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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
Lee, Laurie; Hughes, John; Smith, Kevin; Foorman, Barbara – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2016
This guide is designed to help State Education Agencies (SEAs) conduct self-studies to identify interventions that may be implemented in schools needing improvement or that require comprehensive or targeted support. The interventions selected should be those that are most relevant and appropriate based on the needs of schools, with the strongest…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2015
This toolkit is designed to guide school staff in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. This toolkit offers an integrated approach to family and community engagement, bringing together research, promising practices, and a wide range of useful tools and resources with explanations and directions…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Beliefs
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Geverdt, Douglas E. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE) program develops geographic data to help policymakers, program administrators, and the public understand relationships between educational institutions and the communities they serve. One of the commonly used geographic data items is the NCES…
Descriptors: Demography, Geographic Distribution, Classification, Geographic Location
Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Thomas, Carol; Boynton, Sylvia – Corwin, 2011
Now that federal and state initiatives require school districts to provide job-embedded professional development, the next step is making it happen. This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning. This book's inquiry model challenges educators…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Inquiry
Kachur, Donald S.; Stout, Judy; Edwards, Claudia – Eye on Education, 2010
This book demonstrates the many ways classroom walkthroughs can be used for continuous, systemic, long-range school improvement. Woven throughout the book are 18 different models of walkthroughs that have been successfully implemented in schools across the country. An effective tool for improving teaching and learning, this book demonstrates that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Observation, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2007
This document provides an overview of key finance data terms and is designed to accompany the "Financial Accounting for Local and State School Systems: 2003 Edition" by identifying common reporting requirements and defining frequently used indicators and calculations using data elements from accounting and other data systems. It also…
Descriptors: Definitions, Public Education, Educational Finance, Data Collection
US Department of Education, 2006
Spurred by the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001, virtually every educational reform program now includes an accountability component that requires sound data collection and reporting. Improving data quality has thus emerged as a high priority for educators and policymakers across the country. The list of programs for which data quality…
Descriptors: Accountability, Data Collection, Federal Legislation, Improvement
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
Guio, Ana Florez; Chesterfield, Ray; Siri, Carmen – Academy for Educational Development, 2006
This manual provides a step-by-step methodology for promoting community participation in improving learning in local schools. The Civic Engagement for Education Reform in Central America (CERCA) School Report Card (SRC) approach empowers local school communities to gather information on the quality and conditions of teaching and learning in their…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, School Community Relationship, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This guide provides recommendations for collecting accurate, comparable, and useful data about virtual education in an elementary/secondary education setting. Its goals are to: (1) identify components common to many education information systems that are necessary to meet the information needs of policymakers, administrators, instructors, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Data Collection, Information Systems
Klare, Matthew – National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities, 2006
In order to comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004, states must collect valid data as needed to report annually to the Secretary of Education. This requirement, combined with those set forth in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, has led states to collect and analyze data about their programs, districts,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2005
This document is a comprehensive guide to the wide range of statistical activities under way and planned at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This edition of "Programs and Plans" presents a few user-friendly enhancements, including an index to assist the reader in locating information on popular education topics such…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, School Statistics, School Districts, Data Collection
Wenzel, Stacy; Nagaoka, Jenny; Morris, Loretta; Billings, Sabrina; Fendt, Carol – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2002
In March 1996, the Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) proposed to evaluate the Chicago Annenberg Challenge's (CAC) newly funded reform efforts in the Chicago public schools. The evaluation aimed to understand how schools involved in CAC efforts developed as organizations and, in turn, how these developments benefited students. The study…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Research Projects, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement