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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
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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
Johnson, Mark – Hunt Institute, 2016
The "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015. ESSA reauthorizes the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" (ESEA), which was first enacted as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." Since 1965, ESEA has represented the federal government's…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Gordon, Lola – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
High-stakes testing has been a part of American education since its inception. The laws that govern the use of high-stakes tests include language that mandates the inclusion of students in special education. These laws play an influential role in the new large-scale assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The assessments…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Special Education, Common Core State Standards, Testing Accommodations
Makaravage, Robert J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Changes in legislation including NCLB, RTT, and ESEA Flexibility Waivers have influenced the educational landscape. States and school districts have spent considerable time and resources to meet the mandates of this changing legislation, including the development of reporting systems and modification of principal evaluations systems. However, the…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Instructional Leadership, Correlation
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Cosner, Shelby; Kimball, Steven M.; Barkowski, Elizabeth; Carl, Bradley; Jones, Curtis – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
Policy makers at the federal level have embraced an educator effectiveness agenda, which in turn has driven many states across the country to rapidly develop and implement new and more complex teacher evaluation systems. It is increasingly clear that the success of these nascent teacher evaluation systems partly depends on the will, skill, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Role, Principals, Organizational Change
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Williams, Sheneka M. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2015
As the federal role in education continuously evolves, accountability pressures for performance extend from classrooms to principals' offices. This newer form of accountability is changing the landscape of how school leaders are prepared, and ultimately, how they are evaluated. For some time, the onus of student achievement has been placed on…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Administrator Evaluation, Accountability
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of the District of Columbia's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Given that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Georgia's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. To support implementation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Ohio's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Given that Delaware and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Hawaii's Year 4 Race to the Top implementation. Hawaii made tremendous progress over the course of the grant period in implementing its Strategic Plan and six priority strategies and creating an aligned organization focused on increasing student outcomes. Among some of the other…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Florida's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Some highlights of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Rhode Island's Year 3 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Building upon the successes of Years 1 through 3, in Year…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
The State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Delaware's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Given that Delaware and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of New York's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. In Year 4, New York…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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