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Morgan, Hani – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
In the twenty-first century, the use of standardized tests as the primary means to evaluate schools and teachers in the United States has contributed to severe dilemmas, including misleading information on what students know, lower-level instruction, cheating, less collaboration, unfair treatment of teachers, and biased teaching. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Educational Legislation
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Gamse, Beth C.; Jacob, Robin Tepper; Horst, Megan; Boulay, Beth; Unlu, Fatih – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2008
This report presents findings from the third and final year of the Reading First Impact Study (RFIS), a congressionally mandated evaluation of the federal government's initiative to help all children read at or above grade level by the end of third grade. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 established Reading First (RF) and mandated its…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Regression (Statistics), State Programs
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Roehrig, Alysia D.; Petscher, Yaacov; Nettles, Stephen M.; Hudson, Roxanne F.; Torgesen, Joseph K. – Journal of School Psychology, 2008
We evaluated the validity of DIBELS ("Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills") ORF ("Oral Reading Fluency") for predicting performance on the "Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test" (FCAT-SSS) and "Stanford Achievement Test" (SAT-10) reading comprehension measures. The usefulness of previously…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
Wright, Wayne E.; Pu, Chang – Education Policy Research Unit, 2005
This report reveals the problems with claims made by Arizona state public education officials that English Language Learners (ELLs) are thriving under English-only instruction. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and the state's accountability system, Arizona LEARNS, require all students, including ELLs, to participate in statewide…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Language of Instruction, Immersion Programs
GROTBERG, EDITH H. – 1967
DESCRIBED ARE THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY SCHOOL PROJECT (1966-67), WHICH WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF INTENSIVE READING INSTRUCTION IN A RURAL SCHOOL SYSTEM. THE PROJECT LASTED APPROXIMATELY 7 MONTHS AND INVOLVED NEARLY 1,500 STUDENTS. DESIGNED AS A CORRECTIVE READING PROGRAM FOR ALL CHILDREN IN GRADES ONE THROUGH 10 IN…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Grade Placement, Black Students, Corrective Reading
Detroit Public Schools, MI. – 1967
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE 1965-66 ACTIVITIES OF AN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT, TITLE I PROJECT WHICH PROVIDES PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED PUPILS IN GRADES FOUR TO 12 WITH SPECIAL REMEDIAL READING SERVICES. AS A PART OF THIS PROJECT, THREE 2-WEEK SUMMER WORKSHOPS OFFERED INSERVICE TRAINING IN REMEDIAL READING…
Descriptors: Achievement, Behavior Change, Data, Disadvantaged Youth
FELIX, JOSEPH L.; JACOBS, JAMES N. – 1968
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES AND EVALUATES TWO COMPENSATORY EDUCATION PROJECTS IN CINCINNATI, OHIO, FUNDED UNDER TITLE I OF THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT. IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL REMEDIAL AND ENRICHMENT PROJECT, SPECIALLY EMPLOYED PERSONNEL USED EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES PURCHASED WITH TITLE I FUNDS TO INCREASE THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students
Westinghouse Learning Corp., New York, NY. – 1969
The Westinghouse Learning Corporation and Ohio University carried out a study on the impact of Head Start for the Office of Economic Opportunity. The main inquiry of the study concerned the difference between Head Start first, second, and third graders and non-Head Start first, second, and third graders in intellectual and social-personal…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Federal Programs
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. – 1966
This report is an evaluation of the compensatory education activities in Delaware funded under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The material is arranged according to the format stipulated by the U.S. Office of Education. In Section I the administrative aspects of the program are described and the pupils' performance on a…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Ancillary School Services, Attendance, Compensatory Education