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Teaching All Students to Read in Elementary School: A Guide for Principals

This ‘quick start’ guide for elementary school-level instructional leaders is based on scientific research on reading and reading instruction, as well as on studies of successful schools and interviews with successful principals.  It includes critical elements of an effective reading program in elementary school, critical tasks for principals as literacy leaders, and special considerations for reading instruction after third grade.  (The Center on Instruction is a project of RMC Research Corporation in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  It is one of five content centers that support the regional Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary ...

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CREATED2007
 

Forum Guide to Metadata: The Meaning Behind Education Data

This guide empowers people to more effectively use data as information. It includes (a) a definition of metadata; (b) why metadata are critical to the development of sound education systems; (c) what components comprise a metadata system; (d) what value metadata bring to data management and use; and (e) how to implement and use a metadata system in an education organization.  The guide also includes templates and tools for an audience of data, technology, and program staff in State and local education agencies. (This guide was developed by the National Forum on Education Statistics, which is a cooperative of State, local and federal agencies.  The goal of Forum activities is to improve ...

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CREATED2008
 

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, Third Edition (on mentoring youth)

This publication includes six evidence-based standards addressing mentor and mentee (a) recruitment; (b) screening; (c) training; (d) matching; (e) monitoring and support; and (f) closure. Each standard offers benchmarks for day-to-day operations, and they are applicable in stand-alone mentoring programs, as well as programs where mentoring is one element. Each standard also offers enhancements that program staff can incorporate, based on the experience of outstanding mentoring practitioners.
 Also see the accompanying toolkit on the same page.  (Founded by philanthropists, MENTOR works with a strong network of State and local mentoring partnerships to leverage resources and provide ...

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CREATED2007
 

Programmatic Improvement: Part of an Online Model Curriculum

Much of the content of the model curriculum is addressed to the classroom teacher with suggestions and strategies that can be used within the classroom. This section is written with the needs of the educational leader, curriculum leader, or administrator in mind.  The questions and answers here are those that might be particularly helpful to this audience who will be responsible for administering and monitoring the standards-based system.  Topics cover (a) developing local criteria; (b) providing standards-based professional development; (c) effectively using data in a standards-based system.  

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Steps and Tools to Guide Planning and Implementation of a Comprehensive System to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching

This guide is designed to help with the initial phases of school improvement for establishing a Comprehensive System to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching.  Specifically, school improvement planners must (a) reframe current student support programs and services and redeploy the resources to develop a comprehensive, multifacted, and cohesive component to enable learning; (b) develop both in-classroom and schoolwide approaches; (c) revamp district, school, and school-community infrastructures to weave resources together; and (d) pursue school improvement and systematic change from the perspective of learning supports and the need to engage and re-engage students in classroom learning.   ...

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Managing an Identity Crisis: Forum Guide to Implementing New Federal Race and Ethnicity Categories

This best-practice guide is developed to assist State and local education agencies in their implementation of the new federal race and ethnicity categories -- thereby reducing redundant efforts within and across states, improving data comparability, and minimizing reporting burden.  It serves as a toolkit from which users may select and adopt strategies that will help them quickly begin the process of implementation in their agencies.  (This document was prepared by the National Forum on Education Statistics which includes representatives from State education agencies, local education agencies, the federal government, and other organizations with an interest in education data.)

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Improving Literacy Instruction in Middle and High Schools: A Guide for Principals

This ‘quick start’ guide for principals of both middle and high schools identifies three goals for secondary school literacy initiatives and provides elements of instruction required to meet these goals. It then outlines the critical elements of a school-level literacy action plan. (The Center on Instruction is a project of RMC Research Corporation in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  It is one of five content centers that support the regional Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.)

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Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase: Online Guide

The Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their efforts to nurture school climates conducive to learning.  It is organized around five elements that assist educators in developing a positive learning climate: (a) Understand the Law; (b) Know Your School and Community; (c) Create a Comprehensive Positive School Climate; (d) Implement Strategies; and (e) Communicate with the School’s Constituencies.  (Located at the University of Oklahoma, the Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center is a regional technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.)

