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District Readiness to Support School Turnaround: A Guide for State Education Agencies and Districts, 2nd Edition
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District Readiness to Support School Turnaround: A Guide for State Education Agencies and...

This updated document guides state education agencies and districts in assessing a district’s readiness to support school turnaround initiatives.
Education Budget Strategies for Challenging Times: How California School Districts Are Addressing the Silent Recession
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Education Budget Strategies for Challenging Times: How California School Districts Are Addressing...

This paper describes how districts throughout California are addressing these financial challenges. The paper draws from research literature and interviews with business leaders from school ...
English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives
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English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives (Consensus Study...

This book examines the research on English language learners' learning, teaching, and assessment in STEM subjects, and provides guidelines on how to improve learning outcomes in STEM for these ...

Standards, Assessment, & Accountability

Designing a Comprehensive Assessment System
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Designing a Comprehensive Assessment System

What does it take to create a balanced and aligned comprehensive assessment system? This paper identifies strategies for states, districts, and schools.
Cover Making the Most of Performance Tasks: Building Educator Assessment Literacy in Oregon in Summative Assessment
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Making the Most of Performance Tasks in Summative Assessment: Building Educator Assessment Literacy...

When teachers are given time and training to dig into the Smarter Balanced assessment, they begin to see new ways to help their students learn.
Cover Review of State Accountability Systems That Include a Student Growth Indicator
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Review of State Accountability Systems That Include a Student Growth Indicator

Learn how states are incorporating student growth measures into their accountability systems.