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American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
Trustees face complex choices related to costs and efficiency as they navigate new accountability policies, financial headwinds, and a changing global marketplace for college education. The latest release in a series of trustee guides from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni's Institute for Effective Governance, "Bold Leadership, Real…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Costs, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2017
A Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy establishes intensive reading intervention for K-3 students to ensure they read on grade level by the end of third grade. The policy then requires third grade students to demonstrate sufficient reading skills for promotion to fourth grade. Retention provides struggling readers the additional time and intensive…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Grade 3
Phillips, Beth M.; Mazzeo, Debbie; Smith, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
This Self-Study Guide has been developed to support Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Providers (VPK) who are required to complete an improvement plan process (i.e., low-performing providers). The guide has sections that can be used during both the process of selecting target areas for an improvement plan and the process of implementing new or…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Preschool Education, Voluntary Agencies, Educational Improvement
Florida Department of Education, 2014
This Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) is designed to keep Florida moving forward toward national and international competitiveness. Florida will compare its National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores to those of the top five states and its Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress in International…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), National Competency Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
Foorman, Barbara R.; Petscher, Yaacov; Schatschneider, Chris – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2015
The FAIR-FS consists of computer-adaptive reading comprehension and oral language screening tasks that provide measures to track growth over time, as well as a Probability of Literacy Success (PLS) linked to grade-level performance (i.e., the 40th percentile) on the reading comprehension subtest of the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) in the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Screening Tests, Reading Comprehension, Oral Language
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2009
The purpose of this document is to describe the US ED growth model pilot program from its inception to the point at which the program was no longer a pilot and was opened up to all states. In addition, the paper is designed to help states in the process of planning to submit a growth model proposal. The information in this document is mostly…
Descriptors: Models, Pilot Projects, Public Agencies, Educational Indicators
Dorn, Charles M.; Sabol, Robert; Madeja, Stanley S.; Sabol, F. Robert – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2004
"Assessing Expressive Learning" is the only book in the art education field to date to propose and support a research-supported teacher-directed authentic assessment model for evaluating K-12 studio art, and to offer practical information on how to implement the model. This practical text for developing visual arts assessment for grades…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Creativity, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
Medina, Linda, Comp. – 1982
Designed to orient Hispanic refugees to the services that are available in Central Florida, this bilingual guide consists of a section of general information on living and working in the United States and a section devoted to various public and private agencies. Provided first are addresses and phone numbers of various government agencies:…
Descriptors: Banking, Community Resources, Employment, Employment Interviews
Heilos, Lawrence J.; And Others – 1981
This handbook of procedures developed by the Committee on Professional Concerns (COPC) of the University of South Florida (USF) describes the process to be used in recruiting and hiring qualified candidates for positions on the USF library faculty. The publication is divided into six sections: (1) information on the USF equal employment…
Descriptors: Advertising, Advisory Committees, Affirmative Action, Check Lists
Dykes, Mary K.; And Others – Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Research Bulletin, 1979
This document provides information for teachers and administrators about 54 tests which can be used with young children (2-5 years of age) to assess and evaluate early childhood education programs. Brief descriptions of the tests, presented in charts, include the following information: the name of each measure its author, the publisher, age or…
Descriptors: Administrators, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing
Florida Center for Children and Youth, Tallahassee. – 1979
This legislative handbook for child advocates in Florida features a description of Florida's legislative process, including sessions, leadership and procedure, committees, legislation, public access to legislative information, state publications, and critical stages in the passage of a bill. A legislative glossary and a chart showing the route of…
Descriptors: Budgets, Citizen Participation, Committees, Educational Legislation
Leppert, Jack; Routh, Dorothy – 1979
This publication is intended to provide policy-makers, educators, and concerned citizens with a practical introduction to pupil weighting systems--what they can accomplish, what factors must be taken into account as they are developed, and what problems can hamper their implementation. Pupil weighting systems are alternative approaches to funding…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid
Tropf, Walter D., Ed. – 1977
This manual provides an on-the-job basic orientation and training program for beginning child care workers. Content areas covered were selected by child care worker supervisors as being the most troublesome for trainees adjusting to group care responsibilities. The training program is divided into two main parts. The first part consists of an…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Development, Behavior Problems, Child Caregivers
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Program of Vocational Education. – 1977
Intended for use by personnel in Florida local education agencies, this guide presents an overview of each of the eight components in a system for planning and conducting a data-based locally directed evaluation of secondary or postsecondary vocational education programs. The system is described as one whereby program products are compared with…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, County School Districts, Evaluation Methods, Postsecondary Education
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Program of Vocational Education. – 1977
Part of a system by which local education agency (LEA) personnel may evaluate secondary and postsecondary vocational education programs, this first of eight components focuses on organization of the evaluation plan. As in each of the other components, methods and procedures are suggested that the LEA may adopt or modify when developing a system…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, County School Districts, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines
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