Assessment

Briefs and Reports

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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.
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College- and Career-Readiness Standards and Assessment Resource List (2015)

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.

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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.

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SECC Information Request: Grading Practices for Student Report Cards (2014)
Grading practices for student report cards vary in many states and are often established at the local and district levels. Policies and practices in various states regarding the use of conduct, punctuality, and/or effort grades on student report cards are examined.
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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.
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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.
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SECC Information Request: State Uniform Grading Practices (2013)
A state department of education (SDE) served by the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) at SEDL requested an update of Rapid Response #00094, Statewide Uniform Grading Practices, which SECC published August 12, 2009. This report focused on uniform grading practices in elementary and secondary schools.
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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.