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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
Linquanti, Robert; Cook, H. Gary – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
States participating in the four federally-funded assessment consortia are required to establish a "common definition of English Learner." This includes the two Race to the Top academic assessment consortia and the two Enhanced Assessment Grant English language proficiency (ELP) assessment consortia. This paper provides guidance that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Definitions, Consortia, Educational Legislation
Regional Resource Center Program, 2011
This results improvement resource guide includes a listing of TA&D programs and centers that provide technical assistance related to academic achievement results improvement for students with disabilities. The website URL, target audience(s), and purpose are provided for each center/program. In addition, a brief example describing the…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Guides, Educational Resources, Outcomes of Education
American Institutes for Research, 2011
First introduced in 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has evolved over nearly five decades, emphasizing education reform priorities that mirror the changing national education policy conversation. The most recent iteration of ESEA, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), was enacted in 2001. It emphasized improving…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround, Educational Objectives
Quenemoen, Rachel; Albus, Debra; Rogers, Chris; Lazarus, Sheryl – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
Some states are developing alternate assessments based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS) to measure the academic achievement of some students with disabilities (Albus, Lazarus, Thurlow, & Cormier, 2009; Lazarus, Thurlow, Christensen, & Cormier, 2007). These assessments measure the same content as the general assessment for a given…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Measurement Techniques, Alignment (Education), Guidelines
West Virginia Department of Education, 2009
The overarching goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 are to immediately stimulate the economy in the short term and to invest in education and other essential public services that will ensure the long-term economic health of this nation. The United States Education Department (USED) offers guiding principles to be…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Grants, State Regulation, Educational Finance
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 1996
Among the most important funding resources for states and localities are the programs authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Amendments to the ESEA enacted in 1994 make it easier for states and school districts to use ESEA resources to augment, expand, and support state and local reforms that will help move every child…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning
Zachos, Paul – 1980
Based on a survey of individuals responsible for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title IV-B evaluations at the local level and an examination of IV-B applications, this handbook has been prepared to provide assistance to New York school districts and nonprofit private schools in the coordination and evaluation of school library and…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
Levine, James A.; And Others – 1981
This report examines the relationship between the federal government's child care programs and policies and the federal government's goal of equal opportunity for women. Specifically, the report reviews three dimensions of federal child care activities: programs and policies whose primary purpose is to assist families with child care; the…
Descriptors: Day Care, Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Employed Women
National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA. – 1978
In 1978, Congress reviewed and revised the major federal education programs covered by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Programs were expanded, tightened up, or redirected. For example, Title I and impact aid will direct millions more in federal aid to the big cities of the North and Midwest at the expense of the rural South. A…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Community Schools