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No Child Left Behind Act 20011
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Paeplow, Colleen – Wake County Public School System, 2013
Retention means repeating one or more courses in high school, rather than a full grade. Over 3,500 high school students were retained in 2011-12 in Wake County Public School (WCPSS), with the largest numbers in grades 9 and 10. Some students enter high school below grade level. In 2011-12, half the WCPSS high schools had greater than 30% of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Readiness, Academic Failure, Reading Achievement
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Bastian, Kevin Christopher; McCord, David; Marks, Julie; Carpenter, Dale – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The greening of the United States teacher workforce puts a premium on districts and schools hiring effective and persistent beginning teachers. Given the limitations of characteristics currently available at the time of hiring (e.g., academic ability measures, preparation type), we built off previous research in economics and psychology to…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Public School Teachers
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Glazerman, Steven; Protik, Ali; Teh, Bing-ru; Bruch, Julie; Max, Jeffrey – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
One way to improve struggling schools' access to effective teachers is to use selective transfer incentives. Such incentives offer bonuses for the highest-performing teachers to move into schools serving the most disadvantaged students. In this report, we provide evidence from a randomized experiment that tested whether such a policy intervention…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attendance, Cost Effectiveness
Huebeler, Amy; Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2015
We examined the progress of kindergarteners who entered the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in 2008-09 and in 2010-11 who were identified as limited in English proficiency (LEP). For the 2008-09 cohort, English proficiency increased steadily over time. Few were able to exit LEP status in their first three years in WCPSS (10.5%); this…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2015
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. The topics for this report on the retention and suspension of English Learners (ELs) include: (1) Percentage of ELs and Non-ELs Enrolled and Retained in Elementary School (Grades…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Persistence, Suspension, Enrollment Rate
Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2011
The longitudinal study of the 2005-06 preschool in Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) found short-term gains during the preschool year, but limited impact by kindergarten and no average impact by the end of 3rd grade on achievement, retention rates, special education placements, or attendance. Small sample sizes limit conclusions that can be…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Longitudinal Studies, Preschool Education, Attendance
Education Council, 2016
All Australian governments and the non-government schooling sectors are committed to working together to ensure all students have access to a quality school education with appropriate personalised support and educational interventions. Nationally, these efforts are focussed on the development of a robust national curriculum that provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Public Schools
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Stephens, Maria; Warren, Laura K.; Harner, Ariana L. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The "Comparative Indicators of Education" report series has been published on a biennial basis since it began in 2002, although this year's is the first to expand its focus to the G-20 countries, having previously been focused on the G-8 countries. "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Global Approach, International Assessment
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Hanson, Thomas; Dietsch, Barbara; Zheng, Hong – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
Character education has become one of the fastest growing reform movements in K-12 education today, partially in response to unacceptable levels of student misbehavior and inadequate endorsement of good character values (Williams 2000). Between 1993 and 2009, 36 states passed laws mandating or recommending some aspect of character education in…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Education