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Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Austin, Kim; Bugler, Daniel; Finkelstein, Neal – WestEd, 2015
When students first enroll in college, they are required to demonstrate readiness for college-level work. Course placement depends on standardized assessments, and students who do not attain a satisfactory score are typically assigned to developmental (e.g. remedial) education courses. The theory behind this approach has been that remedial…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, College Readiness, Student Placement
Perry, Rebecca R.; Finkelstein, Neal D.; Seago, Nanette; Heredia, Alberto; Sobolew-Shubin, Sandy; Carroll, Cathy – WestEd, 2015
Math in Common® (MiC) is a five-year initiative that supports a formal network of 10 California school districts as they implement the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) across grades K-8. In spring 2015, WestEd administered surveys to understand the perspectives on Common Core State Standards-Mathematics (CCSS-M) implementation…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Curriculum Implementation, Formative Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
Perry, Rebecca R.; Seago, Nanette M.; Burr, Elizabeth; Broek, Marie; Finkelstein, Neal D. – WestEd, 2015
Math in Common® (MiC) is a five-year initiative that supports a formal network of 10 California school districts as they implement the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) across grades K-8. This research brief explores how best to select or develop and use classroom observation systems in order to document instructional shifts and…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, School Districts, Educational Improvement, Instructional Innovation
Walqui, Aida – WestEd, 2014
The idea that secondary English language learner (ELL) students can master rigorous academic content quickly and deeply goes against much accepted wisdom in the field, but Aída Walqui--the author and Director of WestEd's Teacher Professional Development Program, which houses the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) initiative--and her…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Secondary School Students, Instructional Innovation, Pilot Projects
Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Klarin, Becca; Broek, Marie; Austin, Kim; Finkelstein, Neal; Bugler, Daniel; Mundry, Susan – WestEd, 2014
The Core to College initiative aims to facilitate greater coordination between K-12 and postsecondary education systems around implementation of the Common Core State Standards and aligned assessments. Core to College grants have been awarded to teams in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, College School Cooperation, Alignment (Education)
Flaherty, John, Jr.; Sobolew-Shubin, Alexandria; Heredia, Alberto; Chen-Gaddini, Min; Klarin, Becca; Finkelstein, Neal D. – WestEd, 2014
Math in Common® (MiC) is a five-year initiative that supports a formal network of 10 California school districts as they implement the Common Core State Standards in mathematics (CCSS-M) across grades K-8. As the MiC initiative moves into its second year, one of the central activities that each of the districts is undergoing to support CCSS…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Formative Evaluation, Program Implementation, Middle Schools
Fong, Anthony; Finkelstein, Neal – WestEd, 2014
Given the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, California's history of math acceleration in the middle grades, and the concern for correct math course placement for all students, this brief examines patterns from the past to shed light on considerations for the future. The brief, written by WestEd's Tony Fong and Neal Finkelstein, presents…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Placement, State Standards, Trend Analysis
Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Dadgar, Mina; Austin, Kim; Klarin, Becca; Broek, Marie; Finkelstein, Neal; Mundry, Susan; Bugler, Dan – WestEd, 2014
"Core to College: Preparing Students for College Readiness and Success" is a three-year initiative. The initiative's mission is to "facilitate greater coordination between K-12 and postsecondary education systems around implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and aligned assessments." Its aim is to foster…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Student Evaluation, College Readiness, Alignment (Education)
WestEd, 2013
This report documents the work of one component of a larger research effort. The objective of the project is to understand what schools of education are doing to prepare teachers to use data in their practice. The issue is multifaceted, complex, and systemic. Schools of education do not act alone to suddenly introduce courses on data-driven…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Information Literacy, Teacher Certification
Ruedel, Kristin; Nelson, Gena; Bailey, Tessie; Bradley-Black, Katherine – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is focused on improving the 5-year graduation rates for all students with disabilities. To make progress toward the state-identified measurable result (SIMR), the state recognized that a single evidence-based practice (EBP) would not address the diverse needs of all the local entities across…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Disabilities, State Standards, Evidence Based Practice
Ruedel, Kristin; Nelson, Gena; Bailey, Tessie – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
To evaluate interim progress toward the State-identified Measurable Result (SIMR), states require access to high-quality data from local education agencies (LEAs) and early intervention service providers. In a review of 2017 Phase III State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP), 43 Part C states noted limitations or concerns related to data and…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Data Collection, State Standards, Barriers
WestED, 2004
This brief examines student achievement in California. It describes California's evolving accountability and assessment mechanisms and how they interrelate today with new federal accountability requirements. It presents WestEd's analysis of achievement scores on state as well as national tests. Finally, it draws four conclusions: California…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Federal Legislation, State Standards
Crane, Eric W.; Rabinowitz, Stanley; Zimmerman, Joy – WestED, 2004
This Knowledge Brief argues for the value of creating a district accountability system that complements the state?s federally prescribed effort. It also identifies essential decisions that must be made in developing a local system and includes or points to resources that can help inform and guide the process. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Accountability
White, Noel, Ed. – WestEd (NJ1), 2006
This issue of R&D Alert focuses on a perennial challenge in education and human development: how to make the most of information, whether test results, research findings, or other data. What happens with all the data generated by testing students? How is it ensured that the information is accurate, relevant, and timely? How do the results…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Accountability, English (Second Language)
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2012
California is on the precipice of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which were developed through an initiative of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reflect the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers. In California, one of 45 adopting states, the standards…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Academic Standards, Alignment (Education)
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