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Meibaum, Debra L. – Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2016
This publication provides an overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The following topics are covered : (1) Introductory Information, including a timelime and ESSA modifications to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB); (2) State Plan; 3) Statewide Accountability System, ; (4) Academic Assessments; (5) Standards; (6) School Improvement;…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Descriptions, Definitions
Copeland, Glenda; Neeley, Ann – Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2013
Research over the past 30 years has found that effective principals can significantly improve various components of student achievement and learning. In addition, there are few examples of improving student achievement that were not led by an effective principal. Research has also identified the need for the change to be systemic or comprehensive…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, School Turnaround, Leadership Qualities
Howard-Brown, Beth; Martinez, Danny; Times, Chris – Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2012
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are viewed as fundamental elements in the preparation of our next generation. This is evidenced by President Obama's goal of "moving our nation from the middle to the top of the pack in math and science education" and his focus on (a) hiring additional STEM teachers; (b) enhancing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Access to Education, Student Diversity, Student Interests
Arellano, Brenda; Baldwin, Marion; LaTurner, Jason; Mabus, Jesse; Times, Chris; Wade, Sally M. – Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2012
It is clear that families and communities play key roles in student achievement and school improvement efforts. Across the nation, states are leading initiatives to improve communication and engagement with these stakeholders through effective data sharing. Key points highlighted in this brief include: (1) Maintaining close ties with family and…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship
Madison-Harris, Robyn; Muoneke, Ada; Times, Chris – Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2012
A number of states are using or exploring the use of formative assessment in their districts and schools to improve learning outcomes for students. Findings from the literature suggest that formative assessment: (1) Is a systematic, continuous process used during instruction that provides a feedback loop to check for progress and detect learning…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Evaluation Methods
Chapman, Camille; Chauvin, Ramona; Molina, Concepcion; Theodore, Kathleen; Times, Chris; Wade, Sally – Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2011
Preparing future citizens for postsecondary education and careers that span a continuum of sophistication is not a new topic in education. However, the rapid changes in technology and increased competition from industrialized nations have changed the landscape and meaning of college and career readiness. As part of a strategy to better prepare…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Academic Standards