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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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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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Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Parker, Caroline; Akbayin, Bercem; McTigue, Anna – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2010
Using interviews with district and school personnel and documents from state and district web sites in three districts in New York State, the study examines practices for identifying learning disabilities among students who are English language learners and the challenges that arise. Specifically, two research questions guided the project: (1)…
Descriptors: School Districts, School Personnel, Methods, Identification
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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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Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Ehrlich, Stacy; Midouhas, Emily; O'Dwyer, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Massachusetts policymakers have expressed concern about the consistently lower scores of Hispanic students, compared to other subgroups, on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). This summary describes a larger report that examines Hispanic high school students' performance on the MCAS tests in English language arts and…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Ehrlich, Stacy; Midouhas, Emily; O'Dwyer, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Massachusetts policymakers recently expressed a desire to better understand Hispanic student achievement patterns in their state. Scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests have consistently revealed a gap in performance between Hispanic students and students from other subgroups, a gap corresponding to national…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Comparative Analysis