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Babineau, Kate – Cowen Institute, 2017
Nationally, there are dozens of established indicators of school performance and thousands of possible combinations of those indicators to create an accountability framework. How do policy makers decide which variables are most important? This relates to measurement modeling -- that is, how to incorporate all pieces of the puzzle into a…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Accountability, Best Practices
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Whitney, Camille R.; Candelaria, Christopher A. – AERA Open, 2017
Many people have worried about possible adverse effects of high-stakes testing on socioemotional outcomes. This article uses a difference-in-differences approach to investigate the effects of the introduction of high-stakes testing via the No Child Left Behind Act on socioemotional outcomes. Data are from the Early Childhood Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests, Accountability
DuFour, Richard; Reeves, Douglas; DuFour, Rebecca – Solution Tree, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents US educators and local and state legislators with a rare opportunity: to reconceive schooling and education funding to better address students' needs. Richard DuFour, Douglas Reeves, and Rebecca DuFour showcase how to make the most of this opportunity by fully committing to the Professional Learning…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
Jacobson, Louis S. – Hamilton Project, 2017
There is growing recognition that there are many career-enhancing pathways through four-year and community colleges. Nevertheless, many students leave high school without the skills needed to complete the most demanding academic pathways, nor realistic plans for completing alternative pathways that are far more likely to lead to desirable…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, College Outcomes Assessment, Low Achievement, High School Students
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Dalton, Ben – RTI International, 2017
The rise of the accountability movement in education has resulted in the proliferation of school report cards, school ratings and rankings, and other kinds of performance reporting for public consumption and policy use. To understand the strengths and limitations of school rating systems and the role they play in shaping public perceptions and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Institutional Evaluation, Performance, High Schools
Nasir-Tucktuck, Mona – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teaching academic instruction to students with significant cognitive disability (SCD) has been done with success over the past years (Browder, Mims, Spooner, Ahlgrim-Delzell, & Lee, 2008; Hudson & Test, 2011; Mims, Hudson, & Browder, 2012), However, research is scarce and further instructional strategies are needed to help align the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Severe Disabilities, Prompting
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Wakefield, Dara V. – AILACTE Journal, 2017
No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Race to the Top (RT3) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) have piled up federal mandates into a "perfect storm" for Georgia teachers. This study considers the impact of this storm through the eyes of 23 Georgia teachers. A tidal wave of federal mandates leaves teachers overwhelmed and skeptical about…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Teacher Attitudes
Forte, Ellen – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Large-scale academic assessments have played a dominant role in U.S. federal and state education policies over the past couple of decades. Among the many validity issues that presently concern test users is the evaluation of alignment among large-scale assessments and the academic content and performance standards on which they are based. This…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Measurement, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Chan, Paula E.; Price, Anne E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The goal of Special Education is to help individuals with disabilities transition to meaningful adult roles. When students with disabilities pursue education majors, Special Education Faculty must balance their desire to support college students with disabilities, while maintaining the rigor of their academic programs. To gain a better…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Legal Responsibility
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Sánchez, Juan Gabriel; Patel, Leigh – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Since No Child Left Behind was passed nearly 20 years ago, test-based accountability policies have grown more comprehensive in scope than ever before. Tests have always mattered, but they have become substantively empowered, now dominating classroom conversation and activity. To ascertain the impact they have on people's lives one must involve…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Goodwin, A. Lin – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2017
In light of shifting immigration trends and demographics, teacher preparation must be rethought to ensure culturally and linguistically responsive curriculum and classroom practice. This imperative is one with which educators have long been struggling, but have yet to adequately address. Fourteen years ago, I wrote an article about this very same…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Immigrants, Teacher Competencies, Student Diversity
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Poland, Susan; Colburn, Amanda; Long, David E. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
In the current educational climate of testing and accountability, many elementary teachers find they lack adequate time and confidence to enact reform-based science teaching due to pressure to perform in reading and mathematics. With this tension in mind, we explore the phenomenon of elementary teacher specialisation in comparison to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
Randolph, Cassandra Jones – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The passing of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act---later renamed the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act---mandated that schools and districts ensure that all available education services were comparable between students with disabilities and general education students. This mandate led to students with disabilities and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Teacher Collaboration, Algebra
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Heck, Ronald H.; Chang, Jana – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: This article examines the timing of changes of key educational process indicators within three groups of elementary schools after No Child Left Behind (NCLB) implementation--schools that met adequate yearly progress targets consistently, schools that entered restructuring due to prolonged academic failure but failed to exit, and schools…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Change, Elementary Schools
Bonilla, Sade; Dee, Thomas – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2017
Under waivers to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the federal government required states to identify schools where targeted subgroups of students have the lowest achievement and to implement reforms in these "Focus Schools." In this study, we examine the Focus School reforms in the state of Kentucky. The reforms in this state are…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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