Policy Overviews

IERC Publication: Issues in Education: School Size (IERC 2004-I-1)

Karen J. DeAngelis

Responding to questions regarding what research tells us about the importance of school size to student achievement, this report reviews recent research on the topic.  More

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IERC Publication: Preparing School Principals: A National Perspective on Policy and Program Innovations (September 2003)

Elizabeth L. Hale and Hunter N. Moorman

This report is published jointly by the Institute for Educational Leadership (Washington, D.C.) and the IERC as part of its Issues in Education series.   More

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IERC Publication: Illinois Higher Education: A Comparative Analysis (IERC 2003-3)

Jennifer B. Presley

Using data from national surveys, Illinois' higher education enrollment and funding patterns are compared to other states.  More

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IERC Presentation: Prospective Studies on Graduate Education

Janet K. Holt

Illinois Association of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting, Naperville, IL, October 18, 2013.  More

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IERC Presentation: Using Longitudinal Research to Guide Policy

Janet Holt and Eric Lichtenberger

College Changes Everything, Tinley Park, IL, July 2013.  More

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IERC Publication: Illinois Policy Inventory on Teaching and Learning (December 2002)

Jennifer B. Presley for the Governor's Council on Educator Quality

In December 2001, the Governor's Council on Educator Quality prepared its first report on teaching and learning in Illinois. It committed to updating the report annually.   More

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IERC Publication: The School Funding Gap: How Illinois Ranks (November 2002)

Jennifer B. Presley and Isis D. Randolph

This report extends the funding gap analysis for K-12 districts that was published by The Education Trust in August 2002.   More

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IERC Presentation: Designing and Implementing “Next Generation” Teacher Evaluation Systems: Lessons Learned from Case Studies of Illinois Districts

Brad White (IERC) and Sue Sporte (University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research)

Eleventh Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium, Champaign, IL, June 13-14, 2013.  More

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IERC Publication: Illinois Policy Inventory on Teaching and Learning (December 2001)

Jennifer B. Presley and Pamela J. Konkol for the Governor's Council on Educator Quality

As one of the partner states with the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future (NCTAF), Illinois formed a teacher quality policy advisory council.   More

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IERC Presentation: Designing and Implementing “Next Generation” Teacher Evaluation Systems: Lessons Learned From Case Studies of Illinois Districts

Bradford White (IERC), Sue Sporte (CCSR), Jen Cowhy (CCSR), and David Stevens (CCSR)

Illinois Association of School Boards, Illini Division Spring Meeting, Charleston, IL, February 28, 2013.  More

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