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Rentner, Diane Stark; Frizzell, Matthew; Kober, Nancy; Ferguson, Maria – Center on Education Policy, 2017
In the spring of 2015, many states began administering new state assessments designed to measure students' mastery of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English language arts (ELA). This was the first wide-scale assessment of student mastery of the Common Core. For some states, it was also the first time that state math and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Common Core State Standards, Mastery Tests, Language Arts
Rentner, Diane Stark; Ferguson, Maria – Center on Education Policy, 2014
This report looks specifically at the information and data needs of policymakers related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the types of research that could provide this information. The ideas in this report were informed by a series of meetings and discussions about a possible research agenda for the Common Core, sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy
McMurrer, Jennifer; Frizzell, Matthew – Center on Education Policy, 2013
This report, based on a spring 2013 survey of state education agency officials who oversee K-12 education in Common Core-adopting states, describes states' perceptions about the variety of ways in which they are collaborating with their state's postsecondary institutions to prepare for and implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Other…
Descriptors: State Standards, State Departments of Education, Program Implementation, Postsecondary Education
McMurrer, Jennifer; Frizzell, Matthew – Center on Education Policy, 2013
The notion of what it means for a student to be "career-ready" is changing as a result of the recent push by the federal and state governments to ensure that all students are prepared for college and careers by the time they graduate from high school. While much attention has been paid to the "college-ready" aspect of college…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Educational Assessment, College Readiness, Job Skills
McMurrer, Jennifer; Yoshioka, Nanami – Center on Education Policy, 2013
On February 9, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan granted 10 states waivers of key accountability requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. One year later, applications for this ESEA flexibility, also known as NCLB waivers, had been approved for an additional 24…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Federal State Relationship
Lewis, Anne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
During hearings in the late 1980s on education legislation, the frustrated chairman of the Education and Labor Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Gus Hawkins (D-CA), would sometimes lean over to his chief counsel and ask: "Why can't these people agree on the facts? If they did that, we could solve these problems quickly." That…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Role of Education, Information Centers, Organizations (Groups)
Usher, Alexandra; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2012
This summary report by the Center on Education Policy (CEP) pulls together findings from a wide array of studies on student motivation by scholars in a range of disciplines, as well as lessons from programs around the country intended to increase motivation. It is intended to start a conversation about the importance of motivation and the policies…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Student Motivation, Change Strategies, Educational Change
Usher, Alexandra; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2012
This is the fourth in a series of six papers from the Center on Education Policy exploring issues related to students' motivation to learn. This paper examines findings from research about the impact of various family background and cultural factors on student motivation, as well as the role of parental beliefs, attitudes, and actions in fostering…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Learning Motivation
Usher, Alexandra; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2012
This is the third in a series of six papers by the Center on Education Policy exploring issues related to students' motivation to learn. This paper examines various programs that use test performance or postsecondary attendance as motivational goals and the effects of these goals on students. How do policies surrounding assessments and college…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Student Motivation
Usher, Alexandra – Center on Education Policy, 2012
This is the fifth in a series of six papers from the Center on Education Policy exploring issues related to students' motivation to learn. While past papers in this series have examined broad strategies to improve academic motivation that could be implemented across a school, district, or state, this paper focuses specifically on changes within…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation, School Organization, Educational Change
Usher, Alexandra; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2012
This is the second in a series of six papers from the Center on Education Policy exploring issues related to students' motivation to learn. As noted in the first paper of this series, motivation to learn is one of the most important factors in a student's educational journey, but a robust discussion about students' motivation may be the "missing…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Educational Change, Rewards
Usher, Alexandra – Center on Education Policy, 2012
This is the last in a series of six papers by the Center on Education Policy exploring issues related to students' motivation to learn. This paper explores ways in which schools, teachers, and communities are using nontraditional methods to try to motivate students who don't respond to more traditional strategies. The paper focuses on three such…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Teaching Styles, Learning Motivation, Teaching Methods
Center on Education Policy, 2012
This appendix outlines four major dimensions of motivation and how they are defined by major scholars in the field. [For Student Motivation: An Overlooked Piece of School Reform. Summary, which is a summary of the 8 documents that this appendix was created for, see ED532666.] (Contains 4 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Expertise, Student Motivation, Educational Theories, Educational Research
Center on Education Policy, 2012
The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), also known as the economic stimulus package, provided an extra $3 billion for school improvement grants (SIGs) under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Along with this funding increase, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Grants
McMurrer, Jennifer; McIntosh, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Maryland received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement their turnaround efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) G. James Gholson Middle School; and (2) Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School. The experiences of…
Descriptors: Grants, School Turnaround, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness
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