INFORMING WRITING: New Alliance Report Offers Evidence That Classroom-Based Assessments Can Improve Writing Skills of American Students ArticleSeptember 19, 2011
Effective assessments are promising tools to help ensure that students write well enough to meet grade-level demands.
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.
STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: NCEE Report Outlines American Agenda for Education Reform Based on Highest-Performing Nations ArticleMay 31, 2011
After examining the policy agendas of the most successful countries, a new report from the Nation Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) argues that the strategies driving the best-performing education systems in the world are rarely found in the United States.
Engineering Solutions to the National Crisis in Literacy: How to Make Good on the Promise of the Common Core State Standards Report/Fact SheetApril 14, 2011
This brief includes recommendations to leverage improvements in literacy skills from birth through grade twelve by providing systemic approaches, equitable resources, and strong teacher training.
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.
THE LINKED LEARNING APPROACH: A California-Based Reform Model Provides Direction for Transforming Teacher Preparation ArticleSeptember 07, 2010
The traditional training options available to high school teachers need to be redesigned to better align teacher education with current high school reform efforts, according to a new brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
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.