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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
Murphey, David; Madill, Rebecca; Guzman, Lina – Child Trends, 2017
Researchers reviewed existing research and conducted an original analysis of data from a large, nationally representative sample of Latino kindergartners with the aim of understanding what factors are associated with math achievement prior to and during the kindergarten year. This report begins by providing an overview of the research on the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables, Achievement Gains
Murphey, David; Madill, Rebecca; Guzman, Lina – Child Trends, 2017
Researchers reviewed existing research and conducted an original analysis of data from a large, nationally representative sample of Latino kindergartners with the aim of understanding what factors are associated with math achievement prior to and during the kindergarten year. This executive summary begins by providing an overview of the research…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables, Achievement Gains
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to implement statutory…
Descriptors: School Districts, Guidelines, Grading, Annual Reports
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
"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) House Appropriations Subcommittee Sharpens Budget Knife: Subcommittee's Bill Would Cut Education Programs by $1.1…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support
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Boaduo, Nana Adu-Pipim; Milondzo, K. S.; Adjei, Alex – Educational Research and Reviews, 2009
This study surveyed 45 selected primary and secondary schools in Botswana which aimed to identify how parent and community involvement in the governance of schools affect teacher effectiveness and improvement of learner performance. The study started from January 2005 to December 2006. Literature review, administration of questionnaires, interview…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Community Involvement, Governance
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
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008
"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) Something in Common: Under New Regulations, States Must Adopt Uniform Calculation for High School Graduation Rates by…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Public Education, Newsletters
US Department of Education, 2007
This booklet contains detailed information about topics related to opportunities offered by "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB"): (1) closing the achievement gap; (2) parental involvement; (3) school choice; and (4) tutoring and financial aid for college. The publication is designed as a working tool, including space for individual…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Choice, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Ainley, John; Fraillon, Julian; Freeman, Chris – Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2007
This report is based on the assessment of ICT (information and communication technology) literacy conducted in October 2005. It describes the development of a computer-based tool for assessing ICT literacy among school students and the application of that tool with a nationally representative sample of approximately 7,400 students from Years 6 and…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Computer Software, Information Technology, Information Sources
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) House Passes Budget Resolution: Prospects of a Compromise with the Senate Appear Dim; (2) Older Students' Science…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Public Education, High School Students, Reading Achievement
Core Knowledge Foundation, 2004
Teachers, principals and parents often ask about the effectiveness of Core Knowledge. This article is meant to answer that question, by providing a brief overview of some of the most recent and most relevant research on Core Knowledge. This document has been divided into two sections. The first section treats direct evidence; the second looks at…
Descriptors: Cultural Literacy, Knowledge Level, Core Curriculum, Longitudinal Studies
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2004
This biweekly newsletter contains news and information about school improvement in the United States and is designed for parents and families. This issue highlights U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige's comments at the 2004 National Urban League Conference celebrating the achievements of the "No Child Left Behind Act" in helping to improve…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Achievement Gains, Elementary Secondary Education
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2004
"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) House Prevails in Cutting Education Below Senate Bill and the President's Request: Final FY2005 Education Budget…
Descriptors: Budgets, Academic Achievement, Public Education, Academic Ability
Koppich, Julia E. – Center for Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL) at WestEd, 2004
Teaching matters. Study after study confirms that students who have high quality teachers make significant and lasting achievement gains. Those with less effective teachers play a constant game of academic catch-up. Having high quality teachers consistently tops parents' list of critical elements of an effective school. As the National Commission…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Testing
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