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US Department of Education, 2017
Student graduation from high school with a regular high school diploma is an important indicator of school success and one of the most significant indicators of student college and career readiness. In addition, there are substantial economic benefits to high school completion. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, High School Students, Graduation Rate
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2014
School-Parent Compacts are a component of school-level parental involvement policies, and must be developed by the school, teacher, and parents as a description of how parents, the entire school staff, and students themselves will work together for improved student academic achievement. This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Access to Information, Public Schools, Guides
Watson, Douglas, Ed.; Schroedel, John, Ed.; Kolvitz, Marcia, Ed.; DeCaro, Jim, Ed.; Kavin, Denise, Ed. – PEPNet, 2007
The purpose of this guide is to provide up-to-date information and resources about the factors that affect students who are hard of hearing as they plan for or participate in postsecondary education and training. Chapter 1 provides insight into who the population of students is and what it's like to experience hearing loss. Chapter 2 presents…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Partial Hearing, Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation
State of Hawaii Department of Education, 2007
The Hawai'i State Assessment is an annual testing program that measures student progress on Hawai'i's reading, writing, and mathematics standards. This handbook provides all Department of Education personnel at the school, complex area, and state levels with information about participation in the Hawai'i State Reading and Mathematics Assessment…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Student Participation, Disabilities, Mathematics Tests
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, 2005
Several forces are driving Alaska's school accountability initiatives. These include: (1) the Legislature's passage in 1997 and 1998 of the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) and other accountability measures; and (2) the passage by the U.S. Congress of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. In the past, schools excluded some…
Descriptors: State Standards, Student Participation, Student Evaluation, Federal Legislation