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Balancing Agency and Comparability: State Approaches to Assessment Selection for Student Learning Objectives

Explore trade-offs in four common approaches to selecting assessments for student learning objectives (SLOs). 

Credit Quandaries:  How Career and Technical Education Teachers Can Teach Courses that Include Academic Credit

Learn how states use course assignment and teacher collaboration policies to enable CTE teachers to teach courses that include academic credit.

Preparing Teachers for the Common Core: Aligning Preparation Program Curricula

Hear directly from state chiefs about how they support teacher preparation programs in transition curricula and clinical experiences to prepare new teachers for Common Core State Standards. 

Improving School Leader Preparation: Collaborative Models for Measuring Effectiveness

Take a look at how states currently measure school leader preparation program effectiveness, and explore new collaborative models for continuous program improvement. 

Teacher posing in high school hallway with other administrators

Explore the growth of performance-based compensation systems including district-led efforts in the United States and a national effort in the United Kingdom.

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Learn from cross-sector research and seven existing teacher leader and career pathway programs about three useful strategies for developing teacher leader models.