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Troia, Gary A. – State Education Standard, 2019
Writing is a cornerstone in the K-12 experience. Students write to demonstrate, support, and deepen understanding of themselves, their relationships, and their world--and to succeed on achievement tests in all subjects. Writing proficiency sets students up for postsecondary success and workforce participation. It facilitates their social and civic…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Improvement, Common Core State Standards, Academic Standards
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Slavin, Robert E. – State Education Standard, 2018
What matters most in education is what teachers do in the classroom to enhance student achievement. For this reason, state and district leaders must take steps to ensure that principals and teachers have effective textbooks, software, professional development, and programs. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) moves away from the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice
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Atkinson, Diane – State Education Standard, 2017
Over the past 15 months, the Virginia Board of Education has been redesigning its public school students' high school educational experience to better prepare them to participate in the global economy. To lay the groundwork for this redesign, the Profile of a Graduate was developed. The profile in turn grew out of a broader review of Virginia's…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, Profiles, Student Characteristics
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Smithson, John – State Education Standard, 2017
A standards-based model of reform has dominated public education for 30 years. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it will continue to dominate education policy. Is that model working? State boards of education share an intrinsic interest in this question. While there are many ways to investigate it, one approach that shows promise treats…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Models, Educational Change, Public Education
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Bottoms, Gene; Sundell, Kirsten – State Education Standard, 2016
Children born since the early 1990s have never known a world in which computer and information technologies are not essential to every aspect of their lives. However, far too many young people, especially low-income and minority youth, lack opportunities to learn about the impact of computer and information technologies on their lives and become…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Science Education, State Action, At Risk Students
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Smith, Malbert, III; Williamson, Gary L. – State Education Standard, 2016
Although debate about the adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has been extensive, there is unanimity on the importance of college and career readiness standards. If statewide assessments are not aligned to the workplace and college requirements of reading and comprehending more complex text, then states will keep…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness
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Peske, Heather; Losee, Liz; Comb, Meagan – State Education Standard, 2015
One of the core priorities of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), articulated in its most recent strategic plan, focuses on educator capacity. In 2012, BESE passed new program approval standards for educator preparation programs across the state. The standards ushered in new expectations for the 80 sponsoring…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Board of Education Policy, Educational Policy
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Manchin, Gayle – State Education Standard, 2015
This article addresses West Virginia's public schools, and their long struggle with student achievement levels in reading and math. Levels are significantly below the national average and there are poverty-based achievement gaps within the state. In 2013, a cross section of educators and education policy leaders from a range of experiences,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement
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Rothman, Robert – State Education Standard, 2012
On June 2, 2010, a group of educators and public officials met at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia, to unveil something new: a set of standards for English language arts and mathematics intended to be common for all states. These standards were meant to replace the standards states had developed on their own over the past two…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Public Officials, Language Arts
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Forgione, Pascal D., Jr. – State Education Standard, 2012
Teachers, principals, superintendents and school board members must be vigilant. The race is on to ready their schools for more rigorous standards that demand new kinds of teaching and computer-based testing. They have two years to complete the necessary professional development, upgrade and expand their technology infrastructure, and prepare…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Partnerships in Education
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Thurlow, Martha L.; Quenemoen, Rachel F. – State Education Standard, 2012
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent an unparalleled opportunity for students with disabilities. But this opportunity will be realized only if states, districts, and schools approach the implementation of these standards with forethought and careful planning, particularly for students with disabilities. The CCSS were developed for all…
Descriptors: Disabilities, State Standards, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Coleman, David; Pimentel, Susan; Zimba, Jason – State Education Standard, 2012
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed through an unprecedented, state-led initiative that drew on the expertise of teachers, parents, administrators, researchers and content experts from across the country. The Standards define a staircase to college and career readiness, building on the best of previous state standards in English…
Descriptors: State Standards, Evidence, Expertise, Academic Standards
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Bumgarner, Kami Burns – State Education Standard, 2012
As the teacher representative on the Mississippi Board of Education, the author often has the opportunity to hear about many educational programs and initiatives during their early stages of development. One particular initiative presented to the state board in 2010 was the Common Core State Standards. After reading and studying the standards, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Academic Standards, Teacher Attitudes
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State Education Standard, 2012
On June 24, 2010, the Virginia Board of Education unanimously adopted a statement expressing its continuing commitment to Virginia's Standards of Learning (SOL) and opposition to making participation in federal grant and entitlement programs contingent on word-for-word adoption of the newly developed Common Core State Standards in reading and…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Core Curriculum, State Standards, Alignment (Education)
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Jennings, Jack – State Education Standard, 2002
Describes the expanded responsibility of state governments and local school districts to improve student academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, which expands the federal role in education. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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