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Krechevsky, Mara; Rivard, Melissa; Burton, Fredrick R. – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article describes the changing culture of a public school as members of its community explore new ways of being accountable to progressive ideals in an age of skills-based learning and standardized testing. Using documentation makes adult and student learning visible in and outside the classroom, supporting three forms of accountability: (a)…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Accountability, Reflective Teaching, Public Schools
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Mohamud, Abdinur; Fleck, Dan – Theory Into Practice, 2010
The purpose of this article is to describe the process and development of English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards and assessment in Ohio and to discuss issues related to alignment. The article addresses the importance of alignment among standards, instruction, and assessment, as well as the effect of alignment on students' academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Alignment (Education)
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Newman, Karen L.; Samimy, Keiko; Romstedt, Kathleen – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article addresses a program model developed to address the professional development needs of content teachers who work with English language learners (ELLs) and offers recommendations for teachers, administrators, school districts, state agencies, and institutions of higher education, to address job-embedded professional development needs.…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Colleges, Second Language Learning, Professional Development
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Haskell, Kathleen Shelton; Haskell, Thomas Owen – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Over the last 8 years, the steady integration of new media has facilitated the senior project for College Tech Prep students at the Tri-County Career Center. Through the implementation of a student laptop program, campus-wide Internet access, and the availability of information networks and online research management tools, students have…
Descriptors: Career Centers, Internet, Tech Prep, High Schools
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Sanders, Ted – Theory into Practice, 1993
Discusses traditional approaches to assuring qualified teachers, newer trends that have appeared (mentoring and internships), and a licensure and residency approach being considered in Ohio. The article recommends restructuring the licensure system to focus on the competencies essential for successful beginning practice in schools in the process…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bowers, G. Robert – Theory into Practice, 1988
The eight-phase process Ohio uses to address major educational policy questions is briefly described, and its strengths and weaknesses noted. General comments are made about state-level education policymaking. (JL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education