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Derrington, Mary Lynne; Campbell, John W. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2015
Teacher evaluation is a major reform initiative in public education's high accountability policy environment. Principals' effective implementation of this high-stakes reform is challenged by time management, policy coherence, communication with teachers, district support, and staff development imperatives. Effective implementation requires moving…
Descriptors: Principals, Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation
US Department of Education, 2012
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Rhode Island's Year 1 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation to date. According to the State, in Year 1, Rhode Island greatly increased statewide capacity to begin…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gains
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2015
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2014 describes New Mexico's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies New Mexico will implement to address those challenges. New Mexico implemented a coordinated governance model that places authority and accountability across the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2015
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2014 describes Colorado's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Colorado will implement to address those challenges. As outlined in the grant statement of work, Colorado is implementing the following projects and has identified…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
US Department of Education, 2012
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Georgia's Year 1 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation to date. Georgia's first-year accomplishments include awarding the State's first five Race to the Top Innovation Fund…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gains
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of New York'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. In Year 4, New York…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2013
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Hawaii's Year 2 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2011 through September 2012. During Year 2, Hawaii worked to revise its Race to the Top plan…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
Porter, Rachel – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this comparative case study was to explore the ways educators at the school-level experience a federally directed curriculum policy change and examine the contextual factors that impacted the way it was initially implemented. Application of an organizational learning (OL) lens was incorporated to help illuminate the ways educators…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, Elementary School Teachers
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Maryland's Year 4 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from the implementation process from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. During Year 4, Maryland supported educators as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2017
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the reporting period of 01-01-2016 to 12-31-2016 provides a summary of Wisconsin's and strategies that Wisconsin will implement to address those challenges. During 2016, significant progress was made implementing programs and activities funded by the Race to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
US Department of Education, 2013
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Georgia's Year 2 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2011 through September 2012. During Year 2, Georgia had a range of accomplishments across…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
Johnson, Jessica; Kendziora, Kimberly; Osher, David – American Institutes for Research, 2012
The Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition asks districts to personalize education for all students in their schools, focusing on classrooms and the relationship between educators and students. To reach this bold goal, the competition calls for providing teachers with "the information, tools, and supports that enable them to meet the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competition, School Districts, Total Quality Management