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- 1/25/09 - Mabel O. Rivera, Ani C. Moughamian, Nonie K. Lesaux, David J. Francis
We begin by noting the current federal policy context in which this discussion of reading instruction and interventions for ELLs occurs. Then we discuss how English language learners are identified and classified and raise related assessment issues. We follow that with a discussion of issues in identifying English language learners with disabilities and concerns associated with assessing ELLs’ academic achievements and their language proficiency accurately. Finally, we review recent...
- 1/1/07 - Torney-Purta, Judith, Barber, Carolyn H., Wilkenfeld, Britt
Many studies have reported gaps between Latino and non-Latino adolescents in academic and political outcomes. The current study presents possible explanations for such gaps, both at the individual and school level. Hierarchical linear modeling is employed to examine data from 2,811 American ninth graders (approximately 14 years of age) who had participated in the IEA Civic Education study. Analyses of large data bases enable the consideration of individual characteristics and experiences, as...
- 1/9/10 - John L. Hosp
"The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework and justification for effective ways that teachers can collect and use assessment data to make instructional decisions. This framework is provided as an indication of what effective linking of assessment data to instruction decisions ought to look like rather than a summary or survey of current practices."
- 1/2/10 - Southern Education Foundation,
"Mississippi is the only Southern state that has no statesupported pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) program. This brief reviews how Mississippi is falling behind other states in the Deep South in early childhood education; why Mississippi needs a Pre-K program now; options for how the state can finance such a program; and current opportunities (even in economic hard times) for Mississippi to begin to build on existing assets to establish a Pre-K program for the benefit of all Mississippians in the...
- 1/1/05 - Arce, Josephine, Luna, Debra, Borjian, Ali, Conrad, Marguerite
The article focuses on the 2002 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, signed by U.S. President George W. Bush, focusing on policy and distribution of funds to public schools. Proponents of the act claim that it aims to close the achievement gap by holding school districts and states accountable, encouraging the use of flexible educational approaches, and supporting parents' rights to school choice. However, one question arises about the means by which the U.S. administration's public school...
- 1/1/06 - Deb Albus, Shyyan, V., Thurlow, M.
The current study, an online survey about instructional strategies for ELLs with disabilities, was designed to build on the findings of the previous study about educator perceptions of instructional strategies. Although the current study did not use consensus building methods, it was similarly designed to obtain educators’ perspectives about instructional strategies for reading, mathematics, and science. This survey, in contrast to the previous study, included a broader range than only...
- 1/14/10 - Karen Smith
During the last forty years, our understanding about how all children learn has grown enormously. Research has yielded new insights into how children and adolescents learn and what instructional approaches work best in particular contexts. At the same time, the learning demands for our entire country are higher than they have ever been. As learning demands grow, so does the need for teachers and administrators to stay current with new knowledge and new pedagogical practices.
- 1/1/07 - Ladson-Billings, Gloria
Part of a special issue celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Journal of Negro Education. There has been an intense focus on the achievement gap that exists between African American, Latino, and other students of color and their white counterparts, but this discourse keeps everyone locked in the deficit paradigm. The current concern with an achievement gap is substantive and semantic, does not take into account the other gaps that plague the lives of poor children of color, and suggests...
- 1/8/10 - National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
How does IDEA ensure that families have meaningful opportunities to participate? That will be the focus of this Q&A— the solid foundation IDEA provides for parental involvement. The Q&A concludes with a Resources section, to connect you with information on parent involvement, including current efforts to build strong partnerships between schools and families.
- 1/3/09 - Kendall King, Lyn Fogle
"The purpose of this digest is to help pediatricians, speech language pathologists, classroom teachers, and other professionals who work with bilingual children and their parents understand common parental concerns related to bilingual childrearing and become familiar with the current science on bilingual child development. Greater insight into both issues will allow these professionals to provide more effective and scientifically sound advice to parents." Also available in Spanish
- 1/14/09 - Marguerite Roza
"This stimulus funding will affect states differently in large part because allocations aren’t based on the states’ current proportionate budget shortfalls, but rather on other variables. Allocations of State Stabilization Funds, for instance, were determined by state population of specific age groups. Other allocations, including the added Title I funds, were driven by poverty census data, and incorporated indicators of state effort on education. So with each state’s stimulus funds...
- 1/1/05 - Bassett, Patrick F.
Discusses how schools should be redesigned to prepare students for the 21st century. How to close the gap between high-quality education for the 21st century and current education standards; Characteristics of a great school, including proficiency, fluencies, multicultural literacy, and high-quality performance; Idea that successful schools organize and assess themselves and their instructional system; Suggestions for initiating educational change in the United States.
- 1/1/96 - Pugach, M. C.
- 1/1/05 - Drain, J. Denise
Reviews the book, <i>Black American students in an affluent suburb: A study of academic disengagement</i> by J. U. Ogbu (see record 2003-04692-000). The purpose of this book is to report findings of a research project that investigated the achievement gap between African American and White students in the community of Shaker Heights, OH. The topic of the racial achievement gap is quite current and interesting to many school administrators, government agencies, and community leaders. The...
- 1/18/09 - Raymond L. Pecheone, Ruth Chung Wei
<span class='abstract_italic'>The Widget Effect: Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Teacher Differences</span>, published in June 2009 by the New Teacher Project, examines how 12 school districts
across four states use teacher evaluation to make human resources decisions. It then proposes how to build teacher evaluation systems that are more credible and useful. Overall, the report portrays current practices in teacher evaluation as a broken system perpetuated by a culture that...
- 1/1/10 - Patrick McGuinn
"This report seeks to begin to fill the void in the scholarly literature and direct researchers to fruitful lines of future investigation. It will provide an overview and history of teacher tenure; analyze the nature of current and past teacher tenure reform proposals and their variation across states; offer a brief assessment of the reforms where they have been enacted; and highlight recommendations for policymakers going forward."