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  • ESSA New Student Group Requirement

    Posted by Katrina / on 08/11/2016 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Equity, Report/Resource, About SCEE/CCSSO, NCLB/ESEA, Data

    ESSA requires that states now report separately on students who are homeless, in foster care, or military-connected.  These students are highly mobile and will require extra attention to ensure that their needs are met.  Ed Week recently published an article regarding the data requirements of meeting these new requirements and addressing the needs of some of our most vulnerable students.  Check out the link below to read the full article and learn more.

  • A New NASBE State Policy Database Release

    Posted by Site / on 04/13/2016 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Standards, Licensure, Data, Assessment

    A new and updated State Policy Database, a collection of regulations and practices that govern state education systems in all states and US territories is available from NASBE. The official launch is May, but you can access the database featuring a college, career, and civic readiness policy area covering academic standards, student assessment systems, educator licensure, and other issues affecting student learning that fall under the authority of state boards of education now.

    As many of our members plan their direction, work with their legislatures, and follow-up with role-alike colleagues to discern lessons learned, there is an interest in current policies ..

  • SUPPORTING TEACHER PROFESSIONALISM: A New Report Released by the OECD, Alliance for Excellent Education and NCTAF

    Posted by Site / on 02/23/2016 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Growth/Professional Development, Change, Institutional/Systemic, Report/Resource, Data

    On February 12th, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future (NCTAF) joined forces with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to host a joint U.S. release of the OECD's forthcoming report   Supporting Teacher Professionalism

    This report is based on data from the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) results and examines how countries around the world focus on pre-service and in-service professional development to prepare and support teachers as they face changing demographics amongst their students and rigorous expectations for student success in today's economy. The ..

  • NSCEE Article on Arizona Department of Education

    Posted by Site / on 02/04/2016 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Teacher Evaluation, Summit, Data


    The Arizona Department of Education's (ADE) Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders (HETL) Division under the leadership of associate superintendent Cecilia Johnson and deputy associate superintendent Mark McCall, are hosting its seventh statewide summit, Summit VII Educator Evaluation Systems:  Lessons Learned February 28-29. 

    Outcomes of the summit include:

    ▪ Learn to purposely analyze evaluation system data to support professional learning and staff decisions;

    ▪ Share best practices of using evaluation systems effectively in districts;

    ▪ Explore the use of student achievement data in educator evaluation systems and programmatic discussions

    The Summit will also provide assistance to LEAs on how examine data literacy ..

  • Oklahoma’s Teacher Shortage Task Force Releases Preliminary Report

    Posted by Site / on 01/05/2016 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Change, Institutional/Systemic, Advocacy, Data

    Having faced continued calls from school districts across the state requesting greater numbers of emergency certifications to fill teaching positions, The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) brought together a teacher shortage task force in September 2015. The task force, comprised of 60 legislators, OSDE staff, educators, business leaders, teacher organizations, education advocacy groups and community-based stakeholders, spent the ensuing months developing an actionable plan meant to address the problem on multiple fronts.

    The preliminary report, released on December 10, 2015, outlined nine key recommendations. The recommendations included lowering or subsidizing the cost of certification exams, removing restrictions on out-of-state licenses, ..

  • Using Teacher Effectiveness Data to Make Talent Management Decisions

    Posted by Site / on 09/25/2015 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Data




    Teacher effectiveness data can help school and district leaders to make informed and evidence-based talent management decisions, but too many leaders lack the skills to use this data.

    Check out the GTL Center's latest Professional Learning Module, Supporting Principals Using Teacher Effectiveness Data (September 2015), for practical strategies principals and district leaders can use to make hiring, staffing, teacher leadership and professional development decisions.

  • Featured Video: Time Management Creates Instructional Support Opportunities

    Posted by Alecia / on 09/18/2015 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Videos, Growth/Professional Development, Teacher Evaluation, Data, School Improvement, Leadership

    Jeanne Fagan, a principal in New York, and Clayborn Knight, a principal in Tucker, GA, believe instructional leadership should consume a substantial portion of their time during the school day. As a result, the leaders perform routine responsibilities around this demand. Activities consist of observing classrooms and providing detailed feedback individually and within learning teams. Concerns unrelated to instructional support sprout throughout the day; however, each leader says management of people, data, and processes-a key quality of effective leadership according to The Wallace Foundation-supports their ability to focus primarily on improving teaching and learning.

    The leaders acknowledge common instances where their ..

  • Report Contends Four Key Elements Aid in Creating Thriving Afterschool Systems

    Posted by Alecia / on 08/26/2015 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Change, Institutional/Systemic, Equity, Report/Resource, Funding, Data

    The Afterschool Alliance reported  around 11 million youth are alone and unsupervised once the school day ends. From 3 to 6 p.m. is when this statistic is most likely to strike. During this time, many students are released from school and wait for parents to return from work. The same block of hours is the peak time for juvenile crime and experimentation. Given statistics, the question, How will youth spend their out-of-school time?, is relevant.

    Around 10 million families fill the time gap with afterschool programs; however, nearly 20 million families do not. Barriers related to ..

  • Georgia and Reform in Educator Preparation: Lessons from a State Pushing the Envelope

    Posted by Site / on 05/16/2015 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Data, Assessment

    The Mid-Atlantic Regional Comprehensive Center, MACC@WestEd, with Teacher Preparation Analytics, is hosting a webinar featuring two representatives of Georgia's Professional Standards Commission - Penney McRoy, Assistant Division Director for Educator Preparation and Chuck McCampbell, Chief Information Officer. They will share their experiences, success thus far, and remaining challenges as they change how Georgia assesses teacher program performance and plan for the use of those assessments for program accountability. 

    The webinar will take place Tuesday, June 2, 2015 12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST.

    To register, please click on the following link.

    If you have questions, or would like ..

  • Designing and Sharing Data Systems to Inform Growth

    Posted by Tim / on 02/09/2015 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Growth/Professional Development, Preparation, Teacher Evaluation, Data, Assessment, From the Community


    When dealing with educational reform issues, the conversation regarding the collection and use of data is paramount. How can we make informed decisions throughout the process without reliable (and verified) data as a critical component of the evidence to drive our future efforts?  Randall Kirk, executive director of the Office of Data Management & Analysis for West Virginia is one of our SCEE members at the forefront of designing and implementing data systems to accomplish this task.

    He shares that, "West Virginia is in the midst of rapid change as regards their data support for educators.  We are actively supporting the State ..


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