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Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
In 2014, Tennessee launched a statewide initiative known as Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI[superscript 2]) aimed at better supporting students' individual learning needs. RTI[superscript 2] is a framework for teaching and learning that includes regular screenings to identify student areas of need and a tiered model of intervention…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, State Programs
Gemin, Butch; Smith, Barbara; Vashaw, Lauren; Watson, John; Harrington, Chris; LeBlanc, Elizabeth S. – Evergreen Education Group, 2018
Many reports on rural education give little attention to digital learning. At most, they tend to note either infrastructure needs or the potential of remote course access, with little focus on instruction, outcomes, or exemplars. This report intends to begin correcting that imbalance by connecting the dots between rural regions, rural education,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Smith, Shaunna – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
This ethnographic case study investigated how the process of learning during a yearlong after-school, project-based learning (PjBL) experience could be documented by student-created reflective videos. Guided by social constructivism, constant comparative analysis was used to explore the meaningful learning that took place in addition to the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Video Technology, Reflection, Active Learning
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Logis, Handrea A.; Alexander, Jessica L. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
Researchers at NIET [National Institute for Excellence in Teaching] and elsewhere have studied the effectiveness of TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement in raising student achievement, improving the quality of instruction, and increasing the ability of high-need schools to recruit, retain and support effective teachers. This…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2016
The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) at the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL), an affiliate of American Institutes for Research (AIR), publishes a biannual update of college- and career-readiness state standards and assessment resources. It is designed to assist staff in state education agencies (SEAs) and other educators in…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards, Academic Standards
Edwards, Matia, Ed. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2016
"Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace" is the seventh biennial report to Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states on their progress in meeting SREB's Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Enrollment, Poverty
America's Promise Alliance, 2015
This report analyzes case studies of "more and better learning time" efforts around the country. With support from the Ford Foundation, America's Promise Alliance looked in Grand Rapids, MI; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; and Rochester, NY to see how time spent out of the classroom improved outcomes for students in low-income neighborhoods…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Low Income Groups, Low Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Indiana. Descriptive statistics are presented for Indiana and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, Enrollment, Graduation Rate
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2014
The "Annual Joint Report on Pre-Kindergarten through Higher Education in Tennessee" complies with the requirements established in T.C.A. Section 49-1-302(a)(10). The act directs the State Board of Education and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to provide a report to the Governor and General Assembly, all public schools, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation
Richards, Meredith P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
In this study, I employ geospatial techniques to assess the impact of school attendance zone "gerrymandering" on the racial/ethnic segregation of schools, using a large national sample of 15,290 attendance zones in 663 districts. I estimate the effect of gerrymandering on school diversity and school district segregation by comparing the…
Descriptors: Attendance, School Districts, School Segregation, Racial Segregation
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Zirkle, Chris – Tech Directions, 2013
Providing a safe classroom and laboratory environment should be the first priority of any career-technical and technology/engineering education instructor. Doing so not only increases the opportunity for student learning, but it also keeps instructors "out of hot water" with respect to legal issues of liability. In today's litigious…
Descriptors: Safety, Laboratory Safety, Legal Responsibility, Accidents
Tennessee Department of Education, 2013
Across Tennessee, student test scores have risen steadily in every subject since tests were revised in 2009-10, so that nearly 91,000 additional students are performing at grade level in math and nearly 52,000 additional students are performing at grade level in science. This report focuses on some of the schools that are making this possible.…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
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Bobick, Bryna; Hornby, Jenny – Journal of Museum Education, 2013
This article highlights two separate museum partnerships involving "The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art" in Tennessee, with high school students and undergraduate art education majors from The University of Memphis. An overview of the partnership is offered along with recommendations for museum educators who would like to create…
Descriptors: Museums, Partnerships in Education, High School Students, Undergraduate Students
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Chingos, Matthew M. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2013
Schools across the United States are facing budgetary pressures on a scale not seen in generations. Times of fiscal exigency force policymakers and education practitioners to pay more attention to the return on various categories of public investment in education. The sizes of the classes in which students are educated are often a focus of these…
Descriptors: Class Size, Budgeting, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
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