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.
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: 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.
Call for Action: Transforming Teaching and Learning to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers Report/Fact SheetAugust 12, 2010
The need for new forms of schooling with a learner-centered focus underlies the urgency to retool and enhance the systems that are used to leverage improvements in teaching and learning.
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction Report/Fact SheetNovember 03, 2009
It is well established that teacher quality is one of the most significant school influences on student achievement.
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.