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Nevarez, Carlos; Jouganatos, Sarah M.; Wood, J. Luke – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2019
This essay articulates the benefits of teacher diversity by illustrating six themes: a) leading for social justice through local and global civic engagement; b) developing an inclusive school culture; c) culturally relevant pedagogy; d) cultural translators and transformers; e) role models; and (f) benefits accrued by White students. The authors…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Social Justice, School Culture, Culturally Relevant Education
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
These are the technical notes for "Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto the NAEP Scales: Results From the 2017 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments." The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has periodically published reports using results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to compare the…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, State Standards, Public Schools, Reading Achievement
Ruedel, Kristin; Nelson, Gena; Bailey, Tessie – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) identified increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities and decreasing the graduation gap between students with disabilities and all students as its state-identified measurable result (SIMR). To make progress toward the SIMR, the state sought to build the capacity of local education…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Graduation Rate, Outcomes of Education
Hedger, Joseph – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
When the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress was released earlier this year, most states learned that their average scores in grades 4 and 8 reading and mathematics remained relatively flat since 2015. More troubling though, students performing at the lowest 10th and 25th percentiles saw a decline in their scores. To confront this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Growth Models, Low Achievement, Accountability
García, Emma; Weiss, Elaine – Economic Policy Institute, 2018
A broader understanding of the importance of student behaviors and school climate as drivers of academic performance and the wider acceptance that schools have a role in nurturing the "whole child" have increased attention to indicators that go beyond traditional metrics focused on proficiency in math and reading. The 2015 passage of the…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Student Behavior, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement
Skinner, Rebecca R. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Assessing the achievement of students in elementary and secondary schools and the nation's educational progress is fundamental to informing education policy approaches. Congressional interest in this area includes and extends beyond the annual assessments administered by states to comply with the educational accountability requirements of Title…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
National Assessment Governing Board, 2018
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a survey mandated by the U.S. Congress to collect and report information about student achievement in various academic subjects, such as mathematics, science, reading, writing, history, geography, and civics. The National Assessment Governing Board sets policy and the overall dimensions for…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Civics, Academic Achievement, Knowledge Level
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Greene, Jay P.; Huffman, Kevin – Education Next, 2017
Since the 2001 passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), test-based accountability has been an organizing principle--perhaps "the" organizing principle--of efforts to improve American schools. But lately, accountability has been under fire from many critics, including Common Core opponents and those calling for more multifaceted…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, National Competency Tests
Oregon Department of Education, 2017
The American Indian/Alaska Native Students in Oregon report has been prepared by the Office of Accountability, Research and Information Services for the Advisor to the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction on Indian Education. It is being made available to the public and interested stakeholders to further conversations about improving…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Public Education
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Brewer, Thomas M.; Xu, Lihua; Diket, Read M. – Art Education, 2017
Just for a change, would it not be nice to hear talk about keeping and/or expanding full-time art specialists' presence in schools and maintaining strong art education programs at the college and university level? That conversation could result from the positive arguments we are providing in this article. The purpose of this article is to clarify…
Descriptors: Specialists, Art Education, Art Teachers, Teaching Methods
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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2015
The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative assessment of what the nation's students know and can do in subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing. The results of NAEP are released as The Nation's Report Card. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Assessment, Mathematics, Reading
Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2015
Noting that 60 percent of both fourth and eighth graders currently struggle with reading, this report urges the U.S. Congress to focus on students' literacy development from early childhood through grade twelve as it works to rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Literacy Education, Grade 4, Grade 8
Tallman, Mark; Carter, Ted – Kansas Association of School Boards, 2015
This report includes a high-level overview of student outcome data and how Kansas measures up to the other 49 states. It is meant to complement the other reporting that the Kansas Association of School Boards has released and will be releasing related to improving student outcomes for all Kansas public schools. The following are key findings…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Basic Skills, Reading Achievement
Wykes, Bruce L. – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2015
Many policies and initiatives have been proposed or implemented to address the unique needs of military families who face special challenges while supporting the service of their military member(s). Some of those policies and initiatives have sought to focus on military-connected children (MCCs) and the particular academic challenges they face.…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Student Needs, Public Schools, Educational History
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Wright, Katherine; Eslami, Zohreh; McTigue, Erin; Reynolds, Dudley – Science Teacher, 2015
Studies evaluating the graphics in science textbooks have recommended that teachers use eye-catching visuals to reinforce student learning objectives. Similarly, the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) suggest that science teachers use visuals to teach English Language Learners (ELLs). However, little research has…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Computer Graphics, Standards, Teaching Methods
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