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Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012
In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. An executive summary of Latino College Completion in 50 states synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Achievement Gap, Benchmarking
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)
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2010
Teachers' unions in at least two states are threatening to withhold endorsements of their states' Race to the Top applications, which could jeopardize the states' chances of winning the coveted federal dollars. In a letter printed as an advertisement in the Tallahassee Democrat, Florida Education Association President Andy J. Ford discouraged…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Unions, Teacher Associations, Grants
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2009
Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (2002), there has been increased interest in using student achievement data (through standardized tests) to evaluate teacher effectiveness. Two U.S. Department of Education secretaries, Secretary Spellings and Secretary Duncan, have expressed interest in growth models and the need to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Research, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2008
This paper presents a list of resources on what states are doing on the topic of Black male dropouts. These resources are taken from the report abstracts or summaries. This paper is a response to a request asking for these resources. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Research, Dropouts, Males
Munford, Rhonda L. – 2000
This report contains the profiles of state-sponsored extended learning initiatives in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Texas. They address the need to provide extra time and opportunity for students who have difficulty meeting today's standards, and for students who are meeting standards during the school day, but want…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment
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LeLoup, Dennis – Knowledge Quest, 2000
Describes strategic planning efforts in eight states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin) to implement guidelines in "Information Power" (1998, American Library Association) relating good school library media programs to student achievement success. Discusses Web pages; state conferences;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Brown, Brett; Kirby, Gretchen; Botsko, Christopher – 1997
During the 1990s, an increasing number of states have become interested in social indicators as basic tools of governance. Many states have been working aggressively to develop programs and initiatives that make systematic use of social indicators, and to develop the underlying data system to measure and track such indicators. This report reviews…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Behavior, Child Health, Child Welfare
Allen, William R.; Sushak, Ellen A. – 1979
Characteristics of the Minnesota Statewide Educational Assessment Program, initiated by the state department of education, are: stratified student samples based on five sizes and types of school districts; assessment of academic subject areas in periodic cycles; subject area objectives cooperatively planned with the curriculum unit in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment
Perpich, Rudy – 1989
The topics of this speech concern educational equity, excellence, dropout, and reform issues for the purpose of securing adequate public school funding. The address pleads for broader public support to increase school funding; political support for the legislative changes necessary to ensure equity and excellence; and public participation in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Welfare, Citizen Participation, Dropout Prevention
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. – 1984
This document outlines a comprehensive plan developed by the Minnesota State Department of Education for improving school effectiveness throughout the state. The first four sections of the paper present prefatory material, including a general introduction, current comparative statistics on Minnesota schools, need statements (state legislation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Discipline, Educational Environment