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Kramer, Steven L.; Osgood, Jeffery; Bernotsky, Lorraine; Wolff, Edward; Merlino, F. Joseph; Garcia, Tanya I.; Kramer, Helen M. – Educational Policy, 2016
This article investigates the utility and availability of college data to evaluate the impact of high school interventions. It reports results of a pilot study that collected information about the college experiences of graduates from four high schools in the northeast United States. Using these results as a lens, the article examines what…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Policy, College Readiness, Intervention
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2016
During the 2015-16 school year, 25 states used assessments aligned to college- and career-ready standards developed by consortia of states (i.e., Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers--PARCC, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium--Smarter Balanced) as their accountability assessments. The participation of students with…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Testing Accommodations
Loss, Christopher P., Ed.; McGuinn, Patrick J., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2016
In "The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education," two leading scholars of education policy bring together a distinguished and varied array of contributors to systematically examine the growing convergence between the K-12 and higher education sectors in the United States. Though the two sectors have traditionally been treated as…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Alignment (Education)
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2016
Alaska's Department of Education & Early Development shares a vision that all students can succeed in their education and work, shape meaningful lives for themselves, exemplify the best values of society, and be effective in improving the character and quality of the world about them. To support this mission, the Alaska State Board of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Fox, Joanna Hornig; Ingram, Erin S.; Maushard, Mary; Bridgeland, John M.; Balfanz, Robert – Civic Enterprises, 2015
In 2013, the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet the 90 percent goal by the Class of 2020. This sixth annual update on America's high school dropout challenge shows that these gains have been made possible by raising graduation rates for…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Achievement Gains
Cardichon, Jessica; Lovell, Phillip – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2015
The U.S. national high school graduation rate recently reached a record high with 81 percent of the Class of 2013 graduating within four years. While this accomplishment is laudable, it should not obscure the fact that more than 1,200 high schools, serving more than 1.1 million students, still fail to graduate one-third or more of their students…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Students, High School Graduates, High Schools
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2015
In conjunction with the White House Next Gen High School Summit on November 10, a new report finds that the number of high school dropouts decreased from 1 million in 2008 to approximately 750,000 in 2012. The report, released by the Alliance for Excellent Education, America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and Everyone Graduates Center,…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2015
This statewide Report Card to the Public is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2014-2015. Under state law, each school district also is required to report information about its performance. Public knowledge pertaining to the school system is an important part of Alaska's accountability system. This report is…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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McMurrey, Allen L. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2014
This paper takes a critical conceptual look at education policy and practice from the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965 to the present. The paper examines the roots of current United States educational policies, and shows that, in some cases, well-intentioned efforts have had a negative impact on vulnerable populations…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2014
This statewide "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2013-2014. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its performance. Public knowledge of the school system is an important part of Alaska's school accountability system. This report…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
Lovell, Phillip; Cardichon, Jessica; Jones, Fred – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2013
Based on an extensive analysis of state waiver plans, this report shows that recent progress in holding schools accountable for how many students they graduate from high school--the ultimate goal of K-12 education--may be slowed in some states based on waivers recently granted under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2013
This "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2012-2013. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its plans and performance to its community. This report includes a statewide summary of performance results. Public knowledge of the school…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
Freshwater, Ross – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The 2001 reauthorization of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), otherwise known as No Child Left Behind, requires those schools which fail to make "adequate yearly progress" for five consecutive years to enter into "restructuring." Further clarified by the Obama administration's Blueprint for Reform,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, High Schools, School Turnaround
Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
This policy brief examines standards-based approaches that hold promise for shaping a common vision of skilled teaching commensurate with the national goal of preparing all students for college and careers. Numerous studies confirm that teachers are the most significant school-based factor in improving student achievement, particularly for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, High Schools, Teaching (Occupation)
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
As the national policy community has coalesced around the priority of graduating all students ready for college and careers, the challenge of improving the lowest-performing high schools serving the most challenged populations remains. This policy brief examines the limitations of previous high school reforms and describes new approaches showing…
Descriptors: Human Capital, High Schools, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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