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Marietta, Geoff; d'Entremont, Chad; Kaur, Emily Murphy – Harvard Education Press, 2017
"Improving Education Together" offers a step-by-step guide to Labor-Management-Community (LMC) collaboration, an intervention that has successfully improved student outcomes in a wide variety of school districts across the country. The authors illustrate how a culture of collaboration between labor, management, and community stakeholders…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Intervention, Cooperation, Labor Force
University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
The use of data to inform decisionmaking and practice at the school and district levels is now a common feature of reform efforts. Advances in districts' technological capacities have produced data systems that allow a flow of data to and from schools, often to the point of creating an overwhelming flood of information. To make the flow of…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, College Readiness, Decision Making, Evaluation Utilization
Taylor, Jason L.; Kirby, Catherine L., Bragg, Debra D.; Oertle, Kathleen M.; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Khan, Sadya S. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This guide begins with background information useful to understanding Illinois' framework for implementation and evaluation of Programs of Study. It starts with a visual depiction of the relationships between activity at the federal, state and local levels that evolved to the creation of Illinois' Career Cluster Model. This Model, which is based…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation
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
Tolman, Joel; Pittman, Karen; Yohalem, Nicole; Thomases, Jean; Trammel, Ming – Forum for Youth Investment, 2002
What are the common tasks facing cities committed to saturating their city with high quality out-of-school opportunities, available to every young person? While no list is definitive or complete, we identify ten critical tasks. (Background and Contact information is appended. Contains 5 footnotes and 9 figures.)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Areas, After School Programs, Urban Youth
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield. – 1992
This report proposes 25 guidelines that should be considered in making productivity improvements in the following five key areas: (1) instruction, (2) research and public service, (3) overall academic functions, (4) administrative functions, and (5) state policies affecting higher education. In some cases, data are presented that illustrate the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Departments, Educational Finance, Educational Planning
Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield. – 1991
This brochure presents an overview of the eight trial Family Support Programs in Illinois which attempt to meet needs of families of children with disabilities in order to enable such children to remain with their families and avoid institutional placements. Principles of family support are listed, including its focus on whole families and meeting…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Family Programs
Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center, Rantoul. – 1990
The structure and function of family literacy programming in Illinois is examined in this two-part report. National models are reviewed to provide an understanding of research and practice in the field, and a framework is proposed for the systematic development and evaluation of family literacy programs. Based on visits to 19 sites (59% of the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Childrens Literature, English (Second Language)
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Springfield. – 1990
This handbook provides guidance for women in Illinois who are victims of domestic violence and spouse abuse. It consists of facts about domestic violence, a survival sheet telling what to do before, during, and after incidents of domestic violence, and advice on seeking emergency assistance and shelter. It then provides advice and resources on…
Descriptors: Battered Women, Conflict Resolution, Court Litigation, Crime Prevention
Rogers, David J. – 1981
This guide is intended for job developers, counselors, and other staff who interact with employers to locate jobs for their clients. The guide was written specifically for individuals working with Indochinese refugees, but may be useful to practitioners working to place any limited-English-speaking or otherwise hard-to-place population. The…
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employers, Employment Interviews
Langemach, Sharon; Koepplinger, Jessica – 1982
Prepared for migrant farmworkers traveling in the State of Illinois, the booklet, written in English and Spanish, provides basic information on (1) employment conditions--requirements of crew leaders and employers, deductions from wages, and laws regulating child labor; (2) housing--conditions of the camp grounds and of living units; (3)…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Civil Rights, Due Process, Employment Practices
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Leadership Training Inst./Vocational and Special Education. – 1981
This information guide is designed to help handicapped adults and parents of handicapped youth become aware of the vocational programs and services available in the community as well as in Illinois and to understand what to ask for when considering vocational programing. Chapter 1 is an introduction and overview. Information is provided on the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Career Awareness, Career Development
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Illinois Resource and Dissemination Network. – 1982
Intended for use in conjunction with the Illinois Office of Education's School/Public Library Cooperative Community Planning Process Training Manual, this resource supplement contains guidelines for collecting information on planning team members; a suggested agenda for a cooperative planning training seminar; a suggested seminar evaluation form;…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cooperative Planning, Group Dynamics
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Illinois Resource and Dissemination Network. – 1982
A product of the Effective Use of Resources Project (EURP), which was co-sponsored by the Illinois State Library and the Illinois Board of Education, this manual describes a 7-step process for the development of community-based cooperative planning between school and public libraries. The objectives of school/public library cooperative planning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Guides, Library Cooperation, Problem Solving
Suelzle, Marijean; Keenan, Vincent – 1980
Intended for parents of developmentally disabled children, the handbook, in Spanish, provides information on service needs and services available in Lake County, Illinois. Section I focuses on life course planning with sections of diagnosis and assessment, professionals involved with special education, education for the developmentally disabled,…
Descriptors: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Child Advocacy, Community Services
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