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Melguizo, Tatiana; Ngo, Federick – Educational Researcher, 2020
This study explores the extent to which "college-ready" students, by high school standards, are assigned to remedial courses in college. We used a unique longitudinal data set that links high school and community college transcript data. Focusing on math, we developed a naming device--"inter-sector math misalignment" (ISMM)--to…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), College Readiness, High School Graduates, Community Colleges
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Babatope A., Alabadan; Samuel, Taiwo M.; Ajewole, Philip I.; Anyanwu, Oluwakemi M. – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2020
The demand for engineering education and graduates is increasing daily because the current service and technological designs are unable to meet the needs of the society and the expected dramatic increase in the future. The emerging skill gap requires a shift in the type of expertise required of young professionals that will be needed to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Labor Needs, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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Gershenson, Seth – Education Next, 2020
Grade inflation is pervasive in American high schools. Is rampant grade inflation cause for concern? How teachers' grading standards affect student success is an empirical question--one that the author addresses in this article in a new study of roughly 350,000 North Carolina students taking Algebra I between 2006 and 2016. The author first…
Descriptors: Grading, Grade Inflation, Academic Standards, High School Students
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Verger, Antoni; Prieto, Miriam; Pagès, Marcel; Villamor, Patricia – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
An increasing number of countries are adopting accountability systems in education that rely on the external evaluation of students' learning outcomes through standardized assessments. The international dissemination of this form of accountability, often known as test-based accountability, does not imply that exactly the same policy is adopted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Accountability, Academic Standards
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Petrilli, Michael J.; Loveless, Tom – Education Next, 2020
The Common Core State Standards, released in 2010, were rapidly adopted by more than 40 states. Champions maintained that these rigorous standards would transform American education, but the initiative went on to encounter a bumpy path. A decade on, what are we to make of this ambitious effort? What kind of impact, if any, has it had on the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, National Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
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Loveless, Tom – Education Next, 2020
Education standards do not flop spectacularly. Their failure gives rise to nothing like the black-and-white films of early aeronautical experiments: no missiles exploding on launch pads or planes tumbling from the sky. But 10 years after 46 of the 50 states adopted the Common Core standards, the lack of evidence that they have improved student…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Academic Standards, Failure, Educational Policy
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Education Next, 2020
The 10th anniversary of Common Core's launch offers the opportunity to take stock of the impact these nearly national standards have had on student learning, as well as their future prospects. In this article, Morgan Polikoff shares his view that the standards movement in general, and Common Core in particular, have achieved all they are going to…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Petrilli, Michael J. – Education Next, 2020
As an early Common Core booster, Michael Petrilli had hoped that by now--10 years after most states adopted the standards--the nation's schools would have logged tangible improvements in teaching and learning that resulted in higher student achievement. In this article, Petrilli reviews what Common Core is and discusses the work ahead that is…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Claybaugh, Craig C.; Elrod, Cassandra C.; Flachsbart, Barry B.; Hilgers, Michael G. – Journal of Education for Business, 2020
The authors provide a detailed analysis of a continuous improvement process for an information systems master's program at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited university. The authors sought to inform the literature on the improvement process used to satisfy quality standards and improve learning outcomes in a degree…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Information Science Education, Educational Improvement, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Doyle, Jacqueline; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip – Professional Development in Education, 2020
This national study of 1858 teachers participating in professional development(PD) summer programs in the United States encompasses a wide range of science subjects and grades. It was conducted to identify program features associated with increases in two types of teacher knowledge that are goals for most professional development programs: teacher…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Professional Development, Knowledge Level, Summer Programs
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Wright, Anna M. – Communication Education, 2020
Teachers and their unions are often vilified for the perception that they are working against the best interest of students (Berliner & Glass, 2014). The narrative, it seems, is that teachers' unions only seek to protect bad teachers, and they fight for an unearned increase in pay for teachers. The National Education Association launched the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Unions, Educational History, Teaching Conditions
McTighe, Jay; Doubet, Kristina J.; Carbaugh, Eric M. – ASCD, 2020
Aimed at the growing number of educators who are looking to move beyond covering the curriculum, "Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects" provides a comprehensive guide to ensuring students' deeper learning--in which they can transfer their knowledge, skills, and understandings to the world beyond the classroom. Readers will…
Descriptors: Authentic Learning, Academic Standards, 21st Century Skills, Student Centered Learning
Price, Madeline; Corrin, William – MDRC, 2020
In a 2006 report, MDRC comparatively analyzed its evaluations of three comprehensive interventions -- Career Academies, First Things First, and Talent Development -- to identify strategies that address five critical challenges to reform: (1) creating a personalized and orderly learning environment; (2) assisting students who enter high school with…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, Barriers, Teaching Methods
Maghnouj, Soumaya; Salinas, Daniel; Kitchen, Hannah; Guthrie, Caitlyn; Bethell, George; Fordham, Elizabeth – OECD Publishing, 2020
Serbia's education system performs well compared to other countries in the Western Balkans. There have been improvements in access to education and Serbia has undertaken major institutional reforms in recent years, such as the introduction of achievement standards at the end of compulsory education, teacher standards and a school evaluation…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Lander, Jessica – Educational Leadership, 2020
It's time for educators to ditch deficit-based thinking and instead focus on the strengths of immigrant students, writes Jessica Lander. Here, she provides several concrete strategies teachers and schools can use to honor immigrant students' assets, while still providing rigorous English language instruction. For example, teachers can set high…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, English Language Learners, Cultural Capital
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