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Louie, Josephine; Sanchez, Maria Teresa; North, Charlotte; Cazabon, Mary; Melo, Daniel; Kagle, Melissa – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2011
This study examines two state-supported formative assessment initiatives that promote a consensus definition of formative assessment endorsed by the Council of Chief State School Officers. It describes the primary components of the two initiatives and the strategies that state, district, and school leaders report using to support implementation of…
Descriptors: Expertise, State Schools, Formative Evaluation, State Departments of Education
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Louie, Josephine; Sanchez, Maria Teresa; North, Charlotte; Cazabon, Mary; Melo, Daniel; Kagle, Melissa – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2011
This study examines two state-supported formative assessment initiatives that promote a consensus definition of formative assessment endorsed by the Council of Chief State School Officers. It describes the primary components of the two initiatives and the strategies that state, district, and school leaders report using to support implementation of…
Descriptors: Expertise, State Schools, Formative Evaluation, State Departments of Education
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Parker, Caroline E.; Louie, Josephine; O'Dwyer, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Using assessment results for 5th and 8th grade English language learner students in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, the report finds that the English language domains of reading and writing (as measured by a proficiency assessment) are significant predictors of performance on reading, writing, and mathematics assessments and that the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Grade 5
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Parker, Caroline E.; Louie, Josephine; O'Dwyer, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Using assessment results for 5th and 8th grade English language learner students in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, the report finds that the English language domains of reading and writing (as measured by a proficiency assessment) are significant predictors of performance on reading, writing, and mathematics assessments and that the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Grade 5
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Louie, Josephine; Ehrlich, Stacy – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2008
Using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), this report examines how gender gaps differ between Vermont NAEP scores and U.S. NAEP scores and between Vermont NAEP and NECAP scores in grades 4 and 8. Overall and disaggregated by poverty and disability status, gender…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, National Competency Tests, Measures (Individuals), Effect Size
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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