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Martin, Carmel; Marchitello, Max; Lazarín, Melissa – Center for American Progress, 2014
The Common Core State Standards present the greatest opportunity in decades to improve the quality of education afforded to all students. Uniformly raising standards across the majority of states and increasing the rigor of assessments sets an ambitious bar of college and career readiness for all students. Furthermore, assessing students against…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Student Evaluation, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Vogel, Linda R. – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
This qualitative study examined the actions of district and school leaders in changing from a traditional age-based grade-level structure to a standards-based student grouping model in a Western school district. Based on interview, observation, and artifact data collected over 5 years, the findings identify specific leadership actions that…
Descriptors: School Districts, Education Work Relationship, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Instructional Leadership
Council for American Private Education, 2012
Council for American Private Education (CAPE) is a coalition of national associations serving private schools K-12. "Outlook" is published monthly by CAPE. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Repeal of Blaine Amendment on Florida Ballot in November; (2) Top Private Education Events of 2011; (3) New Guidance Issued on ESEA…
Descriptors: Private Education, State Legislation, Constitutional Law, Religious Discrimination
Council for American Private Education, 2012
Council for American Private Education (CAPE) is a coalition of national associations serving private schools K-12. "Outlook" is published monthly by CAPE. This issue contains the following articles: (1) House Panel Approves Two ESEA Reauthorization Bills; (2) President Obama Proposes Budget for 2013; (3) Charter Schools Causing Collapse…
Descriptors: Private Education, Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Vouchers
Best, Jane; Dunlap, Allison – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2012
This brief provides an overview of three federal laws that address native-language education and illustrates how these federal laws produce different results when coupled with state laws and other regional circumstances. For the purposes of this brief, native-language education refers to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and…
Descriptors: Native Language Instruction, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Public Policy
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Crane, Eric W.; Huang, Min; Barrat, Vanessa X. – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2011
This technical brief examines the 2008/09 reading and math proficiency levels among subgroups of Arizona public school students defined by students' race/ethnicity (American Indian, Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White), English language learner status (English language learner students and non-English language learner students), disability status…
Descriptors: High Schools, Race, Charter Schools, Middle Schools
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2010
With effective teaching a top policy priority, certain school districts, the federal government, and nonprofit groups are renewing efforts to pilot and study strategies for pairing effective teachers with students in low-performing, high-poverty schools. The results could offer clues about how to rectify an imbalance in the distribution of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Distribution, Academic Achievement
Boyle, Andrea; Taylor, James; Hurlburt, Steven; Soga, Kay – US Department of Education, 2010
"Title III Accountability: Behind the Numbers" (2010) summarizes data reported by states in their Consolidated State Performance Reports (CSPRs) for 2004-05 through 2007-08. The CSPRs are annual reports required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that states use to submit information to the U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Politics of Education, Accountability, Language Proficiency
Hoffer, Thomas B.; Hedberg, E. C.; Brown, Kevin L.; Halverson, Marie L.; McDonald, Sarah-Kathryn – US Department of Education, 2010
The Growth Model Pilot Project (GMPP) was initiated to allow states to experiment with adjustments to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) status accountability system in order to improve the validity of AYP determinations by giving schools credit for students who are making significant growth. The pilot allowed states, districts, and schools to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Pilot Projects, Educational Improvement
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Hodgson, Jennifer; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
All students, including students with disabilities, must be included in state accountability systems as required by law. In April 2007, federal regulations provided states the flexibility to offer another assessment option--an Alternate Assessment based on Modified Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) for some students with disabilities. The AA-MAS is…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Alternative Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Disabilities
Arizona Department of Education, 2009
This publication provides instructions for completing the State of Arizona's Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. The first part provides an overview of States' implementation of the critical elements required for approval of their State accountability systems. The second part presents the state's response and activities for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Workbooks, Accountability, Guidelines