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- 1/1/12 - White, M., Makkonen, R., and Stewart, K.
These proiles of six states’ teaching standards are part of the report, A multistate review of professional teaching standards,
published by the Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) in July 2009. That report reviews teaching standards in
California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas, to inform California’s revision of its teaching standards.
A note about terminology and citation of the teaching standards in the state proiles:
Terminology. REL West...
- 1/15/10 - Peter, Marshall
This document briefly explains the following aspects of an IEP meeting: What IEP Conveners Can Do (Pre-Meeting), What IEP Conveners Can Do (During Meeting), What IEP Conveners Can Do (Post-Meeting), and Preparing Parents for an IEP – A Few Suggestions. It is a great resource for both parents and practitioners.
- 1/1/00 - Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A.B., Ritter, S., Kohler, K., Henderson, M., Wu, T.
Disproportionate representation of minority students, especially African Americans, in a variety of school disciplinary procedures has been documented almost continuously for the past 25 years, yet there has been little study of the factors contributing to that disproportionality. Whether disparate treatment of a group can be judged as bias depends largely on the extent to which other hypotheses that could provide a credible alternative explanation of the discrepancy can be ruled out. In...
- 1/1/09 - Russell, S.T., Talmage, C., Laub, C., & Manke, E. , California Safe Schools Coalition
To document harassment and associated problems for youth and schools, we examine data from the 2001-2002 California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS). The CHKS is designed by WestEd under contract from the California Department of Education and administered by school districts. The 2001-2002 data analyzed for this study included 7th, 9th, and 11th graders. A total of 237,544 students answered the question about whether they had been harassed or bullied at school because...
- 1/1/09 - Konstantopoulos, Spyros
Background: In recent years, Asian Americans have been consistently described as a model minority. The high levels of educational achievement and educational attainment are the main determinants for identifying Asian Americans as a model minority. Nonetheless, only a few studies have examined empirically the accomplishments of Asian Americans, and even fewer studies have compared their achievement with other important societal groups such as Whites. In addition, differences in academic...
- 1/1/09 - SuÁEz-Orozco, Carola, Pimentel, Allyson, Martin, Margary
Background/Context: Newcomer immigrant students are entering schools in the United States in unprecedented numbers. As they enter new school contexts, they face a number of challenges in their adjustment. Previous literature suggested that relationships in school play a particularly crucial role in promoting socially competent behavior in the classroom and in fostering academic engagement and school performance. Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the role of school-based...
- 1/1/06 - The North American Council for Online Learning and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Online learning through virtual schools is one of the most important
advancements in attempting to rethink the effectiveness of education in the
United States. The virtual school provides access to online, collaborative and
self-paced learning environments – settings that can facilitate 21st Century
skills. Today's students must be able to combine these skills with the
effective use of technology to succeed in current and future jobs.
The full promise of virtual learning is...
- 1/1/05 - York-Barr, J. & Duke, K.
In this age of high accountability, teacher quality is
York-Barr, J., & Duke, K. (2004). What do we know receiving more attention than ever before. Research
about teacher leadership? Findings from two decades that investigates ways to increase teacher quality is
of scholarship. Review of Educational Research 74(3), much needed, making this study a timely addition
255–316. to the literature. Although increases in student
achievement related to teacher quality have yet to be...
- 1/5/09 - Fuchs, L.S., Fuchs, D.
When teachers use systematic progress monitoring to track their students progress in reading, mathematics, or spelling, they are better able to identify students in need of additional or different forms of instruction, they design stronger instructional programs, and their students achieve better. This document first describes progress monitoring procedures for which experimental evidence demonstrates these effects. Then, an overview of the research is presented.
- 1/1/07 - Anderson, Sharon, Medrich, Elliott, Fowler, Donna
The article explores the nature of the achievement gap and its relationship to Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The author suggests that while racial elements are certainly present, the common understanding of the gap should extend beyond racial reconciliation and aim at all students which struggle in documented areas. It is implied that the NCLB and AYP set up unfair comparisons between schools at different levels of development. Paradigms...