capacity-building strategies

State Accountability
Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA)
Michael Fullan
Santiago Rincon-Gallardo
Andy Hargreaves
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This paper seeks to clarify the responsibilities of policy makers to create the conditions for an effective accountability system that produces substantial improvements in student learning, strengthens the teaching profession, and provides transparency of results to the public. The authors point...

Performance Assessment & 21st Century Learning
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE)
Elle Rustique
Brad Stam
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This brief outlines how the California's Linked Learning District Initiative is supporting 10 school districts across California. Students enrolled in a Linked Learning pathway enter into a four-year program of study that integrates academic content with technical and 21st century skills within...

Assessment Infrastructure & Costs
California Collaborative on District Reform
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This brief provides lessons for assessing new college- and career-ready standards, including Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), based on California's experiences with the California Learning Assessment...