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DeArmond, Michael; Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny; Hernandez, Jose; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city's children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Low Income Students
Smerdon, Becky, Ed.; Borman, Kathryn M., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
Pressing Forward: Increasing and Expanding Rigor and Relevance in America's High Schools is organized to place secondary education, specifically the goals of preparing young adults to be college and career ready, in contemporary perspective, emphasizing the changing global economy and trends in policy and practice. High school students must be…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Secondary Education, Global Approach
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Policymakers and education leaders in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states have been working since 2002 to meet all 12 "Challenge to Lead" Goals for Education. At the same time, SREB states have had to struggle with the toughest economic challenges in decades. Even so, SREB states have succeeded in achieving many of the goals…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Educational Improvement
Mattson, Beverly – Center on Instruction, 2011
One of the competitive priorities of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top applications addressed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). States that applied were required to submit plans that addressed rigorous courses of study, cooperative partnerships to prepare and assist teachers in STEM content, and prepare…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Competition, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
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Taylor, Rosemarye T.; Gordon, William R., II – ERS Spectrum, 2011
A high school principal and faculty celebrated after hearing that their students in each of the quartiles had improved in both reading and mathematics on the state accountability assessment. Because of the percent of increases in achievement levels on the test, the Florida Department of Education awarded the school an A for 2011. Shortly…
Descriptors: Test Results, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
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Clark, Damon; See, Edward – Economics of Education Review, 2011
Many of the policies that fall under the school accountability umbrella are designed to incentivize students. Prominent among these are high school exit exams, standardized tests that, in some states, students must pass to earn a high school diploma. Proponents of these tests argue that by incentivizing students, they induce them to work harder…
Descriptors: High School Students, Standardized Tests, Exit Examinations, Accountability
Data for Action, 2011
Nearly every high-priority item in national, federal, state, and local discussions about education--and policy proposals across the political spectrum--requires high-quality longitudinal data to inform its design, implementation, and evaluation. This factsheet shares Data Quality Campaign's (DQC's) analysis of what "Data for Action 2011:…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Alignment (Education), Labor Force Development, Educational Improvement
Data Quality Campaign, 2010
Now that all 50 states and the District of Columbia are building statewide longitudinal data systems, the next step is to ensure that the information in these systems is used to improve student learning. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) has identified 10 actions that states can take to ensure that the right data are available and accessible and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates, Graduation Rate