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Resources -- Information to Action Guide (PDF) (Dec 18, 2013)
This document contains research, reports, related sites, and technical assistance guide for the Smaller Learning Communities Program.
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First Response - Response to Interventions for High School Teachers Guide SLCP (Sep 17, 2013)
This page contains links and guide information for First Response: Response to Interventions for High School Teachers for the Smaller Learning Communities Program.
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Letter to Superintendents at the Start of New School Year (Sep 09, 2013)
Letter to Superintendents at the Start of New School Year, September 9, 2013
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Resources -- Smaller Learning Communities Program (Jun 13, 2013)
This page contains links to publications, research, reports, related sites, technical assistance, events notices, or presentations for the Smaller Learning Communities Program.
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Contacts -- Smaller Learning Communities Program (May 05, 2013)
This page provides contact information for the Smaller Learning Communities Program.
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SY 2013-14 XSL Stylesheets -- EDFacts (Apr 08, 2013)
SY 2013-14 XSL Stylesheets for the Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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SY 2013-14 XML Validation Schemas -- EDFacts (Apr 08, 2013)
SY 2013-14 XML Validation Schemas for the Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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Standards, Assessment, and Accountability (Apr 05, 2013)
Includes documents and information on Standards, Assessment, and Accountability, and Adequate Yearly Progress, including: Guidance; Communication with States; and Decision Letters, listed State-by-State.
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SY 2013-14 Non-XML File Specifications -- EDFacts (Mar 26, 2013)
SY 2013-14 Non-XML File Specifications for the PEDFacts system is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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2012 Project Director's Meeting Resources (Nov 19, 2012)
This page contains the agenda and other information associatdd with the July 2012Project Director's meeting held for the Smaller Learning Communities Program.
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Decision Letters on State Final Assessment Systems (Oct 02, 2012)
Decision letters on each State's final assessment system under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 are linked from this page.
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September 14, 2012 - New Hampshire Assessment Letter (Sep 14, 2012)
Letter regarding New Hampshire conditional approval under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Letter dated September 14, 2012.
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April 2012 Thematic Meeting - Strategic Interventions and for Student Success (Aug 27, 2012)
This page contains links and presentations from the April 2012 Thematic Meeting - Strategic Interventions for Student Sucess held for the Smaller Learning Communities Program.
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2011 Project Director's Meeting Resources (Jun 26, 2012)
This page contains the agenda and other information associatdd with the 2011 Project Director's meeting held for the Smaller Learning Communities Program.
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SY 2012-13 XSL Stylesheets -- EDFacts (Jun 05, 2012)
SY 2012-13 XSL Stylesheets for the Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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SY 2012-13 XML Specifications -- EDFacts (May 31, 2012)
SY 2012-13 XML Specifications for the Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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SY 2012-13 Non-XML File Specifications -- EDFacts (May 22, 2012)
SY 2012-13 Non-XML File Specifications for the PEDFacts system is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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SY 2012-13 XML Validation Schemas -- EDFacts (Nov 14, 2011)
SY 2012-13 XML Validation Schemas for the Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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SY 2011-12 XSL Stylesheets -- EDFacts (Nov 14, 2011)
SY 2011-12 XSL Stylesheets for the Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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SY 2011-12 XML Validation Schemas -- EDFacts (Nov 14, 2011)
SY 2011-12 XML Validation Schemas for the Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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SY 2011-12 Non-XML File Specifications -- EDFacts (Nov 14, 2011)
SY 2011-12 Non-XML File Specifications for the PEDFacts system is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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July 8, 2011 - Virginia Amend letter (Aug 02, 2011)
Letter regarding Virginia's deferred approval under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. (Letter dated July 8, 2011)
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Decision Letter on Request to Amend Utah Accountability Plan (Aug 02, 2011)
Letter regarding Utah's deferred approval under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. (Letter dated July 8, 2011)
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June 24, 2011, Letter to Chief State School Officers regarding the integrity of state assessment systems (Jun 28, 2011)
June 24, 2011, Letter to Chief State School Officers regarding the integrity of state assessment systems
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April 5, 2011 - Virginia Assessment Letter (May 02, 2011)
Letter regarding Virginia's deferred approval under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. (Letter dated April 5, 2011)
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SY 2010-11 XML Validation Schemas -- EDFacts (Apr 27, 2011)
SY 2010-11 XML Validation Schemas for the Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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SY 2010-11 XSL Stylesheets -- EDFacts (Apr 27, 2011)
SY 2010-11 XSL Stylesheets for the Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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Abstract: Supplemental Educational Services and Student Achievement in Five Waiver Districts (Mar 31, 2011)
This study presents final implementation and outcome findings from the five districts that received waivers to serve as Supplemental Educational Service (SES) providers, despite being identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring.
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Awards -- Smaller Learning Communities Program (Feb 17, 2011)
This page provides information about award recipients, project abstracts, and summaries of competitions under the Smaller Learning Communities program.
