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West, Martin R.; Pier, Libby; Fricke, Hans; Loeb, Susanna; Meyer, Robert H.; Rice, Andrew B. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
Mounting evidence demonstrates that social-emotional skills are important for students' academic and life success, yet we have limited evidence on how these skills develop over time and how this development varies across student subgroups. In this study, we use the first large-scale panel survey of social-emotional learning (SEL) to describe how…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Social Development, Emotional Development, Self Concept
Loeb, Susanna; Christian, Michael S.; Hough, Heather J.; Meyer, Robert H.; Rice, Andrew B.; West, Martin R. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
Measures of school-level growth in student outcomes are common tools used to assess the impacts of schools. The vast majority of these measures are based on standardized tests, even though emerging evidence demonstrates the importance of social-emotional skills (SEL). This paper uses the first large-scale panel surveys of students on SEL to…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy
Hough, Heather; Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2017
The research featured in this paper is part of the CORE-PACE Research Partnership, through which Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) has partnered with the CORE districts to conduct research designed to support them in continuous improvement while simultaneously helping to improve policy and practice in California and nationwide.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Environment, Accountability
Hough, Heather; Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2017
The research featured in this paper is part of the CORE-PACE Research Partnership, through which Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) has partnered with the CORE districts to conduct research designed to support them in continuous improvement while simultaneously helping to improve policy and practice in California and nationwide.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Environment, Accountability
Hough, Heather J.; Loeb, Susanna – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2013
In this policy brief, Heather Hough and Susanna Loeb examine the effect of the Quality Teacher and Education Act of 2008 (QTEA) on teacher recruitment, retention, and overall teacher quality in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). They provide evidence that a salary increase can improve a school district's attractiveness within their…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Incentives, Educational Policy, Teacher Recruitment
Hough, Heather J.; Loeb, Susanna – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2009
This case study will serve primarily as an historical account detailing the development of Quality Teacher and Education Act (QTEA). QTEA and the most salient details that led to its eventual passage, serving as an information source for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and other districts when they take on potentially controversial…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Case Studies, Laws, Urban Schools
Loeb, Susanna; Valant, Jon – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2009
In this policy brief the authors present an overview of the current state of school leadership in California. They examine the challenges that California must overcome to recruit, hire, train, and retain strong and talented principals, with a particular focus on the limitations of current state and district policies. They also propose a set of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Personnel Policy, Personnel Management
Loeb, Susanna; Beteille, Tara; Perez, Maria – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ3), 2008
Data-based decision making has been the mantra of the school reform movement since the late 1980s, but California does not yet have an effective system for collecting and using vital school information. California has taken a number of steps to address this shortcoming. These include the Public School Accountability Act of 1999 and Senate bills…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Information Systems, Data Collection, Accountability
Loeb, Susanna; Plank, David N. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2008
What will it take to bring about dramatic improvements in the performance of California's education system? The fact is, everyone does not know. California does not know how to collect the kind of educational data that would allow it to accurately measure the performance of schools and students, or to evaluate the effectiveness of different…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Best Practices, Educational Policy
Loeb, Susanna; Plank, David N. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2007
The "Getting Down to Facts" (GDTF) studies released in March 2007 offered a clear diagnosis of the issues facing California's education system. Now, as California moves beyond the facts and begins the search for ways to improve the performance of California schools and students, the state faces a critical policy dilemma. On the one hand,…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Politics of Education