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Samson, Jennifer F.; Collins, Brian A. – Center for American Progress, 2012
There is a sea change occurring in education across the country in the systematic way that everyone considers "what" students should be learning and "how" teachers should be evaluated. Amidst the sweeping changes in the enterprise of teaching and learning, English language learners, or ELLs, are one subgroup of students that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness
Lenhoff, Sarah W.; Arellano, Amber; Zeman, David – Education Trust-Midwest, 2013
As an organization made up of Michiganders, we know well how our parents once prided themselves on the quality of our state's public schools. Sadly, we have little to be proud of today. Our state's educational performance is lackluster by practically any reliable measure. In this report, we lay out a common-sense agenda to raise Michigan's…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Instructional Leadership
Ladner, Matthew – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2012
Louisiana has emerged as one of the most fascinating states in the nation for education reform. The state's creative response to rebuilding the New Orleans education system in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is now considered a potential model for reformers across the nation. Governor Bobby Jindal has carried the reforms further in pushing for…
Descriptors: Evidence, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, School Choice
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Valdiz, Alfred; Trujillo, Karen; Wiburg, Karin – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Math Snacks animations and support materials were developed for use on the web and mobile technologies to teach ratio, proportion, scale factor, and number line concepts using a multi-modal approach. Included in Math Snacks are: Animations which promote the visualization of a concept image; written lessons which provide cognitive complexity for…
Descriptors: Animation, Educational Games, Mathematics Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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Troia, Gary A.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Wilson, Joshua; Stewart, Kelly A.; Mo, Ya; Hawkins, Lisa; Kopke, Rachel A. – Reading Horizons, 2016
Many students do not meet expected standards of writing performance, despite the need for writing competence in and out of school. As policy instruments, writing content standards have an impact on what is taught and how students perform. This study reports findings from an evaluation of the content of a sample of seven diverse states' current…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Achievement, Writing Instruction, State Standards
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Li, Xueming; Sireci, Stephen G. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
Validity evidence based on test content is of essential importance in educational testing. One source for such evidence is an alignment study, which helps evaluate the congruence between tested objectives and those specified in the curriculum. However, the results of an alignment study do not always sufficiently capture the degree to which a test…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Multidimensional Scaling, Data Analysis, Educational Testing
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
"Taking Stock and Pushing Forward" (2014) reports states' progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP, high school graduation rates, and access…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, State Policy, National Competency Tests
Wolf, Patrick J.; Egalite, Anna J. – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2016
This report summarizes the state of competition in American K-12 education. It pays particular attention to the prevalence and market penetration of charter schools, private school vouchers, and tax-credit scholarships as market reforms. The effect of added institutional competition from charters, vouchers, and tax-credit scholarships on the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Competition
Redd, Zakia; Boccanfuso, Christopher; Walker, Karen; Princiotta, Daniel; Knewstub, Dylan; Moore, Kristin – Child Trends, 2012
The educational achievement and attainment of young people in the United States has been a long-standing issue of concern. While analyses of long-term trend data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that students in the United States have made gains in reading and mathematics over the past few decades, a sizeable…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Evidence, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
Horn, Aaron S.; Asmussen, John G. – Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
A significant challenge in higher education is to narrow the educational attainment gap between academically prepared and unprepared students. To this end, developmental or remedial education is intended to improve the academic skills and knowledge of students who are unprepared for undergraduate coursework, particularly in the areas of…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction, Comparative Analysis
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
There is a growing consensus among educators and the general public that technology should play a more integral role in students' education. However, the question of whether the introduction of technology into the classroom has a positive impact on teaching and learning is still under intense debate within the educational community. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Computer Uses in Education
Delander, Brady; Millard, Maria – Education Commission of the States, 2014
While many Americans might agree on the importance of preparing young people for citizenship in a democracy, civic education has been in decline. Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show students across all grade levels have a less-than-adequate grasp of the skills and knowledge necessary to engage as citizens. In…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, National Competency Tests, Statewide Planning
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Florida's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Some highlights of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
Klecker, Beverly M.; Klecker, Richard L. – Online Submission, 2014
This descriptive research study examined 2013 NAEP 12th-grade mathematics scores by students' use of graphing calculators in math classes and the kind of calculator students used during NAEP assessment. NAEP Data Explorer analysis included two questions from Student Factors: How often do you use these different kinds of calculators in math class?…
Descriptors: Grade 12, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Scores
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008
The purpose of a state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information to assess and improve post secondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2008" is the fifth in a series of biennial report cards that evaluates states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation for post-secondary education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education
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