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Babineau, Kate – Cowen Institute, 2017
Nationally, there are dozens of established indicators of school performance and thousands of possible combinations of those indicators to create an accountability framework. How do policy makers decide which variables are most important? This relates to measurement modeling -- that is, how to incorporate all pieces of the puzzle into a…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Accountability, Best Practices
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Margolis, Jason; Meese, Alison A.; Doring, Anne – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article presents both sides of the debate as to whether urban teachers need structure or freedom, and then takes a stand on urban teaching in the current high-stakes assessment climate. First, we trace the 30-year development of American educational policy in the area of structuring teaching. Then, we present research from proponents of…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Freedom, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
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Kramer, Steven L.; Osgood, Jeffery; Bernotsky, Lorraine; Wolff, Edward; Merlino, F. Joseph; Garcia, Tanya I.; Kramer, Helen M. – Educational Policy, 2016
This article investigates the utility and availability of college data to evaluate the impact of high school interventions. It reports results of a pilot study that collected information about the college experiences of graduates from four high schools in the northeast United States. Using these results as a lens, the article examines what…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Policy, College Readiness, Intervention
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Thurlow, Martha L.; Kopriva, Rebecca J. – Review of Research in Education, 2015
The purpose of this chapter is to review what has happened, and what is likely to happen, as accessibility and accommodations research and practice for content assessments are advanced to ensure the appropriate inclusion and validity of assessment results for English learners (ELs) and students with disabilities. A description of accommodations…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Testing Accommodations
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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
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Kelting-Gibson, Lynn; Karsted, Kimberly; Weikert, Angela – Teacher Education and Practice, 2013
As teacher educators search for ways to prepare future educators for the challenges of assessment implementation, we suggest that authentic practice by preservice teachers in an informal learning environment promotes assessment implementation. The analysis of 28 volunteer assessment students' reflections revealed that practicing assessment…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Assessment, Observation, Educational Environment
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Derthick, Martha; Rotherham, Andy – Education Next, 2012
President Obama sparked much debate in Washington with his plan to grant states waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), conditional on their willingness to embrace certain reform proposals sketched out in the administration's March 2010 proposal, "A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Presidents, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
Carey, Kevin; Manwaring, Robert – Education Sector, 2011
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools were held almost exclusively accountable for absolute levels of student performance. But that meant that even schools that were making great strides with students were still labeled as "failing," just because the students had not yet made it all the way to a "proficient" level…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Public Policy
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Burch, Patricia – Journal of Education Policy, 2010
Key legislative objectives for the US Federal educational policy over the past several decades relied heavily on quasi-market strategies (such as school rating, school closure, the contracting out of schools) as central levers in "reforming" public schools. Using financial data on 11 national for-profit firms contracting with schools and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Public Education, Federal Legislation
Bourque, Mary Lyn – National Assessment Governing Board, 2009
A history of the achievement levels for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) could be documented in different ways. A chronological history might be the obvious approach, but in the author's view, that could miss the most salient aspects of setting student performance standards on an assessment like NAEP. Further, new initiatives…
Descriptors: Achievement, National Competency Tests, Governing Boards, Grade 8
Weiss, Heather B.; Little, Priscilla M. D.; Bouffard, Suzanne M.; Deschenes, Sarah N.; Malone, Helen Janc – Harvard Family Research Project, 2009
This report makes a research-based case for federal provision of out-of-school complementary learning supports from birth through high school, particularly for poor children, so that all students gain the skills that economists, educators, and employers agree are necessary for success in the 21st century. Four decades of consistent research…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, After School Programs, Summer Programs
Dabney, Elizabeth – US Department of Education, 2007
The "State ESEA ['Elementary and Secondary Education Act'] Title I Participation Summary Report for 2003-04" summarizes the participation data for the Title I, Part A (Title I), Grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) program. This program provides federal funds to assist eligible school districts and schools in supporting…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, School Districts, Annual Reports
Sinclair, Beth – US Department of Education, 2006
The "State ESEA ["Elementary and Secondary Education Act"] Title I Participation Summary Report for 2002-03" summarizes the participation data for the Title I, Part A, Grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) program. This program financially assists eligible school districts and schools in providing opportunities for at-risk…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, High Risk Students
Good, Rebecca B. – Online Submission, 2006
The Data Collaborative Model (DCM) assembles assessment literacy, reflective practices, and professional development into a four-component process. The sub-components include assessing students, reflecting over data, professional dialogue, professional development for the teachers, interventions for students based on data results, and re-assessing…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Campuses, Teacher Effectiveness
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