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Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2013
This is the fourth biennial report to Congress on the implementation of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act's" Title III State Formula Grant Program (also known as the English Language Acquisition State Grants Program). This report provides information reported by states to the U.S. Department of Education regarding services…
Descriptors: State Aid, Grants, Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2010
For more than a decade, the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning has supported the Teaching and California's Future (TCF) initiative to provide California policymakers with objective and timely data on the state's teacher workforce. Each year, the Center publishes a report on the status of teaching profession. This year's report focuses…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Competencies
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Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – Educational Researcher, 2008
Value-added models help to evaluate the knowledge that school districts, schools, and teachers add to student learning as students progress through school. In this article, the well-known Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) is examined. The author presents a practical investigation of the methodological issues associated with the…
Descriptors: Validity, School Districts, Academic Achievement, Measurement Techniques
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Grant, S. G. – Social Education, 2007
Although largely left out of the No Child Left Behind legislation, social studies remains a frequently tested subject on state-level standardized exams. As of 2004, 23 states conducted standards-based social studies tests, 10 of which could be considered high stakes. Where social studies will fit into the national testing picture is uncertain, but…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing, High Stakes Tests, Social Studies
Perez, Maria; Shambaugh, Larisa S.; Parrish, Tom – American Institutes for Research, 2008
California currently faces an opportunity to develop an effective data system that can assist in improving the state's future understanding of the educational progress of English learners (ELs). This policy brief outlines the needs for good data on ELs and makes recommendations for creating an effective longitudinal data system for ELs. It…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Longitudinal Studies, Trend Analysis, English (Second Language)