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Gallagher, H. Alix; Arshan, Nicole; Woodworth, Katrina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Writing is an essential skill for participating in modern American society. Although it is crucial to careers and civic engagement, student writing falls far short of national expectations (College Board, 2004; NCES, 2012; Persky, Daane, & Jin, 2003). The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) seek to increase the rigor of writing instruction…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Writing Instruction, National Programs
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Stevenson, Joseph Martin; Payne, Alfredda Hunt – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter describes how data analysis and data-driven decision making were critical for designing, developing, and assessing a new academic program. The authors--one, the program's founder; the other, an alumna--begin by highlighting some of the elements in the program's incubation and, subsequently, describe some of the components for data…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Higher Education, Black Colleges, Data
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The following profiles address how the state departments of education are supporting local educators in classroom implementation of the states' new college- and career-readiness standards by providing (or facilitating the development of) aligned instructional resources and materials. These resources and materials are supplementary supports that…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), State Policy, State Standards, State Programs
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The following profiles address how the state departments of education are helping educators prepare for and implement the Common Core and aligned assessments through professional learning. The major professional development efforts around the Common Core were examined in order to understand the overall efforts of each state. An exhaustive list of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, State Policy
Day-Meeks, Angel LaKease – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study investigated the implementation and impact of Reading First programs in 8 elementary schools across the state of Mississippi. The study assessed how principals, literacy coaches, and kindergarten through third grade teachers perceived the implementation of the Reading First program at their respective schools. Data from these three…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Educational Strategies, Program Effectiveness, Reading Tests
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Alber, Sheila R.; Nelson, Janet S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2010
The research to practice gap continues to be a prominent concern among professionals in the field of education. Traditional staff development in which teachers attend presentations and workshops for a few days each year has been one method for attempting to bring empirically validated instructional practices into the classroom. Unfortunately,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Researchers, Rural Schools
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) are strategies designed to improve how teachers teach and students learn. The designs encourage teacher collaboration and creativity and offer flexible frameworks for building lessons in all disciplines. Their purpose is to engage students to read challenging…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement, Instructional Design
Algozzine, Bob; Morsbach Sweeney, Holly; Choi, Jeong Hoon; Horner, Rob; Sailor, Wayne; McCart, Amy B.; Satter, Allyson; Lane, Kathleen Lynne – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
U.S. public education systems are required to provide free appropriate public education to students with disabilities in least restrictive environments that are appropriate to meet their individual needs. The practice of educating students with disabilities in neighborhood schools in age-appropriate general education classrooms and other school…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Program Implementation, Disabilities, Inclusion
Johnson, Latonya R. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study was conducted using a qualitative approach to evaluate the effectiveness of READ 180 Program in improving students reading interests and achievement at West Bolivar Middle School (WBMS). A number of interviews and observations were conducted. Two teachers and nine students were interviewed, and nine classroom observations were…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Grade 5
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
By 2012, all of the states in this study had started implementing new or revised teacher and leader evaluation systems. The systems include many and varying updates. In some cases, the updates were designed to meet conditions for a state's "Race to the Top" grant. In others, the updates were made to meet conditions for a state's waiver…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, State Standards, State Policy
Anderson, Kimberly; Mire, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2016
This report presents a multi-year study of how states are implementing their state college- and career-readiness standards. In this report, the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB's) Benchmarking State Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards project studied state efforts in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to foster effective…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, State Standards, State Policy, State Programs
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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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Gallagher, H. Alix; Arshan, Nicole; Woodworth, Katrina – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
By 2013, all 50 states and the District of Columbia had adopted college- and career-ready standards in English language arts and mathematics, placing a greater emphasis on argument writing to prepare students for life after high school. Solving the specific problem of how to help teachers teach to new standards for argument writing as well as the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Program Effectiveness, National Programs, College Readiness
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
All of the states in this study have recently been involved in school accountability system reform. Since 2011, the states have taken advantage of a federal program to give them flexibility around certain requirements of the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001 (NCLB), the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Policy, State Programs, State Standards
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