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Ruedel, Kristin; Nelson, Gena; Bailey, Tessie – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) identified increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities and decreasing the graduation gap between students with disabilities and all students as its state-identified measurable result (SIMR). To make progress toward the SIMR, the state sought to build the capacity of local education…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Graduation Rate, Outcomes of Education
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Mesa, Jennifer – Science and Children, 2018
As an instructional framework, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can guide science teachers to purposefully apply evidence-based instructional practices to increase engagement and learning of students with disabilities (Israel, Ribuffo, and Smith 2014; Marino et al. 2014; Ok et al. 2016). This article describes how to use the Universal Design…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Access to Education, Barriers, Student Needs
Chang, Hedy N.; Bauer, Lauren; Byrnes, Vaughan – Attendance Works, 2018
This executive summary highlights the value of making chronic absence data transparent and available to families, community partners, and other stakeholders outside school systems. Aimed at motivating action, this report: (1) shares key findings from the analysis of the scale, scope, and concentration of chronic absence in schools throughout the…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Information Dissemination, School Demography, Elementary Schools
Schwartz, Heather L.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Augustine, Catherine H.; Leschitz, Jennifer T. – RAND Corporation, 2018
This appendix augments a report that updates 2013 guidance to school district leaders and their partners across the country who are interested in launching summer learning programs or improving established ones. In that report, the authors present recommendations based on evaluations, conducted between 2011 and 2016, of summer programs in five…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Urban Schools, National Programs, Data Collection
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Thomas, Debra Kelly; Milenkovic, Lisa; Marousky, Annamargareth – Science and Children, 2019
Computer science (CS) and computational thinking (a problem-solving process used by computer scientists) teach students design, logical reasoning, and problem solving--skills that are valuable in life and in any career. Computational thinking (CT) concepts such as decomposition teach students how to break down and tackle a large complex problem.…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Computer Simulation, Computer Science Education
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Foorman, Barbara R.; Smith, Kevin G.; Kosanovich, Marcia L. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
The implementation of effective instructional materials, such as a core reading program, by a qualified teacher is an important part of improving students' reading achievement. But selecting those instructional materials can be time-consuming. Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast created this rubric for evaluating reading/language arts…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Instructional Material Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Language Arts
NWEA, 2017
The principal at Dunnellon Christian Academy in Dunnellon, Florida, was tired of trying to use complicated, outdated student data to make educational decisions. She learned of the partnership between Step Up For Students (SUFS) and NWEA® that enables schools to use the MAP® Growth™ interim assessment. MAP Growth measures what students know and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Professional Development
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Johnsen, Susan K. – Gifted Child Today, 2016
At the 61st National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, two practitioner panels responded to questions about implementing the Common Core in English language arts (ELA) and in mathematics. After listening to their responses, the authors felt that the "Gifted Child Today" readers would enjoy…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Language Arts, Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
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Brown, Martha A. – Teaching Artist Journal, 2016
This article provides a framework to assist evaluators, teaching artists, and program managers in working together.
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Artists, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation
Di Carlo, Matthew – Albert Shanker Institute, 2015
During the late 1990s and 2000s, the State of Florida enacted a set of education reforms spearheaded by Governor Jeb Bush. These policies, which emphasize test-based accountability, competition, and choice, have since become known as the "Florida Formula for education success," or, simply, the "Florida Formula." In recent…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Accountability, Program Implementation, Educational Objectives
Florida Department of Education, 2015
The principal purpose of the report for the "Florida School District Adult and Technical Centers" is to provide timely, accurate, and comparative information about the Florida School District Adult and Technical Centers System. This report is intended for use by people who are interested in data relevant to education in the School…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Technical Education, School Districts, General Education
Corbett, Julie – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
This brief is one in a series highlighting state policies, regulations, practices, laws, or other tools intended to create the necessary conditions for school and/or district turnaround. Each brief includes an overview of the relevant turnaround tool, its development process, its impact, and lessons learned that could assist other education…
Descriptors: State Policy, State Regulation, Educational Practices, School Turnaround
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Vanover, Charles – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2015
This case discusses early work to implement the Common Core State Standards at a fictitious school in Florida. The case is designed to support students' efforts to use school accountability data for inquiry and to conceptualize change in schools where previous leaders' efforts were not successful. Shell Elementary is an exurban school that serves…
Descriptors: State Standards, Case Method (Teaching Technique), School Administration, Educational Change
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Pace, Michelle H.; Ortiz, Enrique – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2015
As a Title I kindergarten teacher, Michelle Pace, second grade teacher at Lake Mary Elementary School in Florida, has seen firsthand how oral language can create roadblocks for students in all areas of the curriculum, both academically and socially. At the time this article was written, the state of Florida had recently adopted the Common Core…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Elementary School Mathematics
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Hefty, Lukas J. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2015
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" (2000) outlines fi ve Process Standards that are essential for developing deep understanding of mathematics: (1) Problem Solving; (2) Reasoning and Proof; (3) Communication; (4) Connections; and (5) Representation. The Common Core…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Mathematical Logic, Validity
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