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Publications

E.g., 2018-12
Reports & Report Series

Colloquium Provocation Paper: New Ideas on Teacher Education for Achieving Equity in Education

Dennis Sumara, Brent Davis

Dennis Sumara and Brent Davis approach equity from the angle of learning theory, attending to some of the dramatic developments in research and theory that have transformed the playing field of formal education.

 

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Colloquium Provocation Paper: Complexities of Teaching and Implications for Equity

Carol D. Lee

Carol Lee provides an in-depth examination of the practice of teaching, arguing that it is essential to keep sight of what teachers need to know and how they learn across careers.

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Colloquium Speech: Canadian Education Policy

Réjean Parent

In this speech, Parent, President of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec, looks at historic and modern trends in Canadian education policy, and their impact on equity in Canadian schools.

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Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: How Teacher Performance Assessments Can Measure and Improve Teaching

Linda Darling-Hammond

In this report, Linda Darling-Hammond describes teacher performance assessments that are reliable, consistent and powerful and can improve student and teacher learning.

Articles & Chapters

What We Can Learn from Finland’s Successful School Reform

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond on what the United States can learn from Finland's successful school reform. 

 

Assessing a Teacher's Value: Too Unreliable

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond argues that value-added assessments are too unstable a measure for evaluating individual teachers.

 

Briefs

The Secret to Finland’s Success: Educating Teachers

Pasi Sahlberg

In this policy brief, Pasi Sahlberg details the key elements of Finland's successful education system, drawing lessons for reform in the United States.

 

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Professional Development in the United States: Trends and Challenges

Linda Darling-Hammond, Ruth Chung Wei, Alethea Andree, Nikole Richardson, and Stelios Orphanos

Linda Darling-Hammond et al. conduct a state-by-state analysis of progress on teacher professional development in the United States using data from the Schools and Staffing Survey.

Briefs

How High-Achieving Countries Develop Great Teachers

Linda Darling-Hammond, Ruth Chung Wei, and Alethea Andree

In this research brief, Linda Darling-Hammond and colleagues look at how high-achieving countries organize professional learning for teachers to draw a set of policy lessons for the United States.

 

How Does the World Assess Student Learning?

Carol Campbell

In this presentation, Carol Campbell reviews how other nations assess students and explores how U.S. assessment systems could become internationally comparable. 

 

Articles & Chapters

Cultural Flexibility Among Students in Different Racial and Ethnic School Contexts

Prudence L. Carter

An article by Prudence Carter on the impact of school desegregation on intergroup relations from Teachers College Record.

 

Articles & Chapters

Restoring Our Schools

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond discusses the need to move beyond a collection of disparate and shifting reform initiatives in the U.S. to a thoughtful, well-organized and well-supported set of policies.

Standards, Assessments, and Accountability

Lorrie Shepard

In this presentation, Lorrie Shepard addresses the history of standards-based reform and its theory of action; research on teaching-the-test effects; the importance of curricular coherence, and more.

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Student Performance Assessment Series: The Cost of New Higher Quality Assessments

Barry Topol, John Olson, and Edward Roeber

Barry Topol et al. address the costs to states of high-quality assessment systems in comparison to the amount currently being spent, and analyze cost-reduction strategies.

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Student Performance Assessment Series: Through a Looking Glass: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Performance Assessment

Raymond Pecheone and Stuart Kahl

Raymond Pecheone and Stuart Kahl describe efforts by states to use performance assessment in large-scale state accountability systems and highlight promising practices.

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Student Performance Assessment Series: Performance Assessments for English Language Learners

Jamal Abedi

Jamal Abedi discusses how performance assessments can be efficiently used to instruct English language learners.

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Beyond Basic Skills: The Role of Performance Assessment in Achieving 21st Century Standards of Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond, Frank Adamson

Linda Darling-Hammond and Frank Adamson examine experiences with large-scale performance assessment in the United States and abroad.

 

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Student Performance Assessment Series: A New Conceptual Framework for Analyzing the Costs of Performance Assessment

Lawrence Picus, Frank Adamson, Will Montague, and Maggie Owens

Lawrence Picus et al. address the economic costs and benefits of student performance assessments.

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Student Performance Assessment Series: Benchmarking Learning Systems: Student Performance Assessment in International Context

Linda Darling-Hammond, with Laura Wentworth

Linda Darling-Hammond and Laura Wentworth illustrate how other nations integrate curriculum, instruction, and assessment to improve teaching and learning.

 

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Student Performance Assessment Series: Performance Assessment in an Era of Standards-Based Educational Accountability

Brian Stecher

This report by Brian Stecher offers a historical overview that provides alternative perspectives on student testing.

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