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Alexander, Patricia, Ed.; Levine, Felice J., Ed.; Tate, William, Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2016
The centennial volume of "Review of Research inĀ Education" ("RRE") takes a "retrospective, prospective" approach on a diverse range of education research topics spanning the last 100 years. While using historical trends as foundations for their chapters, the authors also look ahead to the most challenging issues and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational History, Educational Trends, Research Methodology
Rowan, Brian – American Educational Research Association, 2004
Today's accountability systems place the blame on schools for inadequate student academic achievement, which seems unfair to many people. They believe that family background and the socioeconomic mix of students in the classroom exert such a strong influence on student learning that teachers and schools can have only a limited effect. Important…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness
Resnick, Lauren B., Ed.; Zurawsky, Chris, Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2003
The "No Child Left Behind" Act requires that states align K-12 assessments with their academic standards for what students should know and be able to do. Alignment is at the core of standards-based education. The theory is that student achievement will improve if all parts of the system pull in the same direction. Under such a system,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Standards