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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.

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What Can PISA Tell Us about U.S. Education Policy?

Linda Darling-Hammond

Darling-Hammond's report shows systematic government investments in high-need schools along with capacity-building that improves the knowledge and skills of educators and the quality of curriculum opportunities are more effective ways of improving overall learning and reducing the achievement gap.


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Using Technology to Support At-Risk Students’ Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond, Molly B. Zielezinski, Shelley Goldman

Darling-Hammond, Zielezinski, & Goldman find that technology can produce significant gains in achievement and engagement, particularly among at-risk students. 



Beyond the Bubble Test: How Performance Assessments Support 21st Century Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond, Frank Adamson

This book, edited by Linda Darling-Hammond and Frank Adamson, synthesizes the latest findings on the costs, benefits, and feasibility of performance assessment.

Tools & Infographics

Student Centered Learning

Diane Friedlaender, Channa Mae Cook-Harvey

Enriching student-centered practices in your school: an interactive tool for teachers and school leaders. Click on the petals and the center of the flower for more information and videos.

How to use this tool

Student-Centered Schools Study

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Student-Centered Schools: Closing the Opportunity Gap

Diane Friedlaender et al. examine the outcomes of student-centered learning with a cross-case analysis of four schools, a technical report, a research and policy brief, and interactive educator's tool.



Handbook of Professional Development in Education

This book, featuring SCOPE associate director Ann Jaquith and SCOPE senior scholar Ann Lieberman, describes effective practices in teacher professional development.

Articles & Chapters

One Piece of the Whole: Teacher Evaluation as Part of a Comprehensive System for Teaching and Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond

This Linda Darling-Hammond article originally appeared in American Educator and describes the need for coherent systems of teacher development and evaluation.


Articles & Chapters

Assessments for Deeper Learning: What's Next and What Will They Cost

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond looks at where we are in the development of a new generation of assessments, and how much they are likely to cost.

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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.