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A Compendium of the Evidence

A summary of what the research says about three Title II, Part A, program-funded strategies: class size; professional development; and recruitment, induction, and retention of highly qualified teachers.

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Dual Credit System Improvement Guide

A guide designed to help Washington state's school and district leaders understand and interpret dual credit statistics; assess strengths and challenges; and develop plans to improve dual credit opportunities in their district.

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Class Size Reduction

A synthesis of the research on the effects of smaller classes on student performance (part of a compendium of the evidence on Title II, program-funded strategies)

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Full-Day Kindergarten

A research brief looking at the benefits, limitations, and other considerations state and local leaders should keep in mind when deliberating full-day kindergarten.

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Kindergarten Entry/Readiness Assessments

An overview of the literature on approaches for assessing and improving early childhood programs, including accountability systems and kindergarten entry assessments.

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Leadership Qualities of Effective Principals

A research brief discussing the principal qualities that evidence shows matter when it comes to making an impact on student outcomes and school quality.
 

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Leadership Coaching

A practice brief on leadership coaching describes evidence-based best practices and essential competencies drawn from practical experience and professional judgement.

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Professional Development

What the research says about professional development as a strategy to support educators (part of a compendium of the evidence on Title II, Part A, program-funded strategies).

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Recruitment and Retention of Highly Qualified Teachers

A brief summarizing the research on recruiting, supporting, and retaining effective educators (part of a compendium of the evidence on Title II, Part A, program-funded strategies).

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The Qualitative Factors That Affect Teacher Distribution

A research brief exploring the qualitative factors that affect teacher distribution, including evidence on key factors and social contexts that lead to greater teacher satisfaction or turnover.

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The Practice of and Support for Effective Teaching

To understand the complex interaction of variables that constitute effective teaching practice, it is necessary to articulate what effective teachers do every day and identify the factors that support their effectiveness.

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ESSA Tribal Consultation Planning

A tool designed to assist tribes in planning for timely and meaningful consultation with state and local education agencies under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

 

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