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Operational Best Practices for Statewide Large-Scale Assessment Programs 2013 Edition

In June 2006, the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) began discussions to identify and publi...

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards

A frequently asked questions document on the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards

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Partnership for Next Generation Learning Overview

Over the past two years, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has been engaged in an intensive effort to chart a course to transform ou...

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State Policy Implications of the Model Core Teaching Standards

This paper is a companion to the Model Core Teaching Standards, outlining key considerations, recommendations, and cautions for using the core teachi...

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ELDA Brochure

A brochure for the ELDA product.

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Policy Statement on ESEA Reauthorization

This policy statement presents a vision for a “new deal” to guide reauthorization of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA). States must con...

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Determining Adequate Yearly Progress in a State Performance or Proficiency Index Model

The purpose of this paper is to present an overview regarding how several states use a performance or proficiency index in their determination of ade...

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TRANSFORMING EDUCATION: Delivering on Our Promise to Every Child

It is imperative that we transform the national education agenda so that each and every child may succeed. CCSSO, has worked in collaboration with me...

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Alignment and the States: Three Approaches to Aligning the National Assessment of Educational Progress with State Assessments, Other Assessments, and Standards

This report will help states understand three alignment approaches: the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Education Statistics Servi...

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Key State Education Policies on PK-12 Education: 2008

This CCSSO report informs policymakers and educators about the current status of key education policies across the 50 states that define and shape el...

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Effects of Teacher Professional Development Gains in Student Achievement: How Meta Analysis Provides Evidence Useful to Education Leaders

CCSSO was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a meta analysis study with the goal of providing state and local education ...

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Lessons Learned: Implementing and Improving Comprehensive and Balanced Learning and Assessment Systems in High School - A Report for State Education Leaders - Final Report from the Delaware Enhanced Assessment Grant

The Delaware Enhanced Assessment Grant project was funded by the U.S. Department of Education as an initiative to assist 10 state departments of educ...

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Learning About Assessment: Evaluation of a Ten-State Effort to Build Assessment Capacity in High Schools

In 2006, the State of Delaware and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) partnered with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education ...

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Guide to United States Department of Education Growth Model Pilot Program 2005-2008

This report summarizes the U.S. Department of Education growth model pilot program from its inception through the conclusion of the pilot period when...

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Learning About Assessment: An Evaluation of a Ten-State Effort to Build Assessment Capacity in High Schools

In 2006, the State of Delaware and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) partnered with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education ...

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Implementer’s Guide to Growth Models

This document discusses the theoretical and practical issues states will face as they design andimplement statewide achievement growth models to be u...

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Educational Leadership Policy Standards: ISLLC 2008 as Adopted by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration

This document represents the latest set of high-level policy standards for education leadership. It provides guidance to state policymakers as they w...

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Does Teacher Professional Development Have Effects on Teaching and Learning? Analysis of Evaluation Findings from Programs for Mathematics and Science Teachers in 14 States

CCSSO conducted a study of teacher professional development programs in mathematics and science through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Key Elements for Educational Accountability Models

The purpose of this report is to summarize the work that had been done prior to 2008 on develop­ing a set of standards for a good/valid accountabilit...

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Quality Assurance Practices Associated with Producing Cohort Graduation Rates

This paper is the second in a series exploring methods of implementing quality assurance practices in statewide accountability systems and focuses on...

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Validity Threats: Detection and Control Practices for State and Local Education Officials

The passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) required all states to implement or revise accountability and reporting systems using a se...

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Summer Learning Opportunities in High-Poverty Schools

report highlights five effective summer learning programs, based in high-poverty schools, that have contributed to improved student achievement.

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Policy Statement on School Health

The education community must look beyond standards setting and systems of accountability and join with public- and private sector mental health, heal...

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Surveys of Enacted Curriculum: Content & Instruction In Focus

Information about the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum process and benefits

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Performance Expectations and Indicators for Education Leaders for Education Leaders

The Performance Expectations and Indicators for Education Leaders were developed by members of SCEL and funded by their state participation fees. We ...

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  • State Policy Implications of the Model Core Teaching Standards

    This paper is a companion to the Model Core Teaching Standards, outlining key considerations, recommendations, and cautions for using the core teaching standards to create a supportive state policy infrastructure that leads to improved student outcomes.