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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
Achieve, Inc., 2016
As states continue to evolve and implement their accountability and public reporting systems in 2016 and beyond, they have an opportunity to select indicators that inform continuous improvement, guide decisions about resource allocation, inform policies, capture progress, and factor into accountability determinations. Achieve and Advance CTE have…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, State Standards, Educational Indicators, Accountability
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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
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
Pennington, Kaitlin – Center for American Progress, 2014
In 2011, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan provided states with an opportunity for flexibility from certain requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, currently known as the No Child Left Behind, or NCLB, Act. A total of 43 states; Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and eight districts in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Evaluation
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Deke, John; Gill, Brian; Dragoset, Lisa; Bogen, Karen – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
One of the modifications of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (known as the No Child Left Behind Act) gave parents of low-income students in low-performing schools a choice of Supplemental Educational Services (SEdS). SEdS include tutoring or other academic support services offered outside the regular school day, at no charge to students…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Tutoring
US Department of Education, 2014
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Ohio's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 3 report for Phase 1 and 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2012 through September 2013. The Ohio Department of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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
Hoffer, Thomas B.; Hedberg, E. C.; Brown, Kevin L.; Halverson, Marie L.; Reid-Brossard, Paki; Ho, Andrew D.; Furgol, Katherine – US Department of Education, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) initiated the Growth Model Pilot Project (GMPP) in November 2005 with the goal of approving up to ten states to incorporate growth models in school adequate yearly progress (AYP) determinations under the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA"). After extensive reviews, nine states…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Pilot Projects, Educational Improvement, Economically Disadvantaged
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Senate Help Committee Passes Legislation to Rewrite No Child Left Behind; (2) Remediation Exasperation: New York…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Special Education, Community Colleges, Local Government
Dunlap, Allison – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2011
As the deadline set forth by No Child Left Behind approaches, it is clear that the goal of proficiency in English language arts and mathematics for all students by 2014 will not be met. As a result, the U.S. Department of Education has offered states the option of applying for flexibility on parts of the law. This policy brief outlines those…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement
Mattson Almanzán, Heather; Sanders, Nancy; Kearney, Karen – WestEd, 2011
Research and professional leadership standards identify specific ways in which principals directly influence school organization and community relationships and exert less direct, but critically important, influence on teaching quality and instructional effectiveness. Principals' roles are central to supporting and supervising teachers'…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Evaluation, State Policy, Program Development
Cramer, Todd M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Since the passage of the first Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965, increasing reading achievement for all students has been a focus for our nation. Unfortunately, our country still has over 30 million citizens who are illiterate (Mukherjee, 2007). One of the challenges for schools is to accurately identify students in need of early…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Achievement
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Goe, Laura; Croft, Andrew; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
Current emphasis on teacher effectiveness in educational policy poses a challenge for the evaluation of special education teachers and English language learner (ELL) specialists. Most evaluation systems focus on student achievement and teacher practice; however, few systems have the capacity to differentiate among specialty area educators, address…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Educational Policy, Special Education
Sturgis, Chris; Patrick, Susan – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2010
This exploration into competency-based innovation at the school, district, and state levels suggests that competency-based pathways are a re-engineering of this nation's education system around learning--a re-engineering designed for success in which failure is no longer viable. This discussion draws on interviews and site visits with innovators…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Competence, Educational Innovation, Interviews
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