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Martinez, Joseph P. – Online Submission, 2017
The Center for Positive Practices (CPP) conducted an analysis and synthesis of K-12 educational achievement gaps in New Mexico. The white paper was requested by the New Mexico based Coalition for the Majority, which includes various institutions, organizations and individuals supporting the New Mexico English Learner Teacher Preparation Act. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Gap, Hispanic American Students, American Indian Students
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Murphy, Daniel – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
This study is a literature review to investigate the effects of implementing technology into a high school mathematics classroom. Mathematics has a hierarchical structure in learning and it is essential that students get a firm understanding of mathematics early in education. Some students that miss beginning concepts may continue to struggle with…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Literature Reviews, Mathematics
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Walstad, William B.; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
This review describes the conditions for teaching economics in the kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) curriculum in U.S. schools. The first section presents data on course-taking in economics in high schools and state mandates for economics instruction. It discusses the value of the infusion approach to teaching economics either in place of…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum, Course Content
Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Tien, Christopher – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
Concerns about the (lack of) diversity of the U.S. teacher workforce--and, in particular, the mismatch between the demographics of the teacher workforce and the nation's students--are not new. Recruitment of minorities into teaching has long been a policy goal, particularly in districts with large percentages of minority students (Dometrius &…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Public School Teachers
Klecker, Beverly M.; Klecker, Richard L. – Online Submission, 2014
This descriptive research study examined 2013 NAEP 12th-grade mathematics scores by students' use of graphing calculators in math classes and the kind of calculator students used during NAEP assessment. NAEP Data Explorer analysis included two questions from Student Factors: How often do you use these different kinds of calculators in math class?…
Descriptors: Grade 12, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Scores
Day, Doug; Yeado, Joe; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2014
This report provides important perspective on the distinctive and changing features of Milwaukee's K-12 education landscape. The authors conducted two comparative analyses of Milwaukee schools. The first, a trend analysis, traces how Milwaukee schools have changed in the past decade. The second, a peer analysis, shows how Milwaukee schools compare…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Private Schools, Charter Schools
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Hamilton, Laura S.; Schwartz, Heather L.; Stecher, Brian M.; Steele, Jennifer L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how test-based accountability has influenced school and district practices and explore how states and districts might consider creating expanded systems of measures to address the shortcomings of traditional accountability. It provides research-based guidance for entities that are developing or…
Descriptors: Accountability, Measures (Individuals), Expertise, Semi Structured Interviews
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Venezia, Andrea; Jaeger, Laura – Future of Children, 2013
The vast majority of high school students aspire to some kind of postsecondary education, yet far too many of them enter college without the basic content knowledge, skills, or habits of mind they need to succeed. Andrea Venezia and Laura Jaeger look at the state of college readiness among high school students, the effectiveness of programs in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Hauptli, Meghan V.; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – American Journal of Education, 2013
This article examines the federal role in adolescent literacy from its roots in Lyndon B. Johnson's administration with the Economic Opportunity Act (1964) through the Reading for Understanding grants of 2010. The authors consider the extent to which the recent attention to and changes in the federal approach to adolescent literacy can be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Federal Government, Government Role
Di Giacomo, F. Tony; Fishbein, Bethany G.; Buckley, Vanessa W. – College Board, 2013
Many articles and reports have reviewed, researched, and commented on international assessments from the perspective of exploring what is relevant for the United States' education systems. Researchers make claims about whether the top-performing systems have transferable practices or policies that could be applied to the United States. However,…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, International Assessment, Relevance (Education), Testing Programs
Martinez-Wenzl, Mary; Perez, Karla; Gandara, Patricia – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2010
In the Horne v Flores Supreme Court decision of June 25, 2009, the Court wrote that one basis for finding Arizona in compliance with federal law regarding the education of its English learners was that the state had adopted a "significantly more effective" than bilingual education instructional model for EL students --Structured…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Federal Legislation, Bilingual Education, Academic Education
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009
There is a strong relationship between students' socioeconomic status and their levels of academic achievement. Although educators should be held accountable for improving the performance of all students, including those living in poverty, schools alone can't eliminate the negative factors associated with poverty that lead to a large achievement…
Descriptors: Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
There is a growing consensus among educators and the general public that technology should play a more integral role in students' education. However, the question of whether the introduction of technology into the classroom has a positive impact on teaching and learning is still under intense debate within the educational community. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Computer Uses in Education
Wise, Lauress L. – 2003
Since its inception in 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has been the nation's leading indicator of what American students know and can do. The focus of this chapter is on how NAEP, as it exists today, may be useful to educators, in particular four aspects of NAEP that may be of wide interest and use. This chapter…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Predictive Measurement, Testing Programs
Pearson, P. David; Garavaglia, Diane R. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2003
The purpose of this essay is to explore both what is known and what needs to be learned about the information value of performance items "when they are used in large scale assessments." Within the context of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), there is substantial motivation for answering these questions. Over the…
Descriptors: Measurement, National Competency Tests, Test Items, Performance
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