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Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law on December 10, 2015, requires that state education agencies (SEAs) establish standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for their English learners (ELs), including ELs with disabilities. For certain ELs with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Student Needs
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Lehman, Paul R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
This article provides the author's thoughts concerning nine major events, reports, and pieces of legislation that have shaped American education over the past 65 years. It also lists several lessons he has learned from these efforts. In addition, a number of proposals are offered for achieving genuine reform in education, and for strengthening the…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bae, Soung – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The challenges facing our children in the 21st century are rapidly changing. As a result, schools bear a greater responsibility to prepare students for college, career, and life and must be held accountable for more than just testing and reporting on a narrow set of outcomes aimed at minimum levels of competency. Thus, scholars, educators, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, State Policy, Measurement
Wrabel, Stephani L.; Hamilton, Laura S.; Whitaker, Anamarie A.; Grant, Sean – RAND Corporation, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) emphasizes evidence-based interventions while providing new flexibilities to states and districts with regard to the use of federal funds, including funds that could be used to support social and emotional learning (SEL). This report is a companion to "Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Evidence Based Practice
West Virginia Department of Education, 2018
The purpose of the report is to give a review of public education and depict how the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) are addressing the needs of students as they prepare to enter college or the workforce. The report highlights successes achieved during the 2017-2018 school year through the…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Trends, State Boards of Education, Graduation Rate
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Fránquiz, María E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), signed in 1965, was a pivotal civil rights law to address the dream of equitable education for all children on the mainland and in U.S. territories. The ESEA was followed by the Bilingual Education Act (BEA), signed by President Johnson in 1968. The BEA specifically addressed the necessities of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Educational Legislation, Second Language Learning
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
"Kappan"'s editor talks with Michigan State University's Sarah Reckhow about her research into the ways wealthy private philanthropies have influenced K-12 education in recent years. As Reckhow explains, not only have Gates, Broad, Walton, and other big foundations spent unprecedented amounts of money to support their favored reform…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Elementary Secondary Education
Tilghman, Patricia Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The demographic composition of America's population has changed significantly over the past several decades which is reflected in classrooms that are culturally and linguistically more diverse. In particular, the rapidly growing population of non-native English speaking students has highlighted the need for language instruction programs to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Bowman, Nicole; Reinhardt, Martin – Midwest Comprehensive Center, 2018
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), some districts are required to consult with tribal governments on the development of their education plans. This practice brief is intended to serve as an overview of district-level ESEA tribal consultation requirements and as guidance for local education agencies (LEAs). This brief does not…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Tribally Controlled Education
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Wrabel, Stephani L.; Saultz, Andrew; Polikoff, Morgan S.; McEachin, Andrew; Duque, Matthew – Educational Policy, 2018
Executive leadership of the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) initiated a flexibility offering from No Child Left Behind. Our work explores specific design decisions made in these state-specific accountability systems as associated with state political environments, resources, and demographic characteristics. Our analysis, focused on 42 states…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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McMillian, M. Monique; Fuller, Sarah; Hill, Zoelene; Duch, Kate; Darity, William A., Jr. – Urban Education, 2018
This study uses a North Carolina administrative data set to analyze racial segregation and student achievement in Wake County during race-based and income-based school assignment plans. We find a modest increase in the level of racial segregation in Wake schools during the income-based plan, but compared with other large districts in the state,…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, School Segregation, Student Placement, Socioeconomic Influences
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2018
This guide aims to help parents understand the flexibility provided to States and school districts in the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which amended the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act," a landmark Federal education law. Parents are the most important advocates for their children. Because States and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Tests
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Scalise, Kathleen; Irvin, P. Shawn; Alresheed, Fahad; Zvoch, Keith; Yim-Dockery, Huna; Park, Sunhi; Landis, Britt; Meng, Paul; Kleinfelder, Bren; Halladay, Lauren; Partsafas, Andrea – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
In this article, we describe current research findings on assessment accommodations and universal design within the context of emerging interactive digital assessment tasks that employ simulations such as in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). STEM education in many classrooms now includes digitally based activities such as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Testing Accommodations, Access to Education, Computer Simulation
Skinner, Rebecca R. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Assessing the achievement of students in elementary and secondary schools and the nation's educational progress is fundamental to informing education policy approaches. Congressional interest in this area includes and extends beyond the annual assessments administered by states to comply with the educational accountability requirements of Title…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
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