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Center on Education Policy Publications

Hope but No Miracle Cures: Michigan's Early Restructuring Lessons

Author(s): Caitlin Scott, Nancy Kober, Diane Stark Rentner, Jack Jennings
Published: November 1, 2005

Progress report on three Michigan school districts undergoing the restructuring phase of the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Press Release (PDF format, 18.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FMIRestructuring%5F111005%2Epdf
Full Report (PDF format, 223 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ScottKoberStarkRentnerJennings%5FMIRestructuringProgressReport%5F110105%2Epdf

States Test Limits of Federal AYP Flexibility

Author(s): Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky
Published: November 1, 2005

This reports describes states' flexibility in determining adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left behind Act.

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Full Report (PDF format, 82.6 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Chudowsky2%5FReport%2DFedAYPFlexibility%5F110105%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 27.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FFedAYPFlexibility%5F110105%2Epdf

Do You Know … The Latest Good News About American Education?

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: August 1, 2005

A summary of data shows positive trends in American education and indicates areas for improvement. 

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Full Report (PDF format, 921 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FReport%5FLatestGoodNews%5F080105%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 26.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NewsRelease%5FLatestGoodNews%5F080105%2Epdf

State High School Exit Exams 2005 Annual Report: States Try Harder, But Gaps Persist

Author(s): Patricia Sullivan, Margery Yeager, Eileen O'Brien, Nancy Kober, Keith Gayler, Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky, Jana Wooden, Jack Jennings, Diane Stark Rentner
Published: August 1, 2005

Study of state exit exam results showing that despite innovations by some states and increased state funding and support to improve pass rates achievement gaps still exist.

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Full Report (PDF format, 2233 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FHSEE05Report%5F081605%2Epdf
Los exámenes de egreso y los alumnos de inglés como segunda lengua (PDF format, 275 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FHSEE05Report%5FEspanol%5F081605%2Epdf
News Release & Summary (PDF format, 22.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FHSEE05Report%5F081605%2Epdf
ELL lanzamiento de prensa en español (PDF format, 20.9 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FHSEE05Espanol%5F081605%2Epdf

NCLB Policy Brief 3

Author(s): CEP
Published: July 1, 2005

NCLB: Narrowing the Curriculum - Subset of data from the Center on Education Policy's December 2004 Fall District Survey shows schools change curriculum to accommodate reading/language arts and/or math requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act. 

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Policy Brief 3 (PDF format, 88.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEPPB3%5F070105%2Epdf

NCLB Policy Brief 4

Author(s): CEP
Published: July 1, 2005

NCLB: What School Districts are Doing to Improve Teacher Quality in High-Need Schools -Subset of data from the Center on Education Policy's December 2004 Fall District Survey shows strategies taken by school districts to evenly distribute qualified teachers among high-need schools.

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Policy Brief 4 (PDF format, 102 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEPPB4%5F070105%2Epdf

Title I Funds - Who's Gaining and Who's Losing: School Year 2005-06 Update

Author(s): Thomas Fagan
Published: July 1, 2005

The report shows the top gaining and losing school districts in Title I funding in the 2005-2006 school year.

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Full Report (PDF format, 146 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Fagan%5FReport%5FTitleIFunds%5F070105%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 26.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FTitleIFunds%5F070105%2Epdf

Ensuring Academic Rigor or Inducing Rigor Mortis?

Author(s): Caitlin Scott, Tom Fagan
Published: June 23, 2005

Issues to Watch in Reading First - A report showing the impact of the Reading First Act on reading instruction in selected states and school districts.

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Full Report (PDF format, 181 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ScottFagan%5FReadingFirst%5F062305%2Epdf

How Have High School Exit Exams Changed Our Schools: Some Perspectives from Virginia and Maryland

Author(s): Keith Gayler
Published: June 9, 2005

Report on the impact of exit exams in a Maryland and a Virginia school district in the winter of 2004-2005.

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Full Report (PDF format, 188 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Gayler%5FHSEE%2DVAandMD%5F060905%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 25.6 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FHSEE%2DVAandMD%5F060905%2Epdf

NCLB Policy Brief 1

Author(s): CEP
Published: June 1, 2005

NCLB: Urban Schools are Targeted for Improvement at Higher Rates than Suburban or Rural Schools - Subset of data from the Center on Education Policy's December 2004 District Survey shows the disproportionate number of Title I urban schools identified for improvement under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Policy Brief 1 (PDF format, 81.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEPPB1%5F060105%2Epdf

NCLB Policy Brief 2

Author(s): CEP
Published: June 1, 2005

NCLB: Middle Schools are Increasingly Targeted for Improvement - Subset of data from the Center on Education Policy's December 2005 District Survey shows middle schools are disproportionately identified for improvement under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Policy Brief 2 (PDF format, 78.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEPPB2%5F060105%2Epdf

Identifying School Districts for Improvement and Corrective Action Under the No Child Left Behind Act

Author(s): Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky
Published: March 1, 2005

These findings indicate the way districts are identified for improvement under the No Child Left Behind Act, the consequences of that designation, and possible corrective actions.

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Full Report (PDF format, 183 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Chudowsky2%5FIdentifyingSchoolDistricts%5F030105%2Epdf

From the Capital to the Classroom: Year 3 of the No Child Left Behind Act

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