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Sherron, Todd; Cherrstrom, Catherine A.; Boden, Carrie; Wilson, Lindsey – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
Prior learning assessment (PLA) supports student persistence, shortens time-to-degree, and boosts degree completion, particularly for post-traditional (adult or non-traditional) students and underserved populations. This proceeding examines an innovative approach to PLA using block credit. Administered within the award-winning Department of…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, Best Practices, Adult Students
Johnson, William L.; Johnson, Annabel M.; Johnson, Jared W. – Online Submission, 2017
The document is from a featured presentation at the 2017 annual conference of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) in Houston, Texas, November 9-11, 2017. When educators discuss student achievement, it is rare not to hear names like Robert Marzano and John Hattie. Both have clear, specific, and concrete strategies teachers can use to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Centered Learning, Classroom Techniques, Feedback (Response)
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Navarro, Marco Aurelio – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
Given the importance of hydrocarbons for this area, the purpose of this paper is to explore the response of universities to cope with new demands in the south of Texas and Tamaulipas, especially in relation to gas plays of Eagle Ford (Texas side) and Burgos Basin (Mexican side). To accomplish this task, in the first section of the paper a broad…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Fuels, School Business Relationship
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Dixon, Kathryn – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Language education policy has been a controversial and ongoing issue throughout the U.S., particularly in the state of Texas. This paper reports on a frame analysis of the five bills that amended the Texas Education Code to implement or expand bilingual education and English as a second language programs. Analysis focused on problems and solutions…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, English Only Movement, English (Second Language)
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Fried, Simone – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Historically, U.S. school districts have led schooling, while state education agencies (SEAs) have held a largely regulatory role in school improvement. Yet, a recent reform strategy, the "state takeover," allows an SEA to assume direct governance of a low-performing district -- potentially creating a much more active role for state…
Descriptors: Educational Change, State Departments of Education, Agency Role, Governance
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Cigarroa, Francisco G. – Educational Testing Service, 2013
In the 2013 Tomás Rivera lecture, Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of the University of Texas system, discusses how a major shift in the demographics of the United States is having a profound effect on K-12 and higher education.
Descriptors: Population Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Enrollment Trends
Beach, Richard – Online Submission, 2011
This paper analyzes the influence of three different learning paradigms for learning literacy--formalist, cognitive-processing, and literacy practices--on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. It argues that the Common Core State Standards are based largely on a formalist paradigm as evident in the emphasis on teaching text…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Models, State Standards, Educational Change
Ioannidou, Andri; Bennett, Vicki; Repenning, Alexander; Koh, Kyu Han; Basawapatna, Ashok – Online Submission, 2011
The iDREAMS project aims to reinvent Computer Science education in K-12 schools, by using game design and computational science for motivating and educating students through an approach we call Scalable Game Design, starting at the middle school level. In this paper we discuss the use of Computational Thinking Patterns as the basis for our…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Middle School Students
Schultz-Jones, Barbara; Ledbetter, Cynthia – International Association of School Librarianship, 2010
This paper presents the full results from a 2008/2009 research study examining the application of a "learning environment" paradigm to the school library setting. The preliminary results from the examination of the Fifth Grade science classes were presented at the IASL 2009 Research Forum. We now report the process of completing our…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Programs, School Libraries, Grade 5
Erwin, Susan; Winn, Pam; Gentry, Jim; Cauble, Mary – Online Submission, 2010
Because of the importance of developing highly skilled school leaders, statewide assessments of 784 Texas public school administrators were compared to determine how leadership skills varied by type of campus (urban, suburban and rural) and by campus student achievement ratings. Important findings indicate differences exist by campus type and by…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Rural Schools, Comparative Analysis
Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa – Online Submission, 2010
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, College Preparation, School Readiness
Conley, David T.; Hiatt, Evelyn; McGaughy, Charis; Seburn, Mary; Venezia, Andrea – Online Submission, 2010
This paper presents findings from five separate investigations undertaken as part of the Texas College and Career Readiness Initiative, a legislatively mandated program to increase the number of students attending and succeeding in college. It highlights activities designed to improve alignment between high school and college. These activities…
Descriptors: Investigations, Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals), College Freshmen
Hanushek, Eric A.; Rivkin, Steven G. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2010
Extensive education research on the contribution of teachers to student achievement produces two generally accepted results. First, teacher quality varies substantially as measured by the value added to student achievement or future academic attainment or earnings. Second, variables often used to determine entry into the profession and…
Descriptors: Credentials, Teacher Effectiveness, Models, Teacher Qualifications
Kutz, Gregory D. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
The Head Start program, overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Office of Head Start, provides child development services primarily to low-income families and their children. Federal law allows up to 10 percent of enrolled families to have incomes above 130 percent of the poverty line--GAO (Government…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Integrated Services, National Programs, Low Income Groups
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