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Achieve, Inc., 2018
There is a growing body of research that suggests the first year of high school is a critical transition point for students. It also finds course-taking and successful completion of those courses in 9th grade to be valuable predictors of students' success in high school. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
Washington State Board of Education, 2016
The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) and the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) submitted this 6th biennial joint report to the Governor, Legislative Education Committees, and Superintendent of Public Instruction. The report outlines the collaborative work of the Boards, highlights accomplishments, and provides goals and…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Academic Achievement, Standards, Superintendents
Powell, Allison; Watson, John; Staley, Patrick; Patrick, Susan; Horn, Michael; Fetzer, Leslie; Hibbard, Laura; Oglesby, Jonathan; Verma, Sue – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2015
In 2008, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) produced a series of papers documenting promising practices identified throughout the field of K-12 online learning. Since then, we have witnessed a tremendous acceleration of transformative policy and practice driving personalized learning in the K-12 education space. State,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Conventional Instruction
Washington State Board of Education, 2014
This report is in response to the requirement of RCW 28A.150.550 that the State Board of Education, with assistance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (WTECB), the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC), and the Washington…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, School Effectiveness, State Programs
Washington State Board of Education, 2014
This document reports on the academic performance of the two most rapidly growing subgroups in Washington: English Language Learners (ELLs) and Former ELLs, but the emphasis here is on the latter. These two student groups have some unique qualities that pose some serious challenges to accountability systems. This research was initiated by State…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, High Stakes Tests, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Salina, Charles; Girtz, Suzann; Eppinga, Joanie; Martinez, David; Kilian, Diana Blumer; Lozano, Elizabeth; Martinez, Adrian P.; Crowe, Dustin; De La Barrera, Maria; Mendez, Maribel Madrigal; Shines, Terry – Professional School Counseling, 2013
A graduation rate of 49% alarmed Sunnyside High School in 2009. With graduation rates in the bottom 5% statewide, Sunnyside was awarded a federally funded School Improvement Grant. The "turnaround" principal and the school counselors aligned goals with the ASCA National Model through the program All Hands On Deck (AHOD), based on…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, School Turnaround, School Counseling, School Counselors
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This individual profile provides information on Washington's high school exit exam standards and policies. Some of the categories presented include: (1) State exit exam policy; (2) Type of Test; (3) Purpose; (4) Major changes in exit exam policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (5) Subjects tested on exam; (6) Grade exam first…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Alignment (Education)
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in Washington for 2010. In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Washington showed across-the-board gains in math--improvements at the basic, proficient, and advanced levels for all racial/ethnic subgroups, low-income students, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Monpas-Huber, Jack B. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Accountability policies imply much about high school teachers' abilities and willingness to use state assessment data to improve instruction. This study asked what teacher- and school-level variables best predict how frequently teachers use state assessment data and how much instructional benefit they derive from use of data. Research has…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Information Utilization, Statistical Data
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps between…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
Srikantaiah, Deepa; Moilanen, Carolyn; Swayhoover, Lisa – Center on Education Policy, 2009
In spring 2009, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) continued its research on the impact of test-based federal and state accountability policies by conducting case studies of six high schools in six different districts within Washington State. The purpose was to learn more about the curricular and instructional changes that administrators and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Rural Schools, Federal Legislation, Exit Examinations
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
In today's economy, employers increasingly demand that workers have a high school diploma, yet America's graduation rates are unacceptably low, particularly among poor and minority students. Nationally, only about 70 percent of students graduate from high school on time with a regular diploma; for African American and Hispanic students, this…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Secondary Education, High School Students, High Schools
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
Graduation rates are a fundamental indicator of whether or not the nation's public school system is doing what it is intended to do: enroll, engage, and educate youth to be productive members of society. Since almost 90 percent of the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs require some postsecondary education, having a high school diploma and the…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Graduation, Academic Achievement
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2009
Federal regulations have opened a door that allows schools to get credit under the No Child Left Behind Act for students who take longer than four years to earn a high school diploma. That option worries some education advocates, who fear it could relieve valuable pressure on high schools to graduate students on time. Under the law's…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Graduation
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
The Seattle Public Schools serve one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. The school system's enrollment represents many racial and ethnic groups and includes students from around the world who come to Seattle speaking many languages and families who came to the city generations ago. The challenge facing Seattle and all other major…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Ethnic Groups, State Standards
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