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Hite, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This brief report offers analysis of ACT and SAT results from 2008 to 2013 in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. The brief focuses on the increase in test participation rates and points to policies that SREB states initiated that affected these rates. Five SREB states currently require 100 percent student participation on the…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Influences
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
Barger, Kenna; Murray, Renee; Smith, Janie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Through the "Strengthening Statewide College/Career Readiness Initiative" (SSCRI), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has collaborated with states on state policy goals and actions needed to improve high school students' academic readiness for postsecondary study and reduce the need for remedial work. SREB created and implemented…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Programs, Transitional Programs
Spence, Dave; Blanco, Cheryl D.; Root, Megan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
The first page of this report sets forth starkly the imperative for states to increase substantially the numbers of postsecondary education degrees and certificates earned each year by their residents: By 2018, the United States will fall far short of the number of new college degrees needed for an emerging economy that increasingly depends on…
Descriptors: Credentials, Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Academic Degrees
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This brief addresses the state policy dimensions of college readiness. It identifies the key issues and problems associated with the college readiness gap, which is a major impediment to increasing the numbers of college students who complete certificates or degrees. This policy brief also provides governors, legislators, and state education…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Higher Education, College Preparation, Readiness
Lenard, Matthew A.; Lord, Joan M. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
This report, part of the Challenge to Lead education goals series, documents graduation rate performance in SREB states. It looks at recent graduation rate increases and the narrowing gap between the regional and national rates. Nearly all SREB states have shown increases -- many leading the national rate of growth. The report shows how black and…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Accountability, High School Graduates
Grove, Jeffrey – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
By 2007, more than 950 charter schools, some of them nearly 15 years old, were operating in 13 SREB states, with enrollments approaching 350,000 students. This report explores how the achievement of charter school students in certain SREB states compares with the achievement of traditional public school students, and it examines roles of statewide…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Public Schools, Comparative Analysis
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
SREB states were among the first in the nation to implement statewide high school exams. Today, these exams are a key component of each state's accountability system. This report identifies which states use comprehensive exams and which use end-of-course exams, how students perform on them, and whether achievement gaps have narrowed. It also…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Assessment, Achievement Tests, Achievement Gap
Cooney, Sondra; Lasater, Beth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
"Making Middle Grades Work" ("MMGW") is a school improvement design developed by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and its member states. "MMGW" is built on research-based instructional practices and policies. The design combines challenging yet attainable goals with accountability that encourages teachers, supports students and results…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Middle Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
Diaz, Alicia A.; Lord, Joan; Marks, Joseph L. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Tennessee have given all the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states a new tool to help focus their colleges and universities on state needs. These three states have created plans for their higher education institutions by drawing on leadership from a broad range of state agencies. They identified state needs and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, State Agencies, Graduation Rate
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
This report concludes the first series of reports on the "Challenge to Lead" goals. It includes an action agenda, "From Goals to Results ... Making It Happen," that can help states make progress toward their goals. This report also summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the earlier. The first 11 reports chronicle a…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Early Childhood Education, High School Graduates, Test Results
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
Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
The Southern Regional Education Board adopted Challenge to Lead education goals to focus and hold attention on educational improvement in its 16 states. This report provides an overview of West Virginia's progress toward meeting these important goals. Challenge to Lead asserts: "With almost half of the new jobs created in America in the 1990s,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement, Transitional Programs
Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
The Southern Regional Education Board adopted Challenge to Lead education goals to focus and hold attention on educational improvement in its 16 states. This report provides an overview of Virginia's progress toward meeting these important goals. Challenge to Lead asserts: "With almost half of the new jobs created in America in the 1990s, SREB…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement, Transitional Programs
Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
The Southern Regional Education Board adopted Challenge to Lead education goals to focus and hold attention on educational improvement in its 16 states. This report provides an overview of Texas' progress toward meeting these important goals. Challenge to Lead asserts: "With almost half of the new jobs created in America in the 1990s, SREB states…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement, Transitional Programs
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