Choose one of the topics that was covered in this week’s chapter. Find a current research study or article about a research study from the past year that is relevant to the topic. The Strayer library is a good place to start: research.strayer.edu.
Post the link to your research.
Describe how that research is applicable to today’s classroom in the school district where you live.
Are there aspects of the research that would be difficult or impossible to implement from a practicality standpoint?
State why or why not.
Respond to at least one of your fellow classmates.
What political factors are present today that would help and hinder this research from being implemented into practice?
State one helpful political factor and one political factor that would be a hinderance.
Identify if each factor is at the state, local, or federal level and the one that would be the most influential, either positively or negatively.
Support your answer with at least one quality resource.
The NCLB act was replaced with the ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act) in 2015, meant to correct the errors in the previous No Child Left Behind act in hopes to renew opportunities to shape school reform (Parkay et al., 2010). ESSA demands rigorous coursework, assessments and or evaluations to cause learning opportunities from all learners. This is especially beneficial for teachers who now have the freedom to create objectives to help bridge achievement gaps and address ELL (English Language Learner) student’s cultural needs. My research shows how implementing students cultural, history and or native language into a lesson helps strengthen student’s ability to learn (Callahan et al., 2017). The research explains how evidence-based interventions are used to address any inequities. For English Language Learners (ELL) at the secondary level, a critical measure of opportunity to learn is access to and completion of rigorous, college preparatory coursework. Since all students learn differently, it may be difficult to implement from my standpoint (Callahan et al., 2017). The outcomes could reflect no improvement for ELL students if they still are having issues comprehending the lesson taught.
As of 2017, President Trump has put a pause on Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) and many other of President Obama’s administration’s proposed accountability rules. Democratic entering the house is one significant factor because they will improve situations that the educational system is facing with the hold on the ESSA. One political factor that would hinder the ESSA is political leaders like our President that at times are clueless to what is essential and not relevant. On a federal level, the ESSA was used to measure school accountability if they want to continue to receive federal funding. State and local officials, having spent half a century under heavy-handed laws and education departments, have understandably come to expect and perhaps to welcome being told what to by Washington, reducing their own need to take risks or make controversial decisions (Wright, 2017).
Callhan, R. M., & Hopkins, M. (2017). Policy Brief: Using ESSA to Improve Secondary English Learners’ Opportunities to Learn Through Course Taking. Journal of School Leadership, 27(5), 755–766.Retrieved from http://libdatab.strayer.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? rect=true&db=eue&AN=127933724&site=eds-live&scope=site
Wright, B. L. (2017). Trump and Congress will repeal Obama’s ESSA rules: Why that matters and what should follow. Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 3.
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