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LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
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Bales, Barbara L. – Athens Journal of Education, 2015
In the United States, as public demands for quality teachers have escalated, there has been a corresponding increase in national policy efforts to tie the standards of student success to teacher preparation, licensing, and evaluation. This conceptual paper examines how national authorities used specific policy tools to usurp the state's…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
Groves, Garrett – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2014
Governors are increasingly aware that the emerging economy will provide few well-paying jobs for workers who have not earned a postsecondary degree or a relevant workforce certificate. Fifty years ago, nearly 80 percent of all jobs required only a high school diploma or less and most paid a good wage. Fast-forward to data from 2013 and that number…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education
Potemski, Amy – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
Across the United States, a wide cross-section of administrators and teachers are learning the ins and outs of setting, assessing, and scoring student learning objectives (SLOs). An SLO is a set of goals that measures an educator's progress in achieving student growth targets. SLOs are particularly helpful for teachers in nontested subjects and…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Standard Setting, Attendance, Student Mobility
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
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Carey, John; Dimmitt, Carey – Professional School Counseling, 2012
The six statewide research studies presented in this special issue use a variety of designs, instrumentation, and measures. Nevertheless, they can be integrated at the level of results to shed light on some important questions related to effective practice in the field of school counseling. In fact, one can argue that, when separate studies that…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Counseling Services, School Counselors, School Counseling
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education recently released a "College Completion Tool Kit" intended to support the higher education attainment goals set by the Obama administration. These goals are consistent with the state's Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education. The tool kit lays out strategies for achieving higher levels of attainment…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Graduation, Educational Finance
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2010
To assist Wisconsin education leaders with planning for Response to Intervention (RtI), the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in partnership with Wisconsin education stakeholders, has developed this informational brief. This brief is intended to provide guidance for implementation of RtI and should not be read as administrative…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Guidance, Response to Intervention, Educational Objectives
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Sindberg, Laura K. – Music Educators Journal, 2009
Teachers plan for instruction in band, choir, and orchestra; this typically includes selecting repertoire and planning outcomes and strategies for achieving those goals with a vision toward excellent musical performance. Teachers in school music ensembles plan instruction that will lead to student learning. In the ensemble setting, this learning…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Music, Singing
US Department of Education, 2006
This workbook, submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to the U.S. Department of Education, is for State Grants under Title IX, Part C, Section 9302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110). By January 31, 2003, States must complete and submit to the Department this Consolidated State Application…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Districts
Wiley, Edward W.; Allen, Jessica – Education Policy Research Unit, 2005
This appendix describes the analytical procedures used to project the status of schools in the Great Lakes state toward meeting AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) requirements from 2005 to 2014. To "make AYP," the school as a whole and each numerically significant subgroup must meet "Annual Measurable Objectives" (annual…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
Public Policy Forum, 2004
Four schools in the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) district now have appeared on the state's list of schools needing improvement for four years in a row. After four years on the list, schools are required under federal law to take corrective action, which could include restructuring the internal organization of the school, replacing staff,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Failure, Educational Objectives
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. – 2002
This executive summary of Wisconsin's 5-year state improvement plan outlines goals and objectives for improving special education services to students with disabilities and progress toward these objectives in Year 2. The first goal (students with disabilities will demonstrate skills that will engage them to become independent, productive, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Early Intervention
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. – 2000
This state improvement plan outlines goals and objectives for improving special education services to students with disabilities in Wisconsin. The first goal (students with disabilities will demonstrate skills which will engage them to become independent, productive, and included citizens in society) contains objectives that address graduation…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives
Nikolay, Pauli; Grady, Susan; Stefonek, Thomas – 1997
This guide outlines curriculum and performance standards for second language instruction in Wisconsin elementary and secondary schools. An introductory section describes the rationale for development of, and use of the standards for foreign language instruction and briefly discusses applications across the curriculum. A second section gives an…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Cultural Awareness
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