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Dee, Thomas; Dizon-Ross, Elise – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2017
States that received federal waivers to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act were required to implement reforms in designated "Focus Schools" that contribute to achievement gaps. In this study, we examine the performance effects of such "differentiated accountability" reforms in the state of Louisiana. The Focus School reforms…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Achievement Gap
Mills, Gemar – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In the state of New Jersey, academic success at the high school level is defined by student achievement on the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (NJ HSPA), which students take in the 11th grade. New Jersey high school principals are accountable for ensuring that students who attend their schools are proficient in mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, High Schools, Achievement Tests
Mayer, Tammy Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1997 (IDEA), No Child Left Behind Act 2001 (NCLB), and Every Child Succeeds Act 2015 (ESSA) has changed how public schools adapt to standards and accountability systems for all students, including students with mild-to-significant cognitive disabilities. Federal legislation has changed the focus of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Disabilities, High Stakes Tests, Academic Achievement
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Dotson, Lauren; Foley, Virginia – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This paper provides a history of the standardized testing and accountability movement, the curriculum standards attached to the accountability movement, and the attempted shift to common core. Student poverty and its impact on student achievement are the focus of this paper. Recognizing the impact of poverty on student achievement as measured by…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Teacher Education Programs, Standardized Tests
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Repko-Erwin, Melia E. – Global Education Review, 2017
Since the passage of "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) in 2001, public schools in the United States have witnessed an influx of reforms intended to elevate students' academic standing in a global economy. The unprecedented federal involvement in education resulting from the passage of NCLB has propelled a nationwide movement to standardize…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Public Schools, Literature Reviews, Academic Standards
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Smith, Stephanie; Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Desiderio, Mike F. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
This study investigated the achievement of south Texas public school fifth graders participating in gifted and talented programming compared to the achievement of fifth graders not participating in gifted and talented classification in the area of math to determine if any differences exist. Student achievement of males and females and students…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Public Schools
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Eppley, Karen; Shannon, Patrick – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
We have two goals for this article: to question the efficacy of evidence-based practice as the foundation of reading education policy and to propose practice-based evidence as a viable, more socially just alternative. In order to reach these goals, we describe the limits of reading policies of the last half century and argue for the possibilities…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Social Justice
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Cavendish, Wendy; Márquez, Adrián; Roberts, Mary; Suarez, Kristen; Lima, Wesley – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
In a nationwide effort to create standardized performance criteria, there has been an emphasis on testing data as the strict measurement of teacher and student success or failure (Volante & Sonia, 2010). These testing accountability systems, developed under No Child Left Behind (2001), were based on assumptions that high-stakes assessments…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Educational Legislation
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Kavanagh, Kara M.; Fisher-Ari, Teresa R. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As the educational community continues to consider the impact of the proliferation of accountability-aimed reform on students, schools, and communities, the consequences of said reforms on teachers must be included. Results of this study indicate that even distant, broad educational policies manifest in specific and profound ways in teachers'…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Accountability, Educational Change, Teaching Conditions
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Gonzalez, Alejandro; Peters, Michelle L.; Orange, Amy; Grigsby, Bettye – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
In the United States, teachers' job-related stress and self-efficacy levels across all grades are influenced in some manner by the demands of high-stakes testing. This sequential mixed-methods study aimed at examining the dynamics among assigned subject matter, teacher job-related stress, and teacher self-efficacy in a large south-eastern Texas…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Self Efficacy, Stress Variables, Teacher Surveys
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Desai, Shiv R. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
A key focus of teacher preparation should be critical self-reflection, especially given the current context of market-driven school reform, which often leads to school closings, increases school segregation, and devastates local communities. The question, then, becomes how best to guide critical self-reflection for preservice teachers so that they…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Disadvantaged, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Alase, Abayomi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) study investigated and interpreted the Common Core State Standards program (the phenomenon) that has been the dominating topic of discussions amongst educators all across the country since the inauguration of the program in 2014/2015 school session. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) was a…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Common Core State Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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Murillo, Robert E. – Texas Music Education Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perceptions about the viability and benefit of using a digital music curriculum in the elementary music classroom. A survey was created that focused on three leading digital curricula providers: PK-5/8: "Quaver's Marvelous World of Music®", "MusicPlay Online®" by Themes and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Technology Uses in Education, Curriculum Development
Sir, Dana N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 2001 under No Child Left Behind, states were required to create an alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities using alternate achievement standards. In 2003, all states had created an alternate assessment. All fifty states independently developed, implemented, and revised their alternate assessments. By 2014,…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Assessment, Intellectual Disability, Cognitive Mapping
Pompa, Delia; Villegas, Leslie – Migration Policy Institute, 2017
The "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), signed into law in 2015 and still in the midst of implementation, requires states to develop and submit to the U.S. Department of Education a state education accountability plan. Compared to the previous federal education law, the "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB), ESSA mandates that…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, English Language Learners, Accountability
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