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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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Bae, Soung – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The challenges facing our children in the 21st century are rapidly changing. As a result, schools bear a greater responsibility to prepare students for college, career, and life and must be held accountable for more than just testing and reporting on a narrow set of outcomes aimed at minimum levels of competency. Thus, scholars, educators, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, State Policy, Measurement
Wrabel, Stephani L.; Hamilton, Laura S.; Whitaker, Anamarie A.; Grant, Sean – RAND Corporation, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) emphasizes evidence-based interventions while providing new flexibilities to states and districts with regard to the use of federal funds, including funds that could be used to support social and emotional learning (SEL). This report is a companion to "Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Evidence Based Practice
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Wrabel, Stephani L.; Saultz, Andrew; Polikoff, Morgan S.; McEachin, Andrew; Duque, Matthew – Educational Policy, 2018
Executive leadership of the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) initiated a flexibility offering from No Child Left Behind. Our work explores specific design decisions made in these state-specific accountability systems as associated with state political environments, resources, and demographic characteristics. Our analysis, focused on 42 states…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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McMillian, M. Monique; Fuller, Sarah; Hill, Zoelene; Duch, Kate; Darity, William A., Jr. – Urban Education, 2018
This study uses a North Carolina administrative data set to analyze racial segregation and student achievement in Wake County during race-based and income-based school assignment plans. We find a modest increase in the level of racial segregation in Wake schools during the income-based plan, but compared with other large districts in the state,…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, School Segregation, Student Placement, Socioeconomic Influences
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Scalise, Kathleen; Irvin, P. Shawn; Alresheed, Fahad; Zvoch, Keith; Yim-Dockery, Huna; Park, Sunhi; Landis, Britt; Meng, Paul; Kleinfelder, Bren; Halladay, Lauren; Partsafas, Andrea – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
In this article, we describe current research findings on assessment accommodations and universal design within the context of emerging interactive digital assessment tasks that employ simulations such as in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). STEM education in many classrooms now includes digitally based activities such as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Testing Accommodations, Access to Education, Computer Simulation
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
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Smith, Rebecca – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
Using document analysis, this paper examines the historical emergence of the quantified child, revealing how the collection and use of data has become normalized through legitimizing discourses. First, following in the traditions of Foucault's genealogy and studies examining the sociology of numbers, this paper traces the evolution of data…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Student Records, Statistical Data
Cook, H. Gary; Sahakyan, Narek; Linquanti, Robert – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2017
The authors develop model analyses based on a U.S. Department of Education guide to illustrate procedures a State could use to compare and contrast school-level overall and English Learner accountability determinations for proficiency in reading/language arts under the options allowed by the Every Student Succeeds Act. As a technical reference,…
Descriptors: State Standards, Accountability, Immigrants, English Language Learners
Thurlow, Martha L.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Larson, Erik D.; Albus, Deb A.; Liu, Kristi K.; Kwong, Elena – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2017
With the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 2015, renewed attention was paid to the importance of guidelines for participation in alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) and to understanding of who the students are who have significant cognitive disabilities. The analyses…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Guidelines, Definitions, Academic Standards
Wayne, Andrew; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Brown, Delphinia; Boyle, Andrea – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2017
In recent years, federal education programs and policies have increasingly focused on teacher quality as a means for closing achievement gaps, in part by directing states to measure teacher qualifications and performance and to promote equitable access to qualified and effective teachers among schools within a district. This report provides a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, State Government, Equal Education
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Egalite, Anna J.; Fusarelli, Lance D.; Fusarelli, Bonnie C. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was a long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. What is remarkable about this new federal legislation is that it explicitly reverses the decades-long federal effort to more tightly couple the U.S. educational system. While not…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Policy, Administrative Organization, Educational Legislation
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
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Orlando, Ann-Marie; Klinepeter, Elizabeth; Foster, Megan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Current U.S. legislation calls for students with disabilities to be involved and make progress in general education curriculum. Despite the legislation, students with extensive support needs continue to be segregated from their peers and post-school outcomes remain dismal for this population of students. The purpose of this retrospective study was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, College Students, Multiple Disabilities
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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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