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Abstract: Final Report on the Evaluation of the Growth Model Pilot Project (Jan 21, 2011)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was any effect from application of the growth models; to provide information about how to strengthen the use of growth under the ESEA; and to provide information for states that might consider applying to use a growth model under current regulations. The final report analyzes the effects of growth models in the nine states approved under the pilot, for the 2007-08 school year.
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SY 2010-11 XML Specifications -- EDFacts (Oct 29, 2010)
SY 2010-11 XML Specifications for the Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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SY 2010-11 Non-XML File Specifications -- EDFacts (Oct 28, 2010)
SY 2010-11 Non-XML File Specifications for the PEDFacts system is a proposal to fundamentally transform the way the Department of Education (ED) accesses information.
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EDFacts Support PSC Online Meetings with States | U.S. Department of Education (Oct 05, 2010)
PSC conducts with states including insight into recent support issues, what is on the horizon for EDFacts users and the opportunity to pose questions to PSC and EDFacts leadership.
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EDFacts Support Training Webinars | U.S. Department of Education (Oct 05, 2010)
Access audio and video recordings of training webinars conducted for states
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EDFacts Support PSC Update | U.S. Department of Education (Oct 04, 2010)
PSC Support Update, which is the regular broadcast messages from the PSC to keep states informed and productive as EDFacts submitters.
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Applicant Information -- Smaller Learning Communities Program (Aug 03, 2010)
This page lists application kits, required forms, notices inviting applicants, schedules, and other information of interest to prospective applicants under the Smaller Learning Communities program.
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EDFacts Support | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2010)
Support page for EDFacts, which is an initiative to put performance data at the center of policy, management and budget decisions for all K-12 educational programs. It centralizes performance data supplied by K-12 state education agencies (SEAs) with other data assets within the Department to enable better analysis and use in policy development, planning and management.
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EDFacts Support Technical Tips | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2010)
Technical tips page for EDFacts, which is an initiative to put performance data at the center of policy, management and budget decisions for all K-12 educational programs. It centralizes performance data supplied by K-12 state education agencies (SEAs) with other data assets within the Department to enable better analysis and use in policy development, planning and management.
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EDFacts Support Known Issues | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2010)
Known issues page for EDFacts, which is an initiative to put performance data at the center of policy, management and budget decisions for all K-12 educational programs. It centralizes performance data supplied by K-12 state education agencies (SEAs) with other data assets within the Department to enable better analysis and use in policy development, planning and management.
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Alabama Assessment Letter (Jul 12, 2010)
Letter regarding Alabama's deferred approval under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. (Letter dated Feb 3, 2010)
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Smaller Learning Communities Program (Jun 23, 2010)
The Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) program awards discretionary grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to support the implementation of SLCs and activities to improve student academic achievement in large public high schools with enrollments of 1,000 or more students.
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Funding Status -- Smaller Learning Communities Program (Jun 23, 2010)
This page contains information about current, past, and future year funding for the Smaller Learning Communities Program.
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July 29, 2010 - Virginia Assessment Letter (Jun 09, 2010)
Letter regarding Virginia's deferred approval under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. (Letter dated July 29, 2010)
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February 17, 2010 - Oregon Assessment Letter (Apr 08, 2010)
Letter regarding Oregon's final assessment pending under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Letter dated February 17, 2010.
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Abstract: Interim Report on the Evaluation of the Growth Model Pilot Project (Apr 08, 2010)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was any effect from application of the growth models; to provide information about how to strengthen the use of growth under the ESEA; and to provide information for states that might consider applying to use a growth model under current regulations. The interim report analyzes the effects of growth models in the first eight states approved under the pilot: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
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Budget, Strategic Plan, Performance and Accountability Plans, and More (Feb 01, 2010)
Links to ED budget, performance, and accountability information.
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Abstract: Use of Education Data at the Local Level: From Accountability to Instructional Improvement (Jan 26, 2010)
This study examined the characteristics of data systems and their use at the classroom level. More specifically, it looked at what types of student data systems were available to school staff, how school staff were using the systems and other forms of student data, teachers' understanding of data displays and data interpretation issues, and the supports and challenges for school-level use of student data in planning and implementing instruction.
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New Mexico Assessment Letter (Dec 23, 2009)
Letter dated December 23, 2009, regarding New Mexico's deferred approval under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
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An Exploratory Analysis of Adequate Yearly Progress, Identification for Improvement, and Student Achievement in Two States and Three Cities (Aug 17, 2009)
This report presents the results of exploratory quasi-experimental analyses that use a Regression Discontinuity (RD) design to examine the relationships between certain features of NCLB accountability and subsequent student achievement in Title I schools in two states and three school districts. Specifically, the report examines the effects of not making AYP or of being identified for the first year of school improvement status (after missing AYP for two consecutive years).
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2012 EDFacts State Three-Year Comparison Profiles (Aug 06, 2009)
These state profiles provide critical education performance data for all 50 states and DC. Data from EDFacts (state-reported data on students, staff, services, and outcomes at the state, district, and school levels for grades K-12), the Consolidated State Performance Report, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and other sources have been used to populate these profiles.
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