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Mokher, Christine G.; Lee, Steve; Sun, Christopher – CNA Corporation, 2016
In Fall 2010, the Niswonger Foundation received a five-year validation grant from the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to create the Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium of 29 high schools and five colleges. This report evaluates the Consortium's impact on student outcomes during each of the four years of program…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Consortia, High Schools
Jacobson, Louis; Mokher, Christine – CNA Corporation, 2014
A key goal of the "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006" ("Perkins IV") is to ensure career and technical education (CTE) programs are widely available for preparing high school and college students for "high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions"…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Outcomes of Education, High School Seniors, Enrollment
Cavalluzzo, Linda; Barrow, Lisa; Henderson, Stephen – CNA Corporation, 2014
This study responds to a request from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to analyze National Board certification among high school teachers in understudied subject areas and locales to help fill gaps in the research literature. The authors also were asked to use multiple indicators of performance. The research team selected two…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Instructional Improvement, Standards, Teacher Effectiveness
Pearson, Juliana; Flory, Michael – CNA Corporation, 2014
The pedagogy of mastery learning requires students to demonstrate a deep understanding of a given course topic before being allowed to proceed to the next topic. Teachers use formal or informal assessments to monitor students' progress, providing additional support to students whose performance shows they have not mastered the content. Students…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Program Implementation, High Schools, High School Students
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – CNA Corporation, 2014
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) is a statewide program designed to assess the college readiness of high school students in 11th grade, and for those assessed as not college-ready, to provide instruction in the 12th grade that will lead to their college success. The assessment used is the Postsecondary Education…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
Cavalluzzo, Linda; Geraghty, Thomas M.; Steele, Jennifer L.; Holian, Laura; Jenkins, Frank; Alexander, Jane M.; Yamasaki, Kelsey Y. – CNA Corporation, 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate, using a randomized experimental design, the efficacy of TERC's "Using Data" program to change teacher behavior and improve student learning outcomes. The "Using Data" intervention provides professional development and technical assistance to teachers to help them use data…
Descriptors: Data, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Intervention
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – CNA Corporation, 2014
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative is a statewide policy that mandates college placement testing of 11th-graders who meet high school graduation criteria but are unlikely to meet college readiness criteria. Students who score below college-ready on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) are required to take math and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Louis; Rosenbaum, James; LaLonde, Robert – CNA Corporation, 2013
The intent of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) is to help students become college-ready by high school graduation, and subsequently to succeed in obtaining college credentials. This is done by testing college readiness in grade 11 and requiring that students testing below college-ready take college readiness and success…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
Muller, Robert D. – CNA Corporation, 2011
As a research and technical assistance organization, CNA Education would be the last to deny the importance of good data and the first to applaud efforts to improve the quality and scope of the data available. Solid data are critical to CNA's mission to further general understanding of the efficacy of specific education reform initiatives and to…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Research, Teacher Effectiveness
Allen, Michael – CNA Corporation, 2011
One of the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act that has gained prominence as a policy focus only in the last several years is the requirement that poor and minority children be served by highly qualified teachers to no less a degree than other, more affluent children. Under the Obama administration, the focus on "highly qualified"…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change, State Policy, State Programs
Jones, Joseph; Southern, Kyle – CNA Corporation, 2011
Federal education policy in recent years has encouraged state and local education agencies to embrace data use and analysis in decision-making, ranging from policy development and implementation to performance evaluation. The capacity of these agencies to make effective and methodologically sound use of collected data for these purposes remains an…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Grants, Educational Policy, Federal Programs
Sheeky, Art – CNA Corporation, 2011
Ever since the 2001 passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), states have faced a federal mandate to improve their ability to collect and analyze education data for the purpose of tracking and reporting the progress of their education reform efforts. With the assistance of federal funds, virtually all of the states are developing…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement
CNA Corporation, 2005
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) appointed eleven members to the Appalachian Regional Advisory Committee (AP RAC) to provide advice concerning the educational needs of the region as required by the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-279; 20 USC 9605). The RAC was charged with providing this advice…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Geographic Regions
Sheekey, Arthur; Cymrot, Donald J.; Fauntleroy, Corbin – CNA Corporation, 2005
This report provides an overview and synthesis of the ten Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) reports published concurrently. The RACs were created by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct a regional educational needs assessment in advance of the competition for a new set of comprehensive assistance centers and regional education laboratories.…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Technical Assistance, Geographic Regions, Federal Legislation
CNA Corporation, 2005
The Mid Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) provides an assessment of the technical assistance needs of educational stakeholders, including educators, parents, and policymakers in our region, in response to a directive from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. This RAC is one of ten such committees appointed by the Secretary…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Geographic Regions, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement
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