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This report takes a look at the role that attendance may play as a predictor of student success. Analyses were conducted to investigate the following

This document helps schools understand the needs and characteristics of young adolescents across four developmental areas (physical, cognitive, emotional, and social) with implications for classroom instruction.

This report to the Carnegie Corporation of New York comes out of a meeting of a panel of five nationally known and respected educational researchers, with representatives of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alliance for Excellent Education, in spring 2004.

Brainstorming template for identifying the Outcomes, Practices, Data, and Systems needed to support an effective school-wide system of discipline or positive behavioral interventions and supports.

This article derives several distinguishing qualities of rigor from an examination of rigor in both academic and nonschool learning and work among students in Big Picture schools. The Big Picture is a school reform design committed to providing quality education for underserved urban students.

Early Warning Indicators (EWIs) use student-level data including attendance, behavior, and course performance (the ABCs) to identify cutpoints that are related to an increased likelihood of students dropping out of school.

In this Part III of three essays, Robert Brooks delves further into a framework for understanding the components of motivation and the significant link between these components and success attributes and moral and ethical values. By presenting the work of Dr.

This checklist is a product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit to help schools implement attendance outreach programs.

This newsletter addresses student motivation and illustrates strategies that can help create a meaningful curriculum to engage middle level learners. Educators can facilitate student engagement by fostering motivation with task-oriented learning environments and teaching students that building new knowledge requires effort.

This checklist and step-by-step instruction helps teachers and school administrators plan rigorous and relevant classroom instruction.

This worksheet and cheat sheet provide sample questions for counseling children with behavioral issues.

This guide describes a four-phase process for teaching a topic that supports students to use reading and thinking strategies to learn from and understand content: 1) build background knowledge through exploration, 2) gather information to develop big ideas and questions, 3) summarize and synthesize information and ideas, and 4) demonstrate understanding and shared learning.

Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems (EWS) use “real time” or “near real time” data to identify students who are off track, so that educators can appropriately support them in advancing from grade to grade, and eventually in graduating from high school with their class.

This document introduces the five core groups of social and emotional competencies: 1) self-awareness, 2) self-management, 3) social awareness, 4) relationship skills, and 5) responsible decision-making.

A growing body of research documents how many youngsters are chronically absent, meaning they miss 10 percent or more of the school year due to excused or unexcused absences. The research also shows how these missed days as early as preschool translate into weaker reading skills. The research findings make a clear case for engaging families to reduce chronic absenteeism.