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Reyes, Reynaldo, III – High School Journal, 2016
One of the many consequences of a neoliberal, high-stakes policy in No Child Left Behind has been that teachers and administrators have resorted to the systematic removal of vulnerable student groups, such as Latina/o English language learners. This process has dehumanized these students and commodified aspects of their identity, such as language,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, High Stakes Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Hess, Karin – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2011
Black, Wilson, and Yao have identified a very real tension felt by teachers today that has been created by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in the United States and the National Curriculum Assessment in the United Kingdom. In many schools, formative assessment has either taken a backseat to summative assessment use, or many of the formative assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation
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Detrich, Ronnie; Keyworth, Randy; States, Jack – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2016
Education is a public health issue. Poor educational outcomes are correlated with many health and social ills. To improve the quality of education, it will be necessary to take advantage of the leverage points of policy, evidence, and implementation science. The idea of evidence informing policy may be non-controversial, but a closer examination…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Educational Change
Watt, Michael – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare key elements of the actions that states in the USA and Australia took to implement the Common Core State Standards or Phase One of the Australian Curriculum, and what processes and products they used to facilitate implementation of these innovations. A rubric adapted from a diagnostic tool,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, State Standards, Academic Standards
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Wallace, Carolyn S. – Science Education, 2012
This is a critical time for the science education community as we embark on the creation and implementation of new national science standards. The purpose of this essay is to offer insight into how the language of curriculum standards, including that found in state science standards in the United States over the past 15 years, has posed barriers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Policy, Science Education
Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Petrilli, Michael J. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2010
Over the past year, the nation's governors and state school chiefs have achieved laudable consensus around a set of math and English standards, developed voluntarily and without federal involvement through the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). Most states have signed on to them. More recently, the states have again teamed up--this…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Mead, Nick – Pastoral Care in Education, 2011
This study is concerned with the way in which the introduction in England of "Every Child Matters" (ECM), a mandatory framework for the well-being of all pupils, has created new intraprofessional and interprofessional expectations about the development of professional knowledge for pre-service secondary school teachers. In the light of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Fairbairn, Shelley B.; Fox, Janna – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2009
Substantial growth in the numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States and Canada in recent years has significantly affected the educational systems of both countries. This article focuses on critical issues and concerns related to the assessment of ELLs in U.S. and Canadian schools and emphasizes assessment approaches for test…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Testing, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Noboa, Julio – Multicultural Education, 2011
It was in late May of 2010 that the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) took their final vote on the curriculum standards that will have an impact on what millions of students in Texas as well as dozens of other states will learn about history and social studies for the next 10 years. These "Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills" (TEKS)…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Information Technology, Public Service, Educational Change
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2009
The "International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. It contains the following papers: (1) Teacher Perceptions of Authentic Pedagogy: A Case Study of Professional Development in an African American High School's…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Conferences (Gatherings), Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies
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Björn, Piia M.; Aro, Mikko T.; Koponen, Tuire K.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) can be considered an everyday practice in many parts of the United States, whereas, in Finland, only recently has a new framework for support in learning taken shape. Choosing Finland as the comparative partner for this policy paper is justified as its educational system has been widely referenced on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Special Education, International Assessment
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Wiliam, Dylan – Review of Research in Education, 2010
The idea that validity should be considered a property of inferences, rather than of assessments, has developed slowly over the past century. In early writings about the validity of educational assessments, validity was defined as a property of an assessment. The most common definition was that an assessment was valid to the extent that it…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Validity, Inferences, Construct Validity
Rothman, Robert – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
Assessment has long been at the center of education policy debates, and for good reason. The goal of schooling is to maximize student learning, and assessments provide a picture of what students know and are able to do. Assessments also have a strong influence on what goes on in classrooms. The United States is now poised to make the most dramatic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
Bishop, Kay – Linworth, 2011
This book provides an in-depth exploration of the topics that are currently relevant in K-12 curricula, including the school librarian's role in dealing with these issues, collaborating with teachers, and connecting to classrooms. The role and responsibilities of the library media specialist in the 21st century continue to expand. Since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education
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Ewing, Bronwyn – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Direct instruction, an approach that is becoming familiar to Queensland schools that have high Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, has been gaining substantial political and popular support in the United States of America [USA], England and Australia. Recent examples include the No Child Left Behind policy in the USA, the British…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
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