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Aladjem, Dan; von Glatz, Adrienne; Hildreth, Jeanine; McKithen, Clarissa – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2018
Policymakers and practitioners at the local, state, and federal levels have invested considerable time and energy into solving the problem of turning around chronically low-performing schools. As the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) has refined the federal effort to support states and districts to turn schools around, it has adopted…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Low Achievement, School Districts
Atchison, Drew; Baker, Bruce; Levin, Jesse; Manship, Karen – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2017
Concerns about the equitable distribution of school funding within and across school districts have led to new federal data collections on school-level expenditures. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) required states to collect and report, for the first time, school-level data on both personnel and non-personnel expenditures…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Expenditures, School Districts, Data Collection
Tanenbaum, Courtney; Boyle, Andrea; Soga, Kay; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; Golden, Laura; Petroccia, Megan; Toplitz, Michele; Taylor, James; O'Day, Jennifer – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
The federal government has had a long-standing commitment to ensuring access of English Learner (EL) students to a meaningful education. As early as 1968, the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA") contained provisions for supporting the education of EL students and in its 1974 landmark decision, "Lau v.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
Cook, Gary; Linquanti, Robert; Chinen, Marjorie; Jung, Hyekyung – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 inaugurated important changes in assessment and accountability for English Learner (EL) students. Specifically, Title III of the law required states to develop or adopt English-language proficiency (ELP) standards aligned with language demands of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation
Berger, Andrea; deSousa, Juliette-Marie; Hoshen, Gur; Lampron, Stephanie; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; Petroccia, Megan; Shkolnik, Jamie – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2011
Under the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965" ("ESEA"), as amended, schools that are served under Title I, Part A of the ESEA and that do not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) for two consecutive years are identified for school improvement. If an identified Title I school does not make AYP while in that status,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Achievement Gains, Federal Programs
Gitomer, Drew H.; Qi, Yi – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2010
This study concerns the "highly qualified teacher" provisions of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA," 2002), as reauthorized, and other policies at the federal, state and local levels, which have aimed to elevate the content knowledge of teachers. This examination of "Praxis II" score trends…
Descriptors: Test Use, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Magill, Kathleen; Reeves, Cynthia; Hallberg, Kelly; Hinojosa, Trisha – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2009
The Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) program is part of the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) that was authorized under Title VI, Part B of the "Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965" ("ESEA"), as amended by the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" ("NCLB"). The RLIS program provides additional funds…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Rural Schools, Low Income, Program Implementation