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This website, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides resources and events that highlight promising practices and tools in support of effective STEM education. The information on the website is designed for those involved in K-12 education to take action on creating successful STEM...

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The STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) supports the National Science Foundation's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. One of the main goals of the STELAR website is to synthesize and disseminate ITEST project findings. This supports the research and...

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The Learning Activation Lab is a national research and design group that seeks to learn and demonstrate ways to activate and engage children in learning and innovation in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. The organization defines learning activation as “a state composed of...

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The PEAR Institute (Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency) has created a comprehensive suite of tools that provides information on the quality of students’ science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences and provides a common language around STEM outcomes so...

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This searchable website, created by the PEAR Institute, provides assessment tools for informal science learning. This website allows practitioners, evaluators, researchers, and policy makers with the information to choose appropriate tools for assessing program quality and outcomes for children and...

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The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program Quality Assessment (STEM PQA) is an evaluation tool that examines the quality of instruction and other setting characteristics during STEM offerings. The STEM PQA is a standardized, observation-based measure that provides a score (1, 3,...

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The STEM Immersion Guide is web-based and provides a framework to help educators in Arizona develop STEM programs. “The STEM Immersion Guide contains key design elements that support project-based, interdisciplinary STEM instruction by providing practical tools and information to enable teachers,...

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The Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning conducts research and implements best practices in the area of teaching and learning with technology. The institute's instruments and online data collection systems have been used to gather data from thousands of educators...

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Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) is a professional science organization whose members have direct accountability to the government agencies given the constitutional authority for education. Through their website, CSSS has compiled a list of evaluation tools related to professional...

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Effective science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs depend on many factors, such as program quality, fidelity of implementation at the school and classroom level, and teacher and student attitudes and dispositions. Monitoring these factors related to STEM program...

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Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project helps address the need for effective STEM education through three platforms: (1) curriculum development and dissemination, (2) professional development for teachers and teacher educators, and (3) educational research and evaluation. The EiE website offers...

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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.

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The resource describes classroom-based evidence of English learners' (ELs') language use to complement standardized, large-scale, summative English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessments. The authors explore systems of collecting evidence about EL's classroom-based language uses that can inform...

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This brief accompanies the technical paper, Incorporating English Learner Progress into State Accountability Systems (Goldschmidt & Hakuta, 2017) and provides guidance to state teams about including ELs most effectively in their Title I accountability plan. The technical paper by Goldschmidt...

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This paper identifies key issues and questions for state decision makers to consider and explore with regard to how states should include English learners (ELs) in states' accountability systems under ESSA. The primary audience is anyone in a state agency engaged in making decisions about the state...

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The stated mission of The Working Group on ELL Policy is to bring "a research perspective to developing recommendations, sharing information, and fostering dialogue among educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders about current policy issues affecting English Language Learners." Members of The...

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TESOL's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) resource kit is to support TESOL professionals in understanding how ESSA will affect the field. The resource kit helps educators of ELs understand the essential components of ESSA and provides an overview of the updated law, summaries of the major...

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The purpose of this resource is to inform English learner (EL) advocates and families to understand the opportunities within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that can support a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning for ELs. The analysis presented in the resource can also be used as a...

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) commissioned the Penn Hill Group to develop this resource that should benefit states as they begin implementation of ESSA. "The purpose of this document is to describe the major provisions of the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)...

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This literature review summarizes the theoretical and research literature related to the characteristics of coherent, valid, reliable, and fair assessment systems that are aligned to English language proficiency (ELP) standards and accessible to all English learner (EL) groups. The body of this...

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This collection provides guidance and resources to help educators in states, districts, and schools understand and enact the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as it relates to English learner (EL) students.

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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...

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On June 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education released a brief guide containing questions pertaining to the review of state consolidated plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act. This document provides information on the type of feedback states will receive in regards to submitted...

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The U.S. Department of Education released this letter to inform state and local education agencies that an additional year will be granted to implement per-pupil expenditure information on annual report cards. Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every...

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Achieve released a new brief examining ways in which the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The brief contains analysis of submitted ESSA plans to show the number of different ways states have proposed incorporating STEM...

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This Education Week article reports on the recent results of a English-proficiency test, ACCESS 2.0, and how a planned scoring change impacted the number of students scoring proficient. The article provides specific examples of this impact in Nevada, Maine, and Tennessee.

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This report, produced by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, provides an overview of instructional materials available to support implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). For NGSS to be implemented in a sustainable manner, there need to be high-quality instructional...

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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.

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The Instructional Practice Toolkit and Classroom Videos is a professional learning resource for teachers and teacher educators. There are two instructional practice toolkit modules: one for mathematics and another for English language arts/literacy. Each toolkit module centers around a few sample...

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On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education hosted a webinar to discuss requirements for consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act. In this webinar, the U.S. Department of Education provides insights from states that submitted their state plans during the spring window....

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