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Publications

E.g., 2020-08
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.

Reports & Report Series

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.

Reports & Report Series

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.

 

Reports & Report Series

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.

Reports & Report Series

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.

 

Reports & Report Series

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.

Reports & Report Series

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

Linda Darling-Hammond and Frank Adamson

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

 

Reports & Report Series

Student Performance Assessment Series: Performance Assessment: The State of the Art

Suzanne Lane

Suzanne Lane discusses the use of assessments in other educational systems, their impact on student reasoning skills, and evidence that supports their use.

 

Reports & Report Series

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.

Reports & Report Series

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.

Briefs

Distributive Leadership in District Reform: A Model for Taking Linked Learning to Scale

School Redesign Network

This brief describes distributive leadership, shares an example of a California district using this practice to implement reform, surfaces potential challenges, and offers questions to consider.

Books

The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond's new book develops a clear and coherent set of policies that can be used to create high-quality and equitable schools.

 

Reports & Report Series

Using Student Achievement Test Scores as Evidence of External Validity for Indicators of Teacher Quality

Mark Wilson, P. J. Hallam, Ray Pecheone, and Pamela Moss

Mark Wilson et al. examine the effectiveness of two teacher assessment systems:  Connecticut's BEST program and ETS' Praxis series.

 

Reports & Report Series

A Quality Teacher in Every Classroom: An Evaluation System that Works for California

Sandra Dean

In this report, Sandra Dean and colleagues examine teacher evaluation practices in California and offer seven recommendations for improving the system.

 

Reports & Report Series

How Do California School Districts Get Ready for Multiple Pathways? A Synthesis of Planning Challenges

School Redesign Network

This brief SRN report focuses on a reform effort taking place in ten school districts in California that are planning a comprehensive system of multiple pathways in high schools. 

Reports & Report Series

Second-Class Integration: A Historical Perspective for a Contemporary Agenda

Vanessa Siddle Walker

Vanessa Siddle Walker invokes the voices of black educators who challenged the diluted and failed vision for an integrated South after 1954's Brown v. Board of Education.

Reports & Report Series

Oakland Unified School District Case Study: Elmhurst Community Prep

Diane Friedlaender and Kenneth Montgomery

Diane Friedlaender and Kenneth Montgomery use the turnaround of Elmhurst Community Prep to illustrate small school reform strategy.

 

Reports & Report Series

Oakland Unified School District Case Study: ASCEND

Diane Friedlaender

Diane Friedlaender follows ASCEND’s development over time and shows how the school has refined its original design to strengthen its instructional program.

 

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