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French, Dan – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Standardized testing remains the predominant proficiency measure for students and schools, placing teacher and student focus on test-prep and lower order skills while maintaining achievement gaps that penalize underserved students. The Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Assessment seeks to close this gap and change assessment measures on a…
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Assessment, Accountability, State Policy
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Murphy, Margueritte S.; Flowers, Kathleen S. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
This article describes the development of the Community-Based Learning (CBL) Scorecard by a grant-funded consortium of liberal arts institutions. The aim of the scorecard was to promote assessment that improves student learning with an instrument that employs a quantitative scale, allowing for benchmarking across institutions. Extensive interviews…
Descriptors: Consortia, Community Education, Statistical Analysis, Benchmarking
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Samuels-Peretz, Debbie; Dvorkin Camiel, Lana; Teeley, Karen; Banerjee, Gouri – College Teaching, 2017
In this study, students from a variety of disciplines, who were enrolled in six courses that incorporate the use of social media, were surveyed to evaluate their perception of how the integration of social-media tools supports deep approaches to learning. Students reported that social media supports deep learning both directly and indirectly,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Student Attitudes
Zerquera, Desiree D.; Doran, Erin E. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The higher education context that our CUMU institutions must navigate is complex and begets challenges resulting from the distinct mission our institutions seek to uphold. The implications of these challenges give rise to impacts on everyone within the institution and consequently our constituents within the cities we seek to serve. Bringing…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Research Universities, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning
Kelly, Dianne; Fearing, Erik – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
While Massachusetts has received accolades for its high scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests, absolute results from standardized tests tend to correlate strongly with family income and parental education. The Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education…
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Partnerships in Education
Robinson, Gareth; Cook, Ann – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The story of the Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights illustrates the positive impact of using performance assessments rather than relying on the state Regents exams.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Consortia, Academic Standards, Performance Based Assessment
Benitez, Michael; James, Mary; Joshua, Kazi; Perfetti, Lisa; Vick, S. Brooke – Liberal Education, 2017
Despite focused efforts by many colleges and universities, the racial and ethnic composition of college faculty has not increased significantly in more than twenty years. To provide an educational environment that promotes the success of students of color, it is imperative to develop structures that promote the retention and success of faculty of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers, Ethnic Diversity, College Students
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Giani, Matthew; Fox, Heather Lee – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Career pathways, comprised of stackable credentials and a coherently aligned sequence of programmes of study, are being hailed as an effective means for promoting postsecondary attainment and upward mobility, particularly for low-income and low-skilled adult workers. However, concerns have been raised regarding whether this strategy accomplishes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Allied Health Occupations Education, Consortia, Credentials
Barbour, Nancy, Ed.; McBride, Brent A., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Child development laboratory schools are found on college and university campuses throughout the U.S. Over the last century, they have acquired a long, rich history. Originally seen as settings for the new field of child study in the early 1900s, their functions have evolved over time. These programs often play a central role in supporting…
Descriptors: Child Development, Laboratory Schools, Futures (of Society), Educational Development
Murley, Colleen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) continues to grow in our country, schools are looking for ways to better identify and to help those who need English as a Second Language (ESL) services (Mossaad, 2016). ELLs present a unique challenge to school districts as some perceive that the federal guidelines are vague, but require school…
Descriptors: Demography, Student Characteristics, English Language Learners, Rural Areas
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Jones, Adam T.; Sackley, William H.; Watson, Ethan D. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this teaching note, the authors use an iconic London building, the Gherkin, as a motivation to understand exchange rates, cross exchange rates, and unhedged exchange rate risk. The famous tower was constructed in the early 2000s by Swiss Re, an insurance company, and then sold to investors as part of a sale-leaseback deal in early 2007.…
Descriptors: Risk, Economics Education, Construction (Process), Consortia
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Kim, Seon-Joo – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2017
CAMPUS Asia (Collective Action for Mobility Program of University Students in Asia) is a student-exchange program designed to promote student mobility between South Korea, China, and Japan. Begun in 2011, the program aims to foster the next generation of leaders in Asia by nurturing young talents with shared visions. This article provides an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Formative Evaluation, Program Development
DeBary, Narges – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The use of the Internet has resulted in the birth of an innovative virtualization technology called cloud computing. Virtualization can tremendously improve the instructional and operational systems of a community college. Although the incidental adoption of the cloud solutions in the community colleges of higher education has been increased,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Information Storage, Information Management
Gemin, Butch; Pape, Larry – Evergreen Education Group, 2017
"Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning 2016" marks the thirteenth consecutive year Evergreen has published its annual research of the K-12 education online learning market. The thirteen years of researching, writing and publishing this report represents a time of remarkable change. There has been a constant presence that has become the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Dostal Dauer, Kevin Lorenz – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Parental involvement in higher education has received much attention since the 1990s, though mostly through mainstream media sources. The term "helicopter parents" is now used to describe over-involved parents who "hover" over their children, intent on ensuring that their children's needs are addressed. The perception within…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Study Abroad, Parenting Styles, Undergraduate Students
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