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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
McClellan, Catherine; Snyder, Rebecca; Woods-Murphy, Maryann; Basset, Katherine – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2018
Great teachers recognize great assessments. As policy and education leaders work to make sure state tests are measuring the problem-solving, writing, and critical-thinking skills students need for success, they should convene and rely on teachers to review test quality and help answer the question: Do the questions on our state test reflect…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Educational Quality, Standardized Tests, Test Items
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Salah, Rima – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018
Today millions of children are trapped in situations of war, conflict, violence and displacement. Science shows that violence has a detrimental effect on the development of young children. It, also, heralds in a new era, with opportunities to contribute to sustaining peace and prevention of violence, through investment in early childhood…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Peace, International Organizations
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Love, Tyler S.; Wells, John G. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
The purpose of this research was to investigate the extent of the relationship between select technology and science preparation experiences of United States (US) technology and engineering (T&E) teachers and their teaching of science content and practices. Utilizing a fully integrated mixed methods design (Teddlie and Tashakkori in "Res…
Descriptors: Correlation, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Content Analysis
Price, Derek V.; Sedlak, Wendy – Achieving the Dream, 2018
Community college students start college with goals including transferring to earn a bachelor's degree and gaining the skills and credentials that have immediate labor market value. These goals are not mutually exclusive. Students deserve access to clear pathways, whether they enroll in short-term education and training programs or in college…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Opportunities, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students
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Wedekind, Gerben Kristian; Philbin, Simon Patrick – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
This paper illustrates how a university-based project management office (PMO) can provide focused support across the entire grant project lifecycle within a European research context. In recent years, EU (European Union) research and innovation grant programs have increasingly shifted to support multidisciplinary consortia composed of industry,…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Grants, Consortia, Research and Development
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McQuillan, Patrick; James, Michael J.; Muldoon, Timothy P. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
The nucleus of any university is the intellectual life that unfolds among faculty and students. Inevitably, that intellectual life is shaped by the broader university context. Examining that process--in particular, its connection to a Catholic understanding of university mission--offers insight into pressing issues. For instance, what shifting…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Higher Education, College Planning, Strategic Planning
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Gray, Lucinda; Lewis, Laurie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report is based on the 2016-17 survey "Career and Technical Education Programs in Public School Districts" and provides nationally representative data on career and technical education (CTE) programs. The survey defines a CTE program as a sequence of courses at the high school level that provides students with the academic and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Public Schools, School Districts, Sequential Approach
Dautremont-Smith, Julian; O'Brien, Chris – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Campuses are increasingly looking to renewable energy as the most financially attractive strategy for achieving dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while reducing long-term energy costs and minimizing energy price risk. To achieve economies of scale when sourcing renewable energy, cohorts of colleges and universities are beginning to…
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Management, Consortia, Colleges
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Ferrandino, Joseph – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
This article details the Northwest Indiana Public Safety Data Consortium (NWIPSDC), a privately funded data-sharing network housed at Indiana University Northwest, an anchor institution, that includes several private-sector participants and over 30 public safety agencies at all levels of government (local, county, state, and federal). The NWIPSDC…
Descriptors: Safety, National Security, Consortia, Partnerships in Education
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Ratner, Hilary Horn; Bocknek, Erika London; Miller, Anna G.; Elliott, Sharon L.; Weathington, Beverly – Teacher Development, 2018
The current paper describes an urban university-anchored but community-based consortium of early childhood centers and community partners in a large Midwestern US city. The goal of the Consortium is to provide professional development opportunities that include networking, coaching, and collaboration as part of a community of practice (CoP)…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Urban Schools, Consortia, School Community Relationship
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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
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