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National Comprehensive Center, 2023
Increasing concerns from educators and policymakers about the barriers to educational success experienced by students in foster care have led to a number of changes in federal laws, policies, and administrative rules. These laws, policies, and rules focus on educational stability as a core component and work together to establish stronger…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
National Comprehensive Center, 2020
The National Comprehensive Center's (NCC's) Native Education Collaborative developed resources to build the capacity of state education agencies (SEAs) in collaboration with tribes and local education agencies (LEAs) to enhance the learning lives of Native children and youth. The Native Education Collaborative developed the Circles of Reflection…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indians, State Departments of Education, Tribes
Manian, Nanmathi – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
The purpose of this document is to briefly introduce the research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma and their relevance to schools. ACEs are acute or chronic events that threaten the child's physical or emotional well-being. This brief answers the following questions: (1) What are ACEs? (2) How common are ACEs? (3) What is trauma?…
Descriptors: Trauma, Child Development, Well Being, Educational Environment
Manian, Nanmathi – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
Addressing the surge in mental health and social and emotional needs of students and staff will be critical in the upcoming years. The increased understanding of the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma, and their negative effects on the social, emotional, and academic success of students, has propelled a growing number of…
Descriptors: Trauma, Mental Health, Health Needs, Teaching Methods
Robson, Kelly; Graziano, Lynne; O'Neal Schiess, Jennifer – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Private school choice programs are frequently mired in political and legal controversy. Two primary factors fuel this controversy. First, these programs trace their roots to the 1960s in the height of school desegregation. Tuition-grant laws came forth across the South during this period, enabling White families to access public funds to pay…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Educational History, School Desegregation
Goe, Laura; Biggers, Kietha; Croft, Andrew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
Recently, teacher evaluation has become a major focus in educational policy debates and research efforts. This increased attention to teacher evaluation has raised questions about the relationship between evaluation and student outcomes. Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain (2005) and others have demonstrated with value-added research that there are…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability
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
Holdheide, Lynn; Browder, Diane; Warren, Sandra; Buzick, Heather; Jones, Nathan – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
With the current emphasis in educational policy on improving teacher effectiveness, states and school districts are quickly developing and implementing new models of teacher evaluation. However, few models address the unique challenges in accurately measuring achievement growth of students with disabilities (including those participating in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
In response to federal initiatives such as Race to the Top (RTTT), Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver requests, and the Teacher Incentive Fund competition, states have made dramatic changes in their policies related to teacher evaluation during the past three years. Historically, teacher evaluation systems have been…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
Goe, Laura; Holdheide, Lynn – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
The growing need for more information about measuring teachers' contributions to student learning growth, particularly in nontested subjects and grades, is the impetus for this Research & Policy Brief. Although the research base in this area is disappointingly limited, the brief includes considerations and suggestions based on current models…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, School Districts
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
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
Teacher effectiveness, equitable distribution, and teacher preparation are inextricably linked. Recognizing that evidence-based practices account for at least part of the effects of teachers on achievement and the critical role of teacher preparation, the TQ Center (National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality) offers innovation…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Evidence, Guidelines, Innovation
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
Croft, Andrew; Coggshall, Jane G.; Dolan, Megan; Powers, Elizabeth – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
Featured prominently in recent federal education regulations, the term "job-embedded professional development" has come into increasingly common usage for more than a decade, yet rarely is it explicitly defined. But what exactly is job-embedded professional development? What types of teacher learning opportunities count as being job…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
Reschly, Daniel J.; Wood-Garnett, Stephanie – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) is a decision-making process for (1) identifying gaps between current and desired results; (2) designing, implementing, and revising interventions; (3) matching the degree of educational needs to the intensity of interventions; and (4) implementing interventions at multiple tiers. The process can be applied to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Educational Needs, Intervention
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