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National Academy of Education

Works: 60 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 4,609 library holdings
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Getting value out of value-added : report of a workshop by Henry I Braun( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Value-added methods refer to efforts to estimate the relative contributions of specific teachers, schools, or programs to student test performance. In recent years, these methods have attracted considerable attention because of their potential applicability for educational accountability, teacher pay-for-performance systems, school and teacher improvement, program evaluation, and research. Value-added methods involve complex statistical models applied to test data of varying quality. Accordingly, there are many technical challenges to ascertaining the degree to which the output of these models provides the desired estimates. Despite a substantial amount of research over the last decade and a half, overcoming these challenges has proven to be very difficult, and many questions remain unanswered--at a time when there is strong interest in implementing value-added models in a variety of settings. The National Research Council and the National Academy of Education held a workshop, summarized in this volume, to help identify areas of emerging consensus and areas of disagreement regarding appropriate uses of value-added methods, in an effort to provide research-based guidance to policy makers who are facing decisions about whether to proceed in this direction."--Publisher's description
High school dropout, graduation, and completion rates : better data, better measures, better decisions by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school graduation and dropout rates have long been used as indicators of educational system productivity and effectiveness and of social and economic well being. While determining these rates may seem like a straightforward task, their calculation is in fact quite complicated. How does one count a student who leaves a regular high school but later completes a GED? How does one count a student who spends most of his/her high school years at one school and then transfers to another? If the student graduates, which school should receive credit? If the student drops out, which school should take responsibility? This book addresses these issues and to examine (1) the strengths, limitations, accuracy, and utility of the available dropout and completion measures; (2) the state of the art with respect to longitudinal data systems; and (3) ways that dropout and completion rates can be used to improve policy and practice.--Publisher's description
The Nation's report card : improving the assessment of student achievement : report of the Study Group( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prejudice and pride : the Brown decision after twenty-five years, May 17, 1954-May 17, 1979 : report from the National Academy of Education by National Academy of Education( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic dimensions of education : a report of a committee of the National Academy of Education by National Academy of Education( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy making for American education by Roald F Campbell( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph studies the policy-making process of public schools at the elementary and secondary levels. Variables include legislative bodies and courts at the local, State, and national levels and special interest groups (E.G., labor unions and religious bodies, professional educators, and qualified voters). Public expectations have contributed to an increased nationalization of educational policy making. Citizens expect public schools to contribute to improved national security, economic growth, social mobility, and improved citizenship. Federal legislation in the areas of educational aid and civil rights has therefore mushroomed in the past decade. Philanthropic foundations have reinforced these trends by providing research grants aimed at improving the society as a whole, especially the underprivileged groups. Testing firms, private and public, have also influenced the curriculum of public schools to conform to certain standards. A review of three cases reveals the decision-making process in some detail. The cases include a study of the degree of local control of policy-making decisions, a clarification of the decision-making role of teachers and school boards, and the assertion of pluralistic elements at work in society today. (Ln)
Global migration, diversity, and civic education : improving policy and practice( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisionists respond to Ravitch by Walter Feinberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responses of four revisionist historians and economists to Diane Ravitch's review of their works are presented. Those defending the revisionist viewpoint are: Walter Feinberg, Harvey Kantor, Michael Katz, and Paul Violas. (Jd)
The vicious and the virtuous : ETS and college admissions by David E Wiley( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ralph Nader report on the Educational Testing Service (ets), entitled The Reign of ets, the Corporation That Makes Up Minds, explicitly and implicitly raises serious issues concerning the testing enterprise. Major themes include the role of testing in the educational selection system, the validity of existing tests, and the corporate power of ets. This paper explores and evaluates charges from the perspectives of social and educational policy and of psychometric theory and practice. The currently polarized controversy over testing is reflected: advocates of testing believing in the validity and social utility of both the science and technology of mental measurement, and critics proclaiming that technical inadequacies and social harms make the enterprise inherently vicious and invidiously midleading. The paper concludes that the tests are central to the sorting of individuals into successive types of education. It advocates a more open procedure for specifying the content of selection tests, and concludes that current psychometric conceptions are inadequate for a meaningful assessment of the validity of tests. (Author/GK)
Improving education : perspectives on educational research by John B Carroll( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven papers on educational research and educational improvement are presented. Robert Glaser, in the introduction, states that efforts to realize our aspirations for educational change, as well as in the social surroundings and public attitudes that aid school reforms, can be greatly assisted through research. John B. Carroll discusses significant educational research and the process of educational research's impact on education. James S. Coleman offers recommendations for planning educational policy research and for publishing the results. Harold Howe ii reflects on the difficulties involved in the acceptance of educational research and the difficulty of convincing political authorities to support it, and presents the concept of disciplined inquiry. Robert A. LeVine describes research in comparative education and human development that has influenced attitudes toward the effects of education. Jacob Mincer considers the role of education in economic growth and its effects on wage structure in the labor market, and discusses the concepts of overeducation and undereducation. Lauren B. Resnick emphasizes the importance of cognitive science in improving instruction. Finally, Lee S. Shulman links research on teaching and learning with improvement of teaching and teacher training. (Gdc)
