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Center on Education Policy, 2011
This paper profiles Arizona's test score trends through 2008-09. In 2005, the mean scale score on the state 4th grade reading test was 478 for non-Title I students and 445 for Title I students. In 2008, the mean scale score in 4th grade reading was 477 for non-title I students and 450 for title I students. Between 2005 and 2008, the mean scale…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating
Kober, Nancy; Rentner, Diane Stark – Center on Education Policy, 2011
As Congress considers legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, one topic of debate is the program of school improvement grants (SIGs) authorized by section 1003(g) of Title I. SIGs are intended to help to turn around low-performing schools and are part of the larger ESEA Title I program to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Achievement
Christensen, Laurene L.; Braam, Maureen; Scullin, Sarah; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2011
The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has been tracking and analyzing state policies on assessment participation and accommodations since 1992. The purpose of the current analysis is to update information on these policies that was last reported by NCEO in 2008 (based on 2007 data). In addition, current state accommodations policies…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Disabilities, Guidelines, Special Needs Students
Heuer, Ruth; Stullich, Stephanie – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2011
This report from the Study of School-Level Expenditures presents findings on how state and local education expenditures at the school level vary within school districts. This study is not examining compliance with the current Title I comparability requirement, nor does it examine the comparability of resources between districts. Rather, it focuses…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, School Districts, Educational Finance, Differences
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2011
The "Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965" ("ESEA") requires that school districts provide services to higher-poverty, Title I schools, from state and local funds, that are at least comparable to services in lower-poverty, non-Title I schools. The current Title I comparability requirement allows school districts to…
Descriptors: Poverty, Public Schools, School Districts, Educational Finance
Cascio, Elizabeth U.; Gordon, Nora E.; Reber, Sarah J. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
Title I of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act substantially increased federal aid for education, with the goal of expanding educational opportunity. Combining the timing of the program's introduction with variation in its intensity, we find that Title I increased school spending by 46 cents on the dollar in the average school district…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Unfortunately, high schools are an afterthought in Title I, the federal government's primary source of support for educating low-income students. Only 10 percent of Title I funding supports high school students, while high schools educate almost one-fourth of the nation's low-income students. Nearly 1,300 high-poverty high schools are not even…
Descriptors: High Schools, Federal Legislation, Poverty, Elementary Secondary Education
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, is the largest federal education funding source for kindergarten through grade 12. In fiscal year 2010, Congress appropriated $14.5 billion for Title I grants to school districts to improve educational programs in schools with high concentrations of students from low-income…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
Bireda, Saba – Center for American Progress, 2011
Data on intradistrict funding inequities in many large school districts confirm what most would guess--high-poverty schools actually receive less money per pupil than more affluent schools. These funding inequities have real repercussions for the quality of education offered at high-poverty schools and a district's ability to overcome the…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Budgeting, Disadvantaged Schools, Incentives
Miller, Raegen – Center for American Progress, 2011
The All Children Are Equal Act introduced by Rep. Glenn Thomson (R-PA) in the House of Representatives last week tackles a flaw in the way Title I, the largest program authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, allocates funds to school districts. The bill, which enjoys bipartisan sponsorship of Rep. G.K. Butterfield…
Descriptors: School Districts, Funding Formulas, Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty
Project Tomorrow, 2011
For the past eight years, the Speak Up National Research Project has endeavored to stimulate new discussions around these kinds of questions and to provide a context to help education, parent, policy and business leaders think beyond today and envision tomorrow. This report is the first in a two part series to document the key national findings…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Blended Learning, Educational Policy
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Ritzhaupt, Albert; Higgins, Heidi; Allred, Beth – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2011
This study investigated the effects of modern educational game playing on middle school students' attitudes towards mathematics, mathematics self-efficacy, and mathematics achievement. Two hundred twenty-five middle school students from four different Title 1 schools in two different counties in the southeastern United States were recruited.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Play, Economic Status, Student Attitudes
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Wave Goodbye to Waivers?: Key House Republicans Challenge Duncan's Plan to Grant Waivers to NCLB Requirements; (2)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Public Education, Educational Experience, Teaching (Occupation)
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2011
"Kids Count in Colorado!" is an annual publication of the Colorado Children's Campaign, which provides the best available state- and county-level data to measure and track the education, health and general well-being of the state's children. "Kids Count in Colorado!" informs policy debates and community discussions, serving as…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Child Care, Child Health, Economic Factors
Brown, Marcie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this case study was to determine key strategies in the areas of instructional leadership, communication, and empowerment used by the principals of selected high-poverty elementary schools in two high-poverty San Bernardino County school districts that exceeded their Academic Performance Index growth target score by forty or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Education, Achievement Gains, Leadership Styles
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