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Great Lakes Comprehensive Center, 2016
Research demonstrates that human development and student learning are highly dependent on interpersonal relationships and positive learning environments (Eccles et al., 1993). However, school improvement efforts often focus on students' mastery of academic skills with much less emphasis on students' social and emotional skills, which are integral…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
Bernhardt, Victoria L. – Eye on Education, 2009
This book is an easy-to-read primer that describes what it takes to increase student achievement at every grade level, subject area, and student group. Readers will learn how to use data to drive their continuous improvement process as they develop an appreciation of the various types of data, uses for data, and how data are involved with the…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Vision, Data Analysis, Educational Improvement
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2005
As the population of students with health care needs continues to increase, schools are being asked to provide for a greater array of health care services during the school day. School personnel, parents, and health care providers all share a substantial interest in the quality and provision of health services in the educational setting. The…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Health Needs, School Health Services, Educational Environment
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), 2004
One of the key features of this legislation is an emphasis on teacher quality. A growing body of research has documented the importance of teacher knowledge and skill in improving student achievement. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 includes specific criteria for considering a teacher highly qualified, and other specific requirements…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement