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NWEA, 2018
Some schools use results from the MAP® Growth™ interim assessments from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA®) in a number of high-stakes ways. These include as a component of their teacher evaluation systems; to determine whether a student advances to the next grade; or as an indicator for student readiness for certain programs or…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Guidelines, School Districts, Intervention
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
Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
This guide was created as a resource to help families better understand "Measures of Academic Progress"® (MAP®), and their child's results. The guide provides answers to a variety of questions such as: "What is MAP?"; "What does MAP measure?"; "How do schools and teachers use MAP scores?"; "Can MAP tell…
Descriptors: Scores, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement
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
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2015
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance on January 7, 2015, reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English Learners have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. In this context, the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Guidelines
Bienkowski, Marie; Gerard, Sarah Nixon; Rubin, Shawn; Sanford, Cathy; Borrelli-Murray, Dana; Driscoll, Tom; Arora, Jessie; Hruska, Mike; Beck, Katie; Murray, Thomas; Hoekstra, Jason; Gannes, Stuart; Metz, Edward; Midgley, Steve; Castilla, Stephanie; Tomassini, Jason; Madda, Mary Jo; Chase, Zac; Martin, Erik; Noel, Marcus; Styles, Kathleen – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2015
Opportunities abound for software designers and developers to create impactful tools for teachers, school leaders, students, and their families. This guide for developers, startups, and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Design, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Redding, Sam; Dunn, Lenay; McCauley, Carlas – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
School Improvement Grants (SIGs) are authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The grants are made to state education agencies (SEAs), and the SEAs award competitive subgrants to local education agencies (LEAs) that demonstrate: (1) the greatest need for the funds; and (2) the strongest…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Grants, Federal Aid, Program Proposals
Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), 2014
A due process complaint is a written document used to request a due process hearing related to the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of a child with a disability, or the provision of a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to the child. This publication describes Due Process Complaints/Hearing Requests generally for Part B…
Descriptors: Special Education, Identification, Guides, Disabilities
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
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2013
North Carolina has embarked on an ambitious effort to improve its public schools. Career-and college-ready standards, high-quality assessments, and advanced technology are all part of this effort, and each plays an important role. No part of students' educational experience matters more than the teachers who facilitate their learning. North…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Leadership
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
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
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
Every district will benefit from understanding where it sits on the continuum of 21st century skills integration. The Milestones for Improving Learning & Education (MILE) Guide Self-Assessment tool helps districts accomplish this essential first step, covering the primary responsibilities and activities within a district. Subjects covered include:…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Guides, Educational Improvement, School Districts
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, 2009
The Welcome Workbook is a practical resource for people working in local authorities who want to see an increase in the number of children fulfilling their right to mainstream education. By providing a clear self-review framework, The Welcome Workbook enables local authorities to audit their existing processes and map a route towards more…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Inclusive Schools, Educational Planning, Program Guides
Jacobs, Thomas A. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2010
The Internet age has led to a different kind of teen bullying: cyberbullying. What is cyberbullying and what can teens do about it? In "Teen Cyberbullying Investigated," Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying and cyberharassment. This riveting, informative guide will…
Descriptors: Bullying, School Districts, Court Litigation, Adolescents
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