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Universities UK, 2018
The traditional three-year, full-time, on-campus path to a first degree remains one of the main routes to higher education. It accounts for 58% of all students at UK universities, and has successfully increased young participation to record levels. However, for those who work while studying or have caring responsibilities, more flexible approaches…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Flexible Progression
Center for American Progress, 2014
The Common Core helps address inequity in education by ensuring all students are taught to the same high standards and held to the same rigorous expectations. This helps make sure that ZIP codes do not determine education quality. The Common Core-aligned assessments are integral to realizing the promise of the standards; they act as a…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, White Students
Irvin, P. Shawn; Pilger, Marissa; Sáez, Leilani; Alonzo, Julie – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2016
Identifying and measuring indicators of learning difficulties among young children and implementing effective instructional approaches are complicated, particularly during the transition to kindergarten. Purposeful school-based transition policies and practices support teacher and school decision-making and, thus, can ease the…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Surveys, Prevention, Screening Tests
Hixson, Nate K.; Ravitz, Jason; Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education, 2012
From 2008 to 2010, project-based learning (PBL) was a major focus of the Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI), undertaken by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), as a method for teaching 21st century skills. Beginning in January 2011, a summative evaluation was conducted to investigate the effect of PBL implementation on teachers'…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Skills, Faculty Development
Margolin, Jonathan; Kleidon, Briana; Williams, Ryan; Schmidt, Michele Cranwell – American Institutes for Research, 2011
American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an external evaluation of Vermont's Ed-Tech Program from January 2010-June 2011. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide feedback on the implementation and outcomes of the competitive grant programs that were active during this time. The findings of the evaluation are intended to help VTDOE…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Projects, Teacher Collaboration, Active Learning
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2018
England's Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) commissioned the National Literacy Trust to conduct a survey at the start of a Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF) project to improve reading in primary schools in the city. The survey was based on a questionnaire used nationally to gather responses from nearly 50,000 children and young people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Toms, Marcia – Learning Assistance Review, 2016
The material in this article is a compilation of the results of an National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) study conducted by Dr. Marcia Toms under the auspices of NC State University which came from 211 unique institutions during the Spring of 2014. Invitations to complete the survey were sent to all past and present NCLCA members as…
Descriptors: Surveys, Questionnaires, Benchmarking, Geographic Regions
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alexandra; Osher, Michael – Editorial Projects in Education, 2018
In February 2018, the Education Week Research Center fielded an online survey to more than 500 school leaders, including principals, assistant principals, and deans. The questionnaire focused on screen-time, personalized learning, social media, cyber-bullying, media literacy, sexting, and the Computer Science for All movement. Highlights of survey…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
Nakamoto, Jonathan; Sobolew-Shubin, Sandy; Orland, Martin – WestEd, 2015
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the Arts for Learning (A4L) Lessons Project on the literacy and life skills of students in grades 3, 4, and 5. A4L Lessons is a supplementary literacy curriculum designed to blend the creativity and discipline of the arts with learning science to raise student achievement in reading and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, School Districts, Reading Instruction
Ravitz, Jason – Buck Institute for Education, 2008
In the fall of 2007, the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) conducted a national survey of high school reform and project based learning (PBL). The study included teachers from several major high school reform networks that emphasize PBL as an instructional approach: New Tech High, High Tech High, Edvision Schools, and Envision Schools. It also…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Projects, School Restructuring, Active Learning
Editorial Projects in Education, 2015
To better understand educators' views of social and emotional learning, the Education Week Research Center invited users of"Education Week'"s flagship website--to participate in an online survey in April 2015. A total of 709 people participated, with 562 deemed qualified based on self-identification as a K-12 teacher or…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, National Surveys, Online Surveys
FitzGerald, Lee – International Association of School Librarianship, 2010
Guided Inquiry is a means by which student enquiry can be facilitated in schools, while simultaneously being the vehicle for evidence-based practice. This paper illustrates this twin purpose in two contexts: An overview discussion of the 2008 NSW Association of Independent Schools' Project, led by Dr. Todd, and a 2010 Guided Inquiry at Loreto…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Libraries, Inquiry, Academic Achievement
Schools Network, 2011
The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to research ways to improve outcomes for children and young people with the most complex educational needs and disabilities through the development of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies. The programme of research brought together a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Expertise, Educational Strategies, Special Schools
US Department of Education, 2014
The State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Delaware's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 3 report for Phase 1 and 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2012 through September 2013. Delaware made…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
Epstein, Dale; Hegseth, Danielle; Friese, Sarah; Miranda, Brenda; Gebhart, Tracy; Partika, Anne; Tout, Kathryn – Child Trends, 2017
Arizona's First Things First partners with other agencies to create a high-quality, family-centered, comprehensive, and collaborative early childhood system that supports the development, health, and early education of all Arizona's children through age 5, helping ensure they enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. One of First Things…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, School Readiness, Educational Quality
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