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Scott, Caitlin; McMurrer, Jennifer; McIntosh, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Idaho received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement improvement efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) Jefferson Middle School; and (2) Lakeside Elementary School. The experiences of this non-recipient school is…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Elementary Schools
Scott, Caitlin; McMurrer, Jennifer; McIntosh, Shelby; Dibner, Kenne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
State and local educators encountered both opportunities and obstacles in their first year of implementing the School Improvement Grants (SIGs) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In 2009, the ARRA, better known as the economic stimulus package, provided $3 billion for SIGs to help reform persistently low-achieving…
Descriptors: Barriers, Program Implementation, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
McMurrer, Jennifer – Center on Education Policy, 2012
School Improvement Grants (SIGs) financed through the economic stimulus package are intended to spur dramatic change in persistently low-performing schools. Many state and local officials charged with implementing SIGs view the creation of a safe, orderly, collegial, and productive school climate as an essential step in raising student…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround
McMurrer, Jennifer – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Research has long suggested that significantly increasing quality time in school for teaching and learning can have a positive impact on student achievement. Recognizing this connection, federal guidance requires low-performing schools to increase student learning time if they are implementing two popular reform models using school improvement…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround
McMurrer, Jennifer – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Several hundred of the nation's lowest-performing schools have recently undergone major changes in leadership and teaching staff to comply with federal requirements for using school improvement grants (SIGs) financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). In particular, schools that receive stimulus-funded SIG awards must…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround
Center on Education Policy, 2012
This paper presents the study methods used for the "Opportunities and Obstacles: Implementing Stimulus-Funded School Improvement Grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho" report. The purpose of this study was to describe how Title I 1003(g) School Improvement Grants awarded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) in the…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Improvement, Educational Finance, Federal Aid
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This paper profiles Idaho's test score trends through 2008-09. In 2007, the mean scale score on the state 4th grade reading test was 209 for non-Title I students and 205 for Title I students. In 2007, the mean scale score in 4th grade reading was 211 for non-Title I students and 208 for Title I students. Between 2007 and 2009, the mean scale score…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This individual profile provides information on Idaho's high school exit exam standards and policies. Some of the categories presented include: (1) State exit exam policy; (2) Type of Test; (3) Purpose; (4) Major changes in exit exam policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (5) Subjects tested on exam; (6) Grade exam first…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Alignment (Education)
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This individual profile provides information on Idaho's college entrance exam standards and polices. Some of the categories presented include: (1) College entrance exam policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in college entrance exam policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) Preparation state offers to students taking college…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper provides information about Idaho Standards Achievement Test, a comprehensive standards-based test. The purpose of the test is to: (1) Determine prospective high school graduates' mastery of the state curriculum, grade 10; (2) Encourage districts and schools to identify and serve students at risk of academic failure; (3) Provide data to…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Failure, At Risk Students, High School Graduates
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in Idaho for 2010. Idaho showed improvement in reading and math in grade 8 at the basic, proficient, and advanced levels for Latino and white students, low income students, and boys and girls. The state has also made progress in narrowing achievement gaps between Latino and white…
Descriptors: Low Income, State Standards, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Profiles, Educational Trends, Elementary School Students