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Brown, Joshua Travis – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Higher education accountability is a field characterized by complexity. Prior frameworks grounded in psychometrics, economics, and history fall short in explaining the persistence and composition of its complexity. This article employs organizational theory to identify the multiple conflicting approaches of higher education accountability and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Organizational Theories, Evaluation
Kansas Association of School Boards, 2017
The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Comparing Kansas report data provides information related to the Kansas State Board of Education's Kansans Can outcomes and the "Rose Capacities" identified by the Kansas Supreme Court as a standard of constitutional funding and adopted as educational goals by the Kansas Legislature. It also…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Indicators, School Statistics, Educational Attainment
Kansas Association of School Boards, 2017
Kansas ranks 10th in the nation on an average of 15 indicators of student success, but has been improving much slower than most states. Since 2008, total funding per pupil in Kansas has increased less than half as much as the U.S. average, and less than one-quarter as much as the top achieving states. "There is growing evidence that as Kansas…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Indicators, School Statistics, National Competency Tests
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
States are required by federal law to create annual report cards for the public with key data about how their students and schools are doing. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) decided to find out if these report cards are easily found and understood. In summer 2016, DQC took the following steps: (1) reviewed 51 report cards (all 50 states and the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Achievement Rating, Information Dissemination
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Archibugi, Daniele – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2012
Can democracy be expanded beyond borders? For many years, it was taken for granted that the norms and values of democracy could be applied within the boundaries of a state only. But over the last 20 years, it has been increasingly argued that democracy can also inform international organizations and global politics. This article recapitulates the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education, International Organizations
Heuer, Ruth; Stullich, Stephanie – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2011
This report from the Study of School-Level Expenditures presents findings on how state and local education expenditures at the school level vary within school districts. This study is not examining compliance with the current Title I comparability requirement, nor does it examine the comparability of resources between districts. Rather, it focuses…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, School Districts, Educational Finance, Differences
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Clark, Benjamin Y.; Whitford, Andrew B. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2011
We examine the flow of federal grants-in-aid from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the states. We simultaneously model two dependent variables (the flow of EPA funds, and state environmental and natural resource budgets) to identify the independent roles of state political institutions, political preferences, economic and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Grants, Federal Aid, State Norms
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Roksa, Josipa – Research in Higher Education, 2010
Growing accountability pressures, accompanied by a lack of readily accessible measures of institutional performance, have led to an increasing focus on graduation rates. Although previous research has illuminated myriad factors influencing students' likelihood of educational success, it has not paid adequate attention to how state contexts may…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Time to Degree, Enrollment Trends
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Reeve, Charlie L.; Basalik, Debra – Intelligence, 2010
This study examined the degree to which differences in average IQ across the 50 states was associated with differences in health statistics independent of differences in wealth, health care expenditures and racial composition. Results show that even after controlling for differences in state wealth and health care expenditures, average IQ had…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Racial Composition, Intelligence Quotient, Social Psychology
Wright, Michelle Stover – Child and Family Policy Center, 2010
The fact that there has been population growth in Iowa at all (about 100,000 growth per decade over the last 50 years) is due in large measure to an increased level of immigration into the state. This immigration has helped to stabilize Iowa's population and workforce. Immigrants bring diverse experiences and backgrounds with them. This report…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Population Growth, Immigration, Education Work Relationship
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Pajankar, Vishal D.; Khot, Pranali; Khot, P. G. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
Education especially school education is one of the very important components of social development. Since independence, education has been visualized in government policies as a precursor to national development as well as to better quality of life. Due to the initiative taken by the states and centre, education system in India has expanded…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Economic Development, Quality of Life, Foreign Countries
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2010
Just as it has every June since 2006, the U.S. Department of Education last month delivered a rating to each state and territory based on the performance of its special education programs. The ratings, intended to fulfill the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's requirement that "measurable" and "rigorous" targets be…
Descriptors: Special Education, National Standards, School Statistics, Benchmarking
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Escue, Carlee P.; Wood, R. Craig – Planning and Changing, 2010
In the fifty years since Congress assumed the provision of financial assistance to schools in which students had "federal connection," such as American Indian students living on reservations or in public housing, this federal assistance came to be regarded as a replacement for state funding, not as supplemental funding. This study…
Descriptors: American Indians, Educational Finance, Court Litigation, Statistical Analysis
Perper, Kate; Manlove, Jennifer – Child Trends, 2009
In 2006, the teen birth rate rose for the first time since 1991. Between 2005 and 2006, the birth rate increased 3 percent for teens aged 15-17 and 4 percent for teens aged 18-19. Teenage childbearing has negative consequences both for the mothers involved and for their children. For example, teen mothers and their children experience poorer…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Females
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George, Catherine C.; Vannest, Kimberly J. – Beyond Behavior, 2009
Questions and concerns exist regarding the exclusion of students with disabilities from statewide assessments, partly because the number of student with disabilities who are included in state assessment varies from state to state and is generally low. This contributes to a belief that accountability for all students may be misunderstood or ill…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Decision Making
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