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Center on Education Policy, 2015
In the spring and fall of 2013, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) convened two meetings of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss ideas for a more relevant and coordinated research agenda on the Common Core State Standards. Participants in these meetings identified several needs and made a number of thoughtful suggestions. Many…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Standards, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
Usher, Alexandra; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2012
To understand more about policies and practices that can improve student motivation, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) reviewed research on motivation conducted by scholars in various disciplines, read studies of motivational programs, gathered news articles and blogs about motivational strategies, and used handbooks and other resources…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Student Motivation, Motivation, Best Practices
Center on Education Policy, 2012
This appendix outlines four major dimensions of motivation and how they are defined by major scholars in the field. [For Student Motivation: An Overlooked Piece of School Reform. Summary, which is a summary of the 8 documents that this appendix was created for, see ED532666.] (Contains 4 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Expertise, Student Motivation, Educational Theories, Educational Research
Dietz, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2010
Drawing on data from state departments of education and other public sources, this report estimates the number and percentage of public schools that did not make adequate yearly progress. The report finds that approximately one-third of the nation's public schools did not make AYP in school year 2008-09, although the number varied greatly by…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
Kober, Nancy; Jennings, Jack; Peltason, Jody – Center on Education Policy, 2010
Two years ago, the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization known for its comprehensive studies of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and related issues, began a research-based review of the federal role. As part of this process, the authors examined an extensive body of research from a wide range of sources. They also…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Nonprofit Organizations, Federal Government
Center on Education Policy, 2009
As part of a larger project to rethink the federal role in elementary and secondary education, the Center on Education Policy prepared this compendium, which summarizes the findings of major studies of the implementation and effects of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) conducted by various organizations and agencies. The brief summaries are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, School Choice
Hamilton, Laura S.; Stecher, Brian M.; Yuan, Kun – Center on Education Policy, 2008
Although becoming widespread, especially in view of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and without a universally-accepted definition, most discussions of standards-based reforms (SBR) include certain commonalities, including: (1) Academic expectations for students; (2) Alignment of key elements of the educational system to promote attainment of these…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, National Standards