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.
In this presentation, Carol Campbell reviews how other nations assess students and explores how U.S. assessment systems could become internationally comparable.Â
An article by Prudence Carter on the impact of schoolÂ desegregation on intergroup relations from Teachers College Record.
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.
In this presentation, Lorrie ShepardÂ 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.
This report by Brian Stecher offers a historical overview that provides alternative perspectives on student testing.
Linda Darling-Hammond and Frank Adamson examineÂ experiences with large-scale performance assessment in the United States and abroad.
Suzanne Lane discusses the use of assessments in other educational systems, their impact on student reasoning skills, and evidence that supports their use.
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.
Raymond Pecheone and Stuart Kahl describe efforts by states to use performance assessment in large-scale state accountability systems and highlight promising practices.
Jamal AbediÂ discusses how performance assessments can be efficiently used to instruct English language learners.
Linda Darling-Hammond and Frank Adamson examine experiences with large-scale performance assessment in the United States and abroad.
Lawrence Picus et al. address the economic costs and benefits of student performance assessments.
Linda Darling-Hammond and Laura WentworthÂ illustrate how other nations integrate curriculum, instruction, and assessment to improve teaching and learning.
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.
Mark Wilson et al. examine the effectiveness of two teacher assessment systems:Â Connecticut's BEST program and ETS' Praxis series.
In this report, Sandra Dean and colleagues examine teacher evaluation practices in California and offer seven recommendations for improving the system.
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.
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.Â
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.