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Rafa, Alyssa – Education Commission of the States, 2018
The practice of seclusion generally refers to procedures that isolate a student from others, while restraint refers to the physical holding or mechanical restriction of a student's movement. While these practices are typically utilized as tools for addressing imminent safety concerns, the use of restraint or seclusion on students who are…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, School Policy, State Legislation
Rafa, Alyssa – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Suspensions and expulsions have long been employed in schools to discipline students for disruptive behavior and maintain a safe school environment. However, a growing body of research suggests that these types of disciplinary interventions negatively impact student achievement and increase both students' risk of dropping out and their likelihood…
Descriptors: Suspension, Expulsion, Discipline Problems, Behavior Problems
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Federal requirements stipulate that states and local education agencies annually calculate and report an Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, disaggregated by student group. The ACGR includes all students who graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma, plus all students with the most significant cognitive disabilities…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, State Programs
Rafa, Alyssa – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Exclusionary and punitive school discipline policies, such as suspensions and expulsions, allow educators to remove students from the classroom for poor behavior or misconduct. However, emerging research suggests that these practices also increase the likelihood that students repeat grades, are excessively absent from school, drop out entirely…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Suspension
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Texas cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Texas students have made real progress in math…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in West Virginia cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. West Virginia students have made scant…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Wisconsin cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Wisconsin students have made some progress in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Missouri cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Missouri students have made some progress in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in New Mexico cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. New Mexico students have made progress in math…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in New Jersey cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. New Jersey students have made progress in math…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in New York cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. New York students have made some progress in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in New Hampshire cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. New Hampshire students have made some…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in North Carolina cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. North Carolina students have made some…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in North Dakota find the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. North Dakota's students have made some progress in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Oklahoma cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Students have made progress in math over the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
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