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Nagabhushan, Prathiba – IGI Global, 2018
Preparation for university study and integration into the workforce is the academic goal in the final years of secondary education. This preparedness can only be achieved through the motivation and involvement of students in secondary education programs which will lead to successful outcomes. "Engaging Adolescent Students in Contemporary…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Participation, Student Motivation
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
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Pacheco, Mariana – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2010
This article analyzes illustrative classroom events documented during an ethnographic study of bilingual classrooms in a "high-achieving" school. Through a performativity lens that emphasizes the discursive constitution of subjectivities, I demonstrate how discourses around achievement and success in the current reform context exacerbated one…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Ethnography, Second Language Learning, Ideology
Styres, Sandra; Zinga, Dawn; Bennett, Sheila; Bomberry, Michelle – Canadian Journal of Education, 2010
Certainly in the past and even in the present day, the term "research" for Indigenous people has been fraught with strong, negative, emotional associations; however, despite the many remaining challenges there is a shifting within the landscape of academia to recognize that research on Indigenous issues must cultivate respectful and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, School Community Relationship, Foreign Countries, American Indians
O'Malley, Kimberly; McClarty, Katie; Magda, Tracey; Burling, Kelly – Pearson Education, Inc., 2011
The nation is showing an unprecedented focus on increasing the rigor in education and preparing students for college. The college readiness trend is driving changes in the ways in which the nation uses student test data. Educational data are no longer limited to static data snapshots showing the status of a student performance at one point in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, College Readiness
Reedy, Kristen; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie – WestEd, 2015
Implementation of multi-tier system of supports (MTSS) has grown rapidly in Kansas and is a key strategy for turning around low-performing schools in the state. MTSS is designed to improve outcomes for all students by instituting system-level change across the classroom, school, district, and state. Such systemic change is accomplished by…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Turnaround, Program Implementation, Fidelity
Gamm, Sue; Elliott, Judy; Halbert, Julie Wright; Price-Baugh, Ricki; Hall, Robin; Walston, Denise; Uro, Gabriela; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2012
As America's Great City Schools implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), they have a unique opportunity to integrate strategies for teaching, intervening, and supporting the nation's urban students in a way that will ensure they have the literacy, numeracy, behavioral, and engagement skills necessary to be successful in college and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Evidence, Educational Change, Urban Schools
Center for Teaching Quality, 2008
More so than ever before, policymakers and the public believe the fate of American public education rests with teachers. Over the last 15 years, study after study points to the powerful effects of qualified teachers and quality teaching on student achievement. However, poor children and those of color are still far less likely to be taught by good…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, National Standards, Academic Achievement
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Haggis, Tamsin – Studies in Higher Education, 2009
This article is a response to a request to consider the following three questions in relation to the recent history of research into student learning in higher education: What do we know?, What do we need to know?, and What might we do about it? A survey of article titles reporting on research into student learning was carried out in three key…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sociolinguistics, Research Methodology, Academic Achievement
Ascher, Carol; Flaxman, Erwin – 1988
Recent evaluations of Federal compensatory education programs funded by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, and maintained by the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, Chapter 1, point to qualified effectiveness in the targeting of services, program structures, and classroom arrangements for increasing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Delivery Systems, Educationally Disadvantaged
Parrish, Betsy; Johnson, Kimberly – Center for Adult English Language Acquisition, 2010
It has been estimated that of the nearly two million immigrants who enter the United States every year, nearly half have limited access to citizenship, job training, other postsecondary education, and jobs due to low literacy levels, limited formal schooling, and limited English language skills. Adult education programs serving this population can…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Adult Education
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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
Gunderson, Lee – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2007
This book is for teachers, teacher educators, school and district administrators, policy makers, and researchers who want to know about literacy, cultural diversity, and students who speak little or no English. It offers a rich picture of the incredible diversity of students who enter secondary school as immigrants--their abilities, their needs,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Language of Instruction, Multicultural Education, Immigrants
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Lerner, Amy B. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Each year, approximately 100,000 refugees arrive in the United States (Refugee Council USA). Nearly half of these arrivals are children. The number of refugees worldwide has more than sextupled since the 1950s, and according to the United States Committee for Refugees and immigrants (USCRI) this number is expected to continue to grow in coming…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, Educational Policy, Child Development
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1979
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured/unstructured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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