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Better Evidence, Better Choices, Better Schools

book_alt2 icon Report This report outlines eight key ways that states can help school districts make decisions based on evidence and improve their lowest-performing schools.

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Reading, Writing, and the Common Core State Standards

book_alt2 icon Report Under the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, students are learning to dissect, analyze, and comprehend the type of complex reading they will encounter in college and the workplace.

TeachStrong Policy Proposal: Residency and Induction

This is one of nine TeachStrong policy proposals designed to modernize and elevate the teaching profession. The fifth principle focuses on the need to provide support for new teachers through residency and induction programs.

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Making the Grade

book_alt2 icon Report State accountability systems vary in complexity, and while the majority of states have surpassed the requirements of No Child Left Behind, nearly all states will need to make adjustments to comply fully with the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’

cursor icon Interactive Learn about next-generation school accountability systems and explore which indicators states currently use to hold schools accountable. This report is designed to help states as they build new systems to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to consider a broader range of measures for student and school success.

TeachStrong Policy Proposal: Licensure

This is the third of nine TeachStrong policy proposals designed to modernize and elevate the teaching profession. The third principle focuses on the need to raise the bar for teacher licensure.

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Better Tests, Fewer Barriers

book_alt2 icon Report New assessments aligned to college- and career-ready standards are a step forward in accessibility and accommodation features for students with disabilities and English language learners.


Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act

book_alt2 icon Report States have an opportunity to use the new flexibility embedded in ESSA to develop stronger testing systems without the pressure of NCLB’s exclusive focus on summative tests.

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A Look at the Education Crisis

book_alt2 icon Report While some schools and districts are making progress, student performance remains shockingly low.

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Smart, Skilled, and Striving

book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report outlines a vision for how to elevate and modernize the teaching profession so that every student is taught by great teachers.

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The Case for Federal Higher Education Affordability Standards

book_alt2 icon Report The health care and housing sectors can teach us about rethinking college affordability.

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