April 18, 2017

Research on Giving Effective Feedback to Students

"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.

April 11, 2017

State of High School Graduates

This report by Achieve examined all 50 states’ publicly reported student performance and compared them against college- and career-ready (CCR) indicators. The goal of this report is help to inform which states' K–12 system produces CCR graduates and what state leaders can do to improve the readiness of all students. Readers can select a specific state report, or read the cross-state and methodology reports.

April 4, 2017

New Reviews

EdReports is an independent nonprofit that provides free web-based reviews of instructional materials. It recently released new reviews of English language arts and math instructional materials. Trained educators nationwide analzye the materials, and the published reports have supported district instructional decisions across the nation.

March 30, 2017

NGSS District Implementation Indicators

The NGSS District Implementation Indicators document provides useful measurements to gauge the success of NGSS implementation. This document will be most helpful for district leaders.

March 29, 2017

Alignment in State Plans and State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP)

This one-page tool provides prompts to support state education agencies and their stakeholders to consider how a state's ESSA Plan can help students with disabilities by leveraging the work states have done through their SSIPs.