Leveraging Evidence-Based Practices for Local School Improvement

Evidence-based practices (EBPs) – which include activities, strategies, and interventions – are “derived from or informed by objective evidence—most commonly, educational research or metrics of school, teacher, and student performance." This online resource is designed to help districts identify EBPs within each of these categories as part of ESEA implementation.

Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act Toward a Coherent, Aligned Assessment System

How can state and district leaders use the new ESSA framework to transition to a clearer, simpler, and more intentional system where tests offer valuable, natural opportunities for students to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the course of the year? This report attempts to answer these questions and provide a roadmap for school and district leaders to create stronger systems of teaching and learning where tests are one important and useful component.