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Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2017
Learning to read by the end of third grade is the gateway to lifelong success. When students are not able to read by the end of third grade, their risk of falling behind grows exponentially. In fact, research shows that nine out of ten high school dropouts were struggling readers in third grade. Students reading below grade level are almost six…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Policy, Primary Education, State Policy
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2017
The effective use of student data is essential for improving student outcomes and equipping educators with the information they need to help every student remain on a path to educational success. Student data can help teachers personalize and customize instruction, equip parents and students with information to make informed educational choices,…
Descriptors: Student Records, Privacy, Information Security, Information Utilization
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2017
The goal of a Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy is to establish intensive reading intervention for K- 3 students who are at risk of reading failure to help ensure they read on grade level by the end of third grade. The policy also requires third grade students to demonstrate sufficient reading skills for promotion to fourth grade. Retention can…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Reading Difficulties
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2017
By the third grade, students must make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. If they do not, they cannot do their coursework. Each year, as the grade level demands go up, students tend to fall further behind and become outsiders inside the classroom. K-3 Reading is a program that implements the mastery of reading for third…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Skills
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2017
A Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy establishes intensive reading intervention for K-3 students to ensure they read on grade level by the end of third grade. The policy then requires third grade students to demonstrate sufficient reading skills for promotion to fourth grade. Retention provides struggling readers the additional time and intensive…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Grade 3
Levin, Douglas – Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2016
Data about learning, about teaching and about school operations helps to generate information that can and is being used to benefit students. This, in fact, is one of the key advances powering the dynamic movement to use technology in schools to support student learning. At the same time, not all parents and privacy advocates are equally…
Descriptors: Privacy, Technology Uses in Education, Trust (Psychology), Information Security
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2016
Parents expect school districts and schools to keep their children safe while they are in school. That expectation of safety and security also extends to the protection of their children's learning data. Therefore, it is critical that school districts and schools are open and transparent about their student data privacy practices, and that those…
Descriptors: Student Records, Information Security, Privacy, Information Utilization
Ladner, Matthew – Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2015
"Turn and Face the Strain: Age Demographic Change and the Near Future of American Education" outlines a fierce battle looming between the needs of public health care and education. A crisis is fast approaching that makes comprehensive improvement of America's public schools more important than ever. Faced with rapidly expanding…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Baby Boomers, Retirement, Public Schools
Ladner, Matthew – Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2015
"Turn and Face the Strain: Age Demographic Change and the Near Future of American Education" outlines a fierce battle looming between the needs of public health care and education. A crisis is fast approaching that makes comprehensive improvement of America's public schools more important than ever. Faced with rapidly expanding…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Baby Boomers, Retirement, Public Schools
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2015
A comprehensive college and career readiness initiative prepares students for the rigors of college and the global workforce. While there are many moving parts, each initiative is designed to increase student acquisition of college credit and meaningful employer certifications that give students a leg up in the college classroom and the labor…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Labor Force Development, Global Approach
Levin, Douglas – Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2015
The last decade has seen many exciting innovations in education. Educators have developed new instructional models that accelerate and deepen student learning by tailoring instruction to each student's individual needs, skills, and interests. In recent years nearly every state in the nation has responded by considering new student data privacy…
Descriptors: Privacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Policy, Student Records
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2015
A full year of progress in advancing education reform across America is documented in each of the Foundation for Excellence in Education's Annual Reports. Throughout the illustrated pages of the reports, readers can find data-rich updates on the work of Foundation for Excellence in Education to advance student-centered policies in more than 40…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Annual Reports, Educational Quality, Professional Associations
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2014
A full year of progress in advancing education reform across America is documented in each of the Foundation for Excellence in Education's Annual Reports. The illustrated pages of the 2014 report, provide data-rich updates on Excellence in Education's work to advance student-centered policies in more than 40 states, all aimed at improving learning…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Student Centered Learning