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Singer, Judith D., Ed.; Braun, Henry I., Ed.; Chudowsky, Naomi, Ed. – National Academy of Education, 2018
Results from international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) garner considerable attention in the media, academia, and among policy makers. Although there is widespread recognition that ILSAs can provide useful information, there is debate about what types of comparisons are the most meaningful and what could be done to assure more sound…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Data Interpretation
National Academy of Education, 2017
This is a critical time to understand the benefits and risks of educational research using large data sets. Massive quantities of educational data can now be stored, analyzed, and shared. State longitudinal data systems can track individual students from pre-K through college and work. Districts and schools keep detailed data on individual…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Educational Research, Privacy, Student Rights
Feuer, Michael J.; Floden, Robert E.; Chudowsky, Naomi; Ahn, Judie – National Academy of Education, 2013
Teacher preparation programs (TPPs) are where prospective teachers gain a foundation of knowledge about pedagogy and subject matter, as well as early exposure to practical classroom experience. Although competence in teaching, as in all professions, is shaped significantly by on-the-job experiences and continuous learning, the programs that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness
Natriello, Gary, Ed. – National Academy of Education, 2013
With the spread of adaptive technologies that customize the user experience in response to individual users, it is not surprising that such experiences are increasingly found in educational settings or in tools to facilitate learning. The National Academy of Education commissioned a background paper and held two meetings of scholars, policy…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Appropriate Technology, Educational Research, Learning Processes
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Haertel, Edward H.; Rothstein, Jesse – National Academy of Education (NJ1), 2011
There is a widespread consensus among practitioners, researchers, and policy makers that current teacher evaluation systems in most school districts do little to help teachers improve or to support personnel decision making. For this reason, new approaches to teacher evaluation are being developed and tested. There is also a growing consensus that…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
Kilpatrick, Jeremy, Ed.; Quinn, Helen, Ed. – National Academy of Education (NJ1), 2009
Not since the launch of the Soviet Sputnik satellite spurred the federal government to begin investing in science and mathematics education through the National Defense Education Act have these two areas of the school curriculum been so high on state and federal policy agendas. Policy makers, business leaders, educators, and the media again worry…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Federal Government
Wilson, Suzanne, Ed. – National Academy of Education (NJ1), 2009
Good teaching matters. There is persuasive evidence that students benefit from high quality instruction and that these benefits are cumulative for students who have good teachers for several years. Teacher effectiveness matters so much that low-income students lucky enough to have three very good teachers in a row in elementary school earn test…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
Shepard, Lorrie, Ed.; Hannaway, Jane, Ed.; Baker, Eva, Ed. – National Academy of Education (NJ1), 2009
Standards-based education reform has a more than 20-year history. A standards-based vision was enacted in federal law under the Clinton administration with the 1994 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and carried forward under the Bush administration with the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. In a recent…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement
Linn, Robert L. Ed.; Welner, Kevin G., Ed. – National Academy of Education (NJ1), 2007
This report summarizes and analyzes the existing body of research related to race-conscious student assignment policies, building upon the amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs filed with the Supreme Court in support of petitioners and respondents in these two cases. The National Academy of Education (NAEd) Board of Directors recognized the…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Race, Social Science Research, Social Sciences
Peterson, Rita W.; Stenhouse, Lawrence – Proceedings of the National Academy of Education, 1981
Two lengthy reviews are presented of a series of seven studies, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), on the subject of science education from 1950 to 1975. In "Science Education in the United States during the Third Quarter of the Twentieth Century", Rita Peterson provides an historical view of major events that occurred…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Research
Altbach, Philip; Teichler, Ulrich – Proceedings of the National Academy of Education, 1980
Two reviews are presented of "The International Encyclopedia of Higher Education," which was edited by Asa S. Knowles. The encyclopedia contains articles on national systems of higher education of 198 countries and territories, 282 topical essays on international and cross-national issues, and 142 descriptions of study fields. Also…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, College Administration, College Faculty, College Programs
Humphreys, Lloyd G. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Education, 1981
This document is a book review of "Bias in Mental Testing" by Arthur R. Jensen. Jensen discusses intelligence as a phenotypic construct. The problem of ethnic differences in phenotypic intelligence is emotionally charged, which makes rational consideration of the issues difficult. The reviewer disagrees with the author's predisposition…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Ethnic Bias, Intelligence, Intelligence Differences