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Knoeppel, Robert C.; Della Sala, Matthew R. – Educational Considerations, 2015
The conceptualization and measurement of education finance equity and adequacy has engaged researchers for more than three decades. At the same time, calls for increased academic accountability and higher student achievement in K-12 public education have reached new levels at both the national and state levels. Aligning these represents an…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Policy, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education
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Mattox, Kari Ann – Educational Considerations, 2013
The purpose of this analysis is to compare current guidelines of the American Bar Association (ABA) for law schools to those of the U.S. Department of Education's Gainful Employment-Debt Measures regulations in order to assess their transparency and accountability. This analysis is relevant in a time of increasing tuition costs and record…
Descriptors: Accountability, Federal Regulation, Law Schools, Professional Associations
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McKeown-Moak, Mary P. – Educational Considerations, 2013
Over the past several years, public higher education, both in the U.S. and internationally, has increasingly been required to explain, defend, and validate its performance and value to a wide variety of constituents, including governors, legislators, students, parents, employers, and taxpayers. In addition, in 2006, then U.S. Secretary of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Accountability, Change Strategies
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Crampton, Faith E. – Educational Considerations, 2010
Across the nation, a surprising number of both critics and advocates of urban schools demonstrate a naivete about the limits and possibilities of funding in relationship to the academic success of urban students. On one hand, critics often argue, without solid evidence or informed analysis, that urban school districts have sufficient funds to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Government Role
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O'Dell, Irma – Educational Considerations, 2009
Pressure from external stakeholders increasingly requires higher education institutions to provide concrete evidence of student learning. As such, assessment of student learning has become a significant part of the process of determining institutional quality. This article describes an example of one of university's response to the call for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
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Thurston, Linda P.; Middendorf, B. Jan – Educational Considerations, 2009
In higher education, assessment of leadership capacities and performance of department chairs and students allows stakeholders to evaluate individuals and programs. To that end, this article describes the Individual Development and Educational Assessment (IDEA) Feedback for Department Chairs system, a psychometrically sound instrument developed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Department Heads
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Rodriguez, Mariela A.; Murakami-Ramalho, Elizabeth; Ruff, William G. – Educational Considerations, 2009
Principals in urban settings serve elementary schools often densely populated with highly mobile, ethnically diverse, and economically disadvantaged students. Due to the changing landscape of increasing accountability issues required by the "No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)" (2001), principals must adjust the mission of the school…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Federal Legislation, Economically Disadvantaged, Accountability
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Johnstone, Christopher J.; Dikkers, Amy Garrett; Luedeke, Amalia – Educational Considerations, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent superintendents' leadership practices are influenced by the contemporary focus on the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001 (NCLB). The authors hypothesized that a national policy as pervasive as "NCLB" would have an impact on how superintendents lead, and they sought to…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Instructional Leadership
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Wasonga, Teresa A.; Christman, Dana – Educational Considerations, 2009
This study explored the strategic use of negotiating as a tool for creating and enhancing democratic communities. A total of 44 principals from four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, provided data for this study. Results found that within schools, principals used certain skills to negotiate bureaucratic roles, and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Principals, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement
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Phelps, James L. – Educational Considerations, 2009
The purpose of this article is to illustrate how a valid and reliable state accountability system could be developed that identifies effective schools and school districts in a comprehensive, understandable, and practical way. The author presents an overview of the strategy used in the analysis, discusses the use of education production functions…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Validity
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Walters, James J. – Educational Considerations, 2008
The goal of this study was to estimate the effects of district efficiency on student achievement in Michigan with the hope that objective analysis might serve to ease progress through the troublesome political process any transition to an adequacy-based school finance model will encounter. This study draws upon the methodology used by Phelps and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Academic Achievement, Accountability
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Everson, Susan Toft – Educational Considerations, 2006
This article presented a rationale for building partnerships into professional doctoral programs in educational leadership and a description of Saint Louis University's use of partnerships in its redesigned Ed.D. program. Although the program has been implemented, it continues to be a work in progress because of the underlying assumption that the…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Doctoral Programs, Problem Based Learning, Quality Control
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Phelps, James L.; Addonizio, Michael F. – Educational Considerations, 2006
How do district policies, leadership, and support services influence the quality of teaching and learning in public schools? This article uses a rich longitudinal school-level database to estimate a model of student achievement and analyzes the residuals in the model to obtain estimates of the contributions of unobserved school and school district…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Models
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Bakken, Jeffrey P.; O'Brian, Mary; Shelden, Debra L. – Educational Considerations, 2006
It is imperative for special education administrators, and all administrators, to adapt to the changing demographic and educational environments. The field of special education has changed dramatically in the last three decades, and administrators can and should be leaders of the continued evolution of special education. One useful organizing…
Descriptors: Special Education, Administrators, Administrator Role, Change
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Green, Harry A. – Educational Considerations, 1999
The Education Improvement Act instigated funding allocation reform, equalization and equity, system accountability, systemwide report cards, value-added assessment, and governance reform. The most dissatisfied educators are those in large, wealthier urban systems. Horizontal equity, accountability, and test results have improved throughout the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational History