ESSA Co-Pilot: Implementing Your State's Plan
AIR’s ESSA Co-Pilot provides information on key topics to help you implement your state's plan.
July 16, 2018 - Improving Teaching Effectiveness: Final Report. The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative, designed and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was a multiyear effort to dramatically improve student outcomes by increasing students' access to effective teaching. Participating sites adopted measures of teaching effectiveness that included both a teacher's contribution to growth in student achievement and his or her teaching practices assessed with a structured observation rubric. This report describes the findings of this initiative.
July 10, 2018 - Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), enacted over 40 years ago, has changed the landscape for students with disabilities. This document is the report of an exemplary working session consisting of special education experts and stakeholders, convened by AIR, to consider the challenges and opportunities for strengthening special education services and improving student outcomes.
June 22, 2018 - Condition of Education Looks at Changes in the Cost of Nonparental Childcare. AIR assisted the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) in compiling The Condition of Education 2018, a congressionally mandated report that summarizes the latest data on education levels. Early Child Care Arrangements: Choices and Costs is a report spotlight, written by AIR, that uses NCES data to investigate the availability, cost, and other factors in finding good childhood/child care programs.
June 12, 2018 – U.S. Department of Education Announces the Comprehensive Center Network (CC Network) Website. The CC Network website brings together a compilation of more than 700 resources developed by 23 Comprehensive Centers, focused on a broad range of educational initiatives, with over 200 projects currently underway in states across the country. This single portal showcases the many efforts and products created by the Centers and funded by the Department. The new site makes searching by state or topic easier. www.CompCenterNetwork.org
June 08, 2018 - AIR Partners with Tuva, Bringing Interactive Data Analysis to Student Assessments. AIR is partnering with Tuva to expand the capacity of AIR assessments to measure student skill analyzing and interpreting data in realistic, meaningful contexts. AIR will integrate and use Tuva’s powerful, easy-to-use data, graphing and modeling tools to develop items that measure students’ ability to explore, analyze, visualize, and interpret data in real-life contexts.