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.

Reshaping rural schools in the Northwest Region: Lessons from federal School Improvement Grant implementation

This report provides lessons learned from a study on rural SIG implementation. The study upon which this report is based examined the extent to which rural schools across the nation implemented the transformation model, the challenges they experienced, and the technical assistance they received. This report provides information about rural schools using the transformation model.