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Gordon, Dan; Worley, Sean – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2020
State education agencies (SEAs) are working to deliver equitable education opportunities to every student, and that can require a hard look at how the agency is managing capacity, coherence, and equity in pursuit of this work. To build capacity, SEAs are taking stock not only of how they are allocating existing resources but also examining how…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Equal Education, Capacity Building, Resource Allocation
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2020
Any body of research evolves over time. Previous understandings become more nuanced, ideas are supported or rebuked, and, eventually we arrive at a clearer view of the issue. The research on score comparability across computerized devices is no exception. CCSSO [Council of Chief State School Officers] and the Center for Assessment have published…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Scores, Intermode Differences, Influence of Technology
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2020
CCSSO [Council of Chief State School Officers] recently convened a wide range of stakeholders through the Certification and Licensure Collective (CLC) to support states to improve certification and licensure systems, including initial licensure, renewal, and reciprocity or teacher mobility. Educator micro-credentials are a critical part of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Credentials, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Teacher Competencies
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The primary mechanism for ensuring students with disabilities receive the right educational content and rigor at the right moment in their education is the individualized education program (IEP). This document, "Ensuring an Equitable Opportunity: Providing a High-Quality Education for Students with Disabilities," details policy and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Council of Chief State School Officers' (CCSSO's) commitment to equity is rooted in the belief that all students--across race, ethnicity, gender, language, disability, sexual orientation, or family background or income--deserve an education that prepares them for success in college, careers, and life. One of the actions that state education…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Equal Education
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
American public education policy and practice has long focused on what can be done to meet the academic needs of all students during the school day. Today, more families and students are facing challenges outside of school that affect student academic performance in classrooms. Challenges such as homelessness, food security, mental health and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Needs, Hunger, Wellness
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
In 2019, 46 states and territories are implementing Preschool Development Grants (PDGs), which will support states to do five broadly defined activities: 1. A Birth to Five Needs Assessment 2. A Birth to Five Strategic Plan 3. Maximizing Parent Knowledge and Choice 4. Sharing Best Practices 5. Improving Overall Quality. This brief starts by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Preschool Education
Keng, Leslie; DePascale, Charlie – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The statement "The only thing that is constant is change" is an apt description of state accountability systems over the past few years. With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), many states have significantly refined their existing school accountability systems or completely redesigned new systems in recent years. The…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, State Programs, Educational Assessment
Holahan, Cathy; Batey, Brooklyn – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
Education practitioners, researchers, and policymakers are increasingly focusing on social and emotional learning and development and positive school climates as essential factors to establish equitable learning environments in which all young people can thrive. The purpose of this guide is to assist states and districts in making decisions about…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Social Development, Emotional Development, Surveys
Riley, Derek L.; Meredith, Julie; Butler, Alisha N. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
States across the country are urgently building and initiating systems to improve schools, including those identified as low-performing under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). With their state ESSA plans approved by the U.S. Department of Education in 2017-2018, state education agencies (SEAs) are moving forward to carry out the vision,…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Government Role, Program Implementation, Educational Improvement
Figueras-Daniel, Alexandra – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
This guide aims to support state education agencies and early education partners develop coherent, research-based policy by guiding thinking, discussion, data collection, and gap analyses of current practices and policies that can lead to more intentional decision making relative to young Dual Language Learners (DLL) and English Learners (EL).…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Educational Objectives
August, D.; Blackburn, T. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, recognizes the important role educators play in improving education outcomes for students of color and students from low-income families--groups that historically have included large numbers of English learners (ELs). ESSA requires state…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Observation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
In July 2018, the Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (PL 115-224), a measure to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (the Perkins Act). The reauthorized statute, known as "Perkins V," gives states added…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Vocational Education, Technical Education
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
States across the country have begun to take strides to implement policies that support a new, student-centered vision for learning, several of which are highlighted in this resource. However, we recognize that many states still need additional supports and resources to enable all communities to realize the promise of student-centered learning.…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Government Role, Student Centered Learning, Equal Education
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
For more than 30 years, Medicaid has played a key role in paying for school health services. As the source of health insurance for 40 percent of children across the country, Medicaid helps ensure low-income children receive healthcare they need to be healthy and ready to learn. Today, new opportunities exist to enhance the role that Medicaid plays…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Health Insurance, Federal Programs, Low Income Students
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