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Boyd, Donald; Grossman, Pamela; Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2008
There are fierce debates over the best way to prepare teachers. Some argue that easing entry into teaching is necessary to attract strong candidates, while others argue that investing in high quality teacher preparation is the most promising approach. Most agree, however, that we lack a strong research basis for understanding how to prepare…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Teacher Education Programs
Saylor, Kim; Overton, June – 1993
Teachers in Kentucky are using portfolios to determine strengths and weaknesses of individual students. Consequently, instruction is centered totally around the student. The implementation of portfolios sends the message to students that their first efforts should not be their last. Revision is part of improvement, and students are expected to…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Advance Illinois, 2014
This report measures Illinois' educational performance from early childhood through postsecondary education. It tracks how students have performed during the past decade and how that performance compares with students in other states. The state knows that improvement does not happen overnight. By tracking what happens to students over time,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Kansas State Department of Education, 2020
The Continuous Learning Task Force's primary goal was to develop guidance for Kansas educators to meet the immediate need of supporting learning outside of the normal practices. The team intentionally adopted the word "Continuous" as a means to bring clarity and focus to the experience of teachers, students and families as the 2019-2020…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education, COVID-19
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Betts, Julian R.; Tang, Y. Emily – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Charter schools represent an increasingly important form of school choice in the United States. Charter schools are public schools, with a difference. Compared to traditional public schools, they are exempted from some of the state laws and regulations that govern traditional public schools. In this way, parents come to have a greater number of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Methods, Meta Analysis, Value Added Models
Levenson, Nathan – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2012
It's a woeful fact: Few students with special needs achieve a high (or even modest) level of academic proficiency. The latest (2011) National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results show, for example, that 62 percent of eighth graders with disabilities fell below the "basic" level in reading, as did 64 percent in math. This study is…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students, School Districts
Dempsey, Patricia; Huber, Tonya – Online Submission, 2020
Mathematics anxiety is a prevalent problem in many K-12 classrooms, and if not appropriately addressed can cause lasting educational harm to students as they enter adulthood. Researchers suggest that the finality of traditional grades has increased mathematics anxiety in today's classrooms. The extreme weight of grades, such as determining…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Grading, Mastery Learning, Mathematics Anxiety
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Bobronnikov, Ellen; Price, Cris – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Improving the quality of teacher preparation is an important national issue, because the quality of teaching plays such a large role in students' learning. One key indicator of students' academic success is the competence and capability of their teachers. However, the availability of well-prepared and effective teachers varies widely across the…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Incentive Grants, Program Evaluation, Certification
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McCarthy, Raymond R.; Berger, Joseph – Journal of Technology Education, 2008
Women are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields of study and careers with a subset of STEM--Technology Education--possibly one of the least integrated fields for women as students and as professionals. What accounts for this situation and what are potential remedies? The purpose of this study was to learn…
Descriptors: Females, Technology Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies
von Davier, Matthias – National Education Policy Center, 2011
The primary claim of this Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance report and the abridged Education Next version is that nations "that pay teachers on their performance score higher on PISA tests." After statistically controlling for several variables, the author concludes that nations with some form of merit pay system have,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Salaries, Merit Pay, Program Effectiveness
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Herman, Phillip; Carreon, Daisy; Scanlan, Spencer; Dandapani, Nitara – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2017
Many jurisdictions use data about college and career readiness to help stakeholders understand whether students are on track to succeed in college and careers after high school graduation. For example, Hawaii includes the percentage of high school graduates from a particular school who later attend college in school-level feedback reports for…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Profiles, High School Graduates
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Arkansas cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Students in Arkansas have made real progress in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Delaware cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Delaware students have already made real…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Minnesota cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Minnesota students have made some gains in math…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
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Range, Bret G.; Pijanowski, John; Holt, Carleton R.; Young, Suzie – Professional Educator, 2012
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the attitudes of primary grade teachers and elementary principals about grade retention. Because grade retention is typically initiated in the primary grades, it is important to understand educators' beliefs about it as a viable option for low-performing students. A paper survey was sent to teachers and…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Teacher Attitudes
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