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Patrick, S.; Worthen, M.; Frost, D. – iNACOL, 2017
This issue brief discusses opportunities for states under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to redesign systems of assessments to support student-centered learning. In addition, this brief introduces "balanced systems of assessments" and "assessment literacy" as two key concepts required for long-term sustainable systems…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Educational Policy
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines No Child Left Behind, focusing on innovation to better meet the needs of students. The questions addressed are: (1) What is your State, district, or school doing to implement innovative approaches to improve academic outcomes for students, particularly low-income and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Innovation, Student Needs
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines No Child Left Behind, focusing on testing and accountability. At the center of the debate about how to fix No Child Left Behind is what to do about the Federal requirement that states, each year, administer 17 standardized tests with high stakes consequences.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines fixing No Child Left Behind, focusing on supporting teachers and school leaders. Following an opening statement by Honorable Lamar Alexander (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions), the following senators provide statements: (1) Honorable Patty…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Educational Improvement
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Nguyen, Tuan D. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The landscape of teacher leadership in school improvement is a changing landscape that is getting more complex over time. As teachers are expected to take on more roles school improvement efforts, there is a particular need to know if and how they are prepared to meet the increasing demands of their jobs. This paper discusses the role of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Leadership, Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness
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Wasburn-Moses, Leah – School-University Partnerships, 2017
Teacher Residencies have been highly touted as the next generation in teacher preparation, because they are applied programs that are predicated on strong partnerships and in-the-field mentoring. However, very little is known about this model as a whole. The goal of the current study is to report on the scope of teacher residencies, and compare…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, National Surveys, Definitions, Data Analysis
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Levitt, Roberta – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
The enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (2002) and the subsequent succession of legislative acts have had a profound impact on educational policy. An increased emphasis on teacher accountability and effectiveness led to the use of standardized test results to determine tangible rewards or punishments. In response, a culture of teaching to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy
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Nurenberg, David – High School Journal, 2016
Paul Jablon's "The Synergy of Inquiry" (2014) is well-timed. The 2014 deadline set by No Child Left Behind (NCLB, 2002) for universal student proficiency has come and gone, and according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, "proficiency rates last year were below 50 percent for nearly every racial and ethnic group, in…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Figurative Language, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Mitchell, Cynthia – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2016
The First Amendment Schools project holds rich lessons in how to change school cultures into "laboratories of democracy"--as well as in how to increase the odds of success for any school reform effort. School reform programs of any sort need to make sure to build in sustainability, to provide ways to spread their lessons beyond the…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Religion, Democracy
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Voelkel, Robert H.; Johnson, Christie W.; Gilbert, Kristen A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The purpose of this article is to present how one university incorporates immersive simulations through platforms which employ avatars to enhance graduate student understanding and learning in educational leadership programs. While using simulations and immersive virtual environments continues to grow, the literature suggests limited evidence of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Instructional Leadership, Computer Simulation
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Wolf, Mikyung Kim; Faulkner-Bond, Molly – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2016
States use standards-based English language proficiency (ELP) assessments to inform relatively high-stakes decisions for English learner (EL) students. Results from these assessments are one of the primary criteria used to determine EL students' level of ELP and readiness for reclassification. The results are also used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Language Proficiency, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Scores
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Iatarola, Patrice – Teachers College Record, 2016
This chapter summarizes a set of research studies that focus on high school course offerings, takings, and effects. Improving high school experiences and having students graduate from high school ready for college are national priorities under President Obama's Race to the Top initiative. Doing so by expanding access to advanced courses dates back…
Descriptors: Evidence, Advanced Courses, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum
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Adams, Curt M.; Forsyth, Patrick B.; Ware, Jordan; Mwavita, Mwarumba – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: Despite problems with accountability systems under No Child Left Behind, the policy has been widely commended for exposing the depth and breadth of educational inequality in the United States. As states implement new accountability systems, there is growing concern that attention to achievement gaps and the performance of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Scoring Formulas
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Orlando, Ann-Marie; Klinepeter, Elizabeth; Foster, Megan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Current U.S. legislation calls for students with disabilities to be involved and make progress in general education curriculum. Despite the legislation, students with extensive support needs continue to be segregated from their peers and post-school outcomes remain dismal for this population of students. The purpose of this retrospective study was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, College Students, Multiple Disabilities
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Harrington, Karen; Griffith, Catherine; Gray, Katharine; Greenspan, Scott – Professional Counselor, 2016
This article provides an overview of a grant project designed to create a district-wide elementary school counseling program with a strong data-based decision-making process. Project goals included building data literacy skills among school counselors and developing the infrastructure to efficiently collect important social-emotional indicators…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Counseling, Program Implementation, Evidence Based Practice
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