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Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning, 2018
The Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL), examines how college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards are implemented, if they improve student learning, and what instructional tools measure and support their implementation. This brief presents findings from C-SAIL's Implementation Study, which uses interview and survey…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Language Arts, Mathematics Education, School Districts
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Chan, David W. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2010
Data of item responses to the Impossible Figures Task (IFT) from 492 Chinese primary, secondary, and university students were analyzed using the dichotomous Rasch measurement model. Item difficulty estimates and person ability estimates located on the same logit scale revealed that the pooled sample of Chinese students, who were relatively highly…
Descriptors: Test Items, Adaptive Testing, Scaling, Talent Identification
Stokes, Laura; St. John, Mark; Hirabayashi, Judy; Smith, Anita – Inverness Research Associates, 2007
In 1998, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) launched an ambitious effort to create on-line science courses for K-12 educators that would immerse them in exciting science topics and give them access to the Museum's scientific resources (scientists, research, expeditions, collections, and exhibitions). This project, called Seminars on…
Descriptors: Seminars, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Improvement, Adult Learning
Nebraska Department of Education, 2005
This resource provides information to assist early childhood teachers, caregivers, parents, family members and other adults in promoting the learning and development of young children. This voluntary guide has been developed to provide information about: (1) what children by the age of five can typically be expected to know and do; and (2) what…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Caregivers, Toddlers, Preschool Children
Morrow, Lesley Mandel, Ed.; Gambrell, Linda B., Ed.; Pressley, Michael, Ed. – 2003
Now revised and updated, this book's second edition aims to guide teachers in providing effective, engaging literacy instruction that meets the challenges of today's legislative mandates. Identified in the book are principles of best practice that reflect cutting-edge scientific research as well as decades of hands-on classroom experience.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Murray, James E.; Brown, Kathleen Sullivan – 2003
This study reviewed the historical development of the teacher-compensation paradigm, discussed the current trends in alternative compensation policy strategies, and examined the teacher-compensation policies and practices in one state. The study was a mixed-methods policy analysis that used multiple linear regression, cluster analysis, and…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Contract Salaries, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
Chiang, Linda H. – 2003
It has become more and more common to read and hear that the essential factor underlying effective schools is an ethos or culture of excellence and that effective school leaders are culture builders. The main purpose of this study was to ascertain administrators' views of their schools' climate. The second purpose was to examine imperative skills…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Case Studies, Educational Environment
Fehring, Heather, Ed. – 2003
This book offers 19 articles, published between 1992 and 2002 by the Australian Literacy Educators' Association, that present diverse viewpoints related to literacy assessment and reporting practices. Following an Introduction, articles in the book are: "Understanding the Influences on Teachers' Judgments in the Process of Assessing and…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Singer, Alan, Ed. – Social Science Docket, 2003
This theme based journal issue consists of articles and teaching ideas focusing on the Holocaust and history. This publication contains the following materials: (1) "Multiple Perspectives on the Holocaust?" (Alan Singer); (2) "Responses to 'Multiple Perspectives on the Holocaust'"; (3) "Escape to Cuba: Story of Laura Kahn,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education
Gamage, David – 2003
The research methodology of this study included both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Samples consisted of school counselors from 66 Victorian, 33 ACT, and 71 NSW schools in Australia. Findings show that building genuine partnerships between school and external communities requires lots of effort, commitment, and time. Effectiveness of a…
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Agents, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement
DeBruin-Parecki, Andrea, Ed.; Krol-Sinclair, Barbara, Ed. – 2003
This book addresses family literacy as a theoretically sound field of research and practice that can be used to improve literacy worldwide. The book's 14 chapters are divided into four sections. Following the "Introduction" (Andrea DeBruin-Parecki and Barbara Krol-Sinclair), under Section I--Theoretical Perspectives Related to Family…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Programs, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Vossekuil, Bryan; Fein, Robert A.; Reddy, Marisa; Borum, Randy; Modzeleski, William – 2002
This publication results from on ongoing collaboration between the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education. Its goals are to determine whether it could have been known that incidents of targeted violence at schools were being planned and whether anything could have been done to prevent them from occurring. Results from the Secret…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Crisis Management, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications
Vialle, Wilma, Ed.; Geake, John, Ed. – 2002
Twenty-one research articles originally published in the "Australasian Journal of Gifted Education" over the past decade are collected in this book and address aspects of gifted education including pedagogy and curriculum, policy and practice, social and emotional needs, school and family, neuropsychology and cognition, and special…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Educational Methods, Educational Policy
Daly, James K., Ed.; Schall, Patricia L., Ed.; Skeele, Rosemary W., Ed. – 2001
This book examines the potential pitfalls in public school classrooms related to censorship, revealing some fundamental clashes of values over the nature of schooling and the purposes of education. The essence of this book comes from a 6-year case study of one elementary school in which a challenge became a crisis. After an "Introduction" (James…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Information
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Hobbs, Tim; Bruch, Lori; Sanko, John; Astolfi, Cheryl – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2001
This article discusses strategies for encouraging children with and without disabilities to have fun together and learn with computers, the rationale and benefits of inclusive computer play, and the outcomes of a study in which children engaged in inclusive computer play. Recommendations for materials, grouping, and scheduling are provided.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
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