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Wentworth, Laura; Mazzeo, Christopher; Connolly, Faith – Educational Research, 2017
Background: In the United States, an emphasis on evidence-based decision-making in education has received renewed interest with the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act. However, how best, in practice, to support the use of evidence in educational decision-making remains unclear. Research Practice Partnerships (RPPs) are a popular…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Information Utilization
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Lavery, Lesley E. – Journal of Education Policy, 2016
Utilizing data from an original survey of public school parents, I examine the depth and distribution of parents' knowledge of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). A close exploration of parents' NCLB knowledge, policy-based experiences, and policy evaluations suggests that a superficial policy understanding may contribute to low uptake of policy-related…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Parent Attitudes, Knowledge Level
US Department of Education, 2011
This report presents the deliberations of the Northwest Regional Advisory Committee (NW RAC), one of 10 RACs established under the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 to assess the educational needs of the region. The Northwest RAC accepted its charge to identify educational needs and to make recommendations, working collaboratively as…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Regional Characteristics, School Demography
Popejoy, Kate – Online Submission, 2009
NO LIMIT! (New Outcomes: Learning Improvement in Mathematics Integrating Technology) in Washington state was a six-year initiative originally designed to enhance mathematics teaching and learning in the middle grades through integration of technology, alignment of pedagogical practice with NCTM standards, and strong mentorship of teachers. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Technology
Jenkins, Davis; Ellwein, Todd; Wachen, John; Kerrigan, Monica Reid; Cho, Sung-Woo – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2009
In 2003, Lumina Foundation for Education launched a bold, multiyear, national initiative called "Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count," to help students stay in school and succeed. The initiative is focused particularly on students who have faced the most barriers to success, including low-income students and students of color.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, At Risk Students
Washington State Department of Early Learning, 2008
This report from the Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) describes some of the Department's work since it's creation in July 2006. Among other achievements, the Department has laid a strong foundation for raising the quality of child care and the state's preschool program, strengthened both the safety in and the reach of early…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Education
Taggart, Sara – 2001
Using data from the 10th grade Washington Assessment of Student Learning, researchers selected 26 high schools across the state of Washington that had made greater gains in school improvement than other schools serving similar populations of students. Interviews were held with the principals of these schools and with 13 comparison schools that had…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, High Schools
Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia. – 1997
Battelle Memorial Institute conducted outcome, net impact, and cost-benefit evaluations of six workforce training programs in Washington State for occupations that do not require a bachelor's degree: postsecondary workforce training at community and technical colleges; adult basic skills education at community and technical colleges; Job Training…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Articulation (Education), Career Education, Community Colleges
Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia. – 1996
Three evaluations analyzed program characteristics and participant results in work force education and coordination in Washington State. The Employment Security Department's evaluation of Job Training Partnership Act Titles II and III looked for an association between participant characteristics and the type of training they receive and between…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Competency Based Education, Economic Development
Fouts, Jeffrey T. – 1999
This report focuses on the nature of restructuring in a sample of Washington State schools, and the degree to which those changes improved student learning. The research attempted to distinguish between simply changing school or classroom practices and the broader concept of restructuring a school. A restructured school was defined as one that has…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement