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Adamson, Frank – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Policymakers worldwide are trying to figure how best to organize, govern, and support their education systems. They must manage multiple goals, such as workforce development, nurturing knowledgeable citizens, and ensuring educational opportunity. Some countries approach these issues with a public investment in teacher professionalization and a…
Descriptors: Privatization, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Achievement Gap
Jaquith, Ann; Snyder, Jon – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Can the National Board certification process support school improvement where large proportions of students score below grade level on standardized tests? This SCOPE study examines a project that sought to seize and capitalize upon the learning opportunities embedded in the National Board certification process, particularly opportunities to learn…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, National Standards, School Culture, Educational Improvement
Jaquith, Ann; Snyder, Jon – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Can the National Board certification process support school improvement where large proportions of students score below grade level on standardized tests? This SCOPE study examines a project that sought to seize and capitalize upon the learning opportunities embedded in the National Board certification process, particularly opportunities to learn…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, National Standards, School Culture, Educational Improvement
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Bae, Soung; Cook-Harvey, Channa M.; Lam, Livia; Mercer, Charmaine; Podolsky, Anne; Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
This paper examines the options available to states to redefine their accountability systems as they begin to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new law provides the possibility that states can create more balanced systems of support and accountability focused on educating young people so they can become productive, engaged…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Implementation
Bae, Soung; Kokka, Kari – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Although research has shown that student engagement is strongly related to performance on assessment tasks, especially for traditionally underserved subgroups of students, increasing student engagement has not been the goal of standardized tests of content knowledge. Recent state and federal policies, however, are changing the assessment…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Interviews, Thinking Skills, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Zielezinski, Molly B.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
How can technologies and digital learning experiences be used to support underserved, under-resourced, and underprepared students? For many years, educators, researchers, and policy makers looking for strategies to close the achievement gap and improve student learning have sought solutions involving new uses of technology, especially for students…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Disproportionate Representation, Disadvantaged Youth, Outcomes of Education
Cook-Harvey, Channa M.; Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
How might policymakers and educators utilize the work already being done as states redesign their accountability systems? The 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), brought much needed attention to the performance of traditionally underserved subgroups of students. Supported by greater flexibility under ESEA…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Taylor, Catherine; Kokka, Kari; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Dieckmann, Jack; Pacheco, Vivian Santana; Sandler, Susan; Bae, Soung – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Engaging students in meaningful applications of their knowledge is a key aspect of both addressing the standards and providing greater access. Not only do the standards emphasize the importance of meaningful engagement in real-world tasks, but evidence shows that engagement is strongly related to student performance on assessment tasks, especially…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Performance Based Assessment, Task Analysis, Relevance (Education)
Daniel, Julia; Snyder, Jon David – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Research literature finds that community school models offering various agreed-upon features provide an excellent social return on investment and significant promise for providing opportunities for learning and promoting well-being in students and communities. Community schools show significant promise for addressing barriers to learning and…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Hamedani, MarYam G.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2015
The psychological, social, and emotional aspects of education have enjoyed increased attention in recent years as often termed "non-cognitive factors" and "soft skills" have gained traction in research, policy, and practice circles as major drivers of student achievement. This renewed attention represents an important shift, as…
Descriptors: Social Development, High Schools, High School Students, Student Empowerment
Adamson, Frank; Cook-Harvey, Channa; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2015
As charters and other public and private schools of choice have created a new landscape in many urban areas across the country, some districts have adopted the idea of creating "portfolios" of options. Central to the philosophy of a portfolio district is continuous improvement, as lowest-performing schools are transformed or replaced.…
Descriptors: School Choice, Portfolios (Background Materials), School Districts, Charter Schools
Adamson, Frank; Cook-Harvey, Channa; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2015
As charters and other public and private schools of choice have created a new landscape in many urban areas across the country, some districts have adopted the idea of creating "portfolios" of options. Central to the philosophy of a portfolio district is continuous improvement, as lowest-performing schools are transformed or replaced. In…
Descriptors: School Choice, Portfolios (Background Materials), School Districts, Charter Schools
Friedlaender, Diane; Beckham, Kyle; Zheng, Xinhua; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2015
This report documents the practices and outcomes of Alice Birney, a public K-8 Waldorf-Inspired School in Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). This study highlights how such a school addresses students' academic, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. Birney students outperform similar students in SCUSD on several…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Educational Research
Friedlaender, Diane; Beckham, Kyle; Zheng, Xinhua; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2015
"Growing a Waldorf-Inspired Approach in a Public School District" documents the practices and outcomes of Alice Birney, a Waldorf-Inspired School in Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). This study highlights how such a school addresses students' academic, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. The study also…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Nontraditional Education, Academic Achievement, Performance Factors
Horng, Eileen; Zheng, Xinhua; Lit, Ira; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2015
This technical report is one of five publications from the larger study, "Teaching for a Changing World: The Graduates of Bank Street College of Education." This report documents the influence of Bank Street teacher preparation programs based upon surveys of graduates, surveys of comparison teachers, surveys of employers, and an analysis…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Schools of Education, Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Students
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