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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
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Brandon, Paul R.; Young, Donald B.; Pottenger, Francis M.; Taum, Alice K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
Instruments for evaluating the implementation of inquiry science in K-12 classrooms are necessary if evaluators and researchers are to know the extent to which programs are implemented as intended and the extent to which inquiry science teaching accounts for student learning. For evaluators and researchers to be confident about the quality of…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Measures (Individuals)
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Glander, Mark – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This documentation is for the provisional version 2a file of the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey for School Year (SY) 2013-14. It contains a brief description of the data collection, along with information required to understand and access the data file.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Surveys, State Departments of Education, Public Schools
Katehi, Linda, Ed.; Pearson, Greg, Ed.; Feder, Michael, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2009
Engineering education in K-12 classrooms is a small but growing phenomenon that may have implications for engineering and also for the other STEM subjects--science, technology, and mathematics. Specifically, engineering education may improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness of engineering and the work…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Technological Literacy, Educational Change
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
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
Losen, Daniel J.; Gillespie, Jonathan – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2012
Well over three million children, K-12, are estimated to have lost instructional "seat time" in 2009-2010 because they were suspended from school, often with no guarantee of adult supervision outside the school. That's about the number of children it would take to fill every seat in every major league baseball park and every NFL stadium…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Suspension, Expulsion, Educational Indicators
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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Sable, Jennifer; Plotts, Christopher – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
The Common Core of Data (CCD) nonfiscal surveys consist of data submitted annually to NCES by state education agencies (SEAs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the four outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the Department of Defense (DoD)…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Postholm, May Britt – Educational Action Research, 2009
This article focuses on the theoretical frame of action research and the teacher as researcher, working through a Norwegian Research Council-funded project in a school that explored learning strategies for pupils' subject and social development. Action research is here called research and development (R&D) work as the term envisages that…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Action Research, Learning Strategies, Adult Education
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VanSickle, Ronald L.; Hoge, John D. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1991
Identifies concepts and findings in cognitive psychology and cooperative learning relevant to teaching and learning higher cognitive skills. Derives implications from research to use as criteria for evaluating history and social science instruction programs. Critiques three models for teaching intellectual skills in the social studies curriculum.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking
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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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Topping, K. J.; Samuels, J.; Paul, T. – British Educational Research Journal, 2008
To explore whether different balances of fiction/non-fiction reading and challenge might help explain differences in reading achievement between genders, data on 45,670 pupils who independently read over 3 million books were analysed. Moderate (rather than high or low) levels of challenge were positively associated with achievement gain, but…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Gender Differences
Consultive Committee on the Curriculum, Dundee (Scotland). – 1986
This report proposes a curriculum model for education of students in the age group of 10 to 14 years in Scotland. It also proposes a policy of autonomy within guidelines so that secondary schools and their associated primary schools can develop new partnerships for collaborative planning of curriculum, pupil care, learning support, assessment,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Design, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation
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Lopez-Real, Francis; Kwan, Tammy – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
During 2001-2002 the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong undertook a large-scale evaluation of the school-university partnership scheme. As part of this study, all mentors were asked how, if at all, the mentoring process had enhanced their own professional development. An open-response questionnaire was administered with a…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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