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Publications

E.g., 2018-12
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.

 

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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.

 

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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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. 

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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.

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Oakland Unified School District Case Study: ACORN Woodland Elementary

Kenneth Montgomery

Kenneth Montgomery uses ACORN's success to highlight the community's role in launching schools and the promise of “re-incubation” for overcoming tremendous challenges.

 

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Oakland Unified School District Case Study: Oakland International High School

Julie Kessler

Julie Kessler explores the successes and challenges of opening a new International High School in Oakland based upon the Internationals model.

 

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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.

 

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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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Oakland Unified School District New Small Schools Initiative: Evaluation

Ash Vasudeva, Linda Darling-Hammond, Stephen Newton, and Kenneth Montgomery

This final report by SRN provides a brief history of Oakland’s small schools initiative, analyzes factors influencing its success, and offers insights about policies and practices that can support continued progress.

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Oakland Unified School District Case Study: EnCompass Academy

Kenneth Montgomery and Diane Friedlaender

Diane Friedlaender and Kenneth Montgomery take a look at EnCompass' unique educational philosophy, which bases the school's culture and instructional program on “four life spirals.” 

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Oakland Unified School District Case Study: The McClymonds Educational Complex: BEST and EXCEL High Schools

Ash Vasudeva

Ash Vasudeva demonstrates the promise and challenges of converting McClymonds High into two small schools that share an existing campus.

 

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Knowing Their Lines: How Social Boundaries Undermine Equity‐based Integration Policies in U.S. and South African Schools

Prudence L. Carter, Jakeya Caruthers, and Jessica Foster

In this paper, Prudence Carter et al. argue that certain educational practices in the United States and South Africa converge to thwart integrationist goals.

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Getting Under the Skin: Using Knowledge about Health Inequities to Spur Action

Susan Eaton and Sara Abiola

Susan Eaton and Sara Abiola translate knowledge from the “social determinants of health” arena to suggest policy and programming changes in disadvantaged communities.

Reforming Teaching: Are We Missing the Boat?

Linda Darling-Hammond and David Haselkorn

Linda Darling-Hammond and David Haselkorn argue that it's essential to transform, not jettison, teacher preparation in the United States.

Articles & Chapters

Cultural Explanations for Racial and Ethnic Stratification in Academic Achievement: A Call for a New and Improved Theory

Prudence L. Carter

Prudence Carter assesses the literature on cultural explanations for ethno-racial differences in K–12 schooling and academic performance.

 

Briefs

Educational Opportunity and Alternative Certification: New Evidence and New Questions

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond reviews a number of recent studies that point to the types of teacher preparation that produce positive outcomes for student learning.

 

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