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Nanmathi Manian; Chelsea Sorensen – National Comprehensive Center, 2024
Mental health and well-being significantly impact students' academic performance, social interactions, and school engagement. Partnering with communities can enhance the effectiveness and reach of mental health initiatives and supports within educational settings. By collaborating with community organizations and agencies, schools can augment…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
National Comprehensive Center, 2023
The Summer and Afterschool Needs Assessment helps youth serving programs and organizations learn best practices and identify areas where they might benefit from guidance or support. The Needs Assessment draws from the best available evidence on what constitutes high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs and organizes these Success…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Best Practices
Finster, Matthew; Jackson, Cara – National Comprehensive Center, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions in the teacher workforce, including reductions-in-force due to budget cuts, hesitation from teachers to return in-person to the classroom, and relaxed standards for entering the profession. Even before the current pandemic, teacher hiring decisions were often late, rushed, and information-poor.…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Labor Force Development, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness
Anderson, Laura; Jarmolowski, Hannah; Roza, Marguerite; Swanson, Jessica – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2022
"Leading Thoughtful Conversations about School-by-School Spending Data" is a product of a federally-funded study to support the US Department of Education and the field more broadly to understand what data visualizations work to fuel thoughtful conversation among district and school leaders on financial strategy and management. This…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Data Interpretation, Visualization
Benton, K.; Butterfield, K.; Manian, N.; Molina, M.; Richel, M. – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
This toolkit was developed to assist principals in structuring their thinking about the return to school, in whatever form it takes. It offers tools and tip sheets, the context for using them, and suggestions for actions principals might consider. The toolkit is organized around four sections: (1) Change (staying current in understanding changes…
Descriptors: Principals, School Schedules, COVID-19, Pandemics
Clifford, Matthew; Hansen, Ulcca Joshni; Wraight, Sara – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
Across the country, states and districts are designing principal evaluation systems as a means of improving leadership, learning, and school performance. Principal evaluation systems hold potential for supporting leaders' learning and sense of accountability for instructional excellence and student performance. Principal evaluation is also an…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Goe, Laura; Holdheide, Lynn; Miller, Tricia – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
Across the nation, states and districts are in the process of building better teacher evaluation systems that not only identify highly effective teachers but also systematically provide data and feedback that can be used to improve teacher practice. "A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems" is a tool…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Effectiveness, Evaluators, Teacher Evaluation
Little, Olivia; Goe, Laura; Bell, Courtney – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
There are many different conceptions of teacher effectiveness, and defining it is complex and sometimes generates controversy. Teacher effectiveness is often defined as the ability to produce gains in student achievement scores. This prevailing concept of teacher effectiveness is far too narrow, and this guide presents an expanded view of what…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Measurement, Teaching Methods
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
Teaching Quality (TQ) Source Tips & Tools: Emerging Strategies to Enhance Educator Quality is an online resource developed by the TQ Center. It is designed to help education practitioners tap into strategies and resources they can use to enhance educator quality. This publication is based on the TQ Source Tips & Tools topic area "Enhancing…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Help Seeking, Leadership Effectiveness, Teacher Leadership