 

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Forum Curriculum for Improving Education Data: A Resource for Local Education Agencies

This curriculum supports efforts to improve the quality of education data by serving as training materials for K-12 school and district staff.  It provides lesson plans, instructional handouts, and related resources, and presents concepts necessary to help schools develop a culture for improving data quality. .  (This guide  was developed by the National Forum on Education Statistics.  Forum members include representatives from State education agencies, local education agencies, the federal government, and other organizations with an interest in education data.)

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Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Language Learners in the Elementary Grades: An IES Practice Guide

The target audience for this guide is a broad spectrum of school practitioners such as administrators, curriculum specialists, coaches, staff development specialists and teachers who face the challenge of providing effective literacy instruction for English language learners in the elementary grades.  The guide also aims to reach district-level administrators who develop practice and policy options for their schools.

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The Principal Story: A PBS Documentary Film on School Leadership

“The Principal Story” portrays the challenges principals face in turning around low-performing public schools and raising student achievement.  This intimate, emotional one-year journey is seen through the eyes of two dynamic principals --   one in only her second year in the Chicago Public School System; and the other, a seven-year veteran in Springfield, Illinois.  The film reveals the struggles these leaders face as they keep their focus on improving teaching and learning amid the competing demands of managing their staffs and engaging their students and communities.   An excerpt and sample materials are available at this site. You can order the film at ...

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Forum Guide to Core Finance Data Elements

This Forum Guide is intended to help readers better understand common finance data elements and measures derived from these data elements.  Included in this guide are terms, definitions, adjustments, and common uses for these data elements and measures.  The guide is intended to serve as a reference for public and private education agencies and schools, and the general public.  Additionally, the guide contributes to the series of NCES Forum Guides that address elementary and secondary education data-related topic areas to help State and local educators and policymakers better understand key education data and their uses.  (This guide was developed by the Core Finance Data ...

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Structuring District Offices for Equity: An Online Conference Series

This 2009 conference series of five interactive webinars is an interactive designed to help school districts learn about organizational structures that are systemic and promote equity and academic rigor for all students within the district.  It addresses the management challenges districts face in promoting equity, identifies organizational structures and strategies that support equity, and examines how districts can build a coherent organization to pursue equity goals.  In addition to presenting a framework for structuring the district office, this series includes case study presentations on districts’ experiences incorporating equity within a system wide management structure.  ...

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Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools: An IES Practice Guide

This guide identifies practices that can improve the performance of chronically low-performing schools — a process commonly referred to as creating "turnaround schools." The four recommendations in this guide work together to help failing schools make adequate yearly progress.  The expectation is that a superintendent, a principal, or a site-based decision-making council can use this practice guide to help plan and execute school turnaround strategies.  This guide can help them develop practice and policy alternatives for immediate implementation in schools.

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The Mega System: Deciding, Learning, Connecting -- A Handbook for Continuous Improvement Within a Community of the School

This handbook portrays the school as a system with many parts to be continuously engineered to precision by the community of people who have every reason to provide the best possible education for the children in their midst.  Comprehensive school reform moves a whole school forward by dramatically changing the way it operates.  This is the big (mega) picture approach to school improvement.  Because this handbook focuses on systems rather than models, any school choosing to adopt its principles will make adjustments to fit its particular configuration.  (With headquarters in Lincoln, Illinois, the Academic Development Institute works with families, schools, and communities ...

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Intensive Reading Interventions for Struggling Readers in Early Elementary School: A Principal’s Guide

This guide provides information critical to developing and implementing an effective school-level intervention program.  It is designed to suggest some guiding principles along with examples of how these principles can be operationalized to develop an effective school-level system for meeting the instruction needs of all students. (The Center on Instruction is a project of RMC Research Corporation in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  It is one of five content centers that support the regional Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.)

