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McClellan, Catherine; Snyder, Rebecca; Woods-Murphy, Maryann; Basset, Katherine – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2018
Great teachers recognize great assessments. As policy and education leaders work to make sure state tests are measuring the problem-solving, writing, and critical-thinking skills students need for success, they should convene and rely on teachers to review test quality and help answer the question: Do the questions on our state test reflect…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Educational Quality, Standardized Tests, Test Items
Ugo, Iwunze; Hill, Laura – Public Policy Institute of California, 2017
The second year of California's statewide administration of the Smarter Balanced assessment allows parents, educators, and policymakers a second look at achievement and a first look at growth for K-12 students as measured by this standardized test. This report describes how California's students performed on the second year of the assessment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Assessment
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Chung, Rachel U.; Hertzog, Nancy B. – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
Early college entrance is a form of acceleration, or the process of advancing students in academic programs faster than their same-aged peers. Many early entrants have demonstrated academic ability to achieve at high levels but they exhibit tremendous variety in their age, specific abilities, social and emotional maturity, family support, and…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Early Admission, College Admission, Academically Gifted
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Hertzog, Nancy B. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Hakeem, Emily, Jose, and Latisha are all entering preschool in the fall. Their mothers are looking for the highest quality early childhood program they can find. Is there a guide for them to find a five-star program? Are all certified or accredited programs of equal quality? How do these parents and guardians know what defines quality in early…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Preschool Education, Young Children, Educational Quality
Washington State Department of Early Learning, 2012
The primary purpose of this guide is to provide families with an overview of the Washington State Department of Early Learning, Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program. It provides general and important information about the statewide ESIT program, including a listing of parents' rights under the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
Tefera, Adai; Frankenberg, Erica; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Chirichigno, Gina – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2011
This manual was written to help guide education stakeholders--including parents, students, school board members, community activists, administrators, policymakers and attorneys--in their efforts to promote racial diversity and avoid racial isolation in suburban school systems. Critical information on the current legal, political and policy issues…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, School Districts, School Desegregation, Student Diversity
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2010
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students
Washington School Research Center, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore the nature of recent educational reform efforts in Washington State and to determine what educators believe to be the most important future areas of focus. In particular, the researchers wanted to determine whether school-wide improvement efforts (i.e. School Improvement Plans (SIPs), School Improvement…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Educational Experience
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Noble, Kathleen D.; Childers, Sarah A.; Vaughan, Robert C. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2008
This study surveyed 181 parents of students enrolled in one of two early entrance programs at the University of Washington: the Early Entrance Program for students who entered before age 15 and the University of Washington Academy for Young Scholars for students who matriculated after Grade 10. The purpose was to understand parents' perspectives…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Adolescents, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Attitudes
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2008
This publication welcomes potential students and their parents to the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC's) Fall 2008 college fairs to learn about U.S. community colleges and study opportunities in the United States. U.S. location of participating colleges at Asia 2008 Fairs (map), overview of programs/majors offered at each college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Community Colleges, Exhibits
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007
"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) NCLB Turns Five: Key Players in Reauthorization Process Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of Landmark Education Law, Begin…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Public Education, Newsletters, Federal Government
Wells, Amy Stuart; Frankenberg, Erica – Phi Delta Kappan, 2007
This past June, a 5-4 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court declared integration plans in Louisville and Seattle unconstitutional because of their focus on race as one factor in assigning students to schools. The Court's ruling in the "Parents Involved in Community Schools" v. "Seattle School District No. 1" and…
Descriptors: Race, Neighborhood Schools, Community Schools, Voluntary Desegregation
Goldman, Elizabeth; Adler, Ralph C. – National Institute for Literacy, 2006
Parents are the child's first and most important teacher. This booklet begins with a story about the parent of a first grade reader. The parent in the story models methods which a real life parent could employ to help a child learn to read such as finding words that begin with the first letter of a child's name, or taking turns with the child…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Reading Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Vocabulary Development
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2006
"The Achiever" is published monthly during the school year for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) President Establishes National Advisory Panel on Math: Experts to Advise on "Best Available…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Summer Programs, Mathematics Education
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006
"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) State of American Business: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Says U.S. Could Face a "Severe Worker Shortage" Unless…
Descriptors: Public Education, Labor Supply, Demand Occupations, Human Capital
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