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Curtin, Jenny; Hurwitch, Bill; Olson, Tom – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
An early warning system is a data-based tool that helps predict which students are on the right path towards eventual graduation or other grade-appropriate goals. Through such systems, stakeholders at the school and district levels can view data from a wide range of perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of student data. This "Statewide…
Descriptors: Databases, Educational Indicators, Predictor Variables, At Risk Students
Massachusetts 2020, 2011
2010 was a pioneering year for Massachusetts public schools. State leaders recognized that while the Commonwealth leads the nation in student achievement on national measures such as NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress), more needed to be done to close the persistent achievement gaps between our wealthy and poor students. Combining a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Surveys, Teacher Collaboration
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Edwards, Sharon A.; Maloy, Robert W.; Anderson, Gordon – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2010
Problem solving, introduced in every grade and practiced throughout elementary school, is an essential foundation on which students build their understanding of mathematical ideas, operations, and relationships. This article discusses 1-2-3 Time, an instructional mode that promotes multimodal math learning in ways that engage and sustain students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Childrens Literature, Creative Writing, Problem Solving
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation
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Likis, Lori – Educational Leadership, 2006
When Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School in Boston realized that their students' 2002-2003 math scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System fell below the target set by Massachusetts for adequate yearly progress, they saw not one problem (poor math achievement), but two. Because it was the fifth year the school had not hit AYP…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Sanctions, Academic Achievement, Low Achievement
Brown, Christopher R.; Spangler, David – School Administrator, 2006
During the past several years, school superintendents and educational leaders from around the country have convened at the Pearson Education Instructional Leadership Council to discuss solutions for some of the most pressing issues they confront, especially regarding teaching and learning. Several common change principles have emerged from these…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, Superintendents, Faculty Development
Mass Insight Education (NJ1), 2004
The second year of "Keep the Promise" Research--an in-depth, three-year study of academic remediation programs in Massachusetts' three largest school districts--is producing an array of evidence demonstrating the severely negative impact of the Commonwealth's 80% cut in MCAS remediation funding in the F'04 budget. This report--a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Remedial Instruction, Budgeting