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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
McGuinn, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
In a 2012 paper for the Center for American Progress, "The State of Evaluation Reform," Patrick McGuinn (Drew University) identified the opportunities and challenges facing education agencies in Race to the Top (RTTT) grant-winning states as they prepared for the implementation of new teacher evaluation systems. The 2012 study undertook…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Teacher Evaluation, Beginning Teachers, 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
Supovitz, Jonathan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014
How do policymakers craft policies, particularly centered on the Common Core State Standards, to be more resilient and less likely to disintegrate during enactment? Researcher Jonathan Supovitz in "Slowing Entropy: Instructional Policy Design in New York City, 2011-12" examines the design of a New York City Department of Education policy…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, State Standards
Supovitz, Jonathan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014
This report examines the educational leadership development system in England over the last 15 years to identify ideas American leaders and policymakers might learn from looking cross-nationally. The report describes the rise of the National College for School Leadership in England, which spearheaded much of the early policy development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Instructional Leadership
Supovitz, Jonathan; Newman, Bobbi; Smith, Ariel – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014
After the Spring 2014 primaries, the Common Core State Standards were viewed as a political hot potato. As former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said, "the Common Core has become toxic, I think it's radioactive…It has become an incredibly controversial topic on both the left and the right." Even so, the Common Core turned out to play a…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Alignment (Education), State Government
Ingersoll, Richard; Merrill, Lisa; Stuckey, Daniel – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014
Has the elementary and secondary teaching force changed in recent years? If so, how? Have the types and kinds of individuals going into teaching changed? Have the demographic characteristics of those working in classrooms altered? To answer these questions, the authors embarked on an exploratory research project to try to discover what trends and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Diversity (Faculty)
Ingersoll, Richard M.; Merrill, Lisa; May, Henry – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014
This study addresses the question: Do the kinds and amounts of pre-service education and preparation that beginning teachers receive before they start teaching have any impact on whether they leave teaching? We examine a wide range of measures of teachers' subject-matter education and pedagogical preparation. We also compare different fields of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
Goertz, Margaret E.; Barnes, Carol; Massell, Diane; Fink, Ryan; Francis, Anthony Tuf – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2013
Over the last 20 years, state education agencies (SEAs) have been given considerably more responsibilities for directing and guiding the improvement of low-performing schools. At the same time, federal policies strongly pressed SEAs to use research to design these supports. Very few studies have explored the SEA as an organization, or its role in…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Educational Improvement, Research Utilization, Information Seeking
Goertz, Margaret E.; Barnes, Carol; Massell, Diane – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2013
Although studies of districts' and schools' use of research exist, little is known about how SEAs search for, select, and use research and other kinds of evidence in their school improvement strategies. While one might assume similarities in research use behaviors, both the organizational structures of SEAs and the population of external…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Educational Improvement, Research Utilization, Information Seeking
Goldsworthy, Heather; Supovitz, Jonathan; Riggan, Matthew – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2013
The College and Career Readiness Standards, referred to as the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) in New York City, are increasingly the focus of educational reform efforts across the United States. Each year for the past several years, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) has created a set of focusing expectations for schools in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Core Curriculum
Supovitz, Jonathan; Ebby, Caroline B.; Sirinides, Philip – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2013
This interactive electronic report provides an overview of an innovative new instrument developed by researchers at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) to authentically measure teachers' formative assessment practices in mathematics. The Teacher Analysis of Student Knowledge, or TASK, instrument assesses mathematics teachers'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Measures (Individuals)
Sirinides, Philip; Supovitz, Jonathan; Tognatta, Namrata; May, Henry – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2013
Beginning in 2005, the GE Foundation initiated a commitment of expertise and financial resources to a set of urban school districts to improve public education and enhance student achievement in mathematics and science. This report analyzes the impacts of the GE Foundation commitment to the partner districts by examining trends in student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Education, Educational Change, Student Improvement
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