State Support for School Identification and Improvement Community of Practice Resources

This Community of Practice (CoP) helped participating SEA teams to examine the alignment (or lack of alignment) between their school identification methodology and the systems of support they provide for identified schools. This CoP also aimed to improve the tools, protocols, and technical assistance that SEAs use to support the district and school improvement planning process.

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.