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The London Challenge

Author(s): Rachel Shatten
Published: December 1, 2006

As the U.S. struggles with improving inner city schools and especially high schools, a successful program being implemented in London, England is worth a look. The London Challenge seems to have attracted and retained experienced teachers for the inner city and also to have raised test scores for students attending the most challenging schools. The following paper describes the components of the Challenge as well as evidence of success.

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Introduction by Jack Jennings (PDF format, 67.8 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=JenningsIntro%5FLondonChallenge%5F120106%2Epdf
Full Report (PDF format, 55.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Shatten%5FReport%5FLondonChallenge%5F120106%2Epdf
Commentary by Graham Down (PDF format, 7.03 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=DownCommentary%5FLondonChallenege%5F120106%2Epdf
Commentary by Alan Ruby (PDF format, 7.14 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=RubyCommentary%5FLondonChallenge%5F120106%2Epdf

CEP Roundtable Discussions on Improving NCLB's Highly Qualified Teacher Provisions - November 29, 2006

Author(s): Jennifer McMurrer
Published: November 29, 2006

On November 29, 2006, CEP convened representatives from 23 organizations to discuss possible changes to the NCLB definition of a highly qualified teacher. For more information on this meeting, click below on the meeting summary and the participating organizations' proposed improvements for NCLB reauthorization.

View the resulting report "Principles for Reauthorizing the Teacher Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Higher Education Act"

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Meeting Summary (PDF format, 137 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=McMurrer%5FRoundtableSummary%2DNCLBHighlyQualifiedTeachers%5F112906%2Epdf
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (PDF format, 214 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=AmericanAssociationCollegesTeacherEducation%2D1106%5D%2Epdf
American Association of School Personnel Administrators (PDF format, 120 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=AmericanAssociationSchoolPersonnelAdministrators%2D1106%2Epdf
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (PDF format, 122 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=AmericanBoardCertificationTeacherExcellence%2D1106%2Epdf
American Federation of Teachers (PDF format, 513 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=AmericanFederationTeachers%5F1106%2Epdf
Association of Teacher Educators (PDF format, 139 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=AssociationTeacherEducators%5F1106%2Epdf
Campaign for Educational Equity Teachers College (PDF format, 99.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CampaignEducationalEquityTeachersCollege%5F1106%2Epdf
Center for American Progress (PDF format, 206 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CenterAmericanProgress%5F1106%2Epdf
Center for Teaching Quality (PDF format, 107 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CenterTeachingQuality%5F1106%2Epdf
Citizens Commission on Civil Rights (PDF format, 833 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CitizensCommissionCivilRights%5F1106%2Epdf
Education Trust (PDF format, 125 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=EducationTrust%5F1106%2Epdf
National Association of Elementary School Principals (PDF format, 46.9 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalAssociationElementarySchoolPrincipals%5F1106%2Epdf
National Association of Secondary School Principals (PDF format, 163 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalAssociationSecondarySchoolPrincipals%5F1106%2Epdf
National Association of State Boards of Education (PDF format, 80.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalAssociationStateBoardsEducation%5F1106%2Epdf
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (PDF format, 148 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalBoardProfessionalTeachingStandards%5F1106%2Epdf
National Commission on Teaching and Americas Future (PDF format, 28.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalCommissionTeachingAmericasFuture%5F1106%2Epdf
National Council for the Social Studies (PDF format, 112 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalCouncilSocialStudies%5F1106%2Epdf
National Council on Teacher Quality (PDF format, 90.8 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalCouncilTeacherQuality%5F1106%2Epdf
National Education Association (PDF format, 301 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalEducationAssociation%5F1106%2Epdf
National Middle School Association (PDF format, 174 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalMiddleSchoolAssociation%5F1106%2Epdf
National School Boards Association (PDF format, 165 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalSchoolBoardsAssociation%5F1106%2Epdf
New Teacher Center at UC Santa Cruz (PDF format, 274 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NewTeacherCenterUCSantaCruz%5F1106%2Epdf
Phi Delta Kappa International (PDF format, 138 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PhiDeltaKappaInternational%5F1106%2Epdf
Teach for America (PDF format, 109 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=TeachForAmerica%5F1106%2Epdf