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Forum Guide to Decision Support Systems: A Resource for Educators

Data-driven decisionmaking is critical to many organizations, including schools, school districts, and State education agencies.  In an education setting, it means that pedagogical and operational choices are to be informed by accurate, relevant information available in time to influence decisionmaking.  To do this, however, raw data from disparate sources must be assessed, integrated, compiled and distilled into useful information in a timely manner.  This task may best be accomplished by a specific class of computer information systems called “decision support systems (DSS).”  This guide was developed to help educators better understand decision support systems and ...

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Finding a Way: Practical Examples of How an Effective Principal-Counselor Relationship Can Lead to Success for All Students

Based on interviews of seven highly effective principal-counselor teams, this resource tells the stories of principals and counselors who have formed strong partnerships to overcome challenges and prepare students for college success. Each of these teams is very different; some came from long-established schools, others from new ones, some teams have known each others for years, others for a short time.  Their schools are equally diverse, including middle schools and high schools from inner city and rural areas with varied student populations.  On the same page, click for the companion report which provides the results of a national survey of more than 2,300 principals and counselors.  ...

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CREATED2009
 

Webinars for Education Leaders

Current and recent topics of these webinars for education leaders are: (a) Common Core State Standards Initiative; (b) STEM Education: Creating a Skilled Workforce; (c) Using State Policy to Reduce Childhood Obesity; (d) Improving Access to Postsecondary Education Through Early College High School.  Audios and PowerPoints are included. (With headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, the Council of State Governments is the nation’s only organization serving all three branches of State government.)

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CREATED2009 to present
 

Education Leadership Policy Toolkit

This Toolkit is a unique online resource for State policymakers, school district officials, principals and classroom teachers.  It is the product of a two-year effort by ECS, underwritten by the MetLife Foundation, to enlarge awareness and understanding of the policies, practices and processes that serve to strengthen leadership for reform and improvement in schools and districts.  Policymakers and educators across the nation can tap the lessons learned in eight critical areas – ranging from decisionmaking processes to resource allocation to instruction, professional development, and accountability – in three outstanding school systems: Boston Public Schools, Memphis City School ...

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Solutions to the Dropout Crisis: Radio Webcasts

A large and continuing number of webcasts are available from the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network on such topics as:  (a) Improving Graduation Rates Through Virtual Schooling; (b) The Positive Effects of Mentoring; (c) Service Learning: A Dropout Prevention Strategy; (d) The Role of the Principal in Dropout Prevention; (e) From At-Risk to Academic Excellence: What Successful Leaders Do; (f) Connected Counseling: Connecting Students to Success -- and many others.   In addition to the audio, presentation slides may be downloaded.  (Located at Clemson University in South Carolina, the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network was begun in 1986 to serve as a clearinghouse ...

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CREATED2008 to present
 

Assessment and Accountability Systems: Teleconference Materials

Since 2001, NCEO has provided telephone conferences for State education agency personnel and others on various assessment and accountability topics such as (a) linking curricular content to State standards; (b) test accommodations; (c) low assessment scores for students with disabilities; (d) alternate assessments; (e) universally designed assessments; and others.  PowerPoints, handouts, other print materials, and links to resources from a large number of teleconferences are available.  (Located at the University of Minnesota, NCEO was established in 1990.  This work is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education.)

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CREATED2001-present
 

Briefings for Education Leaders: A Webinar Series

This webinar series is designed to bring information, solutions, and resources to busy education leaders and provide a platform for professional sharing and problem-solving.  This series of one-hour, online sessions features current, timely, and practical information on a range of priority topics in a convenient format.  In addition to the audios, PowerPoints and materials are included.  (The Education Alliance is a department at Brown University which partners with schools, districts, and State departments of education to apply research findings in developing solutions to educational challenges.)

