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Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The following profiles address how the state departments of education are supporting local educators in classroom implementation of the Common Core by providing and/or facilitating the development of instructional resources and materials aligned to the new standards. In order for instructional resources and materials to be aligned to the Common…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Resources, Alignment (Education), Program Implementation
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The following profiles address how the state departments of education are helping educators prepare for and implement the Common Core and aligned assessments through professional learning. The major professional development efforts around the Common Core were examined in order to understand the overall efforts of each state. An exhaustive list of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, State Policy
Murphy, Patrick; Rainey, Lydia – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2012
This project examines how eight state education agencies engaged the charge of improving their lowest-performing schools. The states examined are among the most active and intentional in this regard. In many ways, they are at the leading edge of what could eventually become 50 different experiments in performance management. By focusing on states…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, School Turnaround, Agency Role, Educational Change
Ushomirsky, Natasha; Smith, Andy; Bommelje, Samantha – Education Trust, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers state leaders the opportunity to refocus their education systems on improving opportunity and outcomes for young people who have been underserved for far too long. The law includes a number of important requirements to focus on equity in school accountability, but it also leaves many key decisions up to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
All of the 15 states in this study have recently been involved in school accountability system reform. Since 2011, the states have taken advantage of a federal program to give them flexibility around certain accountability requirements of the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001 (NCLB), the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
By 2012, all of the states in this study had started implementing new or revised teacher and leader evaluation systems. There are many and varying updates to these systems, and some of them have been made to meet conditions for a state's federal "Race to the Top" (RTT) grant. Other updates have been made to meet conditions for a state's…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, Teacher Evaluation
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Until recently, states focused on ensuring the presence of a "highly qualified teacher" in every classroom. Under the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), this title described a teacher holding at least a bachelor's degree and the appropriate state license and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Opportunities, Teacher Qualifications
Woods, Julie Rowland – Education Commission of the States, 2015
For more than 30 years, Education Commission of the States has tracked instructional time and frequently receives requests for information about policies and trends. In this Education Trends report, Education Commission of the States addresses some of the more frequent questions, including the impact of instructional time on achievement, variation…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Time Factors (Learning), Time on Task, Academic Achievement
Douez, Danielle, Ed. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
Recruit, train, reward, retain. These actions sound like the core competencies of a human resources manager or the buzzwords for economic development initiatives aiming to attract Fortune 500 companies. The same principles apply to finding, preparing and retaining effective educators. All 16 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states have…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, State Legislation, Educational Legislation