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Wyner, Joshua; Deane, K. C.; Jenkins, Davis; Fink, John – Aspen Institute, 2016
With their "open door" admissions policies and lower tuition, community colleges offer a gateway to higher education for millions of American students. Indeed, students who enter higher education through community colleges are much more likely than those who start at four-year institutions to be low-income or the first in their family to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, College Transfer Students, Universities
Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2010
This publication presents the 2009-2010 edition of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice's "ABCs of School Choice". The "ABCs of School Choice" provides the latest in up-to-date and accurate information about the many school choice success stories taking place throughout the country. Readers will find this guide an…
Descriptors: School Choice, Tax Credits, Tuition, Scholarships
Education Resource Strategies, 2013
One of a series of Education Resource Strategies (ERS) publications and tools, this paper explores important ways to organize and invest in Professional Growth & Support that strengthen teaching capacity and effectiveness at the system level. It draws on research, ERS experience with urban school systems nationwide, and detailed analyses of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Schools, Holistic Approach
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2012
The content of this guide was derived from ongoing work of a working group on growth models coordinated and facilitated by the SLDS Grant Program's State Support Team. The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program was asked by several states to review current growth models with the goal of determining the impact of different models…
Descriptors: Models, Longitudinal Studies, Information Systems, Best Practices
Education Trust, 2016
All across the country, leaders in colleges and universities are asking the same question: What can we do to improve student success, especially for the low-income students and students of color whose graduation rates often lag behind? This second practice guide: "Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes: Learning from Leading Colleges"…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Information Utilization, Student Improvement, Outcomes of Education
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to implement statutory…
Descriptors: School Districts, Guidelines, Grading, Annual Reports
Bailey, Thomas; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015
A growing number of community colleges and four-year universities are seeking to improve student outcomes by redesigning academic programs and student support services following the guided pathways approach. These institutions are mapping out highly structured, educationally coherent program pathways for students to follow by starting with the end…
Descriptors: Case Studies, State Colleges, Student Attrition, College Students
Duckworth, Rod – Florida Department of Education, 2018
The Adult High School (AHS) program enables an adult student, to complete the required courses and state assessments to earn a standard high school diploma. Course requirements in adult high school programs are designed in accordance with core content standards. A program of instruction for both traditional and co-enrolled AHS students shall be…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Annual Reports
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the informational baseline school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to…
Descriptors: Guides, School Statistics, Grades (Scholastic), Evaluation Criteria
Florida Department of Education, 2018
This technical assistance paper provides policy and guidance to individuals with test administration responsibilities in adult education programs. Rule 6A-6.014, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), titled, General Requirements for Adult General Education Programs, requires all adult education programs to report all student measurable educational…
Descriptors: Adult Education, State Policy, Educational Assessment, Program Evaluation
Florida Department of Education, 2014
The purpose of this technical assistance paper is to provide a description of the procedures used to determine school improvement ratings for alternative schools and ESE centers for the most recently completed school year. School improvement ratings are part of Florida's school accountability system, which originated with the Florida Legislature's…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Educational Improvement, State Legislation, Student Needs
Florida Department of Education, 2014
The purpose of this technical assistance paper is to provide a description of the procedures used to determine school grades for the 2014 school year. Florida's current school accountability system originated with state legislation passed in 1999 (the "A+ Plan") and has been revised periodically to reflect increased standards and…
Descriptors: Computation, Accountability, State Legislation, State Standards
Florida Department of Education, 2017
The Adult High School (AHS) program enables an adult no longer enrolled in public high school to complete the required courses and state assessments to earn a standard high school diploma. Course requirements are in accordance with standards established by the state. A program of instruction for both traditional and co-enrolled AHS students shall…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Annual Reports
Florida Department of Education, 2016
The Adult High School (AHS) program enables an adult no longer enrolled in public high school to complete the required courses and state assessments to earn a standard high school diploma. Course requirements are in accordance with standards established by the state. A program of instruction for both traditional and co-enrolled AHS students shall…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Technical Assistance, Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs
Howard, Patricia – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2005
Anyone who has worked as a teacher or principal in an elementary school understands the value of reliable and valid assessments of early reading progress. In order to implement an effective reading program, schools should have a coordinated plan for using screening, progress monitoring, diagnostics and outcome measures to guide instruction and to…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Early Reading, Program Evaluation, Management Systems
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