This policy brief from Higher Ed for Higher Standards, in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers and other organizations, describes four main areas in which higher education leaders can partner with their K-12 colleagues to support students' success in college and careers.
The Every Student Succeeds Act specifies that states create report cards that are easy for parents and the public to access and understand. This tool provides a 12-month, step-by-step timeline and guide outlining a process for states to develop a next-generation report card. This guide was co-created by the Council for Chief State School Officers, Collaborative Communications Group, Data Quality Campaign, ExcelinEd, Learning Heroes and National PTA.
EdReports.org, a non-profit organization that reviews instructional textbooks with analysis of their alignment with standards, recently release 12 new grade/course-level math reports.
"Key Takeaways: State Accountability Plans Under ESSA" provides an overview of the 13 plans submitted by 12 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to the overview of all state plans, readers can download more detailed versions of each plan.
"Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems" is a news article that synthesizes guidance from education researchers regarding when to provide feedback, the characteristics of effective feedback, and issues of equity in giving feedback to students. Readers can also view embedded video clips that feature two of the researchers.