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Torres, Aubrey Scheopner; Brett, Jessica; Cox, Joshua – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine how competency-based learning (CBL) is defined across states in the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands region and gain insight into barriers and facilitators to implementation of this reform. Many states in the region have started to consider and implement competency-based learning as a…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Definitions, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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Shakman, Karen; Riordan, Julie; Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Fournier, Richard; Brett, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This study reports on performance-based teacher evaluation systems in five states that have implemented such systems. It investigates two primary research questions: (1) What are the key characteristics of state-level performance-based teacher evaluation systems in the study states?; and (2) How do state teacher evaluation measures, the teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals), Observation
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Shakman, Karen; Riordan, Julie; Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Fournier, Richard; Brett, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This study reports on performance-based teacher evaluation systems in five states that have implemented such systems. It investigates two primary research questions: (1) What are the key characteristics of state-level performance-based teacher evaluation systems in the study states?; and (2) How do state teacher evaluation measures, the teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals), Observation
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LaPointe, Michelle A.; Brett, Jessica; Kagle, Melissa; Midouhas, Emily; Sanchez, Maria Teresa – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
The report examines the initiatives of state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region to support data-driven decisionmaking in districts and schools and describes the service providers hired to support this work. Four components of data-driven decisionmaking initiatives are identified: (1) Centralized data system/warehouse; (2) Tools…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Data, Decision Making, Centralization
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LaPointe, Michelle A.; Brett, Jessica; Kagle, Melissa; Midouhas, Emily; Sanchez, Maria Teresa – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
The report examines the initiatives of state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Virgin Islands) to support data-driven decisionmaking in districts and schools and describes the service providers hired to support this work. Four…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Data, Decision Making, Centralization
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Louie, Josephine; Brodesky, Amy; Brett, Jessica; Yang, Li-Ming; Tan, Yvette – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2008
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires states to ensure that all students make adequate yearly progress in achieving proficiency in English language arts and math. This study examines how six diverse schools have responded to the challenge of educating their students in math, particularly students with disabilities and other…
Descriptors: School Culture, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs