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National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance on January 7, 2015, reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English Learners (ELs) have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, Legal Responsibility
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2017
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the education rights of children and youth in homeless situations, based on the amendments made by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which took effect on October 1, 2016. The answers are general responses based on federal statutes,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights, Guidance
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2017
The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) sets a national vision and plan for learning enabled by technology through building on the work of leading education researchers; district, school, and higher education leaders; classroom teachers; developers; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit organizations. The principles and examples provided in this…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
New Leaders, 2015
How and how much should students be tested? What information should schools and districts be required to collect and monitor? And what should be done when that information suggests a school is not meeting the expectations? Those questions are at the heart of Congressional discussions regarding the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary…
Descriptors: Accountability, Data Collection, Educational Policy, Principals
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Ryser, Gail R.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E. – Gifted Child Today, 2014
Using assessment data to determine student growth has become an integral part of the accountability movement, and researchers and educators are currently examining how new rules impact the academic assessment of gifted learners. In 2008, the Association for the Gifted's Annual Symposium at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention focused on…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Accountability, Models, Student Development
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Thurlow, Martha L.; Quenemoen, Rachel F.; Albus, Debra – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2013
The requirement that individualized education program (IEP) teams make decisions about the participation of students with disabilities in general or alternate state- and district-wide assessments is nearly two decades old. The decisions that must be made have become more complicated with the addition, in some states, of alternate assessments based…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Alternative Assessment, Decision Making
Domaleski, Christopher – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011
As the number of end of course (EOC) tests has increased along with an expansion of their role in accountability, development and implementation decisions are more important than ever. This process starts with articulating how the assessment fits into a credible theory of action that describes how all elements of the system will work together to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Testing Programs, Program Implementation
Christensen, L.; Carver, W.; VanDeZande, J.; Lazarus, S. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011
The Council of Chief State School Officers' "Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities" was first developed to establish guidelines for states to use for the selection, administration, and evaluation of accommodations for…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Guides, Program Development
Peterson, Reece L. – Nebraska Department of Education, 2010
The purpose of this document is to provide information and guidance for Nebraska School districts in creating new, or revising existing policies and procedures related to the use of physical restraint and seclusion in school settings. The goal is to create policies that are informed by national policy directions, research, good practice and…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Federal Legislation, Legislators, Disabilities
Learning Point Associates, 2010
The purpose of this guide is to help chronically struggling schools restructure. "Restructuring" means major, rapid changes that affect how a school is led and how instruction is delivered. Restructuring is essential in achieving rapid improvements in student learning. The focus is on helping education leaders choose strategies that…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, School Restructuring, School Districts, Educational Change
Perlman, Carole L., Ed.; Redding, Sam, Ed. – Academic Development Institute, 2011
The purpose of this "Handbook" is to bolster the effective implementation of the intervention models and strategies outlined in the "2010 School Improvement Grant" (SIG) program--section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)--in order to achieve the program's clear goal--rapid improvement of persistently…
Descriptors: Grants, Guides, Program Implementation, Fidelity
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Johnstone, Christopher J.; Dikkers, Amy Garrett; Luedeke, Amalia – Educational Considerations, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent superintendents' leadership practices are influenced by the contemporary focus on the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001 (NCLB). The authors hypothesized that a national policy as pervasive as "NCLB" would have an impact on how superintendents lead, and they sought to…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Instructional Leadership
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Gartland, Debi; Strosnider, Debi – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2004
The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is a national committee representing 11 organizations concerned about individuals with learning disabilities. Approximately 350,000 individuals constitute the membership of the organizations represented by NJCLD. The NJCLD considers and discusses contemporary issues in learning…
Descriptors: Special Education, State Boards of Education, School Districts, Achievement Tests
Walsh, Sharon, Comp.; McKenna, Patricia, Comp. – 1990
The book presents the complete texts of federal statutes and parallel regulations for the following laws affecting children with special needs: Education of the Handicapped Act, Part A-Part H; three programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--Chapter 1, Disadvantaged; Chapter 1, Even Start; and Chapter 1, Handicapped; the…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Disadvantaged
Elmore, Richard F.; McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – 1988
This report analyzes the relationship between educational policymaking and educational practice in schools and classrooms by drawing lessons from recent attempts to reform schools with policy. Educational reform operates on the following loosely connected levels: (1) policy; (2) administration; and (3) practice. Policy can set the conditions for…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Analysis of Variance, Board of Education Policy
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