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Foorman, Barbara; Herrera, Sarah; Dombek, Jennifer; Schatschneider, Chris; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Understanding written language is crucial to academic success in all content areas. Ensuring a strong foundation in the components of written language--that is, the literacy skills of reading, writing, and oral language--is essential if students are to read with understanding and, thus, is a primary goal of early literacy instruction and of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Gersten, Russell; Taylor, Mary Jo; Smolkowski, Keith; Dimino, Joseph – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Contemporary state math standards emphasize that students must demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical ideas underlying the computations that have typically been the core of the elementary school math curriculum. The standards have put an increased emphasis on the study of fractions in upper elementary grades, which are the years during…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Grade 4
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2009
How do the six southeastern states incorporate student achievement as a component of their teacher evaluation system (or do they)? Each state uses student achievement as a component of their teacher evaluation. However, the extent to which it is expressed directly or implied in evaluation components varies from state to state. In Alabama, student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Professional Development, Teacher Evaluation
Phillips, Beth M.; Mazzeo, Debbie; Smith, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
This Self-Study Guide has been developed to support Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Providers (VPK) who are required to complete an improvement plan process (i.e., low-performing providers). The guide has sections that can be used during both the process of selecting target areas for an improvement plan and the process of implementing new or…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Preschool Education, Voluntary Agencies, Educational Improvement
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Anderson, Kim; Harrison, Tiffany; Lewis, Karla – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2012
Based on interviews with state officials in the six Southeast Region states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina), this study describes state processes for adopting the Common Core State Standards (a common set of expectations across states for what students are expected to know in English language arts and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Alignment (Education)
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Anderson, Kim; Harrison, Tiffany; Lewis, Karla – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2012
Based on interviews with state officials in the six Southeast Region states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina), this study describes state processes for adopting the Common Core State Standards (a common set of expectations across states for what students are expected to know in English language arts and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Alignment (Education)
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Hughes, John; Zhou, Chengfu; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2015
This report describes the results of a REL Southeast study comparing student success in online credit recovery and general courses taken online compared to traditional face-to-face courses. Credit recovery occurs when a student fails a course and then retakes the same course to earn high school credit. This research question was motivated by the…
Descriptors: Success, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction, High Schools
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Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara; Cooley, Stephan; Smith, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Since the 2012/13 school year Florida law has required the 100 lowest performing elementary schools in reading to extend the school day by one hour to provide supplemental reading instruction. In 2014 the law was broadened to include the 300 elementary schools with the lowest reading performance. A previous study of the state's first two cohorts…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Extended School Day, School Policy, Low Achievement
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McColskey, Wendy, Ed.; Nalley, Donna, Ed. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2002
This issue of the SERVE magazine discusses using assessment and accountability to improve student learning. Articles include: (1) Can High-Stakes State Testing Be Improved? (Wendy McColskey and Nancy McMunn); (2) Standards of Classroom Practice: Defining a Vision of Quality in the Classroom (Nancy McMunn and Wendy McColskey); (3) Taking a Close…
Descriptors: Testing, Periodicals, Academic Achievement, Accountability
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2010
This Evidence Based Education (EBE) request asks for information relating to funding for virtual schools. The EBE Request Desk was asked to provide a scan of states for information on how they fund virtual schools and what the current funding levels are (most current year for which such data is available). This paper provides answers to this…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Evidence, Virtual Classrooms, Web Based Instruction
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Sawyer, Richard; Holland, Dana; Detgen, Amy – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2008
Response to Intervention has garnered recent interest from policymakers, researchers, and educators. Studies of its effectiveness have found it promising, and state education agencies are increasingly interested in the approach. This report supplies basic information about state planning and implementation of the approach in Alabama, Florida,…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Statewide Planning, Intervention, Program Implementation
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Edmunds, Julie A.; McColskey, Wendy – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2007
This descriptive report examines the strategies of the six Southeast Region states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina) to improve high school graduation rates and student achievement and to increase the number of students leaving high school with the skills and knowledge necessary for the twenty-first…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Graduation Rate