Better Tests, Fewer Barriers
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
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.
A Look at the Education Crisis
Report While some schools and districts are making progress, student performance remains shockingly low.
Lessons From State Performance on NAEP
Report A new CAP report shows that standards-based reform helps low-income students.
Investing in Educator Capacity
Report The Race to the Top program largely benefited educators, increased state capacity, redefined the role of state educational agencies, and generated unprecedented collaboration across states and districts.
Smart, Skilled, and Striving
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.
Invisible by Design
Issue Brief Holding states, districts, and schools accountable for improving the performance of all groups of students remains critical to improving the quality of education in America.
Report Staying the course with Common Core-aligned math instruction will afford students not only greater understanding of conceptual mathematics, but also more opportunity in the job market.
A Fresh Look at School Funding
Issue Brief These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.
Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement
Issue Brief Research suggests that school turnaround is possible in the presence of a concerted strategy and comprehensive, dramatic actions.
Improving Data to Better Serve Low-Income Students
The U.S. Department of Education’s recent proposal to collect data on Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates is a step in the right direction, but it needs to be improved.