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Lawrence, Nancy; Sanders, Felicia – Research for Action, 2012
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in the development and dissemination of high-quality instructional and formative assessment tools to support teachers' incorporation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their classroom instruction. Lessons from the first generation of standards-based reforms suggest that intense…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Formative Evaluation, Educational Change
Reumann-Moore, Rebecca; Sanders, Felicia; Christman, Jolley Bruce – Research for Action, 2011
In 2010-11, the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) framework was piloted in six districts, a teacher network, and a network of schools. In most cases, school districts applied for and received grants to implement LDC; in others, regional intermediaries served as the grantee and as primary organizer of the work; and, in still others, national…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Principals, Guidelines, Case Studies
Lawrence, Nancy; Sanders, Felicia; Christman, Jolley Bruce; Duffy, Mark – Research for Action, 2011
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in the development and dissemination of high-quality formative assessment tools to support teachers' incorporation of the Core Common State Standards (CCSS) into their classroom instruction. Lessons from the first generation of standards-based reforms suggest that intense attention to high quality…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, Leadership, Alignment (Education)