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Framework for Leading Next Generation Science Standards Implementation

January 1, 2017

When it comes to transforming science learning in ways envisioned by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), leaders play an essential role that up until now has not been clearly defined. This new framework provides insight into the full array of what leaders need to know -- and be able to do -- to lead NGSS implementation, from inspiration and vision to data use and quality professional learning.

Core to College Evaluation: Exploring the Use of Multiple Measures for Placement into College-Level Courses

January 1, 2014

Standardized tests alone may not be the most accurate measure for placing students into college-level courses. WestEd researchers have identified the use of multiple measures as a way to increase placement accuracy.

Core to College Evaluation: Statewide Networks -- Connecting Education Systems and Stakeholders to Support College Readiness

January 1, 2014

The Core to College initiative aims to facilitate greater coordination between K-12 and postsecondary education systems around implementation of the Common Core State Standards and aligned assessments.

Core to College Evaluation: Implementing the Common Core State Standards: Articulating Course Sequences Across K-12 and Higher Education Systems

January 1, 2013

The Core to College Initiative is designed to promote collaboration between the K-12 and higher education systems in implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and aligned assessments. The frequent lack of alignment between the content and rigor of high school courses and college courses has contributed to many college students being placed into non-credit-bearing remedial courses, limiting their chances of success at the postsecondary level. To address this challenge and to support students' successful transition to postsecondary education, the Core to College Initiative aims to improve the alignment between K-12 and postsecondary education systems in the initiative's participating states.

Core to College Evaluation: Placing College Students in Courses for Credit

January 1, 2013

The Core to College Initiative, a three-year, multi-state initiative funded by the Lumina Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is designed to promote collaboration between the K-12 and higher education systems in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and aligned assessments.

Core to College Evaluation: Building Bridges through Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement

January 1, 2012

What can K-12 and higher education systems do to foster increased collaboration in order to better prepare students for college?

Do States Have Certification Requirements for Preparing General Education Teachers to Teach Students with Disabilities? Experience in the Northeast and Islands Region

July 9, 2010

With more than half of children with disabilities being educated in the general education classroom, and with federal education law requiring improved learning outcomes for these students, preparing general education teachers to work effectively with all students is critical.This report, prepared by REL Northeast Islands on teacher certification requirements in the nine Northeast and Islands Region jurisdictions, finds that eight of them require some coursework in teaching students with disabilities for initial licensure of general education teachers. It finds commonalities and differences both in how jurisdictions require general education teacher candidates to develop knowledge in special education and in the specific knowledge and skills required as part of teacher preparation.