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Bartholomew, Audrey; Papay, Clare; McConnell, Amber; Cease-Cook, Jennifer – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Although the college and career readiness movement has propelled schools to further include all students into academic-based courses, students with disabilities continue to need instruction in skills needed for a successful life after school. Research has indicated that it is possible to design instruction to help students acquire skills in both…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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Conderman, Greg; Jung, Myoungwhon; Hartman, Paula – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
In early childhood and primary (PreK-2) grades, subitizing is a critical skill that helps children meet early mathematics standards. Discover ways teachers can infuse this critical skill into their math curriculum.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Mulcahy, Candace A.; Krezmien, Michael; Maccini, Paula – Preventing School Failure, 2014
While the Common Core State Standards and state learning standards guide teachers in what mathematical content knowledge should be addressed as well as the processes and proficiencies necessary for developing mathematical competence, several student- and teacher-related factors may hinder student access to the general education curriculum for…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Behavior Disorders
Hall, Daria – Education Trust, 2013
In 2002, No Child Left Behind ushered in sweeping changes in school accountability. Diverging from the federal government's long history of leaving this matter largely to the states, a Congress broadly dissatisfied with the slow pace of educational improvement stepped in with a new framework designed to set schools on a path to getting all…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Federal Government
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Cornelius, Kyena E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
Special educators are required to collect data on student progress and use it as formative data to inform instructional decisions. Being told to collect student data without being shown how to effectively and efficiently collect it, may cause teachers to become overwhelmed. This article provides three easy-to-use templates to facilitate quick data…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Special Education, Eligibility, Individualized Education Programs
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Benedict, Amber E; Thomas, Rachel A.; Kimerling, Jenna; Leko, Christopher – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
The article reflects on current methods of teacher evaluation within the context of recent accountability policy, specifically No Child Left Behind. An overview is given of the most common forms of teacher evaluation, including performance evaluations, checklists, peer review, portfolios, the CEC and InTASC standards, the Charlotte Danielson…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Eberline, Andrew D.; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2013
Physical education is at a crossroads in the 21st century. With government mandates related to the No Child Left Behind Act (U.S. Department of Education, 2001) emphasizing core subjects, such as math and literacy, non-core subjects have been deemphasized. The most recent "Shape of the Nation Report" (National Association for Sport and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
As the ongoing national indicator of what American students know and can do, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading regularly collects achievement information on representative samples of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Through The Nation's Report Card, the NAEP Reading Assessment reports how well students perform in…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, National Competency Tests, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4
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Seimears, C. Matt; Graves, Emily; Schroyer, M. Gail; Staver, John – Educational Forum, 2012
The purpose of this article is to provide details about the beneficial processes the constructivist pedagogy has in the area of teaching science. No Child Left Behind could possibly cause detrimental effects to the science classroom and the constructivist teacher, so this essay tells how constructivist-based teaching influences students and their…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Conderman, Greg; Hedin, Laura – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
The accountability movement in education has caused school administrators and teachers to think differently about how they report, interpret, and use student assessment data. For example, legislative measures such as No Child Left Behind require school officials to report how all students are progressing toward established standards typically…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response)
Singh, Kathryn – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
Today, more than ever, teachers must work effectively and efficiently to meet seemingly contradictory demands placed on them by society. On the one hand, school personnel are tasked with attaining and publicly reporting high levels of student achievement in response to No Child Left Behind. On the other, school personnel must ensure that students…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Federal Legislation, Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership
American Institutes for Research, 2012
First introduced in 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has evolved over nearly five decades, emphasizing education reform priorities that mirror the changing national education policy conversation. The most recent iteration of ESEA, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), was enacted in 2001. It emphasized improving…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Guides
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2012
This "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2011-2012. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its plans and performance to its community. This report includes a statewide summary of performance results. It reports the status of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
The discussion about rigor is not new. Ever since the release of A Nation at Risk (1983) the debate about the quality of American schools has continued. Adoption of No Child Left Behind (2001) raised the debate to a new level. For the first time schools were held accountable for the achievement of every child, not just the most capable. Across the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Legislation
Hernandez, Alex – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2012
For decades, for-profit educational provision has been merely tolerated, often grudgingly. In the world of charter schooling, for-profit providers are lambasted and sometimes prohibited. In higher education, for-profit institutions have grown rapidly, enrolling millions of nontraditional students and earning enmity, suspicion, and now…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Proprietary Schools, Charter Schools
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