Informing Writing: The Benefits of Formative Assessment Report/Fact SheetSeptember 15, 2011
Although some progress has been made in improving the writing achievement of students in American schools, most students do not write well enough to meet grade-level demands.
Teacher and Leader Effectiveness in High-Performing Education Systems Report/Fact SheetMarch 16, 2011
This report examines lessons from these high-performing systems that the United States can apply, and provides detailed descriptions of the policies from each system.
Teacher and Leader Effectiveness: Lessons Learned from High-Performing Education Systems Report/Fact SheetMarch 16, 2011
The issue of teacher effectiveness has risen rapidly to the top of the education policy agenda, and the federal government and states are considering bold steps to improve teacher and leader effectiveness.
Transforming High Schools: Performance Systems for Powerful Teaching Report/Fact SheetFebruary 08, 2011
This brief provides several recommendations for federal and state policymakers to support educator development in high schools.
Meeting the Challenge: The Role of School Leaders in Turning Around the Lowest-Performing High Schools Report/Fact SheetJanuary 28, 2011
As the national policy community has coalesced around the priority of graduating all students ready for college and careers, the challenge of improving the lowest-performing high schools serving the most challenged populations remains.
The Linked Learning Approach: Building the Capacity of Teachers to Prepare Students for College and Careers Report/Fact SheetAugust 13, 2010
This report highlights efforts in California to redesign the traditional training options available to high school teachers in an effort to align teacher education with high school reform efforts.
Measuring and Improving the Effectiveness of High School Teachers Report/Fact SheetMarch 25, 2008
Most education reformers agree that effective teaching is defined by improving student learning, but they disagree on how to measure teacher effectiveness and how to use those measurements to improve teaching.
Studies show that college remediation rates are high and college completion rates are low.
Reading for the 21st Century: Adolescent Literacy Teaching and Learning Strategies Report/Fact SheetApril 08, 2007
Literacy is often broadly defined as the ability to read, write, speak, listen, and think critically.
Reading and Writing in the Academic Content Areas Report/Fact SheetJune 01, 2006
For years, the nation’s education policymakers have spotlighted the importance of literacy instruction in grades K–3, where students develop the basic reading skills upon which they will build their future academic success.