Ten Big Effects of the No Child Left Behind Act on Public Schools

Author(s): Jack Jennings, Diane Stark Rentner
Published: November 1, 2006

This article describes ten major effects of the No Child Left Behind Act based on CEP's four year study of the implementation of NCLB at the federal, state, and local levels. The article appeared in the October 2006 Phi Delta Kappan, a magazine of Phi Delta Kappa International.

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Article (PDF format, 59.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=JenningsStarkRentner%5FNCLB%2DTenBigEffects%5F110106%2Epdf

CEP Roundtable Discussions on Improving NCLB's Highly Qualified Teacher Provisions - October 17, 2006

Author(s): Jennifer McMurrer
Published: October 17, 2006

On October 17, 2006, CEP convened 22 organizations to discuss possible changes to the NCLB requirement to equitably distribute qualified, experienced teachers among high-need and lower-need schools. For more information on this meeting, click below on the meeting summary and the participating organizations' proposed improvements for NCLB reauthorization.

View the resulting report "Principles for Reauthorizing the Teacher Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Higher Education Act"

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Meeting Summary (PDF format, 144 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=McMurrer%5FRoundtableSummary%2DNCLBDistribTeachersEquitably%5F101706%2Epdf
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (PDF format, 224 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=AmericanBoardCertificationTeacherExcellence%5FOct06%2Epdf
American Federation of Teachers Oct 2006 (PDF format, 687 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=AmericanFederationTeachers%5FOct06%2Epdf
Association of Teacher Educators (PDF format, 139 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=AssociationTeacherEducators%5FOct06%2Epdf
Campaign for Educational Equity Teachers College (PDF format, 160 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CampaigEducationalEquityTeachersCollege%5FOct06%2Epdf
Center for American Progress (PDF format, 209 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CenterAmericanProgress%5FOct06%2Epdf
Center for Teaching Quality_NCATE_Robinson (Oct Joint Submission) (PDF format, 169 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CenterTeachingQuality%5FOct06%2Epdf
Center on Reinventing Public Education (PDF format, 39.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CenteronReinventingPublicEducation%5FOct06%2Epdf
Education Trust (PDF format, 125 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=EducationTrust%5FOctNov06%2Epdf
National Association of Elementary School Principals (PDF format, 46.9 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalAssociationElementarySchoolPrincipals%5FOctNov06%2Epdf
National Association of Secondary School Principals (PDF format, 132 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalAssociationofSecondarySchoolPrincipals%5FOct06%2Epdf
National Association of State Boards of Education (PDF format, 80.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalAssociationStateBoardsEducation%5FOctNov06%2Epdf
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (PDF format, 148 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalBoardProfessionalTeachingStandards%5FOctNov06%2Epdf
National Commission on Teaching and Americas Future (PDF format, 28.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalCommissionTeachingAmericasFuture%5FOctNov06%2Epdf
National Council for the Social Studies (PDF format, 112 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalCouncilSocialStudies%5FOctNov06%2Epdf
National Council on Teacher Quality (PDF format, 111 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalCouncilonTeacherQuality%5FOct06%2Epdf
National Education Association (PDF format, 301 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalEducationAssociation%5FOctNov06%2Epdf
National School Boards Association (PDF format, 232 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NationalSchoolBoardsAssociation%5FOct06%2Epdf
New Teacher Center at UC Santa Cruz (PDF format, 156 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NewTeacherCenter%2DUCSantaCruz%5FOct06%2Epdf
Teach for America (PDF format, 74.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=TeachforAmerica%5FOct06%2Epdf

Keeping Watch on Reading First

Author(s): Caitlin Scott
Published: September 30, 2006

The report highlights findings from CEP’s surveys of state and school district officials and school district case studies regarding the federal Reading First program. CEP found that state and district officials believe that Reading First is having a significant and positive impact on student achievement, and has led to many changes in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Also significant majorities of state and districts officials surveyed by CEP credit Reading First for student achievement gains.

