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KnowledgeWorks state education policy resources and recommendations help state education agencies and policymakers create flexible, equitable policy environments that support local innovation and personalized, competency-based learning.

ESSA and Personalized Learning: State by State

This regularly updated and interactive map provides a nationwide look at state strategies to advance personalized learning through flexibility provided by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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How to Scale College in High School is a guide for state and local policymakers published by Jobs for the Future and the College in High School Alliance (CHSA). KnowledgeWorks is a founding steering committee member of the CHSA.

How to Scale College in High School: A State Policy Guide for Implementing Dual Enrollment and Early College Designs Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

Guide for state and local policymakers published by Jobs for the Future and the College in High School Alliance (CHSA). KnowledgeWorks is a founding steering committee member of the CHSA.
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The Visioning Toolkit for Better Assessments to help stakeholders explore new assessment provisions under ESSA and deepen their understanding of assessment models that are now possible under the law.

A Visioning Toolkit for Better Assessments

Published in partnership with the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (Center for Assessment) and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, this toolkit explores new state-level assessment provisions under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and includes frequently asked questions, state policy framework, theory of action and stakeholder survey tool.
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This brief assists states in thinking through the opportunities and challenges associated with flexibility provided under the ESSA.

The Readiness Roadmap: Innovative Assessment State Readiness Conditions Briefs

Published in partnership with the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (Center for Assessment)and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, these briefs help states better understand and leverage the Innovative Assessment and Accountability Demonstration Authority authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in their efforts to implement personalized, competency-based learning.
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This framework was developed with insight and feedback from school districts, state education agencies, policymakers and education organizations that are focused on scaling personalized learning across districts.

A State Policy Framework for Scaling Personalized Learning©

Based on insight from school districts, state education agencies, policymakers and education organizations, this policy framework guides states and districts in working together to create flexibility to support scaling personalized, competency-based learning at scale, rather than limiting districts to pockets of excellence.
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