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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
In Florida, middle grades students take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT 2.0) in reading and writing. In partnership with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Avalon Middle School implemented the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) framework beginning in the 2012-2013 school year to develop literacy skills across…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Reading Achievement
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
"Taking Stock and Pushing Forward" (2014) reports states' progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP, high school graduation rates, and access…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, State Policy, National Competency Tests
Decuir, Erica – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This latest brief updates education leaders on the key policies the 13 (Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia) Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states plan to implement under federal waivers to No Child Left Behind. It details,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Geographic Location, Educational Legislation
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This report details Florida's participation in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) programs and services from December 2013 through November 2014. Appropriations from member states support SREB's core operations and general services. SREB leverages the long-standing commitment of member states to attract external funding for an array of…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Regional Programs, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Every step in a student's life is important for future success. Schools are building stronger frameworks of curricula, instruction and assessments to prepare students to move from one learning environment to another with maximum results as they journey toward adulthood. This issue of "High Schools That Work" contains examples of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Learning Centers (Classroom), Transitional Programs, High School Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Schoolwide support for higher achievement is essential. Students need a nurturing environment where they feel secure about learning, where the goal is success for every student and where students are confident they will receive mentoring and encouragement to prepare for their futures. Many schools are reinventing themselves to motivate students to…
Descriptors: School Culture, Academic Achievement, Expectation, Mastery Learning
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Research has shown that certain ways of teaching can make a difference in whether students learn standards-based content. Many strategies have proven to be effective in teaching literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. These strategies have facilitated blending academic and career/technical subjects to make learning more meaningful for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Reading Instruction
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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Successful schools at all levels provide extra-help strategies to assist students in meeting high standards in both academic and career/technical courses. Some schools design a flexible schedule and offer virtual learning opportunities to enable at-risk students to complete high school. Middle grades schools can provide an accelerated curriculum…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation, At Risk Students, After School Programs
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
Richard, Alan, Ed.; Johnston, Lisa, Ed. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Nearly 7,000 students drop out of the nation's public high schools each school day, and 3,000 of them are in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states. Altogether, an estimated 1.3 million teenagers in the United States abandon high school each year without earning a diploma. In 1,700 of the nation's high schools, less than 60 percent of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Graduation, Academic Achievement
Thomas, Marilyn; Collins, Crystal – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Recent scores on state tests show that middle grades students have made some progress in meeting their state's academic standards over the last half-decade. Yet a closer look at state standards indicates that too many Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states have set them too low. Quite a few states have taken steps to improve their…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
Nearly all Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states have a state-sponsored virtual school, and the remaining states are either planning or beginning initial implementation. Just 12 years ago, none of the 50 states used the Web to provide courses to middle grades or high school students. By 2000, several SREB states, including Florida,…
Descriptors: Internet, Enrollment, Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
SREB states were among the first in the nation to set comprehensive state academic standards for K-12 schools. Setting these initial standards was only part of the job. Getting these standards right and keeping them right may be the most important task facing public education today. If state standards are too low, many public school graduates will…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Public Education, National Competency Tests