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.
May 23, 2018 - State of Teacher Preparation: Research Stories from Early Years in the Classroom. In partnership with REL Midwest, Detroit Public Television presents this 30-minute documentary. The experiences of 3 new Metro Detroit Teachers are shown with veteran teachers, school leaders, researchers, and other invested partners. The need for high quality teacher preperation, clinical experiences that reinforce learing, and ongoing mentorship are highlighted.
May 10, 2018 - Tracking Teacher Effectiveness Gaps Between Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools - In a new AIR study, we examined teacher effectiveness in charter schools and traditional public schools in Florida. To measure individual teachers’ contributions to their students’ test scores, our analysis used the official “value-added scores” calculated by the Florida Department of Education and used throughout the state’s teacher evaluation system.
May 7, 2018 - Study of Title I Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance Programs: Final Report - Both the schoolwide program assistance program and the targeted assistance program were created to aid high-poverty schools in providing supplemental services to low-achieving students. The programs, established at different times, have differing allowcation and resourcing strategies. This study compares services and resources provided by each approach and the ways these approaches go about allocating their resources.
April 24, 2018 - Best Practices, Strategies, and Recommendations for Improving School Climate and Culture focuses on the implementation of ESSA and how topic of school climate is of stronger importance. This report summarizes 15 resources, which describe evidence-based approaches and interventions, that may help to improve school climate and culture. Specific best practices, strategies, and recommendations are detailed, and links to the resources are included in the summaries.
April 10, 2018 - Student Access to Digital Learning Resources Outside of the Classroom uses the most current national representative data sources available, current research in the field, and intervention efforts on a state and local level to examine the research areas highlighted in ESSA and to summarize student access to digital learning resources outside of the classroom.
April 3, 2018 - Aligning Evidence-Based Clearinghouses with the ESSA Tiers of Evidence - This crosswalk document developed by REL Midwest applies the criteria ESSA uses to determine levels of evidence to the standards of existing research clearinghouses. Created for the Ohio Department of Education, it should be valuable to all states as they support districts in implementing ESSA’s requirements. Crosswalk (PDF)