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Guth, Lorraine J.; Pollard, Brittany L.; Nitza, Amy; Puig, Ana; Chan, Christian D.; Singh, Anneliese A.; Bailey, Hopeton – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2019
The Association for Specialists in Group Work's (ASGW) Special Initiatives Committee created a document offering 10 strategies for intentionally using group work to transform hate, facilitate courageous conversations, and enhance community building. Group workers can utilize these methods and resources to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion…
Descriptors: Group Counseling, Social Bias, Inclusion, Counseling Techniques
Lee, Patrick; Reed, Sherrie; Hernandez, Ambar; Kurlaender, Michal – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
This Intersegmental Data Partnerships Resource Guide, and the accompanying PACE policy brief (see ED591080), are products of a year-long qualitative research project exploring promising practices in data sharing and data use among intersegmental partnerships throughout California. This Resource Guide provides institutions engaged in intersegmental…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Guides, Guidelines, Data Analysis
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Pluye, Pierre; Hong, Quan Nha; Granikov, Vera; Vedel, Isabelle – Education for Information, 2018
A mixed studies review (MSR) is a type of literature review that includes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies. This form of literature review is popular since it can provide a rich understanding of complex health interventions and programs. However, conducting a MSR can be challenging since it combines several study designs. A…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing
Baker, S. K.; Santiago, R. T.; Masser, J.; Nelson, N. J.; Turtura, J. – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2018
The alphabetic principle is a critical skill that involves connecting letters with their sounds to read and write. Learning and applying the alphabetic principle takes time and is difficult for most children. Explicit phonics instruction and extensive practice are important when teaching children to learn the alphabetic principle.
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Vocabulary Development, Alphabets, Reading Skills
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The Forum Guide to Reporting Civil Rights Data presents a variety of effective methods through which local education agencies (LEAs) report civil rights data to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. In addition, the guide provides examples of how state education agencies can voluntarily help their LEAs with Civil Rights Data…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Student Rights, Data, Information Utilization
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The "Forum Guide to Facility Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies" helps state and local education agencies plan, design, build, use, and improve their facility information systems. It includes a review of why school facilities data matter and recommends a five-step process that an education agency…
Descriptors: Guides, Information Management, School Districts, Budgets
NWEA, 2018
Some schools use results from the MAP® Growth™ interim assessments from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA®) in a number of high-stakes ways. These include as a component of their teacher evaluation systems; to determine whether a student advances to the next grade; or as an indicator for student readiness for certain programs or…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Guidelines, School Districts, Intervention
Marietta, Geoff; d'Entremont, Chad; Kaur, Emily Murphy – Harvard Education Press, 2017
"Improving Education Together" offers a step-by-step guide to Labor-Management-Community (LMC) collaboration, an intervention that has successfully improved student outcomes in a wide variety of school districts across the country. The authors illustrate how a culture of collaboration between labor, management, and community stakeholders…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Intervention, Cooperation, Labor Force
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Walston, Jill; Redford, Jeremy; Bhatt, Monica P. – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
This Workshop on Survey Methods in Education Research tool consists of a facilitator guide and workshop handouts. The toolkit is intended for use by state or district education leaders and others who want to conduct training on developing and administering surveys. The facilitator guide provides materials related to various phases of the survey…
Descriptors: Surveys, Research Design, Methods, Educational Research
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Henry, Susan F.; Mello, Dan; Avery, Maria-Paz; Parker, Caroline; Stafford, Erin – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
Most state departments of education across the United States recommend or require that districts use a home language survey as the first step in a multistep process of identifying students who qualify for English learner student services. School districts typically administer the home language survey to parents and guardians during a student's…
Descriptors: Native Language, Surveys, English Language Learners, Identification
OECD Publishing, 2017
How might we know whether our schools or system are set up to optimise learning? How can we find out whether we are getting the most from technology? How can we evaluate our innovation or think through whether our change initiative will bring about its desired results? Teachers and educational leaders who grapple with such questions will find this…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Environment, Educational Assessment, Educational Principles
Pinsky, Paul – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Across the South, many states and school districts provide basic training for evaluators. But this basic training does not assure that evaluators will be prepared to provide teachers with classroom observations that are rigorous, reliable and personally relevant. High-quality evaluator training leads to improved instructional practice, both…
Descriptors: Training, Evaluators, Teacher Evaluation, Competence
Clark, Kelly A.; Marable, Ronica – National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, 2017
Cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD) refers to interactions and comparisons between people within an environment, rather than specific characteristics of an individual (Barrera & Corso, 2003). Students who are typically included in this category are (1) African Americans; (2) Asian Americans; (3) Native Americans; (4) Hispanic Americans;…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Limited English Speaking, Student Diversity, Youth
Sayko, Sarah – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2017
You and the school share responsibility for your child's language and literacy learning. Collaborate with your school to make decisions about your child's literacy education right from the start. Your child benefits when you and the school work together to support her literacy development. Working together promotes faster development and catches…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Literacy Education, Parent Role, Reading Skills
Sayko, Sarah; Christman, J. – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2017
A literacy advocate supports or speaks out for someone else's educational needs or rights in reading, writing, and language. As a family member, you know your child best. You have seen your child's literacy skills progress over time. You can embrace your role as an advocate and learn how to work together with your child's school toward common…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Advocacy, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship
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