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Mattern, Janet Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children grow and change more rapidly during the first eight years of life than any other time in their life span. Progression through the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional developmental stages varies for each individual child. Children with atypical development experience a wide spectrum of variability in their development. Over the past…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Early Intervention, Program Implementation, Special Needs Students
Kashima, Yuri; Schleich, Bridget; Spradlin, Terry – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2009
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a school-wide, integrative approach to instruction and intervention that provides a continuum of services to all students, both within general and special education. Further, RTI focuses on the frequent monitoring of student progress using formative and summative assessments, and providing students with…
Descriptors: Evidence, Parent Participation, Misconceptions, Response to Intervention
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2016
In January 2012, the West Virginia Governor's Office released an influential report, "Education Efficiency Audit of West Virginia's Primary and Secondary Education System," written by Public Works (2012), a management consulting company headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Based largely on this report, the West Virginia…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Communities of Practice, Program Implementation
Nilsen, Sigurd R. – 2001
An evaluation was conducted to assess progress in implementing the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 (which sought to streamline the delivery of employment and training services) during its first full year ending in June 2001. Data were gathered through contact with 12 national associations representing state and local implementers, visits to…
Descriptors: Adults, Agency Cooperation, Career Centers, Compliance (Legal)
Bailey, Gerald D.; Lumley, Dan – 1994
This sourcebook, designed for school administrators who want to create, implement, and evaluate a technology staff development program, combines technological skills development with strategies and ideas. Two themes are reflected throughout the manual: (1) creating a comprehensive technology staff development program; and (2) the leadership role…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education
Ratcliffe, Joan – 1987
This report is intended as a resource for all those interested in staff development, especially in the tertiary education context. It describes the staff development project in the first two years of a new tertiary college--Harlow Technical College in England. An introduction and a description of the context of the project begin the report.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
Roberts, Jo Ann; Szafraniec, Carleen – 1980
In order to review the first year of implementation of the Title I 89-313 federally funded Speech Assistant Program for severely/profoundly handicapped students in the Chicago public schools, data was gathered by interview, questionnaire and observation methods from speech assistants, speech pathologists (who supervised assistants), a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment
Texas Education Agency, Austin. – 1993
"The Long-Range Plan for Technology" was adopted by the Texas State Board of Education in November 1988. This progress report details accomplishments through August 1992 in the following categories: (1) hardware procurement and purchase; (2) courseware adoption and provision; (3) training and certification; (4) delivery systems; and (5)…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Distance Education
Wang, Margaret C.; Haertel, Geneva D.; Walberg, Herbert J. – 1997
This paper provides an overview of the research base on the influence of schools, families, and communities on the learning and educational resilience of children in at-risk circumstances, as well as illustrations of current policies and programmatic approaches that place health development and educational success as integral components of…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research
Bozzo, Robert – 1982
A final report is given of an assessment and comparison series which evaluated the national fitness and sport promotion systems in the United States, Australia, and Canada. The framework of the three country-specific assessments treated national level policies and programs first, followed by state or provincial activities. At each stage, physical…
Descriptors: Athletics, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems, Federal State Relationship
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services. – 1992
By 1999, Maryland residents will have electronic access to a statewide system of information and resources to enable them to work, study, and enrich their lives. This system has its base in the library community, with connections to state and national resources. The Seymour Plan explains how this access will come about. The first stage will…
Descriptors: Databases, Delivery Systems, Information Services, Internet