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Hakuta, Kenji; Pompa, Delia – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, state teams have been preparing their state plans aligned with ESSA for submission in April or September 2017 to the U.S. Department of Education. Because ESSA lands much of the decision-making and responsibility in education at the state and local levels, state education leaders…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, State Programs, Accountability, Educational Legislation
Goldschmidt, Pete; Hakuta, Kenji – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) proposes changes in how states include the nation's growing population of English Learners (ELs) into the accountability system. The purpose of this paper is to identify key issues and questions that might be considered and explored by state decision makers in this area. Our primary audience is anyone in a…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards (hereafter CCSS) contains a review of the research stressing the importance of being able to read complex text for success in college and career. The research shows that while the complexity of reading demands for college, career, and citizenship have held steady or risen over the past half century,…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, English Instruction, Language Arts, Literacy
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Every student deserves an education that prepares him or her for lifelong learning, success in the world of work, and participation in representative government. Unfortunately, far too many students are not receiving the high-quality educational experiences needed to help them reach these goals. Meaningful progress toward equity in education does…
Descriptors: Equal Education, State Agencies, State Boards of Education, Administrators
Stark, Deborah Roderick – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2016
With the achievement gap beginning to manifest in children as young as nine months, and 90 percent of brain development occurring during the first five years of life, chiefs are committed to expanding and upgrading early childhood programs and strengthening early elementary teaching and learning to provide equal educational opportunities for every…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, State Officials
Twyman, Janet; Redding, Sam – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2015
This publication and its companion, "Personal Competencies/Personalized Learning: Lesson Plan Reflection Guide," were created in response to a request for further development of the practical application of personalized learning concepts by teachers. Personalized learning varies the time, place, and pace of learning for each student, and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs
Cook, H. Gary; Linquanti, Robert – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2015
This report summarizes and further develops ideas discussed at a national working session held on May 23, 2014, to examine issues and options associated with initially classifying English learners (ELs). It is the third in a series of guidance papers intended to support states in large-scale assessment consortia that are expected to move toward a…
Descriptors: Classification, English Language Learners, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
Cook, H. Gary; MacDonald, Rita – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2014
This document is the second in a series of working papers that elaborate on a framework of four key stages in moving toward a common definition of English learner (EL), as described in the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) publication, "Toward a 'Common Definition of English Learner': Guidance for States and State Assessment…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English Language Learners, Academic Standards, Performance
Linquanti, Robert; Bailey, Alison L. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2014
This document is the first in a series of working papers that elaborate on a framework of four key stages in moving toward a common definition of English learner (EL), as described in the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) publication, "Toward a "Common Definition of English Learner": A Brief Defining Policy and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Disability Identification, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
Castellano, Katherine E.; Ho, Andrew D. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
This "Practitioner's Guide to Growth Models," commissioned by the Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessment (TILSA) and Accountability Systems & Reporting (ASR), collaboratives of the "Council of Chief State School Officers," describes different ways to calculate student academic growth and to make judgments about the…
Descriptors: Guides, Models, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), through its Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), offers this set of combined resources that define and support ongoing teacher effectiveness to ensure students reach college and career ready standards. This document includes the "InTASC Model Core Teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Standards, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
The "Surveys of Enacted Curriculum" (SEC) is a Web-based tool that provides K-12 mathematics, science, English language arts, and social studies teachers with consistent data, both on current instructional practices and the content actually being taught in their classrooms (the "how" and the "what"). Survey results are presented in clear and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Teaching Methods, Needs Assessment, Faculty Development
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO or the Council) developed this list of free tools and resources to support state education agencies, districts, and educators during the process of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This document primarily lists resources developed by CCSSO and other leading organizations and is…
Descriptors: Disabilities, State Standards, Vocational Education, Instructional Materials
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
As of the 2012-2013 school year, over 20 states have formally moved to the Common Core State Standards being used as the learning expectations for all students across the state, and the remainder will be doing so in the 2014-2015 school year. This document highlights state initiatives that are supporting Common Core implementation in the following…
Descriptors: State Standards, Stakeholders, Educational Change, Academic Standards
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
In 2011, member states of the Innovation Lab Network (ILN or Network), facilitated by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), agreed to work together under the shared belief that their states face a great opportunity to transform their education systems to new designs that prepare all students for postsecondary learning, work, and…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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