Five policy briefs summarize the identified strategy components used in high-performing countries to ensure all students have high-quality professional teachers.
An international comparative study of teacher and teaching quality in the world’s top-performing education systems.
The strategies that 12 states used to integrate performance assessment into state systems of assessment.
This book presents research-based practices for assessing and developing conditions that support student and adult learning in schools.
This article examines the nature of teachers’ collaborative work around common core standards and the conditions that support this work.
"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.
"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.
Guidance for educators, assessment developers, and policymakers on increasing student engagement in performance-based assessments.
Details of a district professional development initiative designed to support teachers in meeting the goals of Common Core State Standards.
How the National Board certification process can be used as a school improvement strategy and support enriched teaching.
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
This three-part toolkit is designed to be an aid for creating performance tasks that are engaging to all students of diverse backgrounds.
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
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.
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
Research on student motivation and performance on mathematical tasks relevant to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
This literature review focuses on promoting positive outcomes of student technology use and digital learning experiences.
This series examines a developmental-interaction approach that places learning at the fore of the teacher’s consciousness.