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- 1/5/09 - Berdette, P
The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has conducted four studies of state graduation requirements for students with disabilities. This document synthesizes findings reported in NCEO’s most recent 2007 study, Revisiting Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options for Youth with Disabilities: A National Study, and the comparisons they made to findings from 2002.1 The purpose of the NCEO national study was to describe current variations across states in high school exit exam...
- 1/13/10 - Mark Dynarski, Linda Clarke, Brian Cobb, Jeremy Finn, Russell Rumberger, Jay Smink
"This guide is intended to be useful to educators in high schools and middle schools, to superintendents and school boards, and to state policymakers in planning and executing dropout prevention strategies. The target audience includes school administrators as well as district-level administrators. This guide seeks to help them develop practice and policy alternatives for implementation. The guide includes specific recommendations and indicates the quality of the evidence that supports these...
- 1/10/09 - Sato, E., Rabinowitz, S., Worth, P., Gallagher, C., Lagunoff, R., Crane, E.
This evaluation updates and extends the work presented in Technical Adequacy of Assessments for Alternate Student Populations (Rabinowitz & Sato, 2005). This project is ongoing and is intended to inform developers and consumers of assessments for special student populations (ELLs and SWDs). The evaluation focuses on the technical adequacy of evidence related to assessments used to meet relevant Title I and Title III requirements under NCLB. In addition to the report, which includes a...
- 1/1/08 - Robinson, Joseph P.
Ability grouping is sometimes thought to exacerbate inequality by increasing achievement gaps; however, ability grouping may in fact benefit a fast growing and often marginalized student population: children from non-English-speaking home environments. The level-appropriate, small-group instruction received in reading ability groups may be particularly beneficial to these language-minority children, who are not regularly exposed to English at home. Focusing on Hispanics, who make up the...
- 1/16/09 - Molly Ryan
"As school districts nationwide struggle with funding cuts, the four-day school week has gained momentum as one way to save money. This past legislative session, legislators in six states considered measures to authorize eliminating one instructional day per week from the school calendar. The four-day school week is not a novel issue, as it first appears to have been used by South Dakota in the 1930s. During the energy crisis of the early 1970s, districts in New Mexico implemented the...
- 1/14/09 - Tang, S.
This paper examines the relationship between educational challenges, gang intervention efforts, and cultural/community development practices in two markedly under-resourced Khmer American communities (Revere and Lynn) in Massachusetts and reveals how Khmer American young people develop alternative learning opportunities in various venues.
- 1/25/09 - Emily Forrest Cataldi, Jennifer Laird, Angelina KewalRamani, Chris Chapman
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout, completion, and graduation rates that began in 1988. The report includes discussions of many rates used to study how students complete or fail to complete high school. It presents estimates of rates for 2007 and provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three and a half decades (1972-2007) along with more recent estimates of on-time graduation...
- 1/1/08 - Konstantopoulos, Spyros, Hedges, Larry V.
Background/Context: Determining the effectiveness of reform strategies is a major part of the current and future educational research agenda. Effects of education reforms will be evaluated largely quantitatively, and an important aspect of this work will be judging how well reform strategies work. The rhetoric of contemporary school reform suggests two somewhat different solutions to the problem of the interpretive frame. One solution is derived from the idea that the goal of school reform...
- 1/12/09 - Walter S. Gilliam
This policy brief examines factors associated with expulsion from Prekindergarten (PK). Recent research has explored issues regarding the rate at which preschoolers (children ages three to four) are expelled from PK programs, as well as some of the factors associated with expulsion and the effectiveness of mental health consultation to reduce the classroom behavior problems that may lead to expulsion. Although several factors that predict an increased likelihood of expulsion have been...
- 1/1/96 - Reschly, D. J.
- 1/3/09 - U.S. Department of Education,
The purpose of this booklet is to introduce you to the “big ideas” contained in school improvement efforts under NCLB and IDEA, and to provide you with the information you need to help ensure your child can benefit from these efforts.
- 1/5/09 - Cortiella, C.
The purpose of this booklet is to help you understand an assessment option that can be made available to certain students who receive special education. This option is called an alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards (AA-MAS). You will learn how this option can work to improve your child’s academic performance and ensure that the school and school district provide services and supports to improve your child’s performance.
- 1/5/09 - Flowers, C. , Wakeman, S., Browder, D., Karvonen, M.
The purpose of this manual is to prepare professionals to conduct an alignment study using the Links for Academic Learning (LAL). LAL was developed to examine the alignment of academic content standards, extended standards (if applicable), professional development activities, instruction, achievement (or performance) standards and alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards.
- 1/18/09 - L. Fox, S. Langhans
This What Works Brief is part of a continuing series of short, easy-to-read, “how to” information packets on a variety of evidence-based practices, strategies, and intervention procedures. The Briefs are designed to help teachers support young children’s social and emotional development. They include examples and vignettes that illustrate how practical strategies might be used in a variety of early childhood settings and home environments. Logical consequences refer to the actions or...