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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
von Ravensberg, Heidi; Blakely, Allison W. – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2017
New to the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" of 1965, as amended by the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) of 2015, is specific language supporting state and local educational agencies in implementing schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SW-PBIS). According to U.S. Department of Education…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Planning
US Department of Education, 2017
Student graduation from high school with a regular high school diploma is an important indicator of school success and one of the most significant indicators of student college and career readiness. In addition, there are substantial economic benefits to high school completion. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, High School Students, Graduation Rate
US Department of Education, 2017
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and implementing regulations maintain requirements for State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs) to prepare and disseminate report cards that provide information on State, LEA, and school performance and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Progress Monitoring
Parsi, Ace – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
Representing an estimated 4.4 million students in the United States, English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing segment of the public school population and yet are twice as likely to drop out of high school and significantly less likely to attend and complete postsecondary education. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Language Proficiency
Roza, Marguerite; Lake, Robin – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
Congress enacted the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) 50 years ago as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." The most expansive federal education bill ever passed, it was developed as redress, establishing that poor children needed more educational services than wealthier children. Title I of the ESEA…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty
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Pitcock, Sarah; Seidel, Bob – State Education Standard, 2015
As numerous studies from 1906 on have confirmed, children lose ground in learning if they lack opportunities for building skills over the summer. Nonetheless, summer learning loss comes up but rarely in the national discussion of education reform. By the end of summer, students perform on average one month behind where they left off in the spring.…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Maintenance, Program Development, Educational Policy
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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
Rentner, Diane Stark; Price, Olga Acosta – Center on Education Policy, 2014
Federal education funding has often been overlooked by districts in search of sources of support for prevention. This guide is intended to help school districts take advantage of those funds by identifying K-12 grant programs in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that could be used to implement prevention efforts in elementary and secondary…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention
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Kiarie, Mary W. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
In terms of the number of students served and the overall quality of special education services provided, it is clear that special education has, from its early beginnings in the late seventeenth century, advanced at various rates in the different countries of the world. Data from the United States Department of Education (2007) indicates that 12%…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Policy, Special Education, Disabilities
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; McEachin, Andrew J.; Wrabel, Stephani L.; Duque, Matthew – Educational Researcher, 2014
Forty-two states and the District of Columbia have recently received waivers to the school accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). As the prospects for reauthorizing the Act in the near term are dim, these new accountability systems will be law for at least several years. Drawing on a four-part framework from the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
US Department of Education, 2014
ED"Facts" is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) initiative to govern, acquire, validate, and use high-quality, kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) performance data for education planning, policymaking, and management and budget decision making to improve outcomes for students. ED"Facts" centralizes data provided by state…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection, Access to Information
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DeBray, Elizabeth; Blankenship, Ann Elizabeth – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
Congress's role in defining and promoting equality of educational opportunity has evolved over the past 55 years since "Brown v. Board of Education." Most recently, all three branches of the federal government have focused more on equality of educational opportunity for "individual" students rather than for protected classes.…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Government Role, Federal Government, Federal State Relationship
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Hauptli, Meghan V.; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – American Journal of Education, 2013
This article examines the federal role in adolescent literacy from its roots in Lyndon B. Johnson's administration with the Economic Opportunity Act (1964) through the Reading for Understanding grants of 2010. The authors consider the extent to which the recent attention to and changes in the federal approach to adolescent literacy can be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Federal Government, Government Role
US Department of Education, 2012
This guidance is written to assist State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools in understanding and implementing preschool programs supported with funds under Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). Although each SEA may consider this guidance in the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Guidance, Preschool Children, Elementary Secondary Education
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