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Smith, Stephen Samuel; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2000
Compared the progress of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, North Carolina, in improving student outcomes with progress in two other North Carolina school districts and the entire state. There was no evidence that the sweeping program of school reform in Charlotte-Mecklenburg improved academic outcomes except in a few advanced placement…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education
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Singer, Judith D.; Willet, John B. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1996
Methodological features are suggested for a possible new national longitudinal study of teachers' careers. Six key principles of research design are presented and used to assert that the new study must be truly longitudinal with measurements on at least six occasions over at least 12 years. (SLD)
Descriptors: Careers, Elementary Secondary Education, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys
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Massy, William F.; Wilger, Andrea K. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1992
A conceptual structure is developed for examining college and university productivity, and an explanation is proposed for why productivity has declined. It is argued that much of the problem results from the shift of faculty effort toward research and professional activity and away from undergraduate teaching. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Change, College Faculty, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Trends
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Porter, Andrew C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1989
An analysis is provided of whether good teaching of worthwhile content to all students is better promoted by standard-setting initiatives or through leaving teachers alone. Alternative courses of action are reviewed that might make external standard-setting activities matters of persuasion, not issues of compliance. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Freedom, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement
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Popham, W. James – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1987
Ten factors relevant to the standard-setting decision on important tests (i.e., high school diploma tests) are proposed as a basis for a standard-setting preparation program. It is suggested that, typically, those who set standards have had little or no experience and would benefit from formal preparation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Policy, Graduation Requirements, High Stakes Tests
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Wenglinsky, Harold H. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1996
Applying multivariate statistical techniques to a nationally representative sample of 687 students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and 742 students at traditionally white institutions, this study finds that HBCU may have an educational justification, in that African American students at HBCU are more likely to pursue…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Blacks, College Segregation, College Students
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Black, Paul J. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1994
The background of practice and ideology that led to the national curriculum and national assessment in England and Wales is traced, along with the development of national assessment policy. The breakdown, which has resulted in teachers who refuse to conduct the prescribed testing, is described. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Griffin, Bryan W.; Heidorn, Mark H. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1996
The relationship between performance on tests of minimum competency (MCT) required for high school graduation and dropout behavior was studied with 76,664 Florida students. Results indicate that MCT failure increases the likelihood of leaving school only for students doing well academically, but not for minority students or those doing poorly.…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Achievement Tests, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Research
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Hargreaves, Andy – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1996
The boundaries between educational research, policy, and practice are becoming blurred in the postmodern age. Ways to transform knowledge utilization and teacher self-knowledge to greater educational productivity are explored, and principles for reinventing the relationships between knowledge creation and knowledge use are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Kirby, Sheila Nataraj; Berends, Mark; Naftel, Scott – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1999
Analyzes data on minority teachers in Texas between 1979 and 1996. Descriptive results show that, although Texas has been successful in attracting minority teachers, it has a long way to go before the teacher workforce reflects the racial/ethnic composition of the state. (SLD)
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Teachers, Racial Composition
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Finn, Jeremy D.; Achilles, Charles M. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1999
Describes Tennessee's Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio (STAR) Project, a study of class size, and summarizes its findings with regard to academic achievement and behavior. Positive findings from STAR are providing impetus for class-size-reduction policies. Discusses some criticisms of STAR research and findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Patterns, Class Size, Elementary Education
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Linn, Robert L. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1993
Current national efforts to expand the role of educational assessment and change the nature of assessments are discussed. Rationales for expectations that a new national examination would spur educational reform are analyzed; and the challenges of performance-based assessment, particularly in its validation, are examined. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Torrance, Harry – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1993
Recently, governments have become interested in assessment as a key mechanism for monitoring and intervening in the educational process. Problems in implementing new approaches to assessment in the context of national testing and evidence from a new national test are illustrated through the National Assessment of England and Wales. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
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McDonnell, Lorraine M. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1995
The evolution of the opportunity-to-learn (OTL) concept from a research concept to a policy instrument is examined. The origins of OTL in studies by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement are described, and the role of OTL research in educational indicators is explored. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Concept Formation, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Indicators
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Guiton, Gretchen; Oakes, Jeannie – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1995
Conceptual issues in developing and using opportunity-to-learn (OTL) standards to inform policy questions about equal educational opportunity are discussed. Using two national databases, OTL measures are developed according to Libertarian, Liberal, and Democratic Liberal conceptualizations, and the influence of these concepts on the information…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Databases, Democracy, Educational Research
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