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Layland, Allison – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
The impact of a year of remote or hybrid learning on students across the nation has been significant. Early research points to the disruptions to in-person learning experienced in school year 2020-21 could result in students losing between 3 and 11 months of learning. Many students have experienced additional trauma during COVID-19 including lack…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Blended Learning, COVID-19, Pandemics
Layland, Allison; Corbett, Julie – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
Districts and schools are receiving once in a life-time funding through the American Recovery Plan (ARP) to address the learning needs of students over the next few years, especially those who have been most impacted by a year of remote or hybrid learning. State education agencies (SEAs) including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, outlying…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Acceleration (Education), Distance Education, Blended Learning
Layland, Allison; Simpson, Joe; Koehler, Paul – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Responding to complex problems and emergencies such as COVID-19 requires both rapid response and long-term planning. Part of the response and planning needs to be based on lessons learned from previous crisis experiences. Organizations should be routinely conducting strategic reviews of previous responses, projects, or events to analyze the…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Emergency Programs, Program Effectiveness, Teamwork
Layland, Allison; Redding, Sam – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Strategic Performance Management (SPM) is a multistep process that guides an organization's leadership in designing and revising a system of strategic performance management. Communication is key to the success of any change initiative. SPM provides a logically coherent process for linking strategic planning with performance management, ultimately…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Strategic Planning, Organizational Change, Performance Based Assessment
Corbett, Julie; Donley, Jan; Feldman, Jill; Layland, Allison; Wilson, Melly – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on all aspects of lives, including how to teach students. It is clear that the K-12 education system as it was known has changed. The pandemic has stressed each level of the education system: the state education agency (SEA), regional education agencies (REA), local education agencies (LEA), tribal education…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, School Closing
Layland, Allison; Redding, Sam – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2019
Strategic planning and performance management are not new concepts; however, education agencies and other nonprofit organizations have struggled to embrace and use the concepts, especially in unison. The strategic performance management (SPM) process provides a mechanism to bring performance management to state education agencies (SEAs), local…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Performance Based Assessment, State Departments of Education, School Districts