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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
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance on January 7, 2015, reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English Learners (ELs) have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, Legal Responsibility
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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Cornman, Stephen Q. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This documentation is for the provisional version 1a file of the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) for school year (SY) 2013-14, fiscal year 2014 (FY 14) conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) . It contains a brief description of the data collection, along with information required to understand and…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Districts, Public Schools, Private Schools
Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael; Uzzell, Renata; Palacios, Moses; Corcoran, Amanda; Spurgeon, Liz – Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
There has been little data collected on how much testing actually goes on in America's schools and how the results are used. So in the Spring of 2014, the Council staff developed and launched a survey of assessment practices. This report presents the findings from that survey and subsequent Council analysis and review of the data. It also offers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Evaluation, Testing Programs, Testing
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Burke, April M. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
Indiana English learners (ELs) constitute a rapidly growing portion of the state's school-aged population, and those classified as limited English proficient are low performers on the state test. The purpose of this embedded mixed methods study was to understand how school personnel respond to accountability mandates, interpret test scores, and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Rural Schools, Educational Policy, Mixed Methods Research
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Harr-Robins, Jenifer; Song, Mengli; Garet, Michael; Danielson, Louis – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
This report presents descriptive findings on school practices in 12 states for schools explicitly held accountable for the performance of the students with disabilities (SWD) subgroup. The study found that, when surveyed in 2011, elementary schools accountable for the SWD subgroup were 15.8 percentage-points more likely than never-accountable…
Descriptors: Accountability, Disabilities, Inclusion, Federal Legislation
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Militello, Matthew; Bass, Lisa; Jackson, Karen T.; Wang, Yuling – Education Sciences, 2013
Education reform efforts have mandated the use of student achievement data in schools. This Q-methodology study investigates the perceptions of principals and teachers about how data are used or misused. Principals in the sample were found to use data mostly to evaluate the school, make improvements, and model best practices of data use. Teachers…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Attitudes, Information Utilization, Data
Stock, Jason John – Online Submission, 2013
In this empirical study, teacher reported knowledge, use, preparation, and importance of higher-level thinking summative assessment questions were analyzed. This study was conducted using a survey distributed to seven Minnesota high schools that represented urban, suburban, and rural settings. Survey responses were cross tabulated with demographic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Critical Thinking
Best, Jane; Dunlap, Allison – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2012
This brief provides an overview of three federal laws that address native-language education and illustrates how these federal laws produce different results when coupled with state laws and other regional circumstances. For the purposes of this brief, native-language education refers to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and…
Descriptors: Native Language Instruction, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Public Policy
Christensen, L.; Carver, W.; VanDeZande, J.; Lazarus, S. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011
The Council of Chief State School Officers' "Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities" was first developed to establish guidelines for states to use for the selection, administration, and evaluation of accommodations for…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Guides, Program Development
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Turnbull, Brenda J.; White, Richard N.; Sinclair, Elizabeth; Riley, Derek L.; Pistorino, Carol – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2011
This final report presents findings from a multi-year evaluation of the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Centers, a federally funded program that provides technical assistance to states in connection with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. With the redesign of the Center…
Descriptors: Expertise, Program Design, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
Mahoney, Michael – Oregon Department of Education, 2012
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization requires State Education Agencies to establish a school choice policy for students attending a persistently dangerous school as defined by the state. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) stipulates that a school can be deemed unsafe as a whole entity or for an individual student who is the…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Incidence, Definitions
Altman, Jason R.; Cormier, Damien C.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Holbrook, Marla; Byers, Miriam; Chambers, DaLee; Moore, Margaret; Pence, Nanette – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
This report contains the findings from a survey of 2,336 special education teachers in the state of Alabama on making and implementing decisions about accommodations. Key findings included: (1) When making instructional accommodations decisions 51% of the survey respondents considered student characteristics as an important factor. Only 12% of…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Student Characteristics
Magill, Kathleen; Reeves, Cynthia; Hallberg, Kelly; Hinojosa, Trisha – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2009
The Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) program is part of the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) that was authorized under Title VI, Part B of the "Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965" ("ESEA"), as amended by the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" ("NCLB"). The RLIS program provides additional funds…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Rural Schools, Low Income, Program Implementation
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