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Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, 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
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2016
According to the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" (ESEA) section 9101(25), an EL (or "limited English proficient" child, per the ESEA) is "an individual (A) who is aged 3 through 21; (B) who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school; (C)(i) who was not born in the United States…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language)
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
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Burke, April M. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
Indiana English learners (ELs) constitute a rapidly growing portion of the state's school-aged population, and those classified as limited English proficient are low performers on the state test. The purpose of this embedded mixed methods study was to understand how school personnel respond to accountability mandates, interpret test scores, and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Rural Schools, Educational Policy, Mixed Methods Research
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López, Francesca; McEneaney, Elizabeth; Nieswandt, Martina – American Journal of Education, 2015
Little research currently examines language instruction educational programs (LIEPs) in states with a more recent growth of the Latino English learner population. To meet this need, the authors examined the content each of the state LIEPs, focusing chiefly on the extent to which the types of language support, as well as the stipulations associated…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Bilingual Education Programs
Calderon, Brenda – National Council of La Raza, 2015
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act has provided services for English Language Learners (ELLs) since 1968. In 2010 nearly 4.6 million students were classified as ELLs and of those nearly 80% were from a Spanish speaking background. To ignore their education is to neglect preparing a large portion of our nation's future workforce. Given…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Harr-Robins, Jenifer; Song, Mengli; Garet, Michael; Danielson, Louis – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
This report presents descriptive findings on school practices in 12 states for schools explicitly held accountable for the performance of the students with disabilities (SWD) subgroup. The study found that, when surveyed in 2011, elementary schools accountable for the SWD subgroup were 15.8 percentage-points more likely than never-accountable…
Descriptors: Accountability, Disabilities, Inclusion, Federal Legislation
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The 2013 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 49th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Finance
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Cacicio, Sarah; Le, Uyen Uyen – Thought & Action, 2014
Without a doubt, the movement toward corporatized, standardized, and even sanitized education models in K-12 education impacts the way students at the higher education level view teaching and learning. New York City public school teachers have been trained to focus entirely on measurable outcomes. Writing is taught as a well-structured paragraph…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Learner Engagement, Inquiry
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Evans, Michael P.; Radina, Rachel – School Community Journal, 2014
Family, school, and community partnerships are a critical part of student achievement, but the successful establishment of meaningful partnerships with low-income and minority populations remains elusive. In 1994, legislators in the United States passed a version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that seeks to address this…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Educational Legislation
Whitehurst, Grover J.; Chingos, Matthew M.; Lindquist, Katharine M. – Brookings Institution, 2014
The evidence is clear: better teachers improve student outcomes, ranging from test scores to college attendance rates to career earnings. Federal policy has begun to catch up with these findings in its recent shift from an effort to ensure that all teachers have traditional credentials to policies intended to incentivize states to evaluate and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Observation, Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
Florida Department of Education, 2014
This Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) is designed to keep Florida moving forward toward national and international competitiveness. Florida will compare its National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores to those of the top five states and its Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress in International…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), National Competency Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
Polikoff, Morgan S. – Center for American Progress, 2014
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were created in response to the shortcomings of No Child Left Behind era standards and assessments. Among those failings were the poor quality of content standards and assessments and the variability in content expectations and proficiency targets across states, as well as concerns related to the economic…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Manzeske, David P.; Eno, Jared P.; Stonehill, Robert M.; Cumming, John M.; MacGillivary, Heather L. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Federal policies (e.g., 2002 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [ESEA] and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) posit that teacher quality is a potential leverage point for improving student achievement (U.S. Department of Education, 2010). Moreover, in the Race to the Top competition, teacher effectiveness must…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Interrater Reliability, Classroom Observation Techniques
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