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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
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Hustedt, Jason T.; Buell, Martha J.; Hallam, Rena A.; Pinder, Wendy M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Kindergarten has become increasingly academically oriented, and U.S. kindergarten teachers are increasingly called upon to implement policies that require assessment and promote accountability. However, little recent research has focused on kindergarten teachers' beliefs about kindergarten readiness. The authors examined teachers' beliefs related…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Beliefs, School Readiness
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Holloway, Jessica; Brass, Jory – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
This article draws from Stephen Ball's work on markets, managerialism, and performativity to frame a comparative study that examines the reconstitution of the teacher-subject across a pivotal decade in which neoliberal standards and accountability reforms effected significant changes in US education. It juxtaposes two qualitative studies conducted…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Accountability, Comparative Analysis
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Sindelar, Paul T.; Pua, Daisy J.; Fisher, Tiffany; Peyton, David J.; Brownell, Mary T.; Mason-Williams, Loretta – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
In this commentary, we revisit "NCLB and the Demand for Highly Qualified Teachers: Challenges and Solutions for Rural Schools," an article we published in this journal in 2005. We consider the predictions we made then about the impact of the Highly Qualified Teacher mandate on special education teacher (SET) shortages in rural states and…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Rural Schools, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Qualifications
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Brownell, Mary T.; Bishop, Anne M.; Sindelar, Paul T. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Teacher shortages in special education have been a source of long-standing concern for professionals and parents involved in the education of students with disabilities. Because of their geographic location, culture, and lack of resources, rural administrators have always struggled to staff their schools with qualified special education teachers.…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Shortage
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Horn, Ilana Seidel – Urban Education, 2018
Using a learning design perspective on No Child Left Behind (NCLB), I examine how accountability policy shaped urban educators' instructional sensemaking. Focusing on the role of policy-rooted classifications, I examine conversations from a middle school mathematics teacher team as a "best case" because they worked diligently to comply…
Descriptors: Accountability, Instructional Design, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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
Patrick, Andrew P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The time between the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and its replacement, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, marked a period of unprecedented policy-driven education reform. Unfortunately, the major objectives of the policy were not achieved, and the very problems it sought to fix still exist. One reason for this was an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy
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Davis, Julius; Martin, Danny Bernard – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2018
Couched within a larger critique of assessment practices and how they are used to stigmatize African American children, the authors examine teachers' instructional practices in response to demands of increasing test scores. Many mathematics teachers might be unaware of how these test-driven instructional practices can simultaneously reflect…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, African American Children, Whites, Children
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Nicks, Robert E.; Martin, Gary E.; Thibodeaux, Tilisa N.; Young, J. Kenneth – Education Leadership Review, 2018
There has been much debate by and among federal and state education agencies, state legislatures, courts, and educators regarding the identification of school district expenditures that best facilitate effective and efficient schools. The issue of equitable funding is far from being resolved (Education Week, 2017). Contradictory studies associated…
Descriptors: School District Size, Expenditures, Standardized Tests, Scores
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Hite, Rebecca; Milbourne, Jeff – Education Sciences, 2018
Recent reports from federal agencies and legislation call for explicit avenues to incorporate K-12 STEM master teacher voice into the policy space. National initiatives, federal legislation, and teacher recognition programs have sought to identify K-12 STEM master teachers and harness their potential. These efforts warrant a conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, STEM Education, Master Teachers, Leadership Training
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DeMartino, Pamela; Specht, Philip – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Presented in this article are the rationale and construct of a new consultative teaching model for the inclusive instruction of students with learning disabilities in secondary schools. The inclusive consultation model (ICM) is a proposed alternative to traditional co-teaching models as described in the extant literature. In recognition of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching, Learning Disabilities, Inclusion
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Rogers, Wendy; Johnson, Nicole – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2018
Federal legislation such as IDEA (1997) and NCLB (2001) have led to an increase in the number of students with significant disabilities receiving instruction in the general education classroom. This inclusionary movement has established a more diverse student population in which general and special education teachers are responsible for providing…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Royal, Camika; Dodo Seriki, Vanessa – Urban Education, 2018
This article examines the 2015 Atlanta cheating scandal trials and sentencing. Using critical race theory, the authors argue that cheating is a natural outgrowth of market-based school reform and that racial realism will always lead to scrutiny of Black performance. The sentences of these Black educators is overkill, rooted in anti-Blackness, and…
Descriptors: Cheating, African American Teachers, Educational Malpractice, Educational Change
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Wong, Vivian C.; Wing, Coady; Martin, David; Krishnamachari, Anandita – Educational Researcher, 2018
When No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became law in 2002, it was viewed as an effort to create uniform standards for students and schools across the country. More than a decade later, we know surprisingly little about how states actually implemented NCLB and the extent to which state implementation decisions managed to undo the centralizing objectives…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, State Regulation
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