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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
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Wolf, Patrick; Gutmann, Babette; Puma, Michael; Kisida, Brian; Rizzo, Lou; Eissa, Nada – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
The "District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003," passed by the Congress in January 2004, established the first federally funded, private school voucher program in the United States. The purpose of the new scholarship program was to provide low-income residents, particularly those whose children attend schools in need of…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Control Groups, Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wolf, Patrick; Gutmann, Babette; Puma, Michael; Kisida, Brian; Rizzo, Lou; Eissa, Nada – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
The "District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003," passed by the Congress in January 2004, established the first federally funded, private school voucher program in the United States. The purpose of the new scholarship program was to provide low-income residents, particularly those whose children attend schools in need of…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, School Choice
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Dickinson, Mark C.; Miller, Ted L. – American Secondary Education, 2006
This paper examined the effectiveness of in-school suspension (ISS) with high-school students who are protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The accepted purpose of ISS is to remove disruptive students from the classroom, thus giving these students the benefit of remaining in school where they can continue to work…
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, Compliance (Legal), Suspension, Student Behavior
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Williams, Lori; Rink, Judith – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2003
The new emphasis on performance-based assessment holds much promise for assessment in physical education, particularly for the assessment of motor skills. Physical educators want to know if students can perform motor skills and use those motor skills in game and activity settings. However, the viability of performance-based assessment as a formal…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Data Collection, Scoring, Psychomotor Skills