Concerned with the persistently low academic outcomes and graduation rates of students with disabilities, the federal government a few years back decided to transform the way it worked with states on special education accountability. The new approach, termed “Results-Driven Accountability,” shifted beyond a focus on procedural requirements toward an emphasis on performance. States were charged […]
AERA Data-Driven Decision-Making Special Interest Group Honors Senior Research Scientist Ellen Mandinach
The Certificate of Appreciation acknowledges Mandinach’s many contributions to the Special Interest Group in the form of leadership, ongoing support, guidance, and mentorship.
Spotlight on Education Assessment During Complex Times: Leading Voices Share Perspectives and Resources
What value is there in assessments taken during the pandemic? How can assessment design reflect more diverse groups of students? Read perspectives from WestEd’s assessment experts.
Read about how one state has been developing a longitudinal system to link information “from cradle to career” and help stakeholders take action on this information.
Building State-Level Data Capacity in Arizona to Improve Instructional Services for English Learners
With REL West coaching and support, the Arizona Department of Education is learning to implement new data collection methods and to use reliable data to inform policy and practice.
Karon Klipple, Executive Director of the Carnegie Math Pathways, shares what's been most impactful and where further work is needed in the math pathways movement.
A new data system significantly expands the academic and labor market information available to California community colleges, helping educators understand and improve their students’ employment outcomes. Read the latest R&D Alert Online article to learn more about the LaunchBoard system.
Learn strategies for addressing chronic absence. Thursday, April 26, 11:30am-12:30pm (Pacific Time).
A new edited volume addresses how educator preparation programs can use data to explore critical issues and inform continuous improvements to their programs.