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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The Common Core State (or other rigorous) Standards (CCSS) being implemented by states across the nation are prompting school leaders and teachers to seek ways to move the standards into classroom instruction, assignments and assessments. Schools wanting to ensure that student work meets grade-level standards are using differentiated instructional…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Secondary School Curriculum, English Curriculum
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) joined hands in 2005 to enhance dramatically implementation of the "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") improvement design in the state. Between 2005 and 2010, nearly 50 high schools in five cohorts joined the Texas Enhanced "HSTW" Network…
Descriptors: High Schools, Middle Schools, Educational Improvement, Educational Change
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Schools are finding effective ways to engage students totally in learning by addressing students' minds, personalities and behaviors. They are designing curricula and instructional strategies to generate interest and challenge students to stay in school and do their best. The goal is to graduate a "complete student" who will be ready for…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, High School Students, Middle School Students
Bottoms, Gene; Schmidt-Davis, Jon – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This research is part of a comprehensive effort to pinpoint the key leadership factors that improve student achievement and increase the number of high school graduates who are ready for college and careers. In this study, SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) examined the role of the district office in providing principals with the working…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Nationwide, students in the middle grades and high school are failing to develop the reading and writing skills they need in order to meet higher academic standards. This report discusses the urgency of the problem and recommends that each Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) state develop a comprehensive set of policies that establishes…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Standards, Writing Skills, Adolescents
Thomas, William R. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
As the 21st century's first decade draws to a close, America's public school students are participating in online academic classes in increasingly large numbers. More than one million K-12 public school students took online courses in the 2007-2008 school year, according to an estimate in a recent Sloan Consortium survey. This represents a 47…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
Thomas, William R. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) asked online students in SREB states for feedback about their experiences through a voluntary online questionnaire in spring 2008. This report summarizes more than 2,000 responses and provides insight into what students think about online learning and how courses might be improved. Specifically, the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Instructional Materials, High School Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) publication "Standards for Quality Online Teaching" (ED494117) outlines 11 standards states can use to guide academic preparation, content knowledge, online skills and delivery, and other elements of quality online teaching. As a companion report, this publication examines the essential components of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Standards, Educational Quality, Course Content