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Terry, Kellie – Planning and Changing, 2010
Evolving purposes for the United States educational system have driven legislative policy over the past 40 years, beginning with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2002. However, researchers have demonstrated US policy intents are often unrealized in educational practice,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Muñoz, Marco A.; Ross, Steven M.; Neergaard, Laura L. – Planning and Changing, 2009
The mixed-method study presented in this article evaluated the effects of Supplemental Educational Services (SES), a federally mandated component of No Child Left Behind, on student achievement in Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools. SES provides free tutoring outside of school to disadvantaged students who attend Title I schools in their third…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Mixed Methods Research, Academic Achievement, Educational Legislation
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Tienken, Christopher H.; Achilles, Charles M. – Planning and Changing, 2003
The purpose of this empirical study was to determine if there was a measurable difference on the content and organization portion of a narrative writing test by a sample of students taught by teachers who received professional development (PD) as compared to students whose teachers did not have this training and thus their students did not receive…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Writing Achievement, Writing Tests, Writing (Composition)