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College- and Career-Readiness Standards and Assessment Resource List (Winter 2015–16) (2016)|
This biannual update provides a list of resources that focus on college- and career-readiness standards and assessment. It includes materials from the federal content centers, comprehensive centers, and regional educational laboratories, as well as other organizations with expertise in education policy, research, and technical assistance.
SECC Information Request: Descriptions of State-Developed Alternative Intervention Models for School Improvement Grants in Colorado, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, and Texas (2015)|
This report describes state-developed alternative intervention models for schools receiving SIG funds in five states.
SECC Information Request: State Use of Professional Learning Communities (2014)|
A state department of education served by the Southeast Comprehensive Center at SEDL requested information regarding state use of schoolwide, large-scale professional learning communities.
SECC Information Request: State Input/Process Standards for Accrediting School Districts (2013)|
A state department of education (SDE) served by the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) at SEDL requested information on the input/process accountability standards used by the following states to accredit school districts: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This report focuses on information related to these states in accordance with the SDE’s interest in school district accreditation models in other southern states.
Using Formative Assessment to Improve Student Achievement in the Core Content Areas: Southeast Comprehensive Center Briefing Paper, January 2012 (2012)|
Since 2001, federal laws such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 have made raising student achievement standards the center of our national conversation. Consequently, educators have increasingly turned their attention to exploring the potential of formative assessments as one approach to increasing student outcomes in order to meet federal and state accountability requirements.
Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin, Volume 4, Number 2: Adopting Rigorous College- and Career-Ready Standards and High-Quality Assessments (2009)|
In this edition of the eBulletin, we highlight the issues of raising standards, ensuring access to rigorous curricula and assessments, and ensuring that every child is both work and college ready upon graduation. With the increased emphasis placed on these issues in recent years through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and through a growing body of research in this area, our nation is actively addressing the issues of college and work readiness.
Reading Assessment Database for Grades PreK–3 (2006)|
This database, a complementary tool to the Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read: A Framework, enables reading teachers to search for preK–3 reading assessments that test the framework's 14 reading skills.