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Miller, Brett; McCardle, Peggy; Hernandez, Ricardo – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
Low literacy levels in adult learners pose an educational and public health challenge to practitioners and the scientific community. Increasing demands placed on literacy can limit opportunities in the workplace and access to health-related resources, negatively affecting public health. Current estimates from the National Center for Education…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Public Health, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning
Fields, Ray – National Assessment Governing Board, 2014
Indicators of many kinds are used to monitor critical aspects of national life and inform public policy. These include economic indicators, health indicators, and demographic indicators. For more than a decade, the National Assessment Governing Board has been conducting research to determine the potential of the National Assessment of Educational…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Educational Indicators, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Peterson, Paul E. – Education Next, 2016
At the turn of the century, the United States was trying to come to grips with a serious education crisis. The country was lagging behind its international peers, and a half-century effort to erode racial disparities in school achievement had made little headway. Many people expected action from the federal government. George W. Bush and Barack…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines No Child Left Behind, focusing on testing and accountability. At the center of the debate about how to fix No Child Left Behind is what to do about the Federal requirement that states, each year, administer 17 standardized tests with high stakes consequences.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability
Jacobsen, Rebecca; Rothstein, Richard – Economic Policy Institute, 2014
In this commentary the authors open with the assertion that contemporary education policy, whatever else it may or may not have accomplished, has narrowed the school curriculum by holding schools accountable primarily for their student scores in math and reading. They pursue this argument by pointing out that in surveys, the American public,…
Descriptors: Educational History, National Competency Tests, Accountability, Scores
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
Iowa Department of Education, 2013
The 2013 edition of the "Annual Condition of Education Report" provides a rich tapestry of information about Iowa's education system. The data presented in the report examines longitudinal trends about Iowa's students, teachers, and schools from many perspectives. Information such as demographic characteristics, assessment results,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Enrollment, Kindergarten
Simon, Candace; Lewis, Sharon; Uro, Gabriela; Uzzell, Renata; Palacios, Moses; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
In 2010, approximately 14 percent of all students in the nation were enrolled in the organization's 65 urban school districts out of approximately 15,000 school districts nationwide. In addition, 21 percent of the nation's students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, 26 percent of English language learner (ELL) students and 24 percent of the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "Nation's Report Card": Reading Scores Flat for Fourth Graders; Eighth Graders Improve by One Point; (2)…
Descriptors: Public Education, Reading Achievement, Scores, Grade 4
Stedman, Lawrence C. – National Assessment Governing Board, 2009
During the past 25 years, the country witnessed a dramatic transformation of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Actions by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), Congress, and the National Assessment Governing Board fundamentally changed NAEP's role in federal educational policy and the nation's schools. Developed in the 1960s…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Educational Testing, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Tyler, Ralph W. – 1986
This document discusses the Assessment Policy Committee established to design and supervise the conduct of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and describes the legislation supporting the Committee. It proposes that the governance of NAEP be the responsibility of a board composed largely of educational policy makers, and those…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Committees, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation
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Levesque, Karen; Wun, Jolene; Green, Caitlin – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
The definition of CTE (career/technical education) used by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) includes, at the high school level, family and consumer sciences education, general labor market preparation, and occupational education (Bradby and Hoachlander 1999; Bradby and Hudson 2007). Most researchers focus on occupational…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Vocational Education, Public Schools, High School Graduates
Donis-Keller, Christine; Silvernail, David L. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2009
This twelfth edition of "The Condition of K-12 Public Education in Maine" is designed to provide Maine citizens, legislators, and educators a yearly report on the state of Maine public schools and education. This new edition updates educational information which appeared in earlier editions, and also provides information on several new…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators
Poliakoff, Anne Rogers – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2006
Persistent gaps between the academic achievements of different groups of children are thoroughly documented by the U.S. National Assessment of Educational Progress and other statistical analyses of state assessments, grades, course selection, and dropout rates. Despite improvements in some years, the gap endures as a consistent and disturbing…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Research, Dropout Rate, Course Selection (Students)
Gravelle, Paula B.; Silvernail, David L. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2007
"Education Indicators" are facts and statistics that help to describe a public education system. They are tools which are useful in examining and measuring the effectiveness of the system. Examples include information such as the amount of local funds raised to support local schools, per pupil expenditures, pupil-teacher ratios, and…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators
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