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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
Wilkerson, Judy R.; Lang, William Steve – Corwin Press, 2007
Written in a reader-friendly style for busy faculty members and school administrators with little or no prior knowledge of statistics, this comprehensive model is designed to create fair, valid, and reliable assessments of teacher knowledge and skills. Evaluation experts Judy Wilkerson and Steve Lang provide detailed guidance for the complete…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Educators, Teacher Evaluation
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 2000
This brief guide explains the use of testing accommodations for students with a disability participating in state or district educational assessments under federal and Florida state law. These include the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Florida Administrative Code. Planning…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation
Callahan, Michael P.; Parker, Danny S.; Sherwin, John R.; Anello, Michael T. – 1999
Findings are presented from a 2-year experiment exploring ways to reduce energy costs and improve the learning environment in Florida's 25,000 portable classrooms. Improvements were made in two highly instrumented portable classrooms in the following areas: installation of a T8 lighting system with electronic ballasts; a high efficiency heat pump…
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, Columbus, OH. – 1995
This document is a comprehensive directory of Federal Offices, programs, and facilities for K-12 education in mathematics and science for the Southeast Region. The purpose of this directory is to assist educators, parents, and students in attaining the National Education Goals, particularly Goal 4: "By the year 2000, U.S. students will be…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education. – 1989
This guide for implementing career development programs planned at the local level is adapted from the National Career Guidance and Counseling Guidelines published by the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee. Introductory materials include a guide for assessing district readiness to begin planning for career development…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning
Garcia, Delia C. – 1990
The Children and Parents Interacting program is a federally funded Title VII project designed to create and promote greater Hispanic parent involvement in the educational system. The program represents a joint effort of Monroe and Dade County Public Schools and Florida International University's Center for Latino Education. The major thrust of the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Learning Activities