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Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, 2016
The "2016 Data Report" identifies and measures state-level indicators linked to outcomes to inform decision-making among Massachusetts education leaders. These indicators focus on critical stages in learning and development from school readiness and early learning to the emergence of a strong and productive workforce. Important…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Statistical Data, Educational Indicators, School Readiness
Poulos, Jennifer; d'Entremont, Chad; Culbertson, Nina – Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, 2015
In 2004, Boston Public Schools reported that more than 8% of its students dropped out of school that year. The city faced a crisis. Thousands of students were failing to earn a high-school diploma, a necessary credential for entrance into postsecondary education and/or the twenty-first century workforce. Factors driving students' decisions to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Interviews
Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, 2015
The potential use of computer-based assessments has raised concerns from educators, policymakers, and parents about information technology infrastructure in school districts and the preparation of staff and students to use new technologies for assessment purposes, and the potential impact of testing activities on core school functions,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Assessment, School Districts, Case Studies