Access to Opportunity (A2O) is a partnership with the College Board aimed at measuring and improving secondary students’ access to rigorous high school coursework and enrollment in well-matched colleges, with a focus on the most disadvantaged students.... Read more about Access to Opportunity
Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has resolved the struggle over the federal role in education, leaders in the remaining Common Core states can refocus attention on the standards, the assessments, and the supports teachers and students need to succeed on them. To inform those efforts, the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University surveyed a representative sample of teachers in five states (Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Nevada) as they prepared their students to take the new Common Core-aligned assessments in the spring of 2015.
Sponsored by the Boston Plan for Excellence, this work examined characteristics of Boston Teacher Residents relative to other Boston novices, relative retention rates, and, most importantly, student outcomes.... Read more about Boston Teacher Residency Evaluation
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this study is examining the relationship of TNTP’s evaluation system for new teachers to student outcomes in Louisiana. Scholars from Brown University and the University of Michigan are also involved in this work.