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Northrop, Laura; Kelly, Sean – Urban Education, 2018
This study investigates whether adequate yearly progress (AYP) status, locale, and sector--common variables used to judge the quality of schools--accurately signal true differences in instructional practices in high school mathematics and science. Using data from the High School Longitudinal Study (HSLS), we find the school-to-school variation in…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Intermode Differences, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
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Markowitz, Anna J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
After the adoption of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), a host of anecdotal evidence suggested that NCLB diminished students' school engagement--a multidimensional construct that describes students' active involvement and commitment to school and encompasses students' thoughts, behaviors, and feelings about school. Using data from repeated…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Sung, Kenzo K. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
Based on a qualitative study of an urban middle school, this article examines student perceptions of shifting tracking structures following the dismantling of a school's bilingual education program. The article demonstrates that students understood the school changes based on supposed language needs through an explicitly racialized lens, thereby…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Urban Schools, English Only Movement, Educational Change
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Horn, Brian R. – Urban Education, 2017
This article explores student empowerment in a restructured urban Title I middle school. The study includes data from eight participants in an action research project that involved a critical inquiry unit in an eighth-grade language arts class that asked students, "How are you empowered and disempowered by school?" Findings reveal that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Restructuring, Urban Schools, Middle School Students
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Sánchez, Juan Gabriel; Patel, Leigh – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Since No Child Left Behind was passed nearly 20 years ago, test-based accountability policies have grown more comprehensive in scope than ever before. Tests have always mattered, but they have become substantively empowered, now dominating classroom conversation and activity. To ascertain the impact they have on people's lives one must involve…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Orlando, Ann-Marie; Klinepeter, Elizabeth; Foster, Megan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Current U.S. legislation calls for students with disabilities to be involved and make progress in general education curriculum. Despite the legislation, students with extensive support needs continue to be segregated from their peers and post-school outcomes remain dismal for this population of students. The purpose of this retrospective study was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, College Students, Multiple Disabilities
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Guess, Pamela E.; McCane-Bowling, Sara J. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study examined the relationship between perceived teacher support and overall life satisfaction (LS) in a sample of urban middle school students. Based on correlations between measures of student perceptions related to these constructs, results indicated that student perceptions of teacher support correlated significantly with LS, with the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Life Satisfaction, Urban Schools, Correlation
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Ellis, Addie Lucille; Geller, Kathy D. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This narrative study is based on stories told by African American adolescents experiencing homelessness. It offers insights into their lived experiences and describes the challenges faced in negotiating the urban education system. African American youth are disproportionately represented in the adolescent homeless demographic. "Unheard and…
Descriptors: Housing, African American Students, Adolescents, Disproportionate Representation
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Tefera, Adai; Voulgarides, Catherine Kramarczuk – Teachers College Record, 2016
To understand the challenges associated with the enactment of educational policies that aim to improve equity and opportunity for students of color with disabilities, this chapter focuses on two separately conducted ethnographic studies. The first investigates district administrators' approaches to addressing racial disproportionality after the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Diera, Claudia – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2016
Public schools failing to meet accountability standards have been shut down, taken over by charter organizations, or undergone reconstitution. This article challenges deficit views of students as passive and complacent in a schooling context dictated by accountability sanctions. Drawing from counterpublic theory, it describes a case study that…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Student Attitudes, Accountability, Urban Schools
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Johnson, Eric J.; Johnson, David Cassels – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2015
In this paper, we compare the bilingual/language education policies of Arizona and Washington to show that state-level language policy plays a critical role in shaping the appropriation of federal language policy [No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Title III] and how different state-level language policies impact the district level of policy…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Language of Instruction, State Policy, Bilingualism
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Yee, Mary – Teachers College Record, 2015
This study constitutes the secondary analysis of data collected as part of classroom instruction in a prior practitioner inquiry study. Consequently, IRB approval, parental consent, and participant assent for the present study were obtained after the conclusion of the original study.
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classroom Techniques, Inquiry, Educational Legislation
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Burton, Suzanne L.; Knaster, Jenna; Knieste, Maria – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2015
A nationwide sample of undergraduate music education majors (N = 260; 69% completion rate) completed an electronic survey to determine awareness of music and general education policy and advocacy efforts. Students reported concern with the impact of policy on school music programs and their future careers. They were informed about music education…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Music
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Evmenova, Anya S.; Behrmann, Michael M. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
There is a great need for new innovative tools to integrate individuals with intellectual disability into educational experiences. This multiple baseline study examined the effects of various adaptations for improving factual and inferential comprehension of non-fiction videos by six postsecondary students with intellectual disability. Video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interactive Video, Technology Uses in Education, Narration
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Dodd, Janet L.; Hagge, Darla K. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
School-based speech-language pathologists are obligated to apply evidence-based practice and document progress of their students' response to intervention in compliance with federal law. The purpose of this preliminary study was to explore the effects of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)-based intervention provided in a camp…
Descriptors: Intervention, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Progress Monitoring, Delivery Systems
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