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Zhang, Ying – Center on Education Policy, 2009
The report draws from Center on Education Policy's eight-year study of high school exit exams to identify long-term trends in state policies and student performance. It highlights a growing trend among states to establish alternate pathways to graduation for students who are struggling to pass exit exams. The report also analyzes exit exam pass…
Descriptors: High Schools, Exit Examinations, Testing Programs, Nontraditional Education
Zhang, Ying – Center on Education Policy, 2009
This report by the Center on Education Policy (CEP) looks at how local educators perceive and act on state policies designed to help at-risk students and English language learners (ELLs) achieve the levels of proficiency needed to pass state high school exit examinations and graduate. Our findings are based on data from school observations and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
Srikantaiah, Deepa; Zhang, Ying; Swayhoover, Lisa – Center on Education Policy, 2008
In the winter and spring of 2007-08, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) expanded its ongoing research on the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) by conducting case studies of six schools in Rhode Island to learn more about the influence of NCLB and related state accountability policies on curriculum, instruction, and student…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Observation, State Standards, Standardized Tests
Zhang, Ying – Center on Education Policy, 2008
This report examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) on student achievement and teacher quality in rural school districts and the challenges those rural districts face in complying with the Act. It also analyzes differences in responses to NCLB between rural districts and urban or suburban districts. Findings are drawn from the…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
Srikantaiah, Deepa; Zhang, Ying; Swayhoover, Lisa – Center on Education Policy, 2008
In the spring of 2008, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) continued its ongoing research on the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) by conducting case studies of six schools in Illinois to learn more about the effects of NCLB and related state accountability policies on curriculum, instruction, and student achievement. The schools…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Standards, Academic Achievement, Accountability