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Morris, Don – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
The importance of the beliefs and attitudes of teachers and building-level administrators in achieving school reform has come to be widely acknowledged. As University of Wisconsin professor Kent Peterson put it: "You can implement a good-quality improvement plan and knowledgeable, data-driven decision making, but if the [staff] doesn't…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Decision Making, Educational Change
Froman, Terry; Brown, Shelly; Tirado, Arleti – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
The teacher's task of assigning letter grades to students and the public's interpretation of them can be perplexing. Does the student's grade represent the level of achievement, the gain in achievement, or some combination of the two? Is the student's effort included in the grade, or are high achievers given good marks regardless of effort? Are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), Standardized Tests, Grade Equivalent Scores
Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
The State of Florida Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report to produce data sets for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students in 2009 and 2010. Summary data for the district are also provided.…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Vocational Schools, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates
Shneyderman, Aleksandr; Froman, Terry – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
The time it takes for an English Language Learner (ELL) to reach reading proficiency in English depends on the grade level of entry into the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program and on the student's initial English proficiency level. The summary table below presents the average years to English proficiency across different grade…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, English (Second Language), Reading Skills, Limited English Speaking
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2006
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) earned a performance grade of "B" for the second year in a row and was just seven points short of the points required to earn an "A." This Research Capsule summarizes several key elements that contributed to the district's achievement. Results indicate that, in most cases, students'…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Student Evaluation, Racial Differences
Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2010
The State of Florida Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report to produce data sets for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students in 2007 and 2008. Summary data for the district are also provided.…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Vocational Schools, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates
Urdegar, Steven M. – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2014
My Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC) is an online program for students who have been identified as struggling readers. It is used as an intervention within the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework, as well as for students with disabilities. The software addresses reading sub-skills (i.e., comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Response to Intervention, Disabilities
Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009
The "High School Feedback Report" prepared by the State of Florida's Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report which contains individual data reports for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Vocational Schools, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates
Froman, Terry; Brown, Shelly – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009
References to FCAT results dominate the appraisal of students, schools, and districts. Yet, with all these reports of scores and grades it is not easy to spot extraordinary performance. It is the purpose of this paper to introduce Performance Flags--a new look to FCAT statistics that can help Miami-Dade district in the simple and speedy detection…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Local Norms
Morris, Don; Romanik, Dale – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
The "High School Feedback Report" prepared by the State of Florida's Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for this present report which contains individual data reports for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Vocational Schools, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates
Shneyderman, Aleksandr; Froman, Terry – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2015
In accordance with the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law of 2001, 100% of students were expected to become proficient on state assessments of reading and mathematics by the end of 2013-2014 academic year. Schools that consistently failed to meet the NCLB's Adequate Yearly Progress requirements were subject to penalties. In 2011, the U.S.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Froman, Terry; Rubiera, Vilma; Shneyderman, Aleksander – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2006
The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is the primary measure of student achievement applied to the grading of the Florida public schools. School grades utilize a point system in which schools are awarded one point for every percent of students: (1) scoring in achievement levels 3-5 in Reading; (2) demonstrating learning gains in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, High Stakes Tests
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
The purpose of this document is to present, in summary fashion, statistical information on the status of public education in Miami-Dade County. Information is provided in the areas of organization, educational programs and services, achievement, and other outcomes of schooling. Also included are multi-year statistics on student population,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Profiles, Public Schools, Public Education
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2007
The purpose of this document is to present, in summary fashion, statistical information on the status of public education in Miami-Dade County. Information is provided in the areas of organization, educational programs and services, achievement, and other outcomes of schooling. Also included are multi-year statistics on student population,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Profiles, Public Schools, Public Education
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2006
The purpose of this document is to present, in summary fashion, statistical information on the status of public education in Miami-Dade County. Information is provided in the areas of organization, educational programs and services, achievement, and other outcomes of schooling. Also included are multi-year statistics on student population,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Profiles, Public Schools, Public Education
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