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Jacobs, Jennifer; Burns, Rebecca W.; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Teachers today operate in highly politicized accountability environments where quick results, typically measured by K-12 test scores, are demanded. Although focusing on student learning outcomes is critical, equally essential is assuring that teacher learning opportunities which can strengthen instruction are available to teachers. A decade ago,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Equal Education, Professional Development, High Stakes Tests
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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Cavanaugh, Cathy; Dawson, Kara; Ritzhaupt, Albert – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
This article examines how laptop computing technology, teacher professional development, and systematic support resulted in changed teaching practices and increased student achievement in 47 K-12 schools in 11 Florida school districts. The overview of a large-scale study documents the type and magnitude of change in student-centered teaching,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Achievement Gains, Computer Uses in Education
Turnbull, Brenda J.; Riley, Derek L.; MacFarlane, Jaclyn R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2013
This second report of an ongoing evaluation of "The Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative" describes the six participating school districts' activities in school leader preparation and support and analyzes their progress over two years. The evaluation, conducted by "Policy Studies Associates" and the "RAND…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Administrator Education
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Florida's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Some highlights of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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Hall, Carol; Mahoney, Jamie – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a service model designed to meet the learning needs of students prior to diagnosis and placement in special education settings. Results of a quantitative quasi-experimental research study to investigate the relationship between the RTI plan and self-reported implementation practices among general education…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Special Education, Program Implementation, Elementary School Teachers
Baker, Stephen; Johnson, Lauren; Turski, Konrad; Lockaby, Tracey; Daley, Kathleen; Klumpner, Susan – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2012
Effective professional development is accepted as necessary for the improvement of afterschool program quality, which is itself a cornerstone for improving youth outcomes. But professional development is most effective when both individual participants are engaged and building relevant knowledge and skills, and the organizations to which they…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Pilot Projects, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness
US Department of Education, 2012
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Florida's Year 1 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation to date. Florida received a Race to the Top award in September 2010 as part of Phase 2 of the Race to the Top…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gains
Askov, Eunice N.; Johnston, Jerome; Petty, Leslie I.; Young, Shannon J. – 2003
This monograph examines benefits, challenges, and methods of expanding access to adult literacy with online distance education (ODE). The following are among the topics discussed: (1) reasons for considering ODE (new technologies and delivery systems in education; ODE in higher education, business training, and adult basic education; state-level…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy
University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1988
This program guide identifies primary concerns in the organization, operation, and evaluation of a basic cabinetmaking and millwork program. The guide begins with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles occupational description. A section on program content presents the curriculum framework that contains major concepts/content, laboratory…
Descriptors: Cabinetmaking, Career Development, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Education
University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1988
This program guide identifies primary concerns in the organization, operation, and evaluation of a cabinet making and millwork program. The guide begins with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles occupational description. A section on program content presents the curriculum framework that contains major concepts/content, laboratory activities,…
Descriptors: Cabinetmaking, Career Development, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Education
University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1988
This program guide identifies primary concerns in the organization, operation, and evaluation of an electronic technology program. It is designed for local school district and community college administrators, instructors, program advisory committees, and regional coordinating councils. The guide begins with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Cooperative Education, Electronic Technicians, Electronics
University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1988
This program guide identifies primary concerns in the organization, operation, and evaluation of an automotive technology program. It is designed for local school district and community college administrators, instructors, program advisory committees, and regional coordinating councils. The guide begins with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles…
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Education, Employment Potential
University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1988
This program guide identifies primary concerns in the organization, operation, and evaluation of a computer electronics program. It is designed for local school district and community college administrators, instructors, program advisory committees, and regional coordinating councils. The guide begins with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Computers, Cooperative Education, Electronic Equipment
University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1988
This program guide identifies primary concerns in the organization, operation, and evaluation of a computer servicing technology program. It is designed for local school district and community college administrators, instructors, program advisory committees, and regional coordinating councils. The guide begins with the Dictionary of Occupational…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Computers, Cooperative Education, Electronic Equipment
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