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Keller, Christine M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
Over the past decade, the federal investment in higher education has grown, the public demand for a postsecondary degree has risen, and skepticism about the value and meaning of the degree has increased. This confluence has prompted a more intense federal interest in having clear and comparable information about colleges and universities available…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Information Dissemination
Betts, Julian R.; Tang, Y. Emily – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2011
Charter schools are largely viewed as a major innovation in the public school landscape, as they receive more independence from state laws and regulations than do traditional public schools, and are therefore more able to experiment with alternative curricula, pedagogical methods, and different ways of hiring and training teachers. Unlike…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, Achievement Gains
Alberta Education, 2009
This report presents the outcomes of the analysis of Grade Level of Achievement (GLA) data at the provincial level to inform the program planning and evaluation needs of Alberta Education as well as school and central office based administrators. GLA data reported to Alberta Education is a teacher's judgment of a student's academic progress. GLA…
Descriptors: Evaluation Needs, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
Crane, Jonathan, Ed. – 2000
In recent years, social programs for the poor have lost the support of the American public. This book describes some of the very best programs and documents their benefits, demonstrating that we can, in fact, make substantial progress in the fight against educational failure, family dissolution, violent crime, substance abuse, unemployment, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Children