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Virginia Department of Education, 2017
This document offers a brief guide to understanding Virginia's system for holding schools accountable for raising student achievement. Virginia's accountability system supports teaching and learning by setting rigorous academic standards--known as the Standards of Learning (SOL)--and through annual statewide assessments of student achievement.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards
Virginia Department of Education, 2015
The Virginia Board of Education's "Student Conduct Policy Guidelines" were first developed in 1994 in response to action by the 1993 General Assembly requiring the Virginia Board of Education to establish such guidelines. In 2004, the "Guidelines" underwent a major revision in response to requirements of § 22.1-279.6. of the…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Discipline Policy, School Policy, State Policy
Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This report explains that The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)--known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)--requires states to set annual objectives for increasing student achievement in reading and mathematics and closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Under the flexibility waiver granted by the US Department of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Hammer, Patricia Cahape; White, Larry J. – West Virginia Department of Education, 2015
This evaluation study provides descriptive information about the implementation and outcomes of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program in West Virginia, from September 2013 through May 2014. The report draws on information from online surveys of directors of 27 CCLC programs and from school teachers for 2,117 of the 11,432…
Descriptors: Community Centers, Student Behavior, Enrichment Activities, After School Programs
Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education, 2015
This report describes the occurrence of discipline referrals and corresponding interventions and consequences used by schools for "harassment," "intimidation," or "bullying" behaviors during the 2013-2014 school year. Using data entered into the West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS), the authors conducted…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Referral, Incidence
Hammer, Patricia Cahape; Hixson, Nate – West Virginia Department of Education, 2015
As the final stage of West Virginia's rollout of the Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives (NxGen CSOs), the regional education service agencies (RESAs) conducted six train-the-trainer events in the spring of 2013 to prepare educators--mostly teachers--to provide professional development back in their home schools and districts. These…
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education, 2015
The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE), recognizing the need for safe and supportive schools, revised its policy regarding student conduct. The result, "Expected Behaviors in Safe and Supportive Schools" (WVBE Policy 4373, effective July 1, 2012), put forth the behaviors expected of West Virginia's students; the rights and…
Descriptors: School Policy, Student Behavior, Student Rights, Behavior Problems
Jones, Brandon; Ifekwunigwe, Ann – Virginia Department of Education, 2013
Newport News is a city of 193,000 people, located between Williamsburg and Norfolk in Southeastern Virginia. Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) educates approximately 30,500 children, grades Pre-K to 12, of whom 55.7% are Black, 29% are White, 9.9% are Hispanic, 2.9% are Asian, and 2.5% are other races. Newport News Public Schools' (NNPS') Special…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, High School Students, Summer Programs, Grade 9
White, Larry; Hixson, Nate – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This report summarizes an evaluation study investigating the effects of participation in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program on student achievement in mathematics and reading/language arts, for the cohort of students who participated during the 2012-2013 school year. The report is a supplement to the Office of Assessment,…
Descriptors: Community Centers, Quasiexperimental Design, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Whisman, Andy; Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This study examined the impact on student academic performance of referrals for disciplinary intervention in West Virginia. The study also examined differences in these impacts among various student subgroups. Using discipline referral data entered into the West Virginia Education Information System for the 2012-2013 school year and employing…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Academic Achievement
Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This report describes the occurrence of discipline referrals and corresponding interventions and consequences used by schools for "harassment," "intimidation," and "bullying" behaviors during the 2012- 2013 school year. Using data entered into the West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS), this study was…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Discipline Problems
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This evaluation study examined the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of the statewide master plan for professional development (PD Master Plan) by investigating seven questions. With regard to effectiveness, (1) What was the level of implementation for the PD Master Plan, overall and by individual providers? (2) What were the impediments, if…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Staff Development, Program Implementation, Professional Personnel
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
In this evaluation, as in previous years, four main aspects of the implementation of the West Virginia Board of Education's Master Plan for Statewide Professional Development were examined: (a) basic information reported by providers about the size and scope of the effort, including attendance, and adherence to the newly adopted standards for…
Descriptors: Staff Development, Statewide Planning, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation
White, Larry J. – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This evaluation study provides descriptive information about the implementation and outcomes of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program in West Virginia, from September 2012 through May 2013. The report draws on information from online surveys of directors of 30 CCLC programs and from school teachers for 4,102 participating…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Program Administration, Administrator Surveys, Teacher Surveys
White, Larry; Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This report summarizes an evaluation study investigating the effects of participation in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program on student achievement in mathematics and reading/language arts, for the cohort of students who participated during the 2013-2014 school year. The report is a supplement to the Office of Assessment,…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Investigations, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts
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