Salience, similes, and the asymmetry of similarity by Andrew Ortony( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing teachers for a changing world : what teachers should learn and be able to do by Linda Darling-Hammond( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on rapid advances in what is known about how people learn and how to teach effectively, this book examines the core concepts and central pedagogies that should be at the heart of any teacher education program. Stemming from the results of a commission sponsored by the National Academy of Education, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World recommends the creation of an informed teacher education curriculum with the common elements that represent state-of-the-art standards for the profession." "Written for teacher educators in both traditional and alternative programs, university and school system leaders, teachers, staff development professionals, researchers, and educational policymakers, the book addresses the key foundational knowledge for teaching and discusses how to implement that knowledge within the classroom."--Jacket
Research and the renewal of education : a report from the National Academy of Education by National Academy of Education( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education for employment : knowledge for action : report of the Task Force on Education and Employment, National Academy of Education by Task Force on Education and Employment (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors review what is known about the relationship between education and employment and what is not known but should be. Having decided that education does not mean only schools and colleges, nor employment only work for pay, they concentrate on nine areas: (1) "Where We Stand"; (2) Present and Future Labor Market Realities; (3) Youths' Problems in the Labor Markets; (4) Consequences of Schooling; (5) Work-Education Programs; (6) Career Guidance; (7) Learning Needs of Adults; (8) Employment and Training Programs; and (9) Occupational Licensure. Chapter 10 offers the action-oriented recommendations on areas where more knowledge and action are needed, such as basic skills development, work experience program improvement, development of more comprehensive and systematic guidance and counseling services, finding ways to finance and encourage recurrent education, and attention to the education and employment needs of "outsiders" in society. Appendix a spells out both research, experimentation, and policy recommendations and the priority ratings given these. Appendix b summarizes areas of agreement and disagreement between this and three related reports published in 1975 (on "Manpower" by Ginzberg, "Education and Working Life" by an oecd Task Force, and "a Prospectus for an Education-Work Policy" by Wirtz), none of which contains a thorough assessment of knowledge and research needs, according to the authors. Appendix c presents basic information on federal expenditures for education, training, and employment. (Cp)
Anthropology and education : report and working papers( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy notes by National Academy of Education( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving education through standards-based reform : a report by the National Academy of Education Panel on Standards-Based Education Reform by Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standards-based reform calls for the setting of challenging standards in academic subject areas as an important means of improving student achievement. In 1994, Congress passed the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, which enacted the education goals into law and provided resources for the development of standards and assessments. This report offers recommendations for the implementation of standards-based reform and outlines possible consequences for policy changes. It summarizes both the vision and intentions of standards-based reform and the arguments of its critics. Recommendations regarding the following elements in a system of standards and assessments are offered: content standards, performance standards, opportunity-to-learn standards, and assessments. The report advocates a cautious, "learn-as-you-go" approach to implementing standards-based education reform. Suggestions include: (1) conduct ongoing research on standards-based education; (2) establish a national or quasi-national organization to inform standards-based efforts across disciplines and states; and (3) address systemic inequities. A glossary of terms is included. (Lmi)
SAPIENS : spreading activation processor for information encoded in network structures by Andrew Ortony( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race-conscious policies for assigning students to schools : social science research and the Supreme Court cases by Robert L. Ed Linn( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes and analyzes the existing body of research related to race-conscious student assignment policies, building upon the amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs filed with the Supreme Court in support of petitioners and respondents in these two cases. The National Academy of Education (NAEd) Board of Directors recognized the importance of the social science issues framed by the litigation, and accordingly, constituted a committee in January 2007 to review the 64 amicus briefs filed with the Supreme Court, paying special attention to the use of social science research in support of the position taken by each brief. The committee was composed of three categories of researchers: those with no prior research record in this area, but with strong methodological skills in multivariate statistics and measurement (Haertel and Linn); those with some research record in the area (Borman, Hanushek, and Welner); and those with an extensive record in the area (Schofield and Trent). This insider/outsider composition provided a balance of knowledge and fresh inquiry. Appended are the briefs reviewed for this report. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 22 footnotes.)
Evaluation of teacher preparation programs : purposes, methods, and policy options by Michael J Feuer( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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High school dropout, graduation, and completion rates : better data, better measures, better decisions
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