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Achieve, Inc., 2016
In 2015, Achieve first released "Proficient vs. Prepared," showing large disparities between most state test results and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). With states taking action to transition to new, more rigorous tests over the past couple of years and also setting new levels of proficiency or cut scores, states…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Grade 4, Grade 8
Jordan, Phyllis; Chang, Hedy – Attendance Works, 2015
This brief maps the national attendance gap--the who, what, when, where and why of absenteeism--using research drawn from national sources as well as attendance data gathered across states from students taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Health emerges again and again, both as a challenge and as a solution to improving…
Descriptors: Attendance, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests, School Districts
Whitehurst, Grover J.; Chingos, Matthew M.; Gallaher, Michael R. – Brookings Institution, 2013
School districts occupy center stage in education reform in the U.S. They manage nearly all public funding and are frequently the locus of federal and state reform initiatives, e.g., instituting meaningful teacher evaluation systems. Financial compensation for district leaders is high, with many being paid more than the chief state school officers…
Descriptors: School Districts, Superintendents, Academic Achievement, Influences
Herman, Juliana; Post, Sasha; O'Halloran, Scott – Center for American Progress, 2013
Early childhood education and school readiness is essential to preparing children to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy. Compared to other countries, however, the United States lags far behind on preschool, trailing a number of other countries in enrollment, investment, and quality. In February 2013, however, President Barack…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, School Readiness, Comparative Analysis, Preschool Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this paper examined whether "Playworks," a program that utilizes full-time coaches to provide structured play opportunities during recess and class time, reduces the number of disciplinary referrals in low-income elementary schools. Study authors randomly assigned 25 schools in five US cities to either a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcome Measures, Principals, Effect Size
National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
For more than four decades the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tracked the achievement of U.S. students in major academic subjects. This national resource is the only assessment that states and now many urban districts can look to as an objective yardstick of their performance over time, relative to national benchmarks, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Collection, Information Needs, Needs Assessment
Loveless, Tom – Brookings Institution, 2012
This edition of the Brown Center Report on American Education marks the first issue of volume three--and eleventh issue over all. The first installment was published in 2000, just as the Presidential campaigns of George W. Bush and Al Gore were winding down. Education was an important issue in that campaign. It has not been thus far in the current…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement
Hossain, Md. Mokter; Robinson, Michael – Online Submission, 2011
Despite being the inventing country of the Internet, the US is not satisfied with its current state in Internet speed and broadband adoption. Although, more students, teachers and researchers in the US use Internet than any other country in the world, it is not satisfactory for the US educators and legislators to maintain US competitiveness in the…
Descriptors: Legislators, Internet, Technology Education, Presidents
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) presents results from the Trial Urban District Assessment in science. Science results are based on representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from the 17 urban districts that volunteered to participate in the 2009 assessment. Between 900 and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Science Tests, National Competency Tests, Measures (Individuals)
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Aud, Susan; Hussar, William; Johnson, Frank; Kena, Grace; Roth, Erin; Manning, Eileen; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
To ensure reliable, accurate, and timely data, which are necessary to monitor the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report summarizes important developments and trends in education…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Statistics, Educational Indicators, Enrollment Rate
Kober, Nancy; Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2010
After eight years of implementing the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and other school reforms, how much progress have states, school districts, and schools made in raising achievement for students from all backgrounds and closing achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, income, and gender? To help answer this question, the Center on…
Descriptors: Income, Federal Legislation, American Indians, Academic Achievement
Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2010
In recent years, scores on the annual state reading and mathematics tests used for accountability have gone up in most states. These trends in state test scores do not always coincide, however, with trends on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the federally sponsored assessment that is administered periodically to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scores, Achievement Gains, Educational Trends
Fairchild, Ron; Smink, Jeff; Stewart, Ashley B. – Wallace Foundation, 2009
The National Summer Learning Association is the only national organization that focuses exclusively on learning during the summer months. It works to ensure that children and youth in high-poverty communities have access to quality summer learning opportunities that support their academic performance and healthy development through hands-on…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change
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Ritter, Gary W.; Barnett, Joshua H.; Denny, George S.; Albin, Ginger R. – Review of Educational Research, 2009
This meta-analysis assesses the effectiveness of volunteer tutoring programs for improving the academic skills of students enrolled in public schools Grades K-8 in the United States and further investigates for whom and under what conditions tutoring can be effective. The authors found 21 studies (with 28 different study cohorts in those studies)…
Descriptors: Tutors, Volunteers, Tutoring, Academic Achievement
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2008
The biennial report to Congress on the implementation of the Title III state formula grant program provides a snapshot of the status of the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to hold states accountable for ensuring that all limited English proficient (LEP) students attain English language proficiency (ELP) and are achieving in the content…
Descriptors: State Aid, Grants, Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency
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