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Glennie, Elizabeth; Lauff, Erich; Ottem, Randy – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2017
High school students who complete technical coursework in a given field should be able to demonstrate their skill mastery by passing a technical skill assessment that is recognized in that field. States are using a variety of approaches to assess students' skill attainment, with some adopting industry-recognized assessments linked to national…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Education, Professional Education, State Legislation
Wheeler, Justin; Glennie, Elizabeth – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2007
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) has increased concern about the staffing difficulties faced by schools that serve a high percentage of low-achieving students. NCLB requires each student be taught in all core academic subjects by a highly-qualified teacher by the 2005-06 school year. The law defines highly-qualified teachers as those…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Incentives, Academic Achievement, Public Policy