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Wrabel, Stephani L.; Saultz, Andrew; Polikoff, Morgan S.; McEachin, Andrew; Duque, Matthew – Educational Policy, 2018
Executive leadership of the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) initiated a flexibility offering from No Child Left Behind. Our work explores specific design decisions made in these state-specific accountability systems as associated with state political environments, resources, and demographic characteristics. Our analysis, focused on 42 states…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Frankenberg, Erica; Hawley, Genevieve Siegel; Ee, Jongyeon; Orfield, Gary – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2017
The South was the central focus of the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. The landmark ruling held that laws mandating segregation in the school systems of the eleven states of the Old Confederacy, along with D.C. and six other states, violated the U.S. Constitution. Intense opposition met the…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Civil Rights, Educational History, School Desegregation
Cook, H. Gary; Sahakyan, Narek; Linquanti, Robert – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2017
The authors develop model analyses based on a U.S. Department of Education guide to illustrate procedures a State could use to compare and contrast school-level overall and English Learner accountability determinations for proficiency in reading/language arts under the options allowed by the Every Student Succeeds Act. As a technical reference,…
Descriptors: State Standards, Accountability, Immigrants, English Language Learners
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Goldhaber, Dan – Education Next, 2016
Fifty years after the release of "Equality of Educational Opportunity"--widely known as the Coleman Report--much of what James Coleman and his colleagues reported holds up well to scrutiny. It is, in fact, remarkable to read through the 700-plus pages and see how little has changed about what the empirical evidence says matters. The…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Equal Education
Olaniyi, Olusola Ademola; Olaniyi, Olanike Oluwakemi; Olaniyi, Oluwasemire Ayotunji; Lowe-Nicolas, Serign Omar; Dumeh, Raymond Nwinkom; Omojowo, Adetokunbo Omotade – Online Submission, 2015
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of math teacher program on students' performances in math teacher training programs in five selected colleges in North Carolina. (Methodology) This study collected 300 data (150 pre-tests and 150 post-tests) data of college students enrolled in the five selected colleges. The ANOVA and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Academic Achievement
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Ryser, Gail R.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E. – Gifted Child Today, 2014
Using assessment data to determine student growth has become an integral part of the accountability movement, and researchers and educators are currently examining how new rules impact the academic assessment of gifted learners. In 2008, the Association for the Gifted's Annual Symposium at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention focused on…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Accountability, Models, Student Development
Stock, Jason John – Online Submission, 2013
In this empirical study, teacher reported knowledge, use, preparation, and importance of higher-level thinking summative assessment questions were analyzed. This study was conducted using a survey distributed to seven Minnesota high schools that represented urban, suburban, and rural settings. Survey responses were cross tabulated with demographic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Critical Thinking
Freeman, Sarah Reives – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The main focus of this study is to determine the effect of test design on the academic performance of students with disabilities participating in the NCEXTEND2 modified assessment program during the 2010-2011 school year. Participation of all students in state and federal accountability measure is required by No Child Left Behind (2001) and the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Test Construction, Educational Assessment
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Spybrook, Jessaca; Puente, Anne Cullen; Lininger, Monica – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
This article examines changes in the research design, sample size, and precision between the planning phase and implementation phase of group randomized trials (GRTs) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. Thirty-eight GRTs funded between 2002 and 2006 were examined. Three studies revealed changes in the experimental design. Ten studies…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Design, Sample Size, Accuracy
Bowles, Blanche Boyd – ProQuest LLC, 2013
South Carolina public school districts are confronted with a series of difficult circumstances and rely more on female superintendents than the national average. The investigation of female South Carolina superintendents was guided by the glass cliff conceptual framework. The glass cliff represents situations where females are promoted over males…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Superintendents, Public Schools, School Districts
Hollingsworth, Stacy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has begun the transition to the Missouri Educator Evaluation System devised of seven Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation. This study considered superintendents' perceptions of readiness levels for each essential principle in order to understand continued needs to assist the…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Readiness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Judson, Eugene – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2012
Although only results from mathematics and reading assessments are required to be used when Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) of schools is calculated, some states have elected to include science achievement results either in their AYP calculations or as part of a separate dual accountability system. This study examined 2009 National Assessment for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Science Achievement, Accountability
Redd, Zakia; Boccanfuso, Christopher; Walker, Karen; Princiotta, Daniel; Knewstub, Dylan; Moore, Kristin – Child Trends, 2012
The educational achievement and attainment of young people in the United States has been a long-standing issue of concern. While analyses of long-term trend data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that students in the United States have made gains in reading and mathematics over the past few decades, a sizeable…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Evidence, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
Thomas, Steven James – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 has created a system, which potentially labeled 82% of US school as "failing" in 2011. Consequences for failing schools go beyond public ostracism to the release of numerous staff and school leaders or the closing of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Communities of Practice, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Carey, Kevin; Manwaring, Robert – Education Sector, 2011
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools were held almost exclusively accountable for absolute levels of student performance. But that meant that even schools that were making great strides with students were still labeled as "failing," just because the students had not yet made it all the way to a "proficient" level…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Public Policy
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