Search Results

News

REL Midwest will host a 30-minute documentary screening at Michigan State University on evidence-based practices to support Latino students on their pathway to a postsecondary education. Researchers will discuss instructional practices teachers can use to support Latino students in high school and...

News

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released a resource guide to understanding state and local report cards required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). For the first time ever, states will be required to report funding from federal, state and local sources, and how much money is spent...

News

36 states had governor’s races on November 6, and seven cast ballots for state schools chief on issues like funding, school choice, school safety and ESSA implementation. Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wyoming elected Republican incumbents for Superintendents and Republican Governors in...

News

10 winning teams of "Reimagining the Higher Education Ecosystem Challenge" were announced on November 6. Over 160 proposals were received from educators, students, policymakers, industry leaders, technology developers, and the public with their bold ideas to reimagine what the higher education...

News

Complex and persistent achievement gaps have negatively affected states for decades, with low-income and minority student groups often trailing their higher-income and white and Asian peers in mathematics and reading skills. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) new case study report,...

News

Collaboration between K–12 public school districts and higher education, as well as between education institutions, workforce groups, and community organizations, has the potential to improve college and labor market outcomes for individual students and for local communities. However, improvement...

News

Both ESSA and Perkins V are intended to support the development and maintenance of programs that ensure students and workers acquire the broad range of skills needed to engage successfully in college and careers. However, these laws have traditionally been addressed in isolation. This article...

News

Assessment is useful for informing ongoing teaching and learning when it provides a prospective view of learning in order to answer the question, “What is next for this student?” This insight excerpted from "Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self‑Regulation...

News

States have a responsibility and opportunity to create systems that meaningfully address underperforming schools in order to provide all students with a strong, equitable education. This project is an independent peer review analysis that looks across 17 states to see how states are providing...

News

The California NGSS K–8 Early Implementation Initiative supports eight school districts and two charter management organizations in California in building capacity to implement the NGSS in grades K–8 and make science a core subject. This evaluation report intended for school, state, and district...

News

To what extent, and in what way, should school leaders, civil rights advocates, and policymakers address family culture? Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution identified the “Success Sequence” as a way out of intergenerational poverty, where only 2% of U.S. adults who...

News

Students rarely receive relevant assignments that allow room for student choice, potentially jeopardizing their engagement, according to a new report. The report, published by The Education Trust, a nonprofit advocacy group, analyzed over 6,800 middle school assignments in English/language arts,...

News

The U.S. Department of Education Experimental Sites initiative awards postsecondary-level grants from the Pell program to low-income high school students in dual enrollment programs leading to a credential. In the Experimental Site institutions, incoming dually enrolled students may be eligible to...

News

States had to choose at least one indicator of school quality or student success to consider alongside test scores in gauging school performance. At least five states decided to use the arts—either access to classes or some other indicator—to fulfill this requirement. 

News

For decades, the federal Free and Reduced-Price Lunch (FRL) program run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been used as a proxy to identify economically disadvantaged students. Participation in that program has been limited to students from low-income families, defined as those earning below...

Resource

The Assessment Guide provides several resources for leaders and implementation teams in PreK-12th grade settings who are making decisions about selecting and using measures of student SEL. This includes guidance on how to select an assessment and use student SEL competency data, a catalog from...

News

Jointly developed by the Assessment Work Group and researchers from the RAND Corporation's Assessment Finder project, this report provides school and district leaders and implementation teams with guidance on how to choose and use social and emotional learning (SEL) competency assessments. It also...

News

This report presents the Federal government’s five-year strategic plan for STEM education, based on a vision for a future where all Americans will have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education and the United States will be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment. The...

News

Credit recovery, or the practice of enabling high school students to retrieve credits from courses that they either failed or failed to complete, is at the crossroads of two big trends in education: the desire to move toward “competency based” education and a push to dramatically boost graduation...

Pages