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Quinn, Rand; Cheuk, Tina – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2018
Expanding school vouchers is a central component of the Trump Administration's education agenda. However, the extent to which the Administration can fully realize this policy goal may hinge, in part, on the level of public support or opposition for the voucher method of reform and on the particular components of any proposed voucher system. In…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Political Attitudes, Public Opinion, Educational Policy
Supovitz, Jonathan A.; Ebby, Caroline B.; Remillard, Janine; Nathenson, Robert A. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2018
In this report, we describe the results of a rigorous two-year study of the impacts of a mathematics initiative called Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) on teacher and student learning in grades 3-5 in two Philadelphia area school districts. OGAP is a mathematics program which combines teacher formative assessment practices with knowledge of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement
Ingersol, Richard M.; Merrill, Elizabeth; Stuckey, Daniel; Collins, Gregory – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2018
Has the elementary and secondary teaching force changed in recent years? And, if so, how? Have the types and kinds of individuals going into teaching changed? Have the demographic characteristics of those working in classrooms altered? This report summarizes the results of an exploratory research project that investigated what trends and changes…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Characteristics, Diversity (Faculty)
Newman, Bobbi; Prociw, Stephen; Hull, Robert; Collings, Gregory; Supovitz, Jonathan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
This report presents school leadership development policies and practices across all 50 states and select U.S. territories. Researchers Bobbi Newman, Jonathan Supovitz, and Greg Collins from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), in collaboration with National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) staff, interviewed…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, State Policy, Leadership
Ingersoll, Richard M.; Sirinides, Philip; Dougherty, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
This working paper summarizes the results of a study of leadership in elementary and secondary schools. The study focused in particular on instructional leadership -- the extent to which school leaders focus on the core activities of teaching and learning -- and teacher leadership -- the extent to which teachers have input into school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Leadership
Gray, Abigail; Sirinides, Philip; Fink, Ryan; Flack, Adrianne; DuBois, Tesla; Morrison, Katrina; Hill, Kirsten – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
This report presents the results of an exploratory study of suspension, discipline, and climate in K-5 and K-8 schools in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). The study was conducted between January 2016 and October 2017 by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania, in close partnership with SDP…
Descriptors: Suspension, Discipline, Educational Environment, Elementary Schools
Weiss, Joanne; McGuinn, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, states have considerably more flexibility and authority in K-12 education than they had under the previous federal education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The Trump administration and the Republican Congress, meanwhile, moved in 2017 to further loosen federal accountability rules and give…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Government Role
May, Henry; Sirinides, Philip; Gray, Abigail; Goldsworthy, Heather – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
Research increasingly links low literacy levels in the early grades with a range of poor outcomes; for instance, students who read below grade level at the end of third grade are about four times less likely than their higher-achieving peers to graduate from high school (Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2010, 2011; Balfanz, Bridgeland, Bruce & Fox,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Programs, Intervention, Grade 1
Conn, Katharine; Park, Elizabeth; Nagakura, Wakasa; Khalil, Sherihan; Corcoran, Thomas – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
Numerous countries suffer from a shortage of technicians and skilled workers, particularly in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), due to a mismatch between the skills and interests of the students graduating from or leaving the current education system and the needs of the labor market. Often, parents and students…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, STEM Education, Employment Qualifications, Career Development
Hodge, Emily; Salloum, Serena; Benko, Susanna – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
As states continue to implement college and career ready standards, state education agencies (SEAs) are providing professional development and curricular resources to help districts and teachers understand the standards. Because all states have adopted college and career ready standards, and most states continue to implement some version of the…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, School Districts
May, Henry; Sirinides, Philip; Gray, Abigail; Goldsworthy, Heather – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2016
This report presents the final results of a four-year independent external evaluation of the impacts and implementation of the scale-up of Reading Recovery, a literacy intervention targeting struggling 1st-grade students. The evaluation of Reading Recovery includes parallel rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental designs for estimating…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Intervention, Grade 1
McGuinn, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
It has been three years since Race to the Top grant-winning states piloted new teacher evaluation systems and many of them have made considerable progress, yet according to media coverage and a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published in April 2015, struggles remain and most grantees have asked to extend the timetables for…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, State Policy, Teacher Evaluation, Program Implementation
Supovitz, Jonathan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
The flat structure of American schools is ill-suited to meet today's increasing demands for educational improvement. Even with unprecedented pressure to raise performance, America's schools are still largely organized the way they were a century ago--with a single principal presiding over a largely egg-crated faculty. Is such a thin veneer of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility
Goff, Peter; Goldring, Ellen; Guthrie, J. Edward; Bickman, Leonard – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
There is substantial evidence that instructional leadership is needed to foster effective teacher practices and student achievement. Instructional or learning-centered leadership (LCL) includes aspects of school leadership that highlight the importance of principals' actions in supporting teachers to improve instruction. Research has also shown…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Feedback (Response), Administrator Evaluation
Sirinides, Phil; Fantuzzo, John; LeBoeuf, Whitney; Barghaus, Katie; Fink, Ryan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
High-quality care in the earliest years of life has been shown to relate to positive developmental outcomes for children, including improved early academic skills, social-emotional competencies, and cognitive functioning. Unfortunately, the early care experiences of many children are not always high quality; rather, research suggests that…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Research Reports, Educational Quality, Quality Control
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