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Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’

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.

INTERACTIVE

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Making the Grade

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.

REPORT

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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.

COLUMN

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Looking in All the Wrong Places

Improvements to the Department of Education’s oversight of American colleges have the potential to deter fraud at for-profit education companies, including Corinthian Colleges.

REPORT

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How Much Can High-Quality Universal Pre-K Reduce Achievement Gaps?

Achievement gaps based on race/ethnicity and income start early and persist over time. A national high-quality universal pre-K program could help ensure that all children start kindergarten on equal footing.

REPORT

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Educator Evaluation

Massachusetts presents a novel approach that highly values evaluator judgment and uses test scores only as a check on the system.

REPORT

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Better Tests, Fewer Barriers

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.

REPORT

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Scoring the College Scorecard

Nearly six months after the release of the College Scorecard, the reviews are in, and the consensus is that there is a great deal that’s good about the data in the college selection tool. But there is also significant room for improvement.

REPORT

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How States Are Expanding Apprenticeship

States have been leading the way in developing strategies to prepare more workers for employment through apprenticeship.

ISSUE BRIEF