Report Cards Community of Practice Summary

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Report Cards

CoP Description: Since 2016, state educational agencies (SEAs) have implemented several changes to their state report cards in conjunction with their approved Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) consolidated state plans. They have incorporated new required data elements and sought to ensure that report cards clearly communicate complex data to various internal and external stakeholders.

Root Cause Analysis Community of Practice Summary

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Root Cause Analysis

CoP Description:  The Root Cause Analysis Community of Practice (CoP) explored the purpose, methodology, and application of root cause analysis in identifying effective evidence-based practices for supporting comprehensive support and improvement (CSI) and targeted support and improvement (TSI) schools. The CoP also looked at how root cause analysis fits within these schools’ continuous improvement cycle.

Leveraging Education Data Systems for Continuous Improvement

Many states are now using new or updated approaches to data collection and reporting. Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), new reporting requirements may lead states to collect new types of data or report previously collected data in new ways. This matrix outlines the six essential components of high-quality data systems for SEAs.

Differentiated Systems of Support for Rural Agencies Community of Practice Resources

Community of Practice: Differentiated Systems of Support for Rural Agencies

CoP Summary: This Differentiated Systems of Support for Rural Agencies community of practice (CoP) helped participating state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) learn and share about promising practices for supporting rural school districts. During the seven-month timespan of this CoP, participating members from 10 states engaged with State Support Network subject matter experts in six learning cycles.

Data Systems Community of Practice Resources

Community of Practice: Data Systems

CoP Summary: Many state educational agencies (SEAs) have begun to move beyond collecting and reporting data for mainly compliance purposes to recognizing the value and utility of cross-sector, longitudinal data for continuous improvement and educational equity. National efforts supporting SEAs to make this shift began in earnest in 2005 and, most recently, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) endorses such an approach.