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  • Quality School Holding Power Checklist

    1/1/10 - IDRA Resource

    It has never been as important for schools to have the tools needed to decrease their dropout rates. IDRA’s Quality School Holding Power Checklist provides a set of criteria for assessing and selecting effective dropout prevention programs or models, as well as determining if your school is a quality school ready to ensure all students stay in school and succeed.

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    Research sheds light on the students most at risk of dropping out – and how to keep students on the “graduation track”

    1/5/09 - Education Commission of the States,

    This document by the Education Commission of the States, sheds light on the students most at risk of dropping out - and how to keep students on the “graduation track”; state policy approaches aimed at keeping students in school; indicators most closely associated with dropping out; and cost/benefit analysis of initiatives that improve graduation rates.

  • Results that Matter: 21st century skills and high school reform

    1/1/06 - Partnership for 21st century skills

    l levels of Across the country, there is a refreshing and growing movement to improve America’s government to implement high schools. However, as it is envisioned now in the many admirable initiatives under way in both the public and private sectors, high school reform is not likely to produce some fundamental graduates who are prepared for the challenges of the modern world. reforms that will result in signiicantly better the reason is straightforward: there has been little or no...

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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...

  • Secondary Education Systemic Issues: Addressing Possible Contributors to a Leak in the Science Education Pipeline and Potential Solutions

    1/1/05 - Young, Hollie

    To maintain the legacy of cutting edge scientific innovation in the United States our country must address the many pressing issues facing science education today. One of the most important issues relating to science education is the under-representation of African Americans and Hispanics in the science, technology, and engineering workforce. Foreshadowing such under-representation in the workforce are the disproportionately low rates of African American and Hispanic students attaining...

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    Suspended Education: Urban Middle Schools in Crisis

    1/15/10 - Losen, Daniel J. and Skiba, Russell J.

    Since the early 1970s, out-of-school suspension rates have escalated dramatically. In part, the higher use of out-of-school suspension reflects the growth of policies such as “zero tolerance,” an approach to school discipline that imposes removal from school for a broad array of school code violations - from violent behavior to truancy and dress code violations. In order to better understand the issues of efficacy and fairness in the use of out-of-school suspension, we first must answer...

  • The Educational Status of African American Males in the 21st Century

    1/1/07 - Garibaldi, Antoine M.

    This article assesses the educational attainment of African American males between the 1990s and early 2000s. Beginning with a summary of a 1987-88 study conducted by the author on African American males in the New Orleans Public Schools, national data are provided on the high school graduation rates of African American males and females, as well as trends in their enrollment and degree completion at the undergraduate, graduate and first-professional levels. The data show a growing...

  • The impact of socio demographic characteristics on the identification rates of minority students as mentally retarded.

    Oswald, D. P., Coutinho, M. J., Best, A. M., & Nguyen, N.
  • The impact of the academic achievement gap on the African American family: A social inequality perspective

    1/1/07 - Leach, Monica T., Williams, Sheara A.

    The academic achievement gap impacts the African American family in various ways. It can influence how African American children experience school; and it has implications for their high school dropout and graduation rates, college attendance, and college completion rates. For parents, the academic achievement gap may influence their own socioeconomic status via their educational attainment, which then has direct implications for their children. The purpose of this article is to present a...

  • The Impact of the Academic Achievement Gap on the African American Family: A Social Inequality Perspective

    1/1/07 - Leach, Monica T., Williams, Sheara A.

    The academic achievement gap impacts the African American family in various ways. It can influence how African American children experience school; and it has implications for their high school dropout and graduation rates, college attendance, and college completion rates. For parents, the academic achievement gap may influence their own socioeconomic status via their educational attainment, which then has direct implications for their children. The purpose of this article is to present a...

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    The Latino Education Crisis: Rescuing the American Dream

    1/24/10 - Patricia Gándara

    The United States faces an unprecedented challenge. The largest and fastest growing minority group in the nation — Latinos — are performing academically at levels that will soon put the entire society at risk and consign these young people to a permanent underclass. From kindergarten to high school graduation and college matriculation, the gaps in achievement between Latinos and most other students are enormous, and in many cases growing. Projections are that, unchecked, this situation...

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    The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2009

    1/31/10 - National Center for Education Statistics,

    "This report presents results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading at grades 4 and 8. Results for students in the nation, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Department of Defense schools are reported as average scores and as percentages of students performing at or above three achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. Scores are also reported at selected percentiles, showing changes in the performance of lower-, middle-, and...

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    Tips, Tools & Resources for Local Education Agencies and Early Intervention Providers to Improve Agreement Rates in Resolution Sessions

    1/31/10 - Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education,

    "This resource was developed to provide local education agency personnel and early intervention providers with ideas and strategies on how to improve their resolution meeting agreement rate (Part B Indicator #18, Part C Indicator #12 where applicable). These ideas address the full range of program issues from policy and agreement writing tips to participant involvement and the use of facilitators."

  • What's on Your Nation's Report Card?

    1/1/07 - Norton Iii, Anderson H.

    The article discusses the mathematics problems used on the U.S.'s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation's Report Card. The author focuses on a constructed-response item, designed to reveal students' problem-solving abilities and conceptual understanding, and uses it to illustrate how a different interpretation of students' responses can reveal more about their reasoning and lead to a different assessment. He discusses aspects of student responses that...

  • Who is most responsible for gender differences in scholastic achievements: pupils or teachers?

    1/1/04 - Klein, Joseph

    The disparities between the scholastic achievements of girls and boys have been attributed to biological and sociological factors. The present study investigated the validity of these explanations in a multi-variable situation similar to field conditions. Achievement scores of 3446 pupils in the 5th through 11th grades, half girls and half boys, were sampled. The study controlled for teacher gender, teacher seniority, teachers' tendency to assign high or low grades, ratings of pupils'...

  • Why the gap between Black and White performance in school? (Testimony of David James Armor, March 5, 6 & 22, 1996)

    1/1/97 - Armor, David James

    Excerpts and discusses testimony of D. J. Armor, a witness for Missouri in the areas of school desegregation plans and techniques, survey techniques, race relations and attitudes, allocation of resources, statistical analysis, and the relationship between school desegregation and achievement. Armor's responses to an attorney for the state (whose objective was to prove that no segregation remained in any of the state's school systems) are included for testimony about the race and...

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