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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
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Dombek, Jennifer L.; Foorman, Barbara R.; Garcia, Mishel; Smith, Kevin G. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
While literacy interventions can be implemented in any grade, focusing on prevention and intervention in kindergarten through grade 2 is optimal because reading difficulties become expensive and challenging to remediate as students become older. The Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 allows districts to do just this, with 15 percent of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Guides, Kindergarten
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2015
The "Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment" (WELPA) is a No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-compliant instrument that is used in Grades K-12 as a formal and standardized method of measuring language proficiency. The test results provide important information for classifying English Language Learners (ELLs) and subsequently for…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, English, Data Interpretation
US Department of Education, 2014
ED"Facts" is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) initiative to govern, acquire, validate, and use high-quality, kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) performance data for education planning, policymaking, and management and budget decision making to improve outcomes for students. ED"Facts" centralizes data provided by state…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection, Access to Information
Washington State Department of Early Learning, 2012
The Department of Early Learning (DEL), in partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Thrive Washington, has published the Early Learning and Development Guidelines (guidelines) for children from birth through third grade. The guidelines replace the Early Learning and Development Benchmarks, which were first…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Early Intervention, State Standards
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
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2010
The Elementary Integrated Curriculum (EIC) Framework is the guiding curriculum document for the Elementary Integrated Curriculum and represents the elementary portion of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) Pre-K-12 Curriculum Frameworks. The EIC Framework contains the detailed indicators and objectives that describe what…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary School Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Art Education
National Institute for Literacy, 2007
Parents are their children's first and foremost important teachers. This paper presents some ways parents can help their children "get ready to read" during the ages of 2, 3, 4 and 5. This paper also offers several checklists for parents of kindergartners, first graders, second graders, and third graders.
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy
Adler, C. Ralph; Goldman, Elizabeth – National Institute for Literacy, 2006
This guide begins with a story about the parents of twin kindergartners. The story models ways in which the parents of Mike and Chris help them learn to read, such as reading the newspaper together with them and asking them questions about the books they are reading. Included is another short story parents can read with their child, and a list of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Reading Skills, Sight Vocabulary
Rhodes, Robert L.; Ochoa, Salvador Hector; Ortiz, Samuel O. – Guilford Publications, 2005
This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English-language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychoeducational Methods, Guidelines, Acculturation
Jobs for the Future, 2005
According to the American Diploma Project, more than two-thirds of new jobs require some postsecondary education, and the fastest-growing, best paying jobs require the highest levels of education. Moreover, as ADP research indicates, success in college depends upon the same reading, writing, and math skills that lead after high school to earning a…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Knowledge Level, Academic Achievement, Thinking Skills
Brewster, Cori; Klump, Jennifer – Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), 2005
This booklet is one in a series of "hot topics" reports produced twice a year by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. These reports briefly address current educational concerns and issues as indicated by requests for information that come to the Laboratory from the Northwest region and beyond. Each booklet contains a discussion…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Characteristics
Boethel, Martha – Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 2004
This is one the fourth in a series of reports that examine key issues related to family and community connections with schools. These research syntheses are intended to help local school, community, and family leaders obtain useful information derived from rigorous research. In addition to presenting findings from recent research, the synthesis…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Design, School Readiness, Kindergarten
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
The term "children with disabilities" includes, without limitation, all children who, because of permanent or temporary mental, physical or emotional disabilities, need special education, are unable to have all their educational needs met in a regular class without special education and related services, or are unable to be adequately educated in…
Descriptors: State Regulation, Educational Needs, Disabilities, Public Education
Tourney-Punta, Judith – Education Commission of the States, 2004
Representatives at the school, district and state levels, as well as scholars and researchers, have been working with the Education Commission of the States? National Center for Learning and Citizenship (ECS/NCLC) to define citizenship education in terms of three strands forming "a braid" of civic competencies. Beginning with the rationale and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Citizenship, Citizenship Education
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