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Pandya, Chhandasi; McHugh, Margie; Batalova, Jeanne – Migration Policy Institute, 2011
The number of US residents who are deemed to be Limited English Proficient (LEP) has increased substantially in recent decades, consistent with the growth in the US foreign-born population. While many LEP individuals are still attracted to the historic immigrant-destination states of California, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Illinois,…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Limited English Speaking, Immigrants, Spanish
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2010
The Plus 50 Initiative is a three-year initiative of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), launched in June 2008 and funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. It was created to support a pilot group of two-year institutions to develop or expand campus programs that engage plus 50 learners. The overarching goal of the Plus 50…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Courses, Sustainability, Student Personnel Services
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2007
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students
Council of the Great City Schools, 2009
The Board of Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) asked the Council of the Great City Schools, the nation's primary coalition of large urban school systems, to examine the staffing levels of the school system and determine whether the numbers of staff members employed were appropriate for a district serving as many students as…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Teacher Student Ratio, Teacher Placement
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
Representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from 21 urban districts participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics. Eighteen of the districts participating in the 2011 NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) participated in earlier assessment years, while three districts…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Algebra, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
Representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from 21 urban districts participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading. Eighteen of the districts participating in the 2011 NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) participated in earlier assessment years, while three districts…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
Achieve, Inc., 2005
Achieve was asked by the Washington State Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission, Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction, and the Partnership for Learning to conduct a study of the 10th grade Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). The intent of the study was to compare the content, rigor and passing scores on…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Reading Tests, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Community College Survey of Student Engagement, 2004
Each year, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement ("CCSSE") presents the results of its annual survey. These survey results help community colleges assess their educational practices so they can improve student outcomes in one of the most challenging and least understood sectors of American higher education. There are several…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Community Colleges, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
Community College Survey of Student Engagement, 2004
Each year, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement ("CCSSE") presents the results of its annual survey. These survey results help community colleges assess their educational practices so they can improve student outcomes in one of the most challenging and least understood sectors of American higher education. There are several…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Learner Engagement, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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