September 28, 2017

National Support for Standards and Assessments, According to Recent Polls

National polls administered by Education Next and PDK found that academic standards and testing are supported across the nation. Graphs and summaries of the findings are included.

July 31, 2017

Achieve's Report on State Transparency on College and Career Readiness

Achieve has released a new set of reports that evaluate states on their transparency in reporting on eight different indicators of college and career readiness. Achieve's staff rated each state on the eight indicators to produce an overall score on transparency.

July 6, 2017

SREB Insights: Compare and Understand State Policy and Practice

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has created an interactive page to explore the policies that 16 states have adopted to help students become college and career ready. The four topics are high school to college and careers, professional learning, educator effectiveness, and instructional materials.

June 29, 2017

PEEC for NGSS Instructional Materials Design

Achieve recently released PEEC, the Primary Evaluation of Essential Criteria, which helps educators evaluate NGSS instructional materials. The PEEC also helps curriculum developers to create science materials that reflect NGSS practices.

June 23, 2017

Connecting Curriculum and Professional Learning in Schools

This paper from the Aspen Institute is a resource for state and district leaders looking to improve instructional outcomes for students by improving teacher development in their schools. The paper reviews research, provides examples of innovative state practices, and offers recommendations.