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Farley, Amy N.; Clayton, Grant; Kaka, Sarah J. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
In this written commentary for the special issue of "Education Policy Analysis Archives" focused on "Redesigning Assessment and Accountability," we call for teacher preparation to embrace a multiple measures philosophy by providing teacher candidates with rich opportunities to engage with data from a variety of sources, beyond…
Descriptors: Accountability, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change
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Manaseri, Holly M.; Roberts, Kelly Drew; Takahashi, Kiriko – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
This is a paper focuses on two issues central to improving student achievement, the integration of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles into general education and the inclusion of this framework into the preparation program for school administrators. First, this paper details the need to examine curriculum, instruction and assessment in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Gap, Transformational Leadership
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Imperatore, Catherine; Hyslop, Alisha – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Federal legislation has driven and been receptive to the vision of a rigorous, relevant career and technical education (CTE) system integrated with academics and aligned across middle school, secondary school, and postsecondary education. This article uses a social policy analysis approach to trace the history of federal CTE policy throughout the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Tienken, Christopher H.; Colella, Anthony; Angelillo, Christian; Fox, Meredith; McCahill, Kevin R.; Wolfe, Adam – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
The use of standardized test results to drive school administrator evaluations pervades education policymaking in more than 40 states. However, the results of state standardized tests are strongly influenced by non-school factors. The models of best fit (n = 18) from this correlational, explanatory, longitudinal study predicted accurately the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Standardized Tests, Test Results, Models
Jacobson, Louis S. – Hamilton Project, 2017
There is growing recognition that there are many career-enhancing pathways through four-year and community colleges. Nevertheless, many students leave high school without the skills needed to complete the most demanding academic pathways, nor realistic plans for completing alternative pathways that are far more likely to lead to desirable…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, College Outcomes Assessment, Low Achievement, High School Students
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Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Chan, Paula E.; Price, Anne E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The goal of Special Education is to help individuals with disabilities transition to meaningful adult roles. When students with disabilities pursue education majors, Special Education Faculty must balance their desire to support college students with disabilities, while maintaining the rigor of their academic programs. To gain a better…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Legal Responsibility
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Kavanagh, Kara M.; Fisher-Ari, Teresa R. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As the educational community continues to consider the impact of the proliferation of accountability-aimed reform on students, schools, and communities, the consequences of said reforms on teachers must be included. Results of this study indicate that even distant, broad educational policies manifest in specific and profound ways in teachers'…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Accountability, Educational Change, Teaching Conditions
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Desai, Shiv R. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
A key focus of teacher preparation should be critical self-reflection, especially given the current context of market-driven school reform, which often leads to school closings, increases school segregation, and devastates local communities. The question, then, becomes how best to guide critical self-reflection for preservice teachers so that they…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Disadvantaged, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines fixing No Child Left Behind, focusing on supporting teachers and school leaders. Following an opening statement by Honorable Lamar Alexander (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions), the following senators provide statements: (1) Honorable Patty…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Educational Improvement
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Wasburn-Moses, Leah – School-University Partnerships, 2017
Teacher Residencies have been highly touted as the next generation in teacher preparation, because they are applied programs that are predicated on strong partnerships and in-the-field mentoring. However, very little is known about this model as a whole. The goal of the current study is to report on the scope of teacher residencies, and compare…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, National Surveys, Definitions, Data Analysis
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Levitt, Roberta – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
The enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (2002) and the subsequent succession of legislative acts have had a profound impact on educational policy. An increased emphasis on teacher accountability and effectiveness led to the use of standardized test results to determine tangible rewards or punishments. In response, a culture of teaching to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy
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Voelkel, Robert H.; Johnson, Christie W.; Gilbert, Kristen A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The purpose of this article is to present how one university incorporates immersive simulations through platforms which employ avatars to enhance graduate student understanding and learning in educational leadership programs. While using simulations and immersive virtual environments continues to grow, the literature suggests limited evidence of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Instructional Leadership, Computer Simulation
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Orlando, Ann-Marie; Klinepeter, Elizabeth; Foster, Megan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Current U.S. legislation calls for students with disabilities to be involved and make progress in general education curriculum. Despite the legislation, students with extensive support needs continue to be segregated from their peers and post-school outcomes remain dismal for this population of students. The purpose of this retrospective study was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, College Students, Multiple Disabilities
Saw, Guan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation consists of three chapters that examine the effects of school and students improvement interventions. The first chapter investigates whether, for whom, and under which conditions high school mathematics and science course graduation requirements (CGRs) affect student achievement and educational attainment. Drawing on data from…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Student Improvement, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Shepherd, Katharine G.; Fowler, Susan; McCormick, Jazarae; Wilson, Cynthia L.; Morgan, Daniel – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Over the years, a variety of political, social, and other contextual factors have contributed to the expansion of roles for PK-12 special educators, leading to a complex set of challenges and opportunities that must be addressed as the field of special education looks to the future. Today's special educators need to collaborate with general…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Educational Policy
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