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Kristoffersen, Dorte – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2019
The world of higher education has been changing rapidly over the last 30 years with the move to mass education due to the needs of the knowledge economy for an appropriately skilled labour force and driven by continuous advances in technology. The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of how quality assurance (QA) bodies are…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions)
Tabaku, Lisa; Carbuccia-Abbott, Maryan; Saavedra, Elena – Midwest Comprehensive Center, 2018
This report reflects available information about the native language standardized assessments in use by the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The report reflects the growing interest and commitment of policy makers, state education agencies (SEAs), and the public to provide English learners (ELs) equitable access to…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Native Language, English Language Learners, Testing Accommodations
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Travers, Jason; Krezmien, Michael – Exceptional Children, 2018
The underidentification of students with autism is a well-documented phenomenon that implies minority children are less likely to receive autism-specific interventions and services vital for better outcomes. Previous research has found that minority children are less likely to be identified as having autism, but recent changes in federal reporting…
Descriptors: Autism, Disability Identification, Racial Bias, Probability
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Bjorklund, Peter, Jr. – Review of Educational Research, 2018
This article presents a critical review of the recent literature on undocumented students in higher education, placing it in the context of recent anti-immigrant sentiment and policy revisions. The 81 reviewed studies reveal that undocumented students confront significant financial barriers, shoulder unique psychological and social burdens tied to…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Barriers, Paying for College
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Ward-Lonergan, Jeannene M.; Duthie, Jill K. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of recent dyslexia legislation and guidelines pertaining to services for students with dyslexia in public school settings and to describe possible implications for speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Method: In recent years, there has been increased attention focused on effectively…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Children, Adolescents, State Legislation
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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2017
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and its companion projects serve bachelor's degree-granting colleges and universities committed to assessing and improving the quality of the undergraduate experience. While each participating institution receives a detailed, customized "Institutional Report," the "Annual…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Seniors, Learner Engagement, Student Surveys
Alshammari, Wail Shafi – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the structure and functioning of the actors and collaborative networks in the SACM program in America. The study aimed to determine the nature of the collaborative networks and to ascertain how they may be better utilized, in terms of linkage, needs fulfillment, and capital exchange in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Arabs, Networks
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Hong, Sunggye; Rosenblum, L. Penny; Campbell, Amy Frank – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: This study analyzed survey responses from 141 teachers of students with visual impairments who shared their experiences about the implementation of Unified English Braille (UEB). Methods: Teachers of students with visual impairments in the United States completed an online survey during spring 2016. Results: Although most respondents…
Descriptors: Braille, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Teacher Surveys
Loveless, Tom – Brookings Institution, 2017
This Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education is the sixth and final edition in the third volume and the 16th issue overall. The series began in 2000. As in the past, the report comprises three studies. Also in keeping with tradition, the first section features recent results from state, national, or international assessments; the second…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Liu, Dongfang; Vogel, Linda R. – Higher Education Studies, 2016
The number of Chinese international students enrolled in U.S. higher education has significantly grown over the past two decades. In 2015, Chinese international students accounted for the largest group of international students from any one single country. Previous research acknowledges Chinese students encountering significant difficulties in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Foreign Students
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Barrow, Lisa; Markman-Pithers, Lisa – Future of Children, 2016
Simply put, children with poor English skills are less likely to succeed in school and beyond. What's the best way to teach English to young children who aren't native English speakers? In this article, Lisa Barrow and Lisa Markman-Pithers examine the state of English learner education in the United States and review the evidence behind different…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Yeager, David S.; Romero, Carissa; Paunesku, Dave; Hulleman, Christopher S.; Schneider, Barbara; Hinojosa, Cintia; Lee, Hae Yeon; O'Brien, Joseph; Flint, Kate; Roberts, Alice; Trott, Jill; Greene, Daniel; Walton, Gregory M.; Dweck, Carol S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
There are many promising psychological interventions on the horizon, but there is no clear methodology for preparing them to be scaled up. Drawing on design thinking, the present research formalizes a methodology for redesigning and tailoring initial interventions. We test the methodology using the case of fixed versus growth mindsets during the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Cognitive Structures, Design, High School Students
Rumberger, Russell W.; Losen, Daniel J. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2016
School suspension rates have been rising since the early 1970s, especially for children of color. One body of research has demonstrated that suspension from school is harmful to students, as it increases the risk of retention and school dropout. Another has demonstrated that school dropouts impose huge social costs on their states and localities,…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, Costs, Dropouts
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Tang, Joni Tzuchen; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study was designed to determine if language acquisition can occur in a virtual situation in the absence of explicit instruction. After spending 1 year establishing a virtual community, the authors observed and analyzed interpersonal interactions and the development of Chinese communication competence, communication models, and interaction…
Descriptors: Action Research, Chinese, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning
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