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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
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
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), 2005
The main challenges faced by high schools are preparing students for the workforce of the 21st century, and for post secondary educational opportunities. Yet in a 2004 review of the graduation requirements of all 50 states, Achieve Inc. discovered that "no state requires its graduates to take the courses that reflect the real-world demands of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Secondary School Curriculum
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), 2005
Literacy instruction does not end with reading success in early grades. As students move to middle and high school, new challenges emerge that can affect literacy achievement. Even for students who achieve early reading and writing success, the literacy demands of middle and high school can pose substantial challenges. Older students must be able…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Student Improvement, Adolescents, Literacy