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Full Report (PDF format, 318 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Scott%5FReadingFirst%5F092006%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 122 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FReadingFirst%5F092006%2Epdf

Building on State Reform: Maryland School Restructuring

Author(s): Brenda Neuman-Sheldon
Published: September 20, 2006

This report summarizes the State of Maryland’s strategy in dealing with 79 schools that are in NCLB’s restructuring phase because they have missed adequate yearly progress targets for five or more consecutive years. The report also highlights several schools in restructuring or planning for restructuring in Prince George’s County Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

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Press Release (PDF format, 101 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FMDSchRestructuring%5F092008%2Epdf
Full Report (PDF format, 695 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Neuman%2DSheldon%5FMDSchRestructuring%5F092006%2Epdf

The Hidden Costs of High School Exit Exams

Author(s): Hoor Bhanpuri and Susan K. Sexton
Published: September 19, 2006

The Center on Education Policy together with Learning Point Associates hosted a Webcast titled “The Hidden Costs of High School Exit Exams” on September 19th from 2-3 p.m. (EST). The purpose of this Webcast was to provide information to educational stakeholders about the costs of high school exit exam policies at the state and district levels.

ACCESS THE WEBCAST (Please use Replay # 1494134404) 

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Policy Brief (PDF format, 112 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=BhanpuriSexton%5FPolicyBrief%5FHSEE%5F091906%2Epdf
Summary-Costs to Consider (PDF format, 107 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=BhanpuriSexton%5FSummary%2DCostsToConsider%5F091906%2Epdf

State High School Exit Exams 2006 Annual Report: A Challenging Year

Author(s): Nancy Kober, Dalia Zabala, Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowdsky, Keith Gayler, and Jennifer McMurrer
Published: August 1, 2006

This study of state high school exit exams analyzes the challenges that states faced in 2005-06 as they implemented these exams and describes the remediation services and other support that states provide to help students pass the exams.

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Full Report (PDF format, 1206 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FHSEE06Report%5F080106%2Epdf
Summary (PDF format, 131 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Summary%5FHSEE06Report%5F080106%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 125 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FHSEE06Report%5F080106%2Epdf

Title I Funds - Who's Gaining and Who’s Losing: School Year 2006-07 Update

Author(s): Tom Fagan
Published: August 1, 2006

School Year 2006-07 Update. This report provides information on the federal Title I, Part A funding for states and school districts for school year 2006-07.

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Full Report (PDF format, 225 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Fagan%5FReport%5FTitleIFunds%5F080106%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 126 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FTitleIFunds%5F080906%2Epdf

A Public Education Primer: Basic (and Sometimes Surprising) Facts about the U.S. Education System

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: July 1, 2006

This report highlights the important facts concerning the U.S. education system and how things have changed — and will continue to change — over time. The primer provides a comprehensive picture of the nation’s public schools with data about students, governance, funding, achievement, teachers, and non-instructional services.

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Full Report (PDF format, 1849 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FPublicEducationPrimer%5F070106%2Epdf

Debate on High School Dropout Rates

Author(s): CEP & The Economic Policy Institute
Published: April 27, 2006

On April 27, 2006, the Center on Education Policy hosted a debate on High School Dropouts between Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, and Jay P. Greene, endowed chair and head of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas and a Manhattan Institute senior fellow. Jack Jennings, president and CEO of CEP, moderated. The debate focused on the discrepancy between Mr. Green's dropout figures, which employ U.S. Department of Education diploma and enrollment data, and Mr. Mishel's analysis which also includes household and student longitudinal surveys.

Listen to audio file of the debate. (Real Media Player / MP3)

From the Capital to the Classroom: Year 4 of the No Child Left Behind Act

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner, Caitlin Scott, Nancy Kober, Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky, Scott Joftus, Dalia Zabala
Published: March 24, 2006

Research report on the impact of the fourth year of implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act on a geographically diverse list of schools and school districts.