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CREATED2009 to present
 

Dropout Prevention: An IES Practice Guide

Geared toward educators, administrators, and policymakers, this guide provides recommendations that focus on reducing high school dropout rates. Strategies presented include identifying and advocating for at-risk students, implementing programs to improve behavior and social skills, and keeping students engaged in the school environment.

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CREATED2007
 

English Language Learner KnowledgeBase: An Online Guide

The English Language Learner KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting education professionals in the administration and implementation of programs for English language learner (ELL) students.  It is divided into four components: (a) Resources for Program Administrators; (b) Resources for Teachers; (c) Resources for Parent Advocates, and (d) Resources for Educators of Migrant Students.  Each component is divided into several topical learning elements. (Located at the University of Oklahoma, the Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center is a regional technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Educationâ?s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.)

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EdTech Leaders Online: Webinar Series

EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) is a nationally recognized online professional development program.   ETLO provides a webinar series for its trained online specialists and participants as part of the ongoing support it provides. Archives are made available to the public.  Currently, 26 webinars are freely available on such topics as (a) Creative Course Design; (b) Online Professional Development for Online Instructors; (c) Leading Schools in a Web 2.0 World; (d) Differentiation in the Online Classroom; (e) Online Facilitation Strategies; (f) Developing an Online Course: A Road Map for the Process -- and many more.  PowerPoints are included with many of them.   (ETLO  ...

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CREATED2006-present
 

Forum Guide to Elementary and Secondary Virtual Education (Data Collection Procedures)

This guide was written primarily for staff in State and local education agencies, including policymakers, data managers, curriculum coordinators, and technology coordinators.   It provides recommendations for collecting accurate, comparable, and useful data about virtual education in an elementary and secondary education setting.   (This guide  was developed by members of the Virtual Education Task Force of the National Forum on Education Statistics, which is a cooperative of State, local and federal agencies.  The goal of Forum activities is to improve the quality of education data gathered for use by policymakers and programmatic decision makers.)

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Extra Learning Opportunities: A State Leader's Video Guide to Afterschool

 In this video, Governors, their senior policy advisors, and other leaders discuss strategies to expand access to and improve the quality of afterschool programs.  Windows Media Player is required to view the video.  (The NGA Center for Best Practices is a service of the National Governors Association.)

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Measuring Student Growth: A Guide to Informed Decision Making

A growth model measures the amount of students' academic progress between two points in time.  This guide is intended to help you decide which growth model, if any, should be used in your State or district. Although growth models are explained models within the framework of NCLB, they can be used for a variety of educational purposes Ã??Ã?¢? not just for high-stakes accountability as is illustrated throughout this guide.  This resource is organized as follows: (a) Why are policymakers talking about growth models?; (b) What are the different types of growth models?; (c) What is needed to implement a growth model?; (d) What are the limitations of growth models?; and (e) How can ...

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Achieving Graduation for All: A Governor's Guide to Dropout Prevention and Recovery

This resource describes actions governors should take to reduce the incidence of students not completing high school, including: (a) promote high school graduation for all; (b) target youth at-risk of dropping out; (c) reengage youth who have dropped out of school; and (d) provide rigorous, relevant options for earning a high school diploma. Specific suggestions for implementation, such as raising the compulsory age of attendance to 18 and establishing reentry programs for juvenile offenders, are also provided. (The NGA Center for Best Practices is a service of the National Governors Association.)

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Adolescent Literacy Walk-Through for Principals: A Guide for Instructional Leaders (Grades 4-12)

This guide, designed to help principals monitor and support adolescent literacy instruction in their schools more effectively, can be used at the late elementary school level, in content-area classes in middle and high school, and with intervention groups or classes. It provides a scaffold to build principals' understanding of scientifically based reading instruction, as a means for a principal to gather information about the quality of literacy and reading intervention instruction in a school, and as a data collection guide for planning targeted professional development and resource allocation. It includes examples of what a principal might expect to see in a classroom as well as templates ...

