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Reports & Report Series

Closing the Social-Class Achievement Gap

Nicole M. Stephens, MarYam G. Hamedani, Mesmin Destin

Stephens, Hamedani, and Destin found that a difference-education intervention improves the college transition for all students on numerous psychosocial outcomes.


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Developing a Performance Assessment System From the Ground Up: Lessons Learned From Three Linked Learning Pathways

Ann Jaquith, Daisy Martin, Jamie Johnston

Jaquith et al. developed this guide for teachers, principals, and administrators from the Linked Learning field for developing a performance assessment system.

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Learning by Heart: The Power of Social-Emotional Learning in Secondary Schools

Barbara Cervone, Kathleen Cushman

WKCD's five case studies document the power of social and emotional learning, and its connections to deeper learning, in five diverse American high schools. 


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Student-Centered Schools: Closing the Opportunity Gap case studies

Diane Friedlaender

Four case studies look at California schools effectively using student-centered learning models.



Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Communities

In this book, contributors help readers understand what it takes to establish and maintain professional learning communities that increase educator effectiveness.


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Excellent Teachers for Each and Every Child: A Guide for State Policy

This state policy guide offers a solutions-oriented roadmap for lawmakers and advocates on teaching quality with sample policy and models of success.

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Creating Systems of Assessment for Deeper Learning

David T. Conley, Linda Darling-Hammond

This report by Conley and Darling-Hammond provides guidance on how states can develop coherent, strategic systems of assessment to prepare students for college and 21st century careers.

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Elementary Schools for Equity: Policies and Practices that Help Close the Opportunity Gap

Laura Wentworth, Julie Kessler, Linda Darling-Hammond

This report presents case studies of four schools commissioned by SFUSD to help school and district leaders understand closing the achievement gap.


Articles & Chapters

Instructional Capacity

Ann Jaquith

SCOPE Associate Director Ann Jaquith discusses instructional capacity and teacher collaboration in an article for Educational Leadership.



Reliability and Validity of Inferences About Teachers Based on Student Test Scores

Edward Haertel

Stanford professor Edward Haertel discusses the reliability and validity of teacher value-added scores and whether they measure what they purport to measure.



Leading Educational Change

Edited by Helen Janc Malone

Leading Educational Change is comprised of 25 short articles on system-wide reform and addresses issues in 15 different countries.



Teacher Learning Through Assessment

Linda Darling-Hammond, Beverly Falk

This report from Darling-Hammond and Falk describes teacher learning through involvement with student assessments in the United States and around the world.



Student Assessments That Work

Linda Darling-Hammond

Darling-Hammond looks at the evolving conversations on student assessment and the high stakes of adequately preparing our students for a complex world.



Preparing 21st Century Citizens: The Role of Work-Based Learning in Linked Learning

M. Felicity Rogers-Chapman, Linda Darling-Hammond

This brief describes how Linked Learning schools can create education programs blending real-world problems with skills to succeed in college and the workforce. 


The Linked Learning Advantage: Using Linked Learning to Implement the Common Core State Standards

Elle Rustique (SCOPE), Brad Stam (ConnectEd)

This brief looks at the ways in which Linked Learning both connects with and can facilitate the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.


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Linked Learning in California: High School Transformation In Three Districts

This cross-case analysis draws upon case studies that examine how the California Linked Learning District Initiative has played out in the Pasadena, Porterville, and Sacramento City Unified School Districts.


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Criteria for High-Quality Assessment

Linda Darling-Hammond, Joan Herman, James Pellegrino, Jamal Abedi, J. Lawrence Aber, Eva Baker, Randy Bennett, Edmund Gordon, Edward Haertel, Kenji Hakuta, Andrew Ho, Robert Lee Linn, P. David Pearson...

A team of leading education researchers provide a set of criteria for assessment developers, policymakers, and educators to use to create high-quality student assessments.



Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Prudence L. Carter, Kevin G. Welner

Prudence Carter and Kevin Welner bring together leading education experts to discuss policy and reform efforts that tackle the inequality of learning opportunities in U.S. schools.


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Teacher Learning & Leadership Program: Research Report

Carol Campbell, Ann Lieberman, Anna Yashkina

Campbell, Lieberman, and Yashkina look at the value and goals of the Teacher Learning and Leadership Program in Ontario, Canada, and ask what lessons can be learned so far.



Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: What Really Matters for Effectiveness and Improvement

Linda Darling-Hammond

Darling-Hammond's new book makes a compelling case for a research-based approach to teacher evaluation that supports collaborative models of teacher planning and learning.