With only about a year to go before students in most states are scheduled to take new, online assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Technology Counts 2014 takes a look at how districts are taking stock of whether the technology they have on hand will meet their needs. Many schools are now seeing, late in the game, that the gap between what they have and what they need is troubling.
Discover what districts are doing to find the right uses of technology that fit their needs, and means, particularly as it relates to the new common assessment standards.
Technology Counts 2013: Building the Digital District takes a major step in outlining the barriers educators and policymakers are facing, and how they are moving beyond them, in building schools that maximize the use of digital tools to improve student achievement. It also covers the pressures school districts are under to modernize, the high priority being placed on 1-to-1 computing and much more.
Technology Counts 2012: Virtual Shift tackles the shift in the virtual education landscape, where the rise in popularity is intersecting with a call for greater accountability. The report examines the growth of district-based programs designed with more local control in mind, and it tracks state legislative efforts to expand online education while also evaluating its effectiveness. It also covers the critical accountability questions facing virtual education providers, particularly for-profit companies, and issues related to the financial sustainability of state-sponsored e-schools.
Quality Counts 2016--Called To Account: New Directions in School Accountability This year's 20th edition of Quality Counts takes a deep look at a welter of issues surrounding educational accountability and how changes are being ushered in. The report also features comprehensive, summative grades for the nation and the states on a range of custom indicators developed over the years by the EPE Research Center: the Chance-for-Success Index, the K-12 Achievement Index, and the school finance analysis.
Quality Counts 2015: Preparing To Launch: Early Childhood's Academic Countdown Quality Counts 2015 takes a broad look at the issues and forces shaping the discussion around early-childhood education. It examines how new academic demands and the push for accountability are changing the nature of early-childhood education for school administrators, teachers, and children alike. The report also features the EPE Research Center's State of the States report card, plus key state indices for K-12 Achievement and School Finance.
Quality Counts 2014: District Disruption & Revival: School systems reshape to compete and improve Districts are remaking themselves in a variety of creative and sometimes unprecedented ways as they seek to cope with fiscal, academic, and social pressures that complicate the job of educating America's students. The 18th annual edition of Quality Counts delves into the forces that are reshaping the traditional school district and the forms that can take. The report features the EPE Research Center's State of the States report card, plus key state indices for K-12 Achievement and School Finance.
Quality Counts 2013: Code of Conduct - Safety, Discipline, and School Climate, the 17th edition of Education Week's annual examination of issues and challenges facing America's public schools, takes aim at an issue with emotional as well as policy implications: the impact of a school's social and disciplinary environment on teaching and learning.
This year's report also features a fresh data and analysis from the EPE Research Center on key education policy indicators, including summative letter grades and scores for the states and for the nation as a whole across all six categories.
Quality Counts 2012Education Week's 16th annual report, Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge-Education in a Competitive World, takes a critical look at America's place among the world's public schooling systems and puts to the test popular assumptions about the country's competitive status in education. Quality Counts 2012 examines innovations in high-performing nations that have taken root in the United States, lessons to be drawn from the experiences of other countries, and the promise and risks such strategies hold for U.S. policymakers. As always, the report features the EPE Research Center's State of the States report card, a comprehensive evaluation of the nation and states across six areas of policymaking and performance.
Quality Counts 2011: Uncertain Forecast: Education Adjusts to a New Economic Reality offers insight into the impact of the economy on education. The 15th edition of this benchmark annual report explores lingering concerns about the recovery's pace and stability even as states and school districts seek to rebuild their budgets. This year's report also features a special analysis by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, which tracks several key economic indicators over time, unpacks education funding tied to the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and identifies education-related jobs saved as a result of the economic stimulus package.
Quality Counts 2010 provides you with the nationwide report card on the continual push for K-12 school improvement you have come to rely on. In addition, the special focus of this year's report is the latest interation of the national debate over common academic standards.
Quality Counts 2009 includes a detailed look at how states are tackling the challenge of educating the nation's 5.1 million English-language learners. Topics include: current research, specialized teacher preparation, screening and assessment of English-learners, and ways in which state funding resources and priorities affect programs for English-learners.
Despite the fact that U.S. graduation rates are on the rise, roughly 1 million students a year leave high school without a diploma. Diplomas Count 2013: Second Chances focuses on these students, a group for whom the prospect of landing a good-paying job or earning a post-secondary credential is likely to be dim, and investigates "recovery" interventions that target them.
This portrait is presented in tandem with the latest original graduate-rate analysis from the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. The research center calculates graduation rates for the nation, the states, and every public school district in the country. Find out where the major gains and losses are, across the country and within special populations.
By 2020, one in four children enrolled in America's K-12 public schoolswill be Latino.Diplomas Count 2012: MovingForward, Falling Behind takes a closer lookat the state of schooling for this population of students, thechallenges they face, and the lessons learned from some of theschools,districts, organizations, and communities that work closelywith Latino students.
This portrait is presented in tandem with the latest originalgraduation-rate analysis from the Editorial Projects in EducationResearch Center. The research center calculates graduation rates forthe nation, the states, and every public school district in thecountry. Find out where the major gains and losses are, across thecountry and within special populations.
The 5th annual edition of Diplomas Count becomes the story of using numbers, data, and statistics to plot a real, practical course of action that will help put students now at risk of dropping out on track to earn diplomas and, if all goes well, to continue their educations in college. The articles featured in this edition include "Data in Action", "Guiding Students On Nontraditional Paths", "District Targets Dropout Figures", "Coaching for Success", and "From Analysis to Action". The Research Center section contains a number of charts and special analyses, including "Progress Postponed," "Graduation-Rates Charts", and "Pinpointing District Performance."