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Samson, Jennifer F.; Collins, Brian A. – Center for American Progress, 2012
There is a sea change occurring in education across the country in the systematic way that everyone considers "what" students should be learning and "how" teachers should be evaluated. Amidst the sweeping changes in the enterprise of teaching and learning, English language learners, or ELLs, are one subgroup of students that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness
Reed, Eileen; Scull, Janie; Slicker, Gerilyn; Winkler, Amber M. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2012
Rigorous standards and aligned assessments are vital tools for boosting education outcomes but they have little traction without strong accountability systems that attach consequences to performance. In this pilot study, Eileen Reed, Janie Scull, Gerilyn Slicker, and Amber Winkler lay out the essential features of such accountability systems,…
Descriptors: Rewards, Accountability, Outcomes of Education, State Standards
Mattson, Beverly – Center on Instruction, 2011
One of the competitive priorities of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top applications addressed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). States that applied were required to submit plans that addressed rigorous courses of study, cooperative partnerships to prepare and assist teachers in STEM content, and prepare…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Competition, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
Morris, Carrie Elizabeth Eubank – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Traditionally, models of instructional leadership espouse data-informed decision making in response to student assessment outcomes as one of the core school leader behaviors. In recent years, rising expectations from accountability policies and related assessment practices have myriad implications for school districts, specifically in the areas of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Practices, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Utilization
Cronin, Jodi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School reform and turnaround efforts have been in the public eye since the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1965. Research has been focused on the School Improvement Grant, as well as the essential components that improve performance of schools. This qualitative case examines one…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Morgan, Nicholas; Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2018
This report investigates factors that drive teachers to embrace or challenge the use of products and services designed to support improvements in practice. Key elements of the study include: (1) Technology-based resources studied include those designed for video observations, peer feedback and collaboration, online professional learning, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Barriers, Educational Resources, Technology Uses in Education
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Cornelius, Luke M.; Cavanaugh, Terence W. – Journal of Education Finance, 2016
A policy analysis of Florida's 10-factor Performance-Based Funding system for state universities. The focus of the article is on the system of performance metrics developed by the state Board of Governors and their impact on institutions and their missions. The paper also discusses problems and issues with the metrics, their ongoing evolution, and…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Performance
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Cardullo, Victoria M.; Forsythe, Lenora – School-University Partnerships, 2013
The PDS Partnership between the University of Central Florida and Friendship Elementary School, a Title 1 school in Volusia County, focused on the National Association for Professional Development Schools' (PDS) "Essentials" in order to establish a shared vision of success for pre-service teachers. Key leaders from both the school and…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
Rutledge, Stacey; Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NJ1), 2012
The National Center on Scaling up Effective Schools (NCSU) is a five-year project working to develop, implement, and test new processes to scale up effective practices in high schools that districts will be able to apply within the context of their own unique goals and circumstances. This report describes the activities and findings of the first…
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Change, High Schools, Academic Achievement
Ladner, Matthew – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2012
Louisiana has emerged as one of the most fascinating states in the nation for education reform. The state's creative response to rebuilding the New Orleans education system in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is now considered a potential model for reformers across the nation. Governor Bobby Jindal has carried the reforms further in pushing for…
Descriptors: Evidence, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, School Choice
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Sinisterra, Diana; Baker, Stephen – Afterschool Matters, 2010
This paper describes one approach to quality improvement efforts: the Quality Improvement System (QIS) implemented by Prime Time Palm Beach County (Prime Time) in Palm Beach County, Florida. Prime Time's QIS is recognized as one promising systemic effort to improve quality in the afterschool field (Yohalem, Granger, & Pittman, 2009). As a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Intervention, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation
Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2014
This statistical report provides data tables on University of Central Florida (UCF) financial resources, personnel, enrollment, undergraduate education, graduate education, and research & economic development. Highlighted achievements included: (1) "U.S. News & World Report" ranked UCF 14th as an "up and coming" school,…
Descriptors: Accountability, STEM Education, Higher Education, Tables (Data)
Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason A.; Neumerski, Christine M.; Murphy, Joseph; Blissett, Richard; Porter, Andy – Wallace Foundation, 2015
This three-volume report describes the "SAM (School Administration Manager) process," an approach that about 700 schools around the nation are using to direct more of principals' time and effort to improve teaching and learning in classrooms. Research has shown that a principal's instructional leadership is second only to teaching among…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement
Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason A.; Neumerski, Christine M.; Murphy, Joseph; Blissett, Richard; Porter, Andy – Wallace Foundation, 2015
This three-volume report describes the "SAM (School Administration Manager) process," an approach that about 700 schools around the nation are using to direct more of principals' time and effort to improve teaching and learning in classrooms. Research has shown that a principal's instructional leadership is second only to teaching among…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement
Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason A.; Neumerski, Christine M.; Murphy, Joseph; Blissett, Richard; Porter, Andy – Wallace Foundation, 2015
This three-volume report describes the "SAM (School Administration Manager) process," an approach that about 700 schools around the nation are using to direct more of principals' time and effort to improve teaching and learning in classrooms. Research has shown that a principal's instructional leadership is second only to teaching among…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement
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