Defining and Measuring Student-Centered Outcomes
Report • October 2018
A review of the outcomes that researchers and communities identify as important for student success—and possible strategies for measuring them. Plus, a vision and next steps for educators and policymakers wanting to move forward.
A History of Minnesota’s Tiered Teacher Licensure System
Memo • August 2018
This brief provides a historical overview of the impetus for Minnesota’s change to a four-tiered teacher licensure system, as well as the transition to the new system. This is a living document that EE will update as needed.
Summaries of States’ ESSA School Quality/Student Success Measures
Memo • June 2018
The School Quality or Student Success (SQ/SS) indicator was one of the most talked about decisions that fell to the states in drafting their new ESSA accountability plans. This memo summarizes the chosen SQ/SS measures for each state.
Teacher-Powered School Site Visit Guide
Guide • May 2018
Visiting another school and spending time talking with their team is one of the best ways to understand the power of shared leadership. We want to ensure the time and money you spend visiting a school is well used. This guide is designed to help your team get the most out of your visit.
Summaries of States’ ESSA Accountability Plans
Memo • April 2017
On April 3, 2017, fourteen states and D.C. submitted their draft ESSA state accountability plans. This memo contains one-page summaries of each state’s plan, focusing on four primary areas or “big decisions” that ESSA requires each state to address.
The Split Screen Strategy: How to Turn Education Into a Self-Improving System
Book • September 2015
For three decades now, the course of action has been to accept the system as it stands and to push its schools and teachers to deliver ‘better performance’. Perhaps not surprisingly, that effort to get an inert system to do-better has not proved an outstanding success. The theory of action should instead be to turn public education into a self-improving system.