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National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2017
Researchers at NIET and elsewhere have studied the effectiveness of "TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement" (TAP) in raising student achievement, improving the quality of instruction, and increasing the ability of high-need schools to recruit, retain and support effective teachers. This document provides summaries of some…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
Woods, Julie Rowland – Education Commission of the States, 2015
For more than 30 years, Education Commission of the States has tracked instructional time and frequently receives requests for information about policies and trends. In this Education Trends report, Education Commission of the States addresses some of the more frequent questions, including the impact of instructional time on achievement, variation…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Time Factors (Learning), Time on Task, Academic Achievement
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This memorandum provides a summary of the indicators of college- and career-readiness used in nine states: Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. This scan was conducted at the request of the California Comprehensive Center, and focuses on data from states' Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education
Laine, Richard; Cohen, Marjorie; Nielson, Kate; Palmer, Iris – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2015
The education system of the United States is not adequately preparing a large proportion of its students for college, career-training, and, ultimately, jobs that provide enough income to support a middle class standard of living. Because the education system has failed to attain hoped-for outcomes, some states are investigating new systems,…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
Wolf, Mary Ann; Jones, Rachel; Gilbert, Daniel – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
This report explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and district-wide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Teachers have the greatest school-based effect on the achievement of any child in their classrooms, but highly effective principals can positively affect the achievement of every student in their schools. The difference between a highly effective principal and an average one is equal to two-to-seven months of extra learning per year for each child…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
Cummins, H. J. – Wallace Foundation, 2013
What happens when teams from 57 cities building afterschool systems gather to discuss two key system responsibilities--improving afterschool programs and using data for informed decision-making? Lots of rich discussion. This report covers a national afterschool conference held in February 2013. It details what mayors, program providers, system…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Decision Making Skills, Management Information Systems, After School Programs
Fox, Christine; Waters, John; Fletcher, Geoff; Levin, Douglas – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012
It is a simple fact that access to high-speed broadband is now as vital a component of K-12 school infrastructure as electricity, air conditioning, and heating. The same tools and resources that have transformed educators' personal, civic, and professional lives must be part of learning experiences intended to prepare today's students for college…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Telecommunications, Information Technology
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2010
With effective teaching a top policy priority, certain school districts, the federal government, and nonprofit groups are renewing efforts to pilot and study strategies for pairing effective teachers with students in low-performing, high-poverty schools. The results could offer clues about how to rectify an imbalance in the distribution of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Distribution, Academic Achievement