This case study provides superintendents, principals, and teachers with information on how three school systems have used an assessment developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)—the OECD Test for Schools—to monitor students’ academic outcomes and inform shifts in policy and teacher practice to meet students’ learning needs.
One Year Later: Can State Equity Plans Improve Access to Great Teaching? Report/Fact SheetMay 26, 2016
This report is based on an analysis of the teacher equity plans that states submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in summer 2015. It provides an overview of the gaps states identified in students’ access to high-quality teaching, examines the root causes for these gaps, and highlights promising approaches for eliminating them.
On the Path to Equity: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers Report/Fact SheetJuly 17, 2014
Roughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year—attrition that costs the United States up to $2.2 billion annually. This high turnover rate disproportionately affects high-poverty schools and seriously compromises the nation’s capacity to ensure that all students have access to skilled teaching.
Leading In and Beyond the Library Report/Fact SheetJanuary 28, 2014
This report explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the evolving role of librarians and libraries as facilitators of content creation, personalized learning, and professional development.
Cajon Valley Union School District: Changing the Culture of Learning to Empower Students Report/Fact SheetMay 30, 2013
This interactive video profile shows how Cajon Valley Union School District in California has paired digital learning with increased support for teachers and students to improve student outcomes, including tremendous improvement in student achievement, behavior, and engagement. This profile is the second in a series of interactive video profiles demonstrating how leading school districts use digital learning to improve teaching and learning
Critical Challenges Infographic Report/Fact SheetNovember 15, 2012
Is your district considering the use of digital learning in its schools? If so, download this infographic on why you should make a plan that addresses your district’s specific challenges and learning goals before you make a purchase.
The Nation’s Schools Are Stepping Up to Higher Standards Report/Fact SheetNovember 15, 2012
This report identifies four key challenges that public school district leaders must systemically address in the next two years and outlines the essential elements for developing a comprehensive digital strategy.