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Harman, Wm. Gregory; Boden, Camille; Karpenski, Jeremy; Muchowicz, Nicole – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
In this study, the outcomes of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), as implemented in Illinois, are evaluated in terms of high school standards testing results between 2003-2013. NCLB was a policy dedicated to closing the gap in schooling outcomes nationally in the space of a decade. There have been few systematic examinations of its macro-level results…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Council of the Great City Schools aims to document how member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools implemented SIG and specifically what…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
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Watkins, Paul J.; Stevens, David W. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2013
Throughout the decades of educational reform cycles, the value of homework has proven either meaningful or meaningless depending on the reforming framework. Questions about homework as simply busy work or knowledge work, mere content distraction or content extension, ambivalence toward importance, or discipline of character all cloud any…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Homework, Rural Schools, High Schools
Morris, Amber K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since their inception in 2001 and 2004 respectively, "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) and "The Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act" (IDEIA) have produced litigious feelings throughout the world of education. One of the most controversial initiatives which evolved from these aforementioned…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
Watkins, Aaron – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the effect of electronic communication has on parent's involvement with their high school child's education. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) specifically requires that schools find ways to increase parental involvement; this requirement stemmed from evidence that involvement tends to decline as the students…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Computer Mediated Communication, High School Students, High Schools
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Hochbein, Craig; Mitchell, Amanda M.; Pollio, Martin – NASSP Bulletin, 2013
The recent policy focus on the turnaround of persistently low-achieving schools has generated considerable debate about the reforms needed to dramatically and quickly increase school performance. The purpose of this article is not to focus on specific turnaround interventions, but rather on the identification of schools slated to receive these…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Effectiveness, Low Achievement, Intervention
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Bowen, Bradley – Journal of Technology Education, 2013
According to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the definition of a highly qualified teacher includes three components: obtaining a bachelor's degree; having full licensure as defined by the state; and demonstrating competency, as defined by the state, in each subject taught (U.S. Department of Education, 2004). However, NCLB does not specifically…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Alternative Teacher Certification
Davies, Todd Matthew – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation investigates the prevailing No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandate as an effective platform to improve schools. The data compiled for use in this study represented 426 high schools in Pennsylvania and were retrieved from publicly accessible, state-sponsored sources. The statistical methodologies from the Pennsylvania Value-Added…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Accountability, Program Effectiveness, Federal Programs
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Dodge, Mary Beth – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Dual enrollment is a federally funded program that offers high school students the opportunity to earn both high school and postsecondary credits for the same course. While the phenomenon of concurrent enrollment in postsecondary and college educational programs is not new, political support and public funding has drawn focus to the policies of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Course Selection (Students), Credits, Rural Areas
Bartlett, Lydia I. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
American public schools are in crisis. Schools across America are grasping to change curriculum, build learning communities, and increase teacher accountability to meet the moving target of the demands placed on them by "No Child Left Behind." As the deadline of 2014 grows nearer with every passing year, accountability standards increase…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Change
Nason, Kristen Kendrick – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The problem addressed in this cross-sectional, quantitative study was a continual stagnation in student achievement in one U.S. state, which is critical to stakeholders responsible for increasing student advancement in college and the 21st century workforce. Specifically, the objective was to identify the relationship between principal-perceived…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Indicators, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Erwin, Susan; Winn, Pam; Erwin, John – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2011
Because of the importance of developing highly skilled school leaders, statewide assessments of 784 Texas public school administrators were compared in a causal-comparison study to determine how leadership skills varied by type of campus (urban, suburban and rural) and by campus student achievement ratings. Data were collected from a 2006-2008…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools
Lloyd, Jayson D. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
A high school education, which includes access to advanced math courses, has a positive effect on students. Math classes taken in high school show a relationship to higher salaries and college graduation rates. However, the high-stakes accountability system in California, redesigned in 2003 to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Graduation
Gopalsingh, Bhagyalakshmi – Online Submission, 2010
Low high school graduation rates continue to be a challenge in American public education. The pressure to meet the demands of adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 has led to an achievement gap in student performance between science and other core subjects, namely English, math, and social studies, on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Achievement Gap, Science Achievement