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    Performance-Based Compensation: Linking Performance to Teacher Salaries

    12/1/13 - Behrstock-Sherratt, E.; Potemski, A.

    To achieve the goal of attracting and retaining talented professionals in education, performance-based compensation systems (PBCS) must offer salaries that are both fair and sufficiently competitive at each point across an educator’s career continuum. Although many states, especially with the support of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants, have worked with districts on developing PBCS, salary scales largely remain a decision left to local school districts.

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    Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research-based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions.

    1/1/06 - Francis, D., Rivera, M. , Lesaux, N., Kieffer, M., Rivera, H.

    Book 1 of 3: This book, released in October 2006, is the first in a series of three Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners. It provides evidence-based recommendations for policymakers, administrators, and teachers in K-12 settings who seek to make informed decisions about instruction and academic interventions for ELLs. The domains of focus include reading and mathematics, and the recommendations apply to both a class-wide instructional format and individualized...

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    Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research-based recommendations for serving adolescent newcomers.

    1/5/09 - Francis, D. , Rivera, M., Lesaux, N., Kieffer, M., Rivera, H.

    Book 2 of 3: TThis book, released in October 2006, is the second in a series of three Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners. This document was written primarily for the group of ELLs who are adolescent newcomers to the United States and who have a relatively short period of time in which to simultaneously develop academic language skills and master grade-level content. It provides evidence-based recommendations for policymakers, administrators, and teachers in...

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    Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research-based recommendations for the use of accomodations in large scale assessments.

    1/5/09 - Francis, D., Rivera, M. , Lesaux, N., Kieffer, M., Rivera, H.

    Book 3 of 3: This book, released in October 2006, is the third in a series of three Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners. NCLB has increased awareness of the academic needs and achievement of ELLs as schools, districts, and states are held accountable for teaching English and content knowledge to ELLs. ELLs present a unique set of challenges to educators because of the central role played by academic language proficiency in the acquisition and assessment of...

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    Reading, Mathematics, and Science Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners with Disabilities: Insights from Educators Nationwide

    1/28/11 - Barrera, M., Shyyan, V., Liu, K. K., & Thurlow, M. L.

    This study focused on the instructional strategies employed at the middle and junior high school level. Teaching and learning at the middle school level have been found particularly challenging, perhaps because the curriculum places greater cognitive demands on emerging adolescents at a developmental stage when students, especially those who have already been struggling, can be at higher risk for academic failure (Mikow-Porto, Humphries, Egelson, O’Connell, & Teague, 2004). ELLs with...

  • Reconnecting Child Development and Child Welfare: Evolving Perspectives on Residential Placement

    3/1/13 - The Annie C. Casey Foundation
  • Reimagining Citizenship for the 21st Century: A Call to Action for Policymakers and Educators

    1/1/14

    Like the demands of school and work, the demands of civic life are constantly escalating. Every American now lives, learns and works in a global society. The civic challenges of our day are significant and complex. At the same time, the ways in which Americans engage in the world are changing and expanding

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    Response to Intervention and English Learners

    1/24/10 - Echevarria,J. , Hasbrouck, J.

    This brief from the Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE), outlines the tiered structure of RTI and how it can be implemented as an effective technique for teaching English learners who are having difficulty making academic progress.

  • Self-Assessing Social and Emotional Instruction and Competencies: A Tool for Teachers

    2/1/14 - Yoder, Nicholas

    The educational community is increasingly focused on the development of students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies and the link between SEL and improved educational attainment and achievement. SEL is the process through which students develop the skills necessary to recognize and manage emotions, build relationships, solve interpersonal problems, and make effective and ethical decisions. The significance of SEL continues to grow in the context of policy debates...

  • Socialization technique helps in academic achievement, trial study finds

    3/5/14 - Layton, Lyndsey

    A popular teaching technique to help elementary students develop emotional and social skills also leads to academic achievement, according to a study released Thursday. In a randomized, controlled trial that examined the technique known as Responsive Classroom, researchers found that children in classrooms where the technique was fully used scored significantly higher in math and reading tests than students in classrooms where it wasn’t applied.

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    State Testing Accommodations: A Look at Their Value and Validity

    1/8/10 - Crawford, L.

    This report describes the variability in the adoption and use of test accommodations across different states. In a similar vein, this report explores a new challenge to the use of test accommodations due to the recently released federal regulations allowing the creation of an alternate assessment, based on modified achievement standards for students with disabilities. The report concludes with recommendations for policy makers and other decision makers related to possible next steps in...

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    States’ Accommodations Policies for Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) in 2008–2009

    1/2/10 - Sheryl S. Lazarus, Damien C. Cormier, Melissa Crone, Martha L. Thurlow

    "The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has tracked and analyzed states’ accommodations policies for 17 years. This report presents the results of an analysis of states’ accommodations policies for the alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS), and compares these policies with the states’ regular assessment accommodations policies. This is the first time that NCEO has published a report that is specifically focused on AA-MAS accommodations...

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    States’ participation guidelines for alternate assessments based on modified academic achievement standards (AA-MAS) in 2009

    1/2/10 - Sheryl S. Lazarus , Jennifer Hodgson, Martha L. Thurlow

    "The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has annually compiled, analyzed, and summarized states’ participation guidelines for the AA-MAS since 2007. The purpose of this report is to update information in previous reports. As of October 2009, 14 states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas) had publicly available participation guidelines for an assessment they...

  • Supportive School Discipline Initiative

    7/1/13

    The School Discipline Consensus Project brings together practitioners from the fields of education, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and law enforcement, as well as state and local policymakers, researchers, advocates, students, and parents to collaboratively develop a comprehensive set of recommendations for change agents working to address this issue.

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    Teachers' Use of Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools: 2009

    1/5/10 - Lucinda Gray , Nina Thomas , Laurie Lewis

    "This First Look report presents data from a spring 2009 Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) survey on the availability and use of educational technology by public elementary/secondary school teachers. The teacher survey includes information on the use of computers and Internet access in the classroom; availability and use of computing devices, software, and school or district networks (including remote access) by teachers; students' use of educational technology; teachers' preparation to use...

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    Tested Tips For IEP Meetings

    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.

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