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Publications

E.g., 2018-01
Books

How to Create the Conditions for Learning

Ann Jaquith

SCOPE Associate Director, Ann Jaquith, PhD, presents a framework for how to understand and build instructional capacity, based on her original research in schools and districts and ideas drawn from the literature on resourcing and social learning.

Articles & Chapters

Educators - How are you managing multiple initiatives and shifting policies?

Elizabeth Leisy Stosich

SCOPE researcher looks at approaches to strengthening educator leadership.

Briefs

International Teacher Policy Study - Country Briefs

Linda Darling Hammond, Dion Burns, Carol Campbell, A. Lin Gooodwin, Karen Hammerness, Ee Ling Low, Ann McIntyre, Mistilina Sato, Kenneth Zeichner

Five policy briefs summarize the identified strategy components used in high-performing countries to ensure all students have high-quality professional teachers.

Briefs

International Teacher Policy Study - Policy Briefs

Linda Darling Hammond, Dion Burns, Carol Campbell, A. Lin Gooodwin, Karen Hammerness, Ee Ling Low, Ann McIntyre, Mistilina Sato, Kenneth Zeichner

Five policy briefs summarize the identified strategy components used in high-performing countries to ensure all students have high-quality professional teachers.

Books

Empowered Educators: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World

Linda Darling-Hammond, Dion Burns, Carol Campbell, A. Lin Goodwin, Karen Hammerness, Ee-Ling Low, Ann McIntyre, Mistilina Sato, Ken Zeichner

An international comparative study of teacher and teaching quality in the world’s top-performing education systems. 

Articles & Chapters

How Do States Integrate Performance Assessments Into Their Systems of Assessment?

Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, Jon D. Snyder, Katherine L. Wilczak

The strategies that 12 states used to integrate performance assessment into state systems of assessment. 

 

Books

The Internal Coherence Framework: Creating the Conditions for Continuous Improvement in Schools

Michelle L. Forman, Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, Candice Bocala, Foreword by Richard F. Elmore

This book presents research-based practices for assessing and developing conditions that support student and adult learning in schools.

 

Articles & Chapters

Joint Inquiry: Teachers’ Collective Learning About the Common Core in High-Poverty Urban Schools

Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, Ira Lit

This article examines the nature of teachers’ collaborative work around common core standards and the conditions that support this work.

 

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Briefs

Privatization or Public Investment in Education?

Frank Adamson

Is the education sector better served by a public investment approach than by a market-based, competition approach?

Tools & Infographics

Six Countries. Two Educational Strategies. One Consistent Conclusion.

Frank Adamson, Schott foundation

"Six Countries. Two Educational Strategies. One Consistent Conclusion” is an infographic from SCOPE and the Schott Foundation. It graphically summarizes the differences in approaches and outcomes between privatization and public investment in education. The infographic is based on research found in the book, Global Education Reform.

Tools & Infographics

Educational Inequities in the New Orleans Charter School System

Frank Adamson, Schott foundation

"Educational Inequities in the New Orleans Charter School System" is an infographic from SCOPE and the Schott Foundation that graphically summarizes the equity impact on students and schools of New Orleans becoming a predominantly charter district after Hurricane Katrina.

Books

Teacher Learning and Leadership, Of, By, and For Teachers

Ann Lieberman, Carol Campbell, Anna Yashkina

A unique partnership between a government education agency and a teachers’ union has positive outcomes for education reform.

 

Reports & Report Series

Student Engagement in Assessments: What Students and Teachers Find Engaging

Soung Bae, Kari Kokka

Guidance for educators, assessment developers, and policymakers on increasing student engagement in performance-based assessments.

 

Articles & Chapters

Building Teacher and School Capacity to Teach to Ambitious Standards in High-Poverty Schools

Elizabeth Leisy Stosich

Details of a district professional development initiative designed to support teachers in meeting the goals of Common Core State Standards.

 

Reports & Report Series

Turning Around Schools: The National Board Certification Process as a School Improvement Strategy

Ann Jaquith, Jon Snyder, Travis Bristol

How the National Board certification process can be used as a school improvement strategy and support enriched teaching.

 

Tools & Infographics

Task Development Guidelines with Engagement Considerations for Item Writers

Soung Bae, Kari Kokka

This tool provides specific guidelines for incorporating Engagement Dimensions and the required Task Features into performance tasks to support students’ ability to create meaning and cognitively invest in the task. Engaging tasks generally incorporate at lease three Engagement Dimensions and must include both Task Features: Clear Purpose and Clear Expectations

Briefs

Engagement Toolkit for Performance Task Writers, Reviewers, and Evaluators

Soung Bae , Kari Kokka

This three-part toolkit is designed to be an aid for creating performance tasks that are engaging to all students of diverse backgrounds.

 

Tools & Infographics

Review Tool with Engagement Considerations for Item Reviewers/Evaluators

Soung Bae, Kari Kokka

The review tool allows reviewers and evaluators to review tasks to ensure that they are created with engagement in mind for all students. In addition to scoring Engagement Dimensions and Task Features, the tool provides guidelines for evaluation and prompts for suggested modifications

Reports & Report Series

Student Engagement: A Framework for On-demand Performance Assessment Tasks

Catherine Taylor, Kari Kokka, Linda Darling-Hammond, Jack Dieckmann, Vivian Santana Pacheco, Susan Sandler, Soung Bae

Engaging students in meaningful applications of their knowledge is a key aspect of both addressing the standards and providing greater access. Not only do the standards emphasize the importance of meaningful engagement in real-world tasks, but evidence shows that engagement is strongly related to student performance on assessment tasks, especially for students who have been typically less advantaged in school settings.

Tools & Infographics

Dimensions of Engagement: Definitions and Ways to Incorporate

Soung Bae, Kari Kokka

This tool defines seven engagement dimensions such as collaboration and self-assessment. It provides suggestions and examples for incorporating each dimension into assessment tasks. For each dimension, the tool provides questions to consider and appended performance tasks as examples

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