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Syverson, Eric; Duncombe, Chris – Education Commission of the States, 2022
States and districts allocate hundreds of billions of dollars annually to fund K-12 schools, and this allocation is largely driven by one calculation: how states count student enrollment. They do this in one of five ways: (1) A single count on a single day; (2) Two counts twice per year; (3) Multiple counts over a period of time; (4) An attendance…
Descriptors: School Funds, Enrollment, Attendance, COVID-19
Syverson, Eric – Education Commission of the States, 2021
This Policy Snapshot provides examples of legislation in 13 states that have proposed or enacted legislation addressing the following principles of K-12 funding models: attendance and enrollment, revenue, and equity-based initiatives. All 50 states allocate K-12 funding in different ways. Refer to this two-page reference guide, which defines and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Legislation
Pechota, Damion – Education Commission of the States, 2021
School-age youth receive educational services while in juvenile detention facilities, but how these services reach students varies by state. Recent studies and surveys provide insight on juvenile justice systems and the complexities for delivering educational services in detention facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified persistent…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
Keily, Tom; McCann, Meghan – Education Commission of the States, 2021
Rural communities are not a monolith; they have unique challenges that require unique policy solutions. One of the best ways to understand the diversity of those challenges -- and, in turn, identify the most effective solutions -- is to hear directly from rural communities. This Special Report analyzes data from a 2020 Strada Education…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Education, Postsecondary Education, Public Opinion
Francies, Cassidy; Kelley, Bryan – Education Commission of the States, 2021
Schools in the United States continue to be segregated by race and socioeconomic status, almost 70 years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that aimed to desegregate schools. Segregation exists in three ways in K-12 schools: (1) Across districts. This is the case in about two-thirds of segregation in metropolitan areas; (2)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Racial Segregation
Erwin, Ben; Thomsen, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2021
Although diversity in higher education has continued to increase over the past 20 years, colleges and universities continue to enroll Black, Latinx and American Indian students in bachelor's programs at low rates; additionally, more selective institutions and high-demand fields of study are less likely to enroll these students, and they often are…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Students, Student Diversity
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Developmental education assessment and placement policies guide how students may demonstrate college readiness and are placed into college-level courses. States and postsecondary systems use a variety of measures to determine a student's college readiness. Often, policies require that students submit scores from a national, standardized test. Some…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Academic Support Services, College Readiness
Education Commission of the States, 2021
This resource provides data on state and systemwide developmental education assessment and placement policies. Depending on the unique higher education governance structure in each state, a state may have several policies included in this resource. System-level initiatives, programs and collaborations are excluded from this review. A few states…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Academic Support Services, College Readiness
Education Commission of the States, 2021
This resource provides data on the use of assessment instruments and uniform cut scores. The cut scores presented in this resource are the lowest scores a student can receive on an assessment to be considered college-ready. An asterisk indicates that the state uses a subject area test score for the SAT. "SAT (new)" refers to scores…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Academic Support Services, College Readiness
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Multiple measures provide additional evidence a student may present, beyond an assessment score, that can indicate college readiness. This resource provides data on multiple measures that may be allowed to determine placement using the following categories: (1) other standardized and normed exams, or locally developed exams; (2) high school…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Academic Support Services, Student Placement
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Twenty-six states or systems have authorized the use of innovative developmental education instructional methods and interventions. This resource provides data on the use of instructional methods, and which ones are used or allowed per state. [View the full "50-State Comparison: Developmental Education Policies" here:…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Academic Support Services, College Readiness
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Sometimes referred to as corequisite remediation, corequisite support refers to college-level coursework that integrates additional support for students, usually in the form of an academic support class. This resource provides data on whether or not corequisite support is addressed, and if so, if it is required or allowed. [View the full…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Academic Support Services, Student Placement
Education Commission of the States, 2021
This resource provides data on reporting requirements determined by state statute. Only statutorily created requirements are included. In this resource, the following categories are used: (1) student populations (e.g., recent high school graduates, total number or percentage of students enrolled in developmental courses); (2) student…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, State Policy, State Standards
McCann, Meghan; Fulton, Mary; McDole, Tiffany – Education Commission of the States, 2021
Students' mental health and wellness is an indicator of educational engagement and academic success. Studies have shown that school-based behavioral health interventions result in improved educational outcomes. In addition, research shows that access to school-based health centers increases student participation in mental health services and may…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Mental Health, Well Being
Zinth, Jennifer; Weyer, Matt – Education Commission of the States, 2021
Instruction in prekindergarten through third grade (P-3) lends itself to authentic, project-based and playful experiences that immerse learners in STEM activities and instruction. In an era of increased focus on literacy and math skills, STEM provides an interdisciplinary approach that may prove more effective for young students to acquire skills…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, STEM Education, Mathematics Anxiety, Faculty Development
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