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Minnesota Department of Education, 2014
This document describes the Minnesota No Child Left Behind (NCLB) calculation as it relates to measuring Title III districts for Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO). In 2012, a new assessment was used to measure language proficiency skills for English Learners. New AMAO targets were created, and new values for determining individual…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Language Proficiency, Language Skills
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2012
Before awarding waivers from core tenets of the No Child Left Behind Act to 11 states, the U.S. Department of Education ordered changes to address a significant weakness in most states' proposals: how they would hold schools accountable for groups of students deemed academically at risk, particularly those in special education or learning English.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Educational Improvement, Accountability
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
"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) House Committee Passes Education Reform Legislation: On Party-Line Votes, Committee Passes Accountability and Teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, State Standards, Educational Change, Graduation
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King, Jean A.; Rohmer-Hirt, Johnna A. – New Directions for Evaluation, 2011
From the 1980s to the present, educational accountability in the United States has grown dramatically. Such accountability in U.S. school districts, although driven primarily by external demands, has internal manifestations as well. The chapter traces the historical development of internal evaluation in American school districts, then highlights…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Testing Programs, Standardized Tests, School Districts
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This individual profile provides information on Minnesota's high school exit exam standards and policies. Some of the categories presented include: (1) State exit exam policy; (2) Type of Test; (3) Purpose; (4) Major changes in exit exam policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (5) Subjects tested on exam; (6) Grade exam first…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Alignment (Education)
Dunlap, Allison – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2011
As the deadline set forth by No Child Left Behind approaches, it is clear that the goal of proficiency in English language arts and mathematics for all students by 2014 will not be met. As a result, the U.S. Department of Education has offered states the option of applying for flexibility on parts of the law. This policy brief outlines those…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement
Beem, Kate – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
As Internet technology encroached on the public school classroom about a decade ago, Kim Ross, superintendent of the Houston (MN) School District saw an opportunity. The entrepreneurial spirit overtook Ross and his team, and out of that was born the Minnesota Virtual Academy and the Minnesota Center of Online Learning, or MCoOL--two virtual…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Teacher Qualifications
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"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) Education Appropriations Bill Signed into Law: U.S. Department of Education to Receive $1 Billion Increase in…
Descriptors: Public Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Politics of Education
Blank, Rolf K. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is working to respond to increased interest in the use of growth models for school accountability. Growth models are based on tracking change in individual student achievement scores over multiple years. While growth models have been used for decades in academic research and program evaluation, a…
Descriptors: State Government, State Departments of Education, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
Minnesota Department of Education, 2009
The purpose of this document is to provide information and resources on special education for charter school sponsors and charter school directors. This document is the result of collaborative input from individuals who work in and with charter schools in Minnesota. It also represents the collaborative efforts of the following divisions of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Charter Schools, Special Education, School Choice
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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Anfinson, Allison; Autumn, Stephanie; Lehr, Cammy; Riestenberg, Nancy; Scullin, Sarah – International Journal on School Disaffection, 2010
The suspension of any student is problematic for students from all groups. Suspension and expulsion as interventions are inadequate to change behavior unless they are paired with teaching replacement behaviors. However, African American/Black, American Indian and Hispanic students are suspended and expelled at rates that are disproportionate to…
Descriptors: Suspension, Dropout Prevention, American Indians, Focus Groups
All Kinds of Minds, 2008
No Child Left Behind (NCLB), landmark legislation passed in 2002, has reframed the federal role in setting educational policy. This brief provides an overview of NCLB, how it impacts teaching and learning, a glimpse into its potential reauthorization, and a summary of how Schools Attuned can fit into this policy context.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Accountability, Professional Development
Education Week, 2008
"Quality Counts 2008" reintroduces state grades in six key areas, from the Chance-for-Success Index to the teaching profession. This special issue of "Education Week" includes the following articles: (1) Human Resources a Weak Spot (Lynn Olson); (2) Teacher Salaries, Looking at Comparable Jobs (Christopher B. Swanson); (3) Data…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Quality, Human Resources
Hartney, Michael, Ed. – National Governors Association, 2007
This bimonthly newsletter provides information about the progress of the Honor States Grant Program, a governor-led effort to improve college--and work-ready graduation rates. This issue spotlights the "supply-side" of high school redesign, exploring how state policymakers are working to expand the supply of high-quality high schools.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, Public Schools, Charter Schools
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