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Wayman, Jeffrey C.; Wilkerson, Stephanie B.; Cho, Vincent; Mandinach, Ellen B.; Supovitz, Jonathan A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2016
The Teacher Data Use Survey can be used to query teachers, administrators, and instructional support staff about how teachers use data to support instruction, their attitudes toward data, and the supports that help teachers use data. This guide provides step-by-step instructions to help district and school planners implement the survey. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Surveys, Data
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
In Florida, middle grades students take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT 2.0) in reading and writing. In partnership with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Avalon Middle School implemented the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) framework beginning in the 2012-2013 school year to develop literacy skills across…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Reading Achievement
Croft, Michelle; Guffy, Gretchen; Vitale, Dan – ACT, Inc., 2014
The need to adequately prepare all students for the next stage in their lives has led a number of states to adopt new educational standards that reflect the expectation that all high school students will be ready for college and career when they graduate. The report "Communicating College and Career Readiness through Proficiency…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Academic Standards, Competency Based Education
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Taylor, Rosemarye T.; Gordon, William R., II – Journal of Staff Development, 2014
High school students who are not proficient readers struggle in content classes and often do not graduate from high school. However, they have promise to do so with well-designed and implemented reading curriculum and effective instruction. Without it, they may have difficulty competing in the global workplace (Gordon & Oliva, 2012). One…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, High School Students, Reading Difficulties, Intervention
Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
The State of Florida Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report to produce data sets for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students in 2009 and 2010. Summary data for the district are also provided.…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Vocational Schools, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
This Information Capsule answers the most frequently asked questions about M-DCPS' academic performance during the 2011-2012 school year. Over the past year, the Florida Department of Education made over 28 changes to the school grading formula, including the transition to new, more rigorous assessments, new accountability components, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness, Grading
Ujifusa, Andrew – Education Week, 2012
As states begin to demand more rigor on their high-stakes tests--and the tests evolve to incorporate revised academic standards--many officials are gambling that an initial wave of lower scores will give way to greater student achievement in the future. Changes to statewide tests and subsequent plummeting scores sparked controversy and emergency…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Difficulty Level, Academic Standards, State Standards
Smith, Margaret A. – School Administrator, 2012
The author's community, which includes parents of the 62,000 students who attend schools in Volusia County, Florida, has been baffled over the conflicting nature of Florida's school grading system of A, B, C, D, F based on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, and the federal system of pass or fail. While many of the 80 schools in her…
Descriptors: Grading, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Advocacy
Spence, Denise – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2012
A transformation is going on at Dunbar High School. Administrators, parents, teachers, students, and community partners are excited about the new opportunities offered to students enrolled in the award-winning technology programs. But this was not the case more than a decade ago. In the fall of 2000, Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, Florida, USA,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Credentials, Educational Technology, Information Technology
Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2011
The State of Florida Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report to produce data sets for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students in 2008 and 2009. Summary data for the district are also provided.…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Vocational Schools, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2011
This Information Capsule answers the most frequently asked questions about M-DCPS' academic performance during the 2010-11 school year. M-DCPS earned a performance grade of "B" in 2011 and was only six points short of an "A." Over half of the District's schools (56 percent) earned an "A." In Writing, the percent of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, State Standards, Scores
Wetschler, Ed – District Administration, 2011
In the early 1900s, sociologist and civil-rights activist W.E.B. DuBois advocated the teaching of African-American studies in American schools. The goal was to teach a history and heritage that was being ignored, not just so blacks would better understand their own past, but so white society would be more respectful. But by 1968, when students…
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, Black Studies, American Indians, Open Enrollment
Florida Department of Education, 2011
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is transitioning from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test┬« 2.0 (FCAT 2.0) to align with new student academic content standards. This booklet has been prepared to help understand the reports for the FCAT 2.0. It includes explanations of the reports,…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Academic Standards
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper provides information about the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test[R] (FCAT). The purpose of the exam is to: (1) Determine prospective high school graduates' mastery of the state curriculum; (2) Encourage districts and schools to identify and serve students at risk of academic failure; (3) Provide data to state policymakers on student…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Failure, At Risk Students, High School Graduates
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2010
This Information Capsule answers the most frequently asked questions about M-DCPS' academic performance during the 2009-10 school year. M-DCPS earned a performance grade of "B" in 2010 and was only four points short of an "A." Over half of the District's schools (57 percent) earned an "A." Overall, the District's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Scores, Racial Differences
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