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Tefera, Adai A.; Hern├índez-Saca, David; Lester, Ashlee M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
In this study we trouble the notion of "grit" and "high-stakes" testing by focusing on the experiences and perspectives of Black and Latinx students labeled with dis/abilities with the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Through interviews, focus groups, and classroom observations with 15 Black and Latinx students…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), African American Students, Hispanic American Students, High Stakes Tests
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DeMatthews, David E.; Knight, David S. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
State accountability systems have been a primary school reform initiative in the US for the past 20 years, but often produce unintended negative consequences. In 2004, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) implemented the Performance Based Monitoring and Analysis System (PBMAS), which included an accountability indicator focused on the percentage of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Accountability, Eligibility, Program Implementation
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Wong, Lok-Sze – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
One popular diagnosis for the problem of inequitable educational opportunities is the need for schools and schooling systems to undergo systemic change. While research shows that leadership support is essential for implementing system reforms, critical questions remain about how leaders help shift other's understandings and practices. Employing…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Educational Opportunities
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Ruff, Ryan Richard – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Following the 1983 "A Nation at Risk" report and culminating in No Child Left Behind (NCLB), states designed and implemented accountability policies to evaluate student achievement. External assessments of these policies identified substantial variability in the level of stakes associated with each system. This paper presents a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Jensen, Bryant; Wallace, Tanner LeBaron; Steinberg, Matthew P.; Gabriel, Rachael E.; Dietiker, Leslie; Davis, Dennis S.; Kelcey, Benjamin; Minor, Elizabeth Covay – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Researchers and policymakers in the US and beyond increasingly seek to identify teaching qualities that are associated with academic achievement gains for K-12 students through effectiveness studies. Yet teaching quality varies with academic content and social contexts, involves multiple participants, and requires a range of skills, knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Research, Research Design, Measures (Individuals)
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Evans, Carla M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
New Hampshire's Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) pilot received a waiver from federal statutory requirements related to state annual achievement testing starting in the 2014-15 school year. PACE is considered an "innovative" assessment and accountability system because performance assessments are used to help…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Performance Based Assessment
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Farley, Amy N. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Political scientists have long studied the use of direct democratic ballot initiatives--proposed directly by citizens and put before a statewide vote--as currently allowed in 24 U.S. states. Despite the application of ballot initiatives to legislate education policy, however, education scholars have not yet adequately investigated this phenomenon…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Elections, Public Education
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Gunther, Jeffrey – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
How working conditions, personal characteristics, and school factors influence teacher recruitment and retention is an oft-studied topic in the field of education finance and policy. Through decades of research, it has become increasingly clear that teachers respond to a set of monetary and non-monetary factors when making decisions in the teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Recruitment
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Ellison, B. Scott; Aloe, Ariel M.; Iqtadar, Shehreen – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
This article presents findings from an analysis of the American Federation for Children Network (AFC) policy network using tools from network ethnography and qualitative content analysis. Specifically, we examined tax forms and carried out extensive web searches to spatialize and map the AFC network, mined text from policy-actors in the AFC…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Networks, Advocacy, Marketing
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Warren, Mark R.; Glass, Ronald David – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Two long-time scholar-activists reflect on a distinctive approach to research that they call collaborative research for justice, research that is conducted with community leaders and education activists to advance equity and social justice. They argue that by linking research directly with action this kind of research has the power to speak…
Descriptors: Research, Cooperation, Social Justice, Activism
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Huaman, Elizabeth Sumida; Chiu, Belinda; Billy, Carrie – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
This article examines the role of Indigenous knowledges in higher education through an exploration of internationalization at U.S. Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). We affirm that examining internationalization efforts with historically marginalized and underserved populations provides an opportunity for interrogating inequitable power…
Descriptors: World Views, Indigenous Knowledge, Case Studies, American Indian Education
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Hardy, Ian J.; Melville, Wayne – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
In this article, we draw upon notions of occupational professionalism and organizational professionalism to interrogate the complex, and sometimes contradictory, teacher learning practices that characterize educational policy enactment. We apply these understandings to the Growing Success assessment and evaluation policy in Ontario, Canada, and in…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Educational Policy, Faculty Development, School Districts
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Srivastava, Anamika – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
In the context of India, the current paper studies the ways in which select public and private universities are representing themselves on their own website. In the process, the objective is to reveal what claims on "quality" in higher education (HE), are made by these universities; and how and why marketing power/knowledge influences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Woodman, Taylor C. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Internationalization continues to remain a central focus within the U.S. university environment. The motives of internationalization are under question as neoliberal policies continue to limit sustained, long-term state funding for universities and undermine the academic mission of universities. Universities are leveraging internationalization…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Universities, Global Approach
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Olsen, Amanda A.; Huang, Francis L. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Although turnover rates are alarmingly high for early career and veteran teachers, turnover rates are even higher for those who identify as a teacher of color. To increase the retention of teachers, job satisfaction has become an important construct to analyze. Teacher cooperation and principal support within the school are two influential factors…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Administrator Role
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