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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2018
This guide aims to help parents understand the flexibility provided to States and school districts in the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which amended the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act," a landmark Federal education law. Parents are the most important advocates for their children. Because States and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Tests
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems provides information and best practices to help education agencies plan, develop, implement, and use an early warning system in their agency to inform interventions that improve student outcomes. The document includes a review of early warning systems and their use in education agencies and explains the…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Best Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
Nearly half of students who drop out do so as a result of adverse conditions in the school, while 37% of dropouts are pulled out of school by challenges like financial worries, family needs, or employment. Only 14% of dropouts did so for reasons that can be described as failing out of school due to a lack of interest or academic progress (Doll,…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Homeless People, Credits, Barriers
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
Florida Department of Education, 2014
This Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) is designed to keep Florida moving forward toward national and international competitiveness. Florida will compare its National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores to those of the top five states and its Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress in International…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), National Competency Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Kalberg, Jemma Robertson – Guilford Publications, 2012
Straightforward, practical, and user friendly, this unique guide addresses an essential component of decision making in schools. The authors show how systematic screenings of behavior--used in conjunction with academic data--can enhance teachers' ability to teach and support all students within a response-to-intervention framework. Chapters review…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Guides, Response to Intervention, Measures (Individuals)
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination
Redding, Sam, Ed.; Murphy, Marilyn, Ed.; Sheley, Pam, Ed. – Academic Development Institute, 2011
This "Handbook" offers a broad definition of family and community engagement, seen through the lens of scholars and practitioners with a wide-ranging set of perspectives on why and how families, communities, and schools collaborate with one another. Taken together, the chapters in this "Handbook" sketch out the components of a…
Descriptors: Guides, Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Family School Relationship
Alberta Education, 2010
Research continues to support the many teaching and learning benefits of one-to-one laptop learning. Benefits range from improved student engagement and teacher-student interactions to the attainment of 21st century skills and the transformation of teacher practice. Additional benefits include improved student writing skills, increased teacher…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Writing Skills
Cox, James B. – Corwin Press, 2006
In this book, educational consultant James Cox offers a smarter way to look at data, putting test scores in context, not in isolation. Rather than focusing on last year's findings for school improvement, educators can learn how to evaluate the processes and practices that lead to those data by using a user-friendly, three-pronged framework for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Scores, Educational Improvement
Hawley, Willis D., Ed. – Corwin Press, 2006
Working in tandem with the powerful National Education Association's KEYS initiative (Keys to Excellence in Your Schools), this second edition focuses on how to change a school's organizational structure and culture to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Each chapter, revised and updated to address continuous improvement and narrowing…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, School Culture, School Organization
Glazek, Stanislaw D.; Sarason, Seymour B. – Corwin Press, 2006
Why do people, college-bound or even in college, stay away in droves from courses in science, especially physics? Why do people know so little about the significance of Einstein's contributions which require dramatic changes in how we understand ourselves, our world, and the entire universe? Why have educational reforms failed? In this book, two…
Descriptors: Physics, Educational Change, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
Sparks, Dennis – Corwin Press, 2006
Authentic or transformational leadership flows from self-awareness regarding intentions, values, and feelings and its influence is reflected in a leader's actions. "Leading for Results, Second Edition," focuses on the educational leader's role in actualizing human potential and unleashing individual and organizational energy, while promoting…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Administrator Role
Fullan, Michael; St. Germain, Clif – Corwin Press, 2006
Organized to make learning contagious throughout the school, this user-friendly guide helps create a culture of learning that promotes the simultaneous development of students, teachers, and parents--addressing specific ways to maximize study groups, student data, classroom walk-throughs, and more. The interactive self-assessment protocols focus…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Guides
Creighton, Theodore B. – Corwin Press, 2006
Since the first edition of "Schools and Data", the No Child Left Behind Act has swept the country, and data-based decision making is no longer an option for educators. Today's educational climate makes it imperative for all schools to collect data and use statistical analysis to help create clear goals and recognize strategies for…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Program Evaluation, Educational Technology, Decision Making
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