…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Literacy Education, Electronic Learning, Nonfiction
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Federal requirements stipulate that states and local education agencies annually calculate and report an Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, disaggregated by student group. The ACGR includes all students who graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma, plus all students with the most significant cognitive disabilities…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, State Programs
Mayer, Alexander – MDRC, 2018
This document presents the testimony of MDRC's Alex Mayer, the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Education at MDRC. The three points that Alex Mayer emphasizes in this testimony before the California State Assembly Higher Education Committee and the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance on integrating postsecondary education interventions to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Low Income Groups, Access to Education, Academic Achievement
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Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Moore, Stephanie; Moffa, Kathryn – Grantee Submission, 2018
Contemporary mental health assessment conceptualizations focus on both well-being and distress. This study presents initial validation information for the "Social Emotional Distress Survey--Secondary" (SEDS-S), which was designed for school-based complete mental health screening that employs brief self-report measures of well-being and…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Screening Tests, Well Being, Mental Health
Nguyen, Alyssa; Purnell-Mack, Rogéair; Cooper, Darla M.; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane; Kretz, Andrew; Fagioli, Loris; Myers, Marci; Rassen, Elisa – RP Group, 2018
In 2015, the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) was contracted by the Joyce/Cabrillo Foundation to assess the long-term impact of the Academy for College Excellence (ACE) on students who had participated in the program between fall 2003 and spring 2014 at three California Community Colleges: Berkeley City,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Capacity Building, Career Readiness
Ganga, Elizabeth; Mazzariello, Amy – Education Commission of the States, 2018
In an effort to make math courses more relevant and improve success rates in college math, various organizations and colleges developed a new model of math education that has come to be called "math pathways." Math pathways enable students to take different paths through the math curriculum, depending on their course of study. With math…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Relevance (Education)
Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
This paper is the first issue of the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Symposium Collective Works publication, devoted to summaries of the presentations that took place at the 2018 symposium. The guiding topic of the symposium, assessment of student learning, was interwoven in breakout sessions with a great variety of topics such as equity,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education, Conferences (Gatherings)
Mendez, Tiffany Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study is to explore the leadership styles of enrollment management leaders in small, private, nonprofit colleges and universities in Southern California. Methodology: This study used a phenomenological approach to understand the leadership styles of enrollment management leaders. The…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Enrollment Management, Small Colleges, Private Colleges
Kaczmar, Debra A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Because statistical relationships between persistence and completion rates and ethnicity/race exist at most U.S. institutions of higher education, the movement in public policy toward performance-based funding models might have disproportionate effects on Hispanic-serving community colleges. The desire to understand the representation of student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Hispanic American Students, Academic Persistence
RP Group, 2018
The Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) research team has conducted this study in order to examine whether student completion of a transfer-level course in math or English within one year varies by students' participation in either the Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) program or the Disabled Students Programs and…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Community Colleges, State Legislation, College Mathematics
Bataller, Carliza – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this mixed methods sequential explanatory study was to identify and describe best practices in technology integration in middle school classrooms as perceived by expert middle school teachers. Additionally, it was the purpose of the study to determine the most important best practices and perceived barriers to successful…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Best Practices, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Jarocki, Lawrence – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of master teachers, administrators, and teacher trainers about the content of Student Evaluations of Teachers (SET) in California high schools. This study also sought to reach a consensus among experts concerning how SETs can be used both in teacher evaluations and in professional…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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