Measure to Learn and Improve (MLI) California Data Partner

Since 2015 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Measure to Learn and Improve (MLI) initiative has examined the implementation of college- and career-ready standards across multiple U.S. states through the RAND Corporation’s annual American Educator Panel (AEP) surveys of teachers and principals. Educators in California and several other MLI states were over-sampled on the AEP to afford state-level representativeness.

WestEd serves as the California Data Partner for the MLI initiative, keeping state policy leaders informed about various aspects of the statewide implementation of the California Academic Standards in English language arts and mathematics through a series of knowledge briefs and presentations summarizing the AEP survey results.

WestEd published a suite of five knowledge briefs derived from the most recent results. Download them below.


What California Educators Are Saying about their Professional Learning and Materials NeedsWhat California Educators Are Saying about their Professional Learning and Materials Needs

This brief summarizes recent survey results related to educators’ reported needs for high-quality instructional materials and professional learning.

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What California Educators Are Saying about Data Use and Continuous ImprovementWhat California Educators Are Saying about Data Use and Continuous Improvement

This brief summarizes recent survey results from California teachers and principals related to peer collaboration, data use, and continuous improvement.

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What California Educators Are Saying about School LeadershipWhat California Educators Are Saying about School Leadership

This brief summarizes recent survey results from California educators related to school site leadership, covering how principals spend their time, teacher leadership, and teachers’ views of their principals.

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Comparing Attitudes and Practices Among California Educators Serving Different Proportions of English Learners

Comparing Attitudes and Practices Among California Educators Serving Different Proportions of English Learners

This brief summarizes similarities and differences in the perceptions of California educators serving differing proportions of English learner students.

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Comparing Attitudes and Practices Among Educators Serving Large Proportions of English Learners in California and Three Other StatesComparing Attitudes and Practices Among Educators Serving Large Proportions of English Learners in California and Three Other States

This brief contrasts the perceptions of California educators who serve a relatively high proportion of English learner (EL) students with the perceptions of educators who are serving a relatively high proportion of EL students in three comparison states.

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