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Tallman, Mark; Carter, Ted – Kansas Association of School Boards, 2015
This report includes a high-level overview of student outcome data and how Kansas measures up to the other 49 states. It is meant to complement the other reporting that the Kansas Association of School Boards has released and will be releasing related to improving student outcomes for all Kansas public schools. The following are key findings…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Basic Skills, Reading Achievement
Healey, Kaleen; Nagaoka, Jenny; Michelman, Valerie – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
A four-year college degree increases a student's employment prospects and earning potential. Given this importance, it is not surprising that 75 percent of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school students aspire to obtain at least a four-year college degree. Yet, prior research showed that few achieved this goal: a 2006 University of Chicago…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Attainment, Graduation
Oregon Department of Education, 2014
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
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Gill, Brian; Bruch, Julie; Booker, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2013
States and school districts are exploring alternatives to state tests for measuring teachers' contributions to student learning. One approach applies statistical value-added methods to alternative student assessments such as commercially available tests and end-of course tests. The evidence suggests that these methods can reliably distinguish…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Competencies, Evaluation Methods, Educational Testing
Cromwell, Ashley M.; McClarty, Katie Larsen; Larson, Sarah J. – Pearson Education, Inc., 2013
This paper outlines current student-level indicators at the high school and middle school levels that predict college success. In this bulletin, indicators are divided into three categories: assessment scores (e.g., SAT® exam scores), transcript attributes (e.g., course rigor), and additional indicators (e.g., attendance) that impact achievement.
Descriptors: College Readiness, Predictor Variables, Success, Middle School Students
Oregon Department of Education, 2012
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
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Springer, Mark A. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2009
As the world changes, education must also change. People can no longer afford to rely on a 19th century or even a 20th century education system any more than they can afford to rely on 19th century transportation, communication, or medical systems. This author discusses the obligation of educators to foster for their students the knowledge and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Global Education, Learning Strategies, Adolescents
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Budget Impasse Continues in the House of Representatives: Moderates' Push for Additional Domestic Spending Postpones…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Budgets