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Reports & Report Series

Centered on Results: Assessing the Impact of Student-Centered Learning

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

A series of studies by Nellie Mae examine how to ensure that all students get an opportunity to reach college and career readiness.


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Social Emotional Learning in High School: How Three Urban High Schools Engage, Educate, and Empower Youth — Full Series

MarYam G. Hamedani, Linda Darling-Hammond, Xinhua Zheng, Brandy P. Quinn, Jacqueline Ancess, Elisabeth Barnett, Jennifer Kim, and Bethany Rogers

A series of reports describe social emotional learning practices at three socioeconomically and racially diverse urban high schools.


Reports & Report Series

Social Emotional Learning in High School: How Three Urban High Schools Engage, Educate, and Empower Youth — Case Studies

Three case studies describe how highly effective schools design, implement, and practice school-wide social emotional learning.



Social Emotional Learning in High School: How Three Urban High Schools Engage, Educate, and Empower Youth — Brief

MarYam G. Hamedani, Linda Darling-Hammond

This brief report highlights findings from SCOPE's study on effective social emotional learning practices at three urban high schools.

Articles & Chapters

Can Value Added Add Value to Teacher Evaluation?

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond debates the benefits and difficulties of using value-added methods to evaluate educators and schools. 


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Accountability and the Federal Role: A Third Way on ESEA

Linda Darling-Hammond, Paul Hill

Amid a highly polarized debate on reauthorizing NCLB, two different school reform "camps" have found common ground on addressing Federal educational accountability policy.

Articles & Chapters

Differentiating PD for Male Teachers of Color

Travis J. Bristol

This article by Travis Bristol describes a professional development approach for male teachers of color.

Reports & Report Series

New Paradigm for Educational Accountability Series

Linda Darling-Hammond, John D. Snyder, Gustavo Fischman

This series on accountability features articles, commentaries, and videos by leading thinkers in business, policy, civil rights, schools, and academia.



Valuing Career and Technical Education

Ann Jaquith and Jamie Johnston

Jaquith and Johnston offer strategies for Linked Learning pathway instructors to integrate core academic and career technical subjects to truly prepare students for college and career



A District Linked Learning Principal Network Grows Leadership Capacity

Ann Jaquith and Jamie Johnston

Jaquith and Johnston identify five lessons for district leaders to support learning among Linked Learning principals.



The Graduate Profile: A District Strategy for the Coherent Alignment of Student Outcomes

Elle Rustique

Elle Rustique describes how a graduate profile can help a Linked Learning district achieve coherence between school practices, district goals, state policies, and national standards.



The District Office as a Site for Work-Based Learning

Ann Jaquith and Jamie Johnston

Jaquith and Johnston show how district and school leaders can help Linked Learning teachers better understand career-relevant knowledge and skills.


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Supporting Continuous Improvement in California’s Education System

Linda Darling-Hammond, David N. Plank

A report from Darling-Hammond and Plank examines key elements of the education accountability system now being enacted by the state.



Performance Assessments: How State Policy Can Advance Assessments for 21st Century Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond, Ace Parsi

Parsi and Darling-Hammond look at how states are changing strategies to better target 21st-century learning skills.


Articles & Chapters

Site-Based Leadership for Improving Instruction

Ann Jaquith

Ann Jaquith describes how leaders can develop instructional capacity to improve teaching and learning


Reports & Report Series

Teaching Around the World: What Can TALIS Tell Us?

Linda Darling-Hammond, Dion Burns

Burns and Darling-Hammond look at how the latest results of the international teacher survey can inform U.S. policy on teaching quality.


Reports & Report Series

Recognizing College and Career Readiness in the California School Accountability System

Soung Bae, Linda Darling-Hammond

Bae and Darling-Hammond describe indicators of college and career readiness that California districts can look to as they develop accountability plans.



How Money Makes a Difference: The Effects of School Finance Reforms on Outcomes for Low Income Students

C. Kirabo Jackson, Rucker Johnson, Claudia Persico

This brief summarizes a full report on the effects of school-finance reform and student outcomes by Jackson, Johnson, and Persico.

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Accountability for College and Career Readiness: Developing a New Paradigm

Linda Darling-Hammond, Gene Wilhoit, Linda Pittenger

Darling-Hammond, Wilhoit, and Pittenger propose a comprehensive and balanced system of accountability for college and career readiness in this report.