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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
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2017
English learners (ELs) are among the fastest-growing populations of students in our nation's public schools. This diverse subgroup of approximately 4.5 million students brings important cultural and linguistic assets to the public education system, but also faces a greater likelihood of lower graduation rates, academic achievement, and college…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Resource Materials, Educational Legislation
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
Osborne, David – Progressive Policy Institute, 2016
Since Congress has passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) states are revamping their federally required systems to measure school quality and hold schools accountable for performance. However, most are doing so using outdated assumptions, holdovers from the Industrial Era, when cookie-cutter public schools followed orders from central…
Descriptors: Accountability, Measurement, Public Schools, Educational Change
Junge, Melissa; Krvaric, Sheara – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2016
Much has been written on the subject of school turnaround, but relatively little about how to "pay for" turnaround-related work. Turning around low-performing schools not only requires changing instructional and related practices, but changing spending patterns as well. Too often education dollars are spent on the same costs from…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Federal Aid, State Agencies, Funding Formulas
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
Finn, Chester E., Jr., Ed.; Sousa, Richard, Ed. – Hoover Institution Press, 2014
The coming decade holds immense potential for dramatic improvement in US education and in the achievement of American children--provided that people seize the opportunities at hand and are not deterred by the obstacles to change. In this volume, members of the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education examine both the potential gains…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Teacher Effectiveness, Unions
Schlechty, Phillip C. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
In Phillip Schlechty's best-selling book "Working on the Work", he outlined a motivational framework for improving student performance by improving the quality of schools designed for students. "Engaging Students" offers a next-step resource in which Schlechty incorporates what he's learned from the field and from the hundreds of workshops he and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Questionnaires
Russell, Michael; Kavanaugh, Maureen – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
The importance of student assessment, particularly for summative purposes, has increased greatly over the past thirty years. At the same time, emphasis on including all students in assessment programs has also increased. Assessment programs, whether they are large-scale, district-based, or teacher developed, have traditionally attempted to assess…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Testing Programs, Educational Assessment, Adaptive Testing
Dean, Colleen; Ebert, Christie M. Lynch; McGreevy-Nichols, Susan; Quinn, Betsy; Sabol, F. Robert; Schmid, Dale; Shauck, R. Barry; Shuler, Scott C. – Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2010
This 21st Century Skills Map is the result of hundreds of hours of research, development and feedback from educators and business leaders across the nation. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has issued this map for the core subject of the Arts.
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Art Education, Visual Arts, Dance Education
US Department of Education, 2010
The Race to the Top program is authorized under sections 14005 and 14006 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Race to the Top is a competitive grant program to encourage and reward States that are implementing significant reforms in the four education areas described in the ARRA: enhancing standards and assessments,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid
Child Care Bureau, 2009
Tribal managers and staff working with Federal grants must be fully knowledgeable of all applicable Federal requirements and skilled in applying these requirements to the daily operation of their programs, whether starting a new program or striving to maintain a quality program which meets the intent of the enacting legislation. It is the…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Program Administration, Money Management, Guidance
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
This 21st Century Skills Map is the result of hundreds of hours of research, development and feedback from educators and business leaders across the nation. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has issued this map for the core subject of Geography.
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Geography, Social Studies, Skill Development
Bracey, Gerald W. – Educational Research Service, 2009
Are America's schools broken? "Education Hell: Rhetoric vs. Reality" seeks to address misconceptions about America's schools by taking on the credo "what can be measured matters." To the contrary, Dr. Bracey makes a persuasive case that much of what matters cannot be assessed on a multiple choice test. The challenge for…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Accountability
Arizona Department of Education, 2009
This publication provides instructions for completing the State of Arizona's Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. The first part provides an overview of States' implementation of the critical elements required for approval of their State accountability systems. The second part presents the state's response and activities for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Workbooks, Accountability, Guidelines
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