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Snyder, Jon D.; Bae, Soung – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2017
Part of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) research series titled "Time Matters: Teacher Collaboration for Learning and Leading," this cross-case study and accompanying research brief were gathered as part of a larger study of four public schools across the United States that organized teacher time and work…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Complete College America, 2016
Higher education often operates under old rules -- rules that continue despite an increasingly diverse student population and improved understanding of human behavior and choice. Under these old rules, fewer than half of students graduate on time, if at all, and troubling equity gaps exist based on income, race, and ethnicity. It is time for new…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Graduation, College Credits
Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Austin, Kim; Bugler, Daniel; Finkelstein, Neal – WestEd, 2015
When students first enroll in college, they are required to demonstrate readiness for college-level work. Course placement depends on standardized assessments, and students who do not attain a satisfactory score are typically assigned to developmental (e.g. remedial) education courses. The theory behind this approach has been that remedial…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, College Readiness, Student Placement
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Improving teacher preparation is critical to long-term improvement in teacher quality. More than 200,000 new teachers enter classrooms each year. Increasing student enrollment, the retirement of baby boom generation teachers, and high attrition in their first five years (between 40 and 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession) have…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness
NGA Center for Best Practices, 2012
Awarding credits based on student mastery of content and skills can remove barriers to increasing student readiness for college and careers, according to a new issue brief released by the National Governors Association. This brief shows how governors can lead efforts to foster alternative methods of awarding credit by working to: (1) Build…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Credits, Educational Change, Educational Policy
ACT, Inc., 2012
Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards, Benchmarking
ACT, Inc., 2012
Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards
ACT, Inc., 2011
Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Achievement Rating, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement
Vaade, Elizabeth; McCready, Bo – Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (NJ1), 2011
Dramatic changes in the higher education landscape and the recent recession have intensified the challenges students face in postsecondary enrollment and completion. In response, some states, communities, and institutions have developed "postsecondary opportunity programs (POPs)"--comprehensive college access and success programs…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Eligibility, School Choice, Public Policy
MacTaggart, Terrence – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2011
In a time of transformation in higher education, "Leading Change: How Boards and Presidents Build Exceptional Institutions" fills a significant void in leadership literature and focuses on the changing level of board engagement. This book examines 18 institutions, across the spectrum of higher education, at which the board played a…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Governing Boards, Trustees, Higher Education
Lakemacher, Heather; Markley, Eric – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2010
The Big 12 is famous for its athletics--and well it should be. But what about the rest of the conference--the academic part? The Big 12's website says, "Performance in the classroom is just as important as accolades on the field." So what's happening off the field? How do the Big 12 schools fare when it comes to cost and quality? The…
Descriptors: Universities, Student Costs, Tuition, Family Income
ACT, Inc., 2010
This report provides information about the performance of the 2010 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2010 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the context…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, College Entrance Examinations, Academic Achievement, Core Curriculum
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2010
This study contends that one area rich for reform and cost-saving opportunities is college and university procurement--the billions of dollars public institutions spend annually to purchase goods and services. While considerable cost savings may be realized in the reform of current procurement practices, these practices are largely shaped by state…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Purchasing, Educational Finance, Administrative Policy