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How Leaders Invest Staffing Resources for Learning Improvement

Based on their analyses of four urban districts and 14 schools, the authors describe a new way for school leaders to frame their decision-making about staff resource allocations. â?Rather than relying on the traditional pattern of isolating a funding need and allocating resources to meet that specific need, leaders need to consider the types of approaches and strategies for investing resources in coherent, effective, equitable and sustainable ways.â? (The Wallace Foundation is a private philanthropy with headquarters in New York City. This paper was developed for the Foundation by the Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy, University of Washington.)

 

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How to be an Effective Administrator at a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) School

Dr. Donald Kincaid, from the University of South Florida, introduces resources and best practices for training administrators in school-wide positive behavior support, and discusses research and successful practices in Florida. He discusses in detail what administrators can do to help create a school that has a successful positive behavior support system. This resource is a 508 compliant presentation featuring searchable presentation captioning and video, navigation points, and synchronized, downloadable accompanying materials.

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CREATED2009
 

Improving the Health of Adolescents and Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities

This resource is designed to help guide State and local agencies and organizations through public health processes that address important adolescent health and safety issues. It offers guidance and resources for national, State, and local adolescent health leaders to undertake the initiatives related to the 21 Critical Health Objectives which represent the most serious health and safety issues facing adolescents and young adults. (CDC is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.)

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CREATED2004
 

Planning for Pre-Kindergarten: A Toolkit or School Boards

This toolkit covers (a) School Boards and Pre-K: Where Do You Start?; (b) Establish a Vision; (c) Review the Research: Know What Works; (d) Engage the Community; (e) Take Inventory; (f) Design a Program: One Size Does Not Fit All; (f) Ensure Quality; (g) Secure Funding; (h) Be an Advocate: (j) From Vision to Reality: School Boards Have A Vital Role to Play in Pre-K; and (k) Other Resources. (The Center for Public Education is an initiative of the National School Boards Association, Alexandria, Virginia. It is supported by many foundations, organizations, and individuals and by NSBA.)

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CREATED2009
 

Practical Guide to Promoting America's Public Schools

The contents of this guide cover seven steps for building relationships with the public. Each step includes lists of points on what to say and what to do. The messages and ideas for action can be used to complement a focus on academic programs and results. Use them when communicating with your community, parents, and the media. Include them in talks, newsletters, website features, press releases, articles, etc. Modify them to suit your individual circumstances. (Based in Washington DC, the Learning First Alliance is a permanent partnership of eleven leading national education associations.)

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Building Public Confidence in Urban Schools: It Begins Inside the District -- A Guide

This guide is for administrators and board members to not only understand and appreciate the need for quality internal communications, but to begin developing an external communications system to complement effective community outreach and media relations programs. (With headquarters in Washington DC, the Council of the Great City Schools is a coalition of 66 of the nationâ?s largest urban public school systems.)

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An Administrator's Guide to Preschool Inclusion

This guide is based on information gathered from 16 preschool programs serving 112 children with a wide range of disabilities, located in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the country and including culturally diverse children and adult participants.   The purpose of the guide is to address some of the issues raised by administrators in these inclusive settings.  The guide (a) discusses barriers and roadblocks these administrators encountered as they set up and endeavored to continue inclusive programs; (b) presents practical strategies; and (c) draws upon the larger literature and work of others. (The Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion was a project ...

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CREATED2000
 

Succeeding with English Language Learners: Lessons Learned from Urban School Districts

This paper describes an investigation of the district-level policies and practices -- as well as the historical, administrative, and programmatic contexts -- of school systems that showed growth in English language learner (ELL) achievement from 2002 to 2006.  At the same time, these experiences were contrasted with the experiences of districts that did not show as much growth in ELL achievement during the study.  The results are preliminary, but the Council believes it is preferable to begin to ask important questions, rather than wait for every possible variable to be measured in precisely comparable fashion.  Click on the first title -- the actual title is slightly different ...

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CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2009
 
FORMATMultiple
DURATIONvaries
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2013