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Kotamraju, Pradeep; Richards, Amanda; Wun, Jolene; Klein, Steven G. – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2010
This project assesses the feasibility of creating a voluntary, nationwide data dictionary that can be used to standardize the reporting of postsecondary accountability reporting requirements for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (otherwise known as Perkins IV). Variables, field codes, and programming instructions,…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Profiles, Data Collection, Accountability
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
Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2011
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities that affect learning in law school. This year's results show how law students spend their time, what they think about their experience in law school, and guide schools in their efforts to improve engagement and learning. The selected results are based on responses from more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Legal Education (Professions), Law Students
Powell, Ronald J.; And Others – 1991
This report documents efforts to develop instruments for data-gathering and to train field staff in the use of the instruments, as part of a feasibility study designed to validate a conceptual framework that describes the elements of California's special education prereferral and alternative assessment procedures for ethno-linguistically diverse…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California, 2007
The goal of college preparation programs is to help students, particularly underrepresented students of color, to enroll and succeed in college. While many programs focus on strengthening students' math and reading skills, familiarizing them with college entrance exams, and demystifying the college admissions process, there are few guidelines for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, College Preparation, Policy Analysis, Program Effectiveness
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Hill, Heather C.; Lubienski, Sarah Theule – Educational Policy, 2007
This article examines the relationship between the mathematical knowledge of 438 K-8 California teachers and the demographics of the schools in which they work. To measure mathematical knowledge, we used a series of multiple-choice problems meant to represent both the content teachers teach and the specialized knowledge of mathematics that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Multiple Choice Tests, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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)