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Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2019
For many students, developmental education is the largest obstacle to college success, hindering progress before they ever enroll in a college-level course. Postsecondary practitioners and researchers have been re-examining and challenging many traditional elements of developmental education from placement strategies to the sequence of courses…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Rawlings, Jared R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
Preparing to become a music teacher educator is a complex process and one component of this process should be learning to model, demonstrate, and teach assessment practices to preservice music educators. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to discover how, and to what extent, music teacher educators (MTEs) are educated about…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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O'Brien, Christine Neylon; Powers, Richard E.; Wesner, Thomas L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
This article provides information about the value of a core course in business law and why it remains essential to business education. It goes on to identify highly ranked undergraduate business programs that require one or more business law courses. Using "Business Week" and "US News and World Report" to identify top…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, Benchmarking
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Federal requirements stipulate that states and local education agencies annually calculate and report an Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, disaggregated by student group. The ACGR includes all students who graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma, plus all students with the most significant cognitive disabilities…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, State Programs
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Shamir, Haya – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
Assessing students' emerging literacy skills is crucial for identifying areas where a child may be falling behind and can lead directly to an increased chance of reading success. The Waterford Assessment of Core Skills (WACS), a computerized adaptive test of early literacy for students in prekindergarten through 2nd grade, addresses this need.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Reading Tests, Preschool Children
Mazzariello, Amy; Ganga, Elizabeth; Edgecombe, Nikki – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This resource, released in collaboration with the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness, explains the importance of developmental education, its current challenges and how policymakers can contribute to improving outcomes.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction, Educational Benefits, Educational Policy
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Providing teachers with data-driven feedback, aligned professional development and opportunities for advancement may help limit attrition, contribute to more effective teaching, and improve student learning. However, research shows that much of the professional development teachers currently receive does not improve either teacher or student…
Descriptors: State Policy, State Legislation, Faculty Development, Teacher Promotion
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Teacher evaluations can be used by states and districts to support and develop an exceptional workforce. Accurate evaluations based on quality data can help differentiate teacher performance, inform feedback, improve professional development, provide opportunities for pay increases and advancement, and provide rationale for teacher dismissals. Yet…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Problems, Educational Trends
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Districts across the country are facing severe shortages of teachers--especially in certain subjects (math, science, special education, career and technical education, and bilingual education) and in specific schools (urban, rural, high-poverty, high-minority, and low-achieving). The severity of the teacher shortage problem varies significantly by…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, State Legislation
Wolfe, Christy; Sheridan-McIver, Fiona – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2018
Public charter schools present tremendous opportunities to increase the access of Native students to high-quality schools. Understanding current growth and the location of schools serving Native students is an important first step in the larger policy discussion on Native education and charter schools. This brief provides the latest data available…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Hawaiians
Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Transition curricula are courses, learning modules, or online tutorials typically developed jointly by secondary and postsecondary faculty and offered no later than 12th grade to students at risk of being placed into remedial math or English programs in college. Based on interviews and other data, this brief describes key elements of English…
Descriptors: Success, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, High School Students
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Noltemeyer, Amity; Petrasek, Michael; Stine, Karen; Palmer, Katelyn; Meehan, Cricket; Jordan, Emily – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
With the increasing use of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) nationally, several states have developed systems to recognize exemplar schools that are implementing PBIS with fidelity. These systems serve the dual purpose of identifying model PBIS schools for other schools to emulate while also reinforcing schools' effective PBIS…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Models, Program Implementation, State Departments of Education
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Custer, Bradley D. – Journal of College Access, 2018
Student affairs professionals are concerned about the access and success of diverse groups of students in U.S. higher education, but systematic barriers continue to confront one understudied population of college students. Justice-involved people--those who have experienced the criminal justice system--face unique challenges on our campuses but…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Students, Delinquency, Crime
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Johnson, Jerry; Ohlson, Matthew A.; Shope, Shane – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
In this descriptive and comparative study, we present results highlighting the complexity and scope of the challenges facing rural districts as they navigate the changing demographics of the students and families they serve. Rapid increases in the number and concentration of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in rural areas…
Descriptors: Demography, Social Change, Population Trends, Rural Areas
Griffin, Ashley – Education Trust, 2018
If there ever was a time for educators to understand the experiences of Latino students, that time is now. Increases in anti-immigration expressions and sentiments and the very real rollback of federal protections have created an unsafe and unsettling environment in this nation and in its schools. One of the greatest resources to help educators…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Hispanic American Students, Cultural Influences
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