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Daugherty, Rebecca – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
Challenge to Lead sets ambitious goals to help states ask the right questions to improve student access to college through better alignment of the policies that govern the transition from high school to college and careers. To help answer them, this special report provides a one-page summary of each SREB state's policies, programs and requirements…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Policy, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Frome, Pamela; Lasater, Beth; Cooney, Sondra – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
The data gathered from the "MMGW" ("Making Middle Grades Work") network schools support the importance of teacher expectations found by other research. Of the four relationships between teacher quality and student achievement, expectations was by far the strongest and extended to reading, mathematics and science. The relationship between high…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
Learning objects are digital content that can be used and reused for teaching and learning. They are modular, flexible, portable, transferable (interoperable) and accessible. Learning objects may be used to teach a particular skill or concept, or to provide stimulating thinking and learning experiences for the teacher or student. A learning…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Metadata, Educational Media, Instructional Materials
Mathews, J.B. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
The emergence of wireless technology is already evident in many ways: as an important delivery format for off-site access to campus learning resources and services, such as online student registration; in course management systems used to facilitate online courses; in the skyrocketing use of e-mail and online communications among and between…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Management Systems, Internet, Online Courses
Griffin, Dianne – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
Many rural high schools use technology to provide greater opportunities for students, but most rural high schools do not use technology to meet student and teacher needs nearly as often, or as effectively, as they could. A critical need exists for the development of state level policies and programs for all schools, especially targeted to rural…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, High Schools, Educational Policy
Wade, Robin; Daugherty, Rebecca; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
In America without excuse every child should start first grade ready to learn. This goal will require that we make high quality preschool available to all 3 and 4 year olds who are at risk of starting first grade behind. Otherwise, gaps in academic achievement between at risk and more affluent children will widen in the first, critically…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Educational Objectives, High Risk Students
Lord, Joan; Marks, Joe – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
No single factor will determine the future quality of life for all residents in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states more than whether enough adults earn college degrees and technical certificates. Gone is the dominance of agriculture and manufacturing in most SREB states. These states now must compete in a knowledge economy, but are…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Preparation, Paying for College, Geographic Regions
Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
How will you know if your state is making progress toward having a qualified teacher in every classroom? One indicator of progress in Goals for Education relates to licensure and certification: "Licensure and certification focus on performance and lead to sufficient numbers of teachers with content knowledge and proven teaching skills to improve…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, National Standards, Academic Achievement, Teacher Certification
Daugherty, Rebecca – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
Challenge to Lead calls for every student to earn a high school diploma that prepares him or her for college and a career. One indicator of progress toward this goal is the success rate on high school graduation tests required by states. Comparisons of Southern Regional Education Board, SREB, state policies, however, show that high school tests…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, High School Students, Exit Examinations
Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
If Southern Regional Education Board, SREB, were to grade states today on the middle grades goal, only a few would earn high marks; most are still struggling, and that goes for most of the rest of the nation as well. That does not mean that student achievement is not improving or that SREB states have not developed some key policies and promising…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, State Standards, Academic Standards, Middle School Students
Mingle, James R.; Birkes, Angela Y. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
Why is adult education so important? Simply put, social and economic progress in the South rest on the foundation of education. While we improve elementary, middle and high schools to prepare the next generation of workers, we also continuously must shape today's work force for today's economy. In response to this need, Southern Regional…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Adult Learning, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
The Southern Regional Education Board was the first education organization in the nation to stress that states not only should set goals for education but also should measure progress toward those goals and monitor trends. Now, the SREB Challenge to Lead Goals for Education in the 21st century make a dramatic statement: "SREB states can lead the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Quality
Lord, Joan; Wade, Robin; Creech, Joseph – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
The "Challenge to Lead" goal for early grades students is first about student achievement in reading and mathematics. The goal is that students in the early grades, regardless of their economic status, school location, ethnicity or gender will be as proficient in reading and mathematics as youngsters anywhere in the nation. "Challenge to Lead"…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Skills, Achievement Gains
Cornett, Lynn M.; Gaines, Gale F. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
This report highlights how key parts of the teacher work force "system" should work together and helps you ask--and answer--questions about emerging solutions that offer promise. Policy-makers in SREB states should focus on five policy areas in which there is now considerable data, plus three emerging policy areas that are growing in importance.…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Policy
Fry, Betty; Bottoms, Gene; O'Neill, Kathy; Jacobson, Andrea – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
Goal 9 of twelve Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Challenge to Lead goals is that every school regardless of its student population, location or surrounding economic circumstances has a leader who can work with faculty to increase student learning. This report discusses progress toward this goal since 2002 in the 16 SREB states. It also is…
Descriptors: State Standards, Accountability, Principals, Academic Achievement
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