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Garrett, Rachel; Steinberg, Matthew P. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
Despite policy efforts to encourage multiple measures of performance in newly developing teacher evaluation systems, practical constraints often result in evaluations based predominantly on formal classroom observations. Yet there is limited knowledge of how these observational measures relate to student achievement. This article leverages the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Observation Techniques, Evidence, Teacher Evaluation
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
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Porter, Andrew C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2014
Recent years have seen the convergence of two major policy streams in U.S. K-12 education: standards/accountability and teacher quality reforms. Work in these areas has led to the creation of multiple measures of teacher quality, including measures of their instructional alignment to standards/assessments, observational and student survey measures…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation, Educational Quality
Gagne, Jeff; Lord, Joan M. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
This report describes how five states -- Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee and Texas -- made exceptional progress in student achievement during the first decade of the 21st century. State leaders in these states all realized early in the decade that they had a problem they wanted to address. They established a "plan" at the state…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Geographic Regions, Educational Policy
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in Tennessee for 2010. In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Tennessee showed across-the-board gains--improvements in reading and math at the proficient-and-above, and advanced levels for all racial/ethnic subgroups, low-income…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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