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  • Meeting the needs of English learners through a multitiered instructural Framework

    1/1/14 - Project ELITE, Project ESTRE2LLA, & Project REME, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs

    Providing effective instruction for English learners and making informed decisions regarding their language and literacy needs continue to be goals for educators across the nation.

  • Moving NSDC's Staff Development Standards into Practice Innovation Configurations

    1/1/03 - National Staff Development Council

    This book will help school leaders to make better decisions regarding the planning, design, and evaluation of staff development.

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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...

  • Reconstructuring Schools for Linguistic Diversity: Linking Decision Making to Effective Programs

    1/1/97 - Ofelia B. Miramontes, Adel Nadeau, Nancy L. Commins
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    Review of “The Widget Effect: Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Teacher Differences."

    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...

  • 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...

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    State Complaints: Summary of How States Apply the Exceptional Circumstances Extension

    1/23/10 - Regional Resource Center Program,

    "The brief publication is provided to assist states in making decisions about when to extend timelines for state complaints. This document is not intended to provide official guidance, but is a tool to prompt further state discussion."

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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’ 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...

  • Still Separate and Unequal: Examining Race, Opportunity, and School Achievement in "Integrated" Suburbs

    1/1/06 - Diamond, John B.

    Recent research examines the Black/White achievement gap in integrated, affluent suburban schools. This gap is particularly vexing more than 50 years after the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision emphasized creating educational equity through school desegregation. Drawing on a case study of one suburban school district, this article details the structural, institutional, and symbolic inequalities that characterize such settings and contribute to educational inequality. The case...

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    Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2008–09 Teacher Follow-up Survey

    1/19/10 - Keigher, A.

    The objective of TFS is to provide information about teacher mobility and attrition among elementary and secondary school teachers who teach in grades K–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. In pursuit of this objective, TFS examines the characteristics of those who stay in the teaching profession and those who leave, including retirees. By collecting information on respondents’ attitudes about the teaching profession and job satisfaction (along with demographic data), TFS...

  • Teachers' decisions to transfer from special to general education

    1/1/91 - Billingsley, B. S.
  • Teaching With Power: Shared Decision-Making and Classroom Practice

    1/1/00 - Reed, Carol J., Wasley, P. A., Lieberman, A., & McDonald, J. P.
  • The Gender Gap in Science Education

    1/1/03 - Alexakos, Konstantinos, Antoine, Wladina

    The writers outline strategies that aim to encourage female students to participate in science. Those involved in science must actively encourage young women's participation and higher cognitive development through constructive inclusive learning environments while promoting positive self-efficacy. This encouragement must start at the earliest grades because female students' decision to major in science for their postsecondary education is influenced by their experience many years before.

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