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Full Report (PDF format, 1565 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=FullReport%5FNCLB4%5F032406%2Epdf
Report Summary (PDF format, 426 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Summary%5FNCLB4%5F032406%2Epdf
Errata (PDF format, 2.81 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Errata%5FNCLB4%5F032406%2Epdf
Press Release for Report (PDF format, 28.6 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FNCLB4%5F032406%2Epdf
State Survey Instrument (PDF format, 183 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=StateSurvey%5FNCLB4%5F032406%2Epdf
District Survey Instrument (PDF format, 138 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=DistrictSurvey%5FNCLB4%5F032406%2Epdf
Abbreviations Used in Case Studies (PDF format, 15.1 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CaseStudyAbbreviations%5FNCLB4%5F032406%2Epdf
Calhoun County School District, AL (PDF format, 185 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5F%2DCase01%2DCalhounAL%2Epdf
Kodiak Island Borough School District, AK (PDF format, 338 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase02%2DKodiakAK%2Epdf
Fayetteville Public Schools, AR (PDF format, 200 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase03%2DFayettevilleAR%2Epdf
Escondido Union School District, CA (PDF format, 203 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase04%2DEscondidoCA%2Epdf
Grant Joint Union High School District, CA (PDF format, 218 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase08%2DTahoeCA%2Epdf
Oakland Unified School District, CA (PDF format, 543 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase06%2DOaklandCA%2Epdf
Palmdale Elementary School District, CA (PDF format, 199 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase07%2DPalmdaleCA%2Epdf
Tahoe-Truckee Joint Unified School District, CA (PDF format, 188 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase08%2DTahoeTruckeeCA%2Epdf
Colorado Springs School District 11, CO (PDF format, 342 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase09%2DColoradoSpringsCO%2Epdf
Fort Lupton Weld Re-8 School District, CO (PDF format, 326 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase10%2DFt%2DLuptonCO%2Epdf
Joint School District #2 - Meridian, ID (PDF format, 342 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase11%2DMeridianID%2Epdf
Chicago Public Schools, IL (PDF format, 516 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase12%2DChicagoIL%2Epdf
Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools, KS (PDF format, 332 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase13%2DKansasCityKS%2Epdf
St. John the Baptist Public Schools, LA (PDF format, 173 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase14%2DStJohnLA%2Epdf
Avon Public School District, MA (PDF format, 317 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase17%2DAvonMA%2Epdf
Boston Public Schools, MA (PDF format, 206 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase18%2DBostonMA%2Epdf
Flint Community Schools, MI (PDF format, 200 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase19%2DFlintMI%2Epdf
Harrison Community Schools, MI (PDF format, 332 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase20%2DHarrison%2DCommMI%2Epdf
Willow Run Community Schools, MI (PDF format, 344 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase21%2DWillowRunMI%2Epdf
Cloquet Independent School District #94, MN (PDF format, 192 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase22%2DCloquetMN%2Epdf
Pascagoula School District, MS (PDF format, 184 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase23%2DPascagoulaMS%2Epdf
Hermitage R-IV School District, MO (PDF format, 337 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase24%2DHermitageMO%2Epdf
Heartland Community Schools, NE (PDF format, 321 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase25%2DHeartlandNE%2Epdf
Clark County School District, NV (PDF format, 183 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase26%2DClarkNV%2Epdf
Bayonne City School District, NJ (PDF format, 202 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase27%2DBayonneCityNJ%2Epdf
Bloomfield School District, NM (PDF format, 322 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase28%2DBloomfieldNM%2Epdf
Romulus Central Schools, NY (PDF format, 169 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase29%2DRomulusCentralNY%2Epdf
Wake County Public School System, NC (PDF format, 222 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase30%2DWakeCountyNC%2Epdf
Napoleon School District, ND (PDF format, 172 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase31%2DNapoleonND%2Epdf
Cleveland Municipal School District, OH (PDF format, 1417 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase32%2DClevelandOH%2Epdf
Tigard-Tualatin School District, OR (PDF format, 1629 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase33%2DTigardOR%2Epdf
Berkeley County School District, SC (PDF format, 207 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase34%2DBerkeleySC%2Epdf
Cuero Independent School District, TX (PDF format, 338 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase35%2DCueroTX%2Epdf
Marlboro Elementary School, VT (PDF format, 170 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase36%2DMarlboroVT%2Epdf
Orleans Central Supervisory Union, VT (PDF format, 321 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase37%2DOrleansCentralVT%2Epdf
Waynesboro Public Schools, VA (PDF format, 209 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase38%2DWaynesboroVA%2Epdf
Sheboygan Area Schools, WI (PDF format, 191 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase39%2DSheboyganWI%2Epdf
Fremont County School District #1, WY (PDF format, 334 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB4%5FCase40%2DFremontWY%2Epdf

