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Gershenson, Seth; Lomax, Erin – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced school leaders to make difficult decisions about how to balance students' educational needs with the health, safety, and social-emotional well-being of students and teachers. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Rescue Plan) recently enacted by Congress offers unprecedented amounts of potentially transformative…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Student Needs
Manian, Nanmathi; McColskey, Wendy; Benton, Kim; Lipshie, Noah – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
School communities in both urban and rural settings need trauma-informed (TI) supports; however, the adversities experienced and access to student supports may be unique to rural school communities. In addition, the contextual challenges experienced by rural schools and communities, as well as the strengths that can be drawn from them, will…
Descriptors: Trauma, Rural Schools, Child Development, School Districts
Robson, Kelly; Johnson, Michael; O'Neal Schiess, Jennifer – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
The goal of this brief is to examine the extent to which different school choice policies have been implemented in rural communities, identify the barriers, and provide recommendations for policymakers looking to expand access to school choice in rural communities. The school choice policies discussed in this brief include: (1) Charter schools;…
Descriptors: School Choice, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Access to Education
Johnson, Bridget – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
It is no secret that successful school leadership starts with the principal. But who is taking care of school principals and ensuring their well-being? A principal's needs must be addressed before they can effectively address the needs of their school community. District leadership must prioritize the needs of principals who in turn, will empower…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Board of Education Role, Well Being
Coggshall, Jane G.; Bivona, Lauren; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
To meet the new and more rigorous college- and career-ready standards for student learning, all of today's students must have access to effective teaching--every day and in every classroom. As teachers and their school leaders are increasingly held accountable for implementing consistently effective teaching, calls for holding the programs that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability, Program Effectiveness, Stakeholders
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Goe, Laura; Croft, Andrew; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
Current emphasis on teacher effectiveness in educational policy poses a challenge for the evaluation of special education teachers and English language learner (ELL) specialists. Most evaluation systems focus on student achievement and teacher practice; however, few systems have the capacity to differentiate among specialty area educators, address…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Educational Policy, Special Education
Potemski, Amy – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
According to Section 2141(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), local education agencies (LEAs) that fail to meet annual measurable objectives and make adequate yearly progress (AYP) for three consecutive years must enter into an agreement with the state education agency…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, School Districts
Behrstock, Ellen; Clifford, Matthew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
A generational transition is occurring in U.S. public school classrooms. Baby Boom teachers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are approaching retirement age, and many of their colleagues from Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1976) are entering their mid-career stage. The newest generation in the teaching workforce is Generation Y (those…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Generational Differences, Literature Reviews
Goe, Laura; Croft, Andrew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
In "Approaches to Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: A Research Synthesis" published by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center), ways of evaluating teachers were compared (Goe, Bell, & Little, 2008). This brief compares two of the methods discussed in that synthesis--value-added measures and classroom observations--and…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
Goe, Laura; Bell, Courtney; Little, Olivia – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
This research synthesis examines how teacher effectiveness is currently measured. By evaluating the research on teacher effectiveness and the different instruments used to measure it, this research synthesis contributes to the discussion of appropriate rigor and relevance of measures for different purposes (i.e., formative vs. summative…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Achievement Gains
Goe, Laura; Stickler, Leslie M. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
While many studies attest that some teachers contribute more to their students' academic growth than other teachers, research has not been very successful at identifying the specific teacher qualifications, characteristics, and classroom practices that are most likely to improve student learning. Unfortunately, this is just the information that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Coggshall, Jane G.; Stewart, Judy K.; Bhatt, Monica – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
The central goals of federal education policy are to achieve equity of educational opportunity and proficiency in educational outcomes for all students--regardless of gender, ethnicity, income, language of origin, disability, or geography. The means to achieve these goals rely in part on the ability of states and districts to provide every student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Objectives, Focus Groups
Goe, Laura – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
Federal law emphasizes the need for states and districts to ensure that "all" students--particularly at-risk students, minority students, and students in high-poverty areas--have access to highly qualified, experienced teachers. But is it sufficient for a teacher to have "paper" qualifications and teaching experience? After all, appropriate…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
Goe, Laura; Coggshall, Jane – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between preservice teacher preparation, teacher in-service practice, and outcomes for students with special needs. A fuller understanding of the "teacher preparation greater than teacher practice greater than student outcomes" connection will inform teacher preparation programs as they work…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students
Smartt, Susan M.; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
Despite the fact that the early reading proficiency for all children has become a national mandate captured in both the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the poor performance of America's fourth graders on national examinations of reading proficiency indicates that the nation is far from…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Federal Legislation, Colleges, State Standards
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