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GED Testing Service, 2018
The manual is presented in the form of a policy grid. The grid includes a consolidated list of General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service policies regarding the GED® test and overall GED® program. The grid combines all of the policies into one unified table and supersedes any prior policy manual.
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Testing Programs, Educational Policy
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Callanan, Gerard A.; Perri, David F.; Tomkowicz, Sandra M. – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
The authors present a pedagogical primer on the highly controversial business strategies of data mining and automated prediction. They provide a summary that allows business professors and students the opportunity to better understand the privacy and ethical issues that arise from high-tech, Internet-based organizations implementing programs to…
Descriptors: Automation, Prediction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Privacy
Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2018
In recent years, education data have become both more easily accessible and more important than ever to decisions about K-12 policies and practice. Under the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), states are required to publish data on how students, including English Learners (ELs), are performing in areas such as reading, math, and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Student Characteristics
Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2018
The instructional programs educators design to help English Learner (EL) students work toward English proficiency look different in schools across the United States. This is due in part to the variety of approaches K-12 educators take to important questions such as: Should the program foster bilingualism or focus solely on English? Should ELs…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Models, Elementary Secondary Education, Second Language Instruction
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2018
The "2018-19 Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid" provides useful information to help high school counselors, TRIO and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) staff, and other mentors advise students about financial aid for postsecondary education. This book focuses on the federal…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Postsecondary Education, Grants
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Glazerman, Steven; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Valant, Jon; Burnett, Alyson – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
Choosing a school for a child can be a rewarding, but difficult task for parents. A recent survey reported that parents often feel confused by the information available to them as part of the school choice process. This can be exacerbated by limited time and resources to devote to the process--constraints that can particularly affect low-income…
Descriptors: School Choice, Evidence Based Practice, Information Dissemination, Parent Education
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Glazerman, Steven; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Valant, Jon; Burnett, Alyson – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
More than ever, school districts and other organizations need to provide parents with information about school quality and their school choices. Across the country school choice is expanding in ways that provide opportunities--and challenges--for parents to select the schools that best fit their children's needs. The federal Every Student Succeeds…
Descriptors: School Choice, Evidence Based Practice, Information Dissemination, Parent Education
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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
School choice is expanding, providing both opportunities and challenges for parents seeking information about schools that best fit their children's needs. Federal law now calls for every school to have "understandable" and "user-friendly" report cards. However, there is little evidence-based guidance to help design effective…
Descriptors: School Choice, Evidence Based Practice, Information Dissemination, Parent Education
Public Impact, 2018
U.S. education leaders have spent decades highlighting and attempting to close achievement gaps among demographic groups. The gaps between African-American and Latino students compared to their white and Asian peers, as well as the gaps between low-income students and others, are among the most pernicious. In 2017, Oak Foundation commissioned…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Minority Group Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Public Impact, 2018
To reach more students with excellent instruction, multi-classroom leaders (MCLs) lead small teams of teachers, and multi-school leaders (MSLs) lead small teams of principals. MCLs and MSLs are paid more, within their schools' regular budgets, and are selected for their record of leadership and excellence in achieving high-growth student learning.…
Descriptors: Career Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Collaboration
Public Impact, 2018
For more than a decade teacher residencies have prepared classroom-ready teachers for hard-to-staff subjects and high-need schools. Across the country, mounting evidence shows that residencies produce effective teachers who stay in the profession longer and produce greater student achievement than traditionally-trained teachers. No residency,…
Descriptors: Program Design, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Finance, Sustainability
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, 2018
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) strives to provide every student with a positive and productive assessment experience, generating results that are a fair and accurate estimate of each student's achievement. Further, Smarter Balanced is building on a framework of accessibility for all students, including English…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, English Language Learners, Disabilities
Whitaker, Todd – Eye on Education, 2018
Being a cheerleader for innovation or change is great. Implementing specific strategies to increase the likelihood of success is essential. In this key book from bestselling author and speaker Todd Whitaker, you'll discover clear ways to lead and manage school change by setting realistic goals, planning your approach, and tracking your progress.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Strategic Planning, Educational Innovation, School Restructuring
Grey House Publishing, 2018
This comprehensive volume offers a snapshot profile of every public school district in the United States serving 1,500 or more students and provides pertinent evaluative and demographic statistics necessary to evaluate educational programs nationwide.This edition includes profiles on 5,749 school districts in the United States, representing 90% of…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Public Schools, School Districts
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Van Mullem, Pete; Croft, Chris – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
Mentoring is the act of guiding another person, and developing under the guidance of a mentor, as a mentee, is a common method for aspiring coaches to learn how to coach. An established and effective coach will frequently state that the best learning experiences as a coach occurred under the supervision of a mentor. The beginning of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Student Relationship, Athletic Coaches
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