With the Department of Education releasing new accountability plan information this week, states are focusing on their responses for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Explore the most current information, key topics, and research-based resources for planning and implementing ESSA at your state and local level.
Find specific work or narrow your results by type, topic, program, project, or service by selecting your criteria from the choices at right.
15 Apr 2017
AIR conducted this research review on college and career readiness indicators for partners at the Boston Opportunity Agenda. The indicators are based on students’ experiences during their years in high school.
1 Feb 2017
Principals can use this tool to guide their engagement with states and districts in developing and implementing consolidated plans for ESSA. Developed through a collaborative partnership between the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, this interactive tool offers principals an overview of the concept of a well-rounded and complete education.
19 Jul 2017
In early warning systems, educators systematically identify students who show signs of being at risk for dropping out of school. This video series, a collaborative effort by the Great Lakes Comprehensive Center and the Michigan Department of Education, covers the process of installing the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS).
15 Jan 2017
This brief describes how an early warning system can meet ESSA requirements for states to support the lowest performing high schools in the nation. AIR provided direct aid and support to more than 100 school districts in more than 30 states to build, implement, and evaluate a variety of EWS initiatives. This support has resulted in improved graduation rates for schools, districts, and states.
31 May 2017
Competency-based education is an educational approach that focuses on mastery of an expanded set of competencies—rather than seat time—as a measure of student learning. This brief explores how states and districts can define learner competencies that reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for students to achieve college and career readiness.
1 Apr 2017
By incorporating college and career readiness principles into a well-rounded education, states, and districts can leverage federal funding for a well-rounded education to support college and career readiness strategies.This brief describes how states can develop and implement their own definitions of a well-rounded education focused on improving college and career readiness.
5 Jan 2017
Today’s employees are supported by a variety of systems, including various tools and software. High quality design in these systems improves performance, reduces errors, and ensures acceptance by employees and other stakeholders. AIR supports organizations’ efforts to improve alignment of systems with function and the usability of those tools, as well as provide high-quality user documentation.
5 May 2017
Efforts to evaluate and improve both individual- and organization-level performance are some of the most important and most complex systems to develop. To be successful, performance management is approached from a systems perspective, includes input from stakeholders, and is developed and evaluated against the organization’s stated mission and objectives.
5 May 2017
Training is evolving as organizations seek to improve job performance in a changing work environment as well as improve the return on what is often a considerable investment. AIR provides the full range of training services, including needs analysis, program/course design, development of curriculum, delivery of content, and evaluation of effectiveness.