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State Guidance for Building Resilient and Equitable Education Systems

This guidance was created to help education policymakers and stakeholders take short- and long-term action to create resilient, equitable education...

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Perkins V: Five Strategies for Integrating Personalized Learning with Career and Technical Education

Better understand opportunities available in Perkins V and explore strategies for leveraging them to advance personalized learning.

Published: January 23, 2019
Topics: Education Policy
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Personalized Learning and the Every Student Succeeds Act

This publication elevates trends that emerged during a year-long review of state plans and drafts for the Every Student Succeeds...

Published: March 14, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Visioning Toolkit: Laying the Groundwork for a Community-Wide Vision for Personalized Learning

A community-wide vision for personalized learning is essential for a successful implementation of personalized learning.

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Advancing Personalized Learning through the Higher Education Act

KnowledgeWorks recommendations for reauthorizing the federal Higher Education Act call on Congress to break down traditional barriers so all learners...

Published: January 16, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, Higher Education
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Evaluating and Continuously Improving an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This brief assists states in thinking through the opportunities and challenges associated with flexibility provided under the ESSA.

Published: October 13, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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How to Scale College in High School

How to Scale College in High School is a guide for state and local policymakers.

Published: February 23, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA, Higher Education
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Supporting Educators and Students through Implementation of an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This brief supports states in planning for a successful Demonstration Authority application by providing considerations related to the professional learning...

Published: December 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Establishing a Timeline and Budget for Design and Implementation of an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This brief assists states in thinking through the opportunities and challenges associated with flexibility provided under the ESSA.

Published: December 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Building Capacity and Stakeholder Support for Scaling an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This brief assists states in thinking through the opportunities and challenges associated with flexibility provided under the ESSA.

Published: December 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Embracing the Opportunity: Recommendations for Scaling Personalized Learning Under a New Presidential Administration

KnowledgeWorks provides four sets of federal recommendations for enabling personalized learning at scale, including detailed strategies to help the Administration...

Published: December 1, 2016
Topics: Education Policy
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A Visioning Toolkit for Better Assessments

The Visioning Toolkit for Better Assessments to help stakeholders explore new assessment provisions under ESSA and deepen their understanding of...

Published: October 17, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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The Readiness Roadmap: State Readiness Conditions Briefs

This brief assists states in thinking through the opportunities and challenges associated with flexibility provided under the ESSA.

Published: October 17, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Addressing Accountability Issues Including Comparability in the Design and Implementation of an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

The purpose of this brief is to support states in planning for a successful Demonstration Authority application by providing key...

Published: July 26, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Ensuring and Evaluating Assessment Quality for Innovative Assessment and Accountability Systems

This brief is designed to assist states in thinking through the opportunities and challenges associated with flexibility provided under the...

Published: July 26, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Project Narrative: Creating a State Vision to Support the Design and Implementation of an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This is the first in a series of policy and practice briefs produced by KnowledgeWorks and the Center for Assessment...

Published: July 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers

The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers explores what drives educators to build personalized learning environments in...

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Recommendations for Advancing Personalized Learning Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Recommendations for Advancing Personalized Learning Under the Every Student Succeeds Act will help states identify and explore these opportunities as...

Published: March 16, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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New Opportunities to Advance Personalized Learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

This side-by-side tool compares key provisions in the previous K-12 education law (No Child Left Behind) to new provisions in...

Published: February 28, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Education Playbook

This Education Playbook outlines visions and policy recommendations for 2016 presidential candidates to consider.

Published: January 12, 2016
Topics: Education Policy
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A State Policy Framework for Scaling Personalized Learning

This framework was developed with insight and feedback from school districts, state education agencies, policymakers and education organizations that are...

Published: August 13, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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A Guide to School Improvement Grant Implementation 2015

This Guide to School Improvement Grant Implementation is part of a series released to help states design innovative school improvement...

Published: March 23, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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Capitalizing on Potential: Scaling Early College High Schools

With early college high school, we can increase the number of individuals successfully navigating high school, matriculating, and completing a...

Published: March 16, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, Higher Education
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Building Consensus and Momentum: A Policy and Political Landscape for K-12 Competency Education

This paper addresses three policy areas to focus on in building an educational system that supports competency education.

Published: February 17, 2015
Topics: Education Policy