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What the U.S. Can Learn from the World's Most Successful Education Reform Efforts PDF

A Time for Change:  The 42nd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools PDF

Student Achievement at 8th Grade PDF

Florida

Reform Florida Cover Page PDF

Reform Florida Table of Contents PDF

Introduction and Executive Summary PDF

Teachers’ Views on High-stakes Testing: Implications for the Classroom PDF

Good and Bad News About Florida Student Achievement: Performance Trends on Multiple Indicators Since Passage of the A+ Legislation PDF

Reforming the Structure of Florida’s Accountability System PDF

Alternatives for Florida’s Assessment and Accountability System PDF

Class Size, Pre-kindergarten, and Educational Adequacy: Costs and Funding Options for Florida PDF

Funding Florida’s Schools: Adequacy, Costs, and the State Constitution PDF

Teacher Evaluation PDF

The Status of English Language Learners in Florida:Trends and Prospects PDF

Retaining Students in Grade:Consequences for Florida PDF

Higher Education

Florida Department of Education: College Preparatory and Remediation PDF

Using Longitudinal Data Systems for Program Improvement, Accountability, and Research PDF

Florida Model Proponents

The Florida Model for K–12 Improvement: Raising Student Achievement and Closing Racial Achievement PDF

Florida’s K–12 Reforms: An Advocate’s Point of View PDF

Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: Learning from Florida’s Reforms PDF

Not Prepared for Class: High-Poverty Schools Continue to Have Fewer In-Field Teachers PDF

Social Promotion/Retention

In regard to the Florida mandatory retention law, here is the text of the Florida law, itself, which is not as mandatory as is sometimes portrayed. See especially section (6)(b) which lists 6 exemptions, and (6)(c) which lists the process for avoiding retention.

Closing the Achievement Gap

Review of Closing the Racial Achievement Gap PDF

Teacher Preparation Programs

A Report on State Approved Teacher Preparation Programs with Results of Surveys of 2007–2008 Program Completers PDF