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Ewell, Peter T. – Assessment Update, 2009
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, commonly referred to simply as "the stimulus package," is poised to pump over $100 billion into U.S. public education in the next few years. This allocation reflects the Obama administration's new commitment to education as a public good, which is embodied in President Obama's ambitious goal of…
Descriptors: Public Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Postsecondary Education
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Cluphf, David J.; Lox, Curt L. – Assessment Update, 2009
The purpose of this study was to use journal feedback from student teachers to understand and document how well the Physical Education-Teacher Education (PETE) program prepares teacher candidates in relation to the three primary goals of the PETE program. Analysis of the journals revealed areas of merit and concern for the PETE faculty. The most…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Ewell, Peter T. – Assessment Update, 2005
Last fall, the National Center for Public Policy in Higher Education published the results of a five-state demonstration project aimed at developing common state-level benchmarks for student learning for its fifty-state report card, "Measuring Up." One of the instruments used in this Pew-funded project was the Collegiate Learning…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Higher Education, Demonstration Programs, Program Effectiveness