State High School Exit Exams: 2006 Policy Briefs

Author(s): Dalia Zabala
Published: March 1, 2006

Policy Brief 1: Basic Features
A snapshot of main or basic features of state exit exams taken from the Center on Education Policy's August 2005 report, STATE HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMS: States Try Harder but Gaps Persist.
Published: December 01, 2005  Availability:  PDF 

Policy Brief 2: Effects on Traditionally Underserved Students
Snapshot of data on traditionally underserved students taken from the Center on Education Policy's August 2005 report, STATE HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMS: States Try Harder but Gaps Persist.
Published: January 01, 2006  

Policy Brief 3: Special Problems Affecting English Language Learners
Snapshot of results on problems with English language learners in regard to exit exams taken from the Center on Education Policy's August 2005 report, STATE HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMS: States Try Harder but Gaps Persist
Published: February 01, 2006 

Policy Brief 4: Standards Differ from the No Child Left Behind Act
Snapshot of results on differences between states' and of the No Child Left Behind Act's requirements on graduation taken from the Center on Education Policy's August 2005 report, STATE HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMS: STATES TRY HARDER BUT GAPS PERSIST.
Published: March 01, 2006  

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Policy Brief 1 (PDF format, 539 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=HSEE%2D2006PolicyBrief1%5F120105%2Epdf
Policy Brief 2 (PDF format, 458 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=HSEE%2D2006PolicyBrief2%5F010106%2Epdf
Policy Brief 3 (PDF format, 507 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=HSEE%2D2006PolicyBrief3%5F020106%2Epdf
Policy Brief 4 (PDF format, 489 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=HSEE%2D2006PolicyBrief4%5F030106%2Epdf

A Shell Game: Federal Funds to Improve Schools

Author(s): Thomas Fagan
Published: February 1, 2006

This report describes problems with the way the funds under the No Child Left Behind Act are made available to schools identified for improvement.

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Full Report (PDF format, 46.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Fagan%5FTitleIFunds%2DImprovSch%5F020106%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 26.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FTitleIFunds%2DImprovSch%5F020306%2Epdf

Wrestling the Devil in the Details: An Early Look at Restructuring in California

Author(s): CEP
Published: February 1, 2006

This look at selected school districts in California that are restructuring under the No Child Left Behind Act may offer insights for other schools that must reevaluate their structures.

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Full Report (PDF format, 161 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FReport%5FWrestlingDetails%2DRestructuringCA%5F020106%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 17.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FWrestlingDetails%2DRestructuringCA%5F020906%2Epdf

TestTalk for Leaders-Issue 4: The Good News Behind Average NAEP Scores

Author(s): Dalia Zabala
Published: January 1, 2006

Issue 4: The Good News Behind Average NAEP Scores - Analysis of data from the October 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress report shows higher achievement scores by certain subgroups than the average.

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Issue 4 (PDF format, 873 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEPTestTalk4%5F010806%2Epdf
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