The Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center at WestEd (MACC@WestEd) works in seven content areas to help state leaders in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania support, scale up, and refine their key education reforms.
The School Turnaround Learning Community is excited to share with you a new collection, “English Language Learners: Assessment Preparation.” Find out more about current research to practice in the assessment of English language learners in this collection curated by MACC@WestEd. The collection provides a broad look at recommended research and strategies.
The MACC@WestEd works with states to implement high-priority reforms, including their State Common Core Standards. Our colleagues at the Center on Education Policy have compiled information from over sixty research studies on critical issues related to common core state standards including testing, teaching, and teacher preparation.
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is leading and supporting the implementation of a Teacher and Principal Evaluation (TPE) system in all school districts in the state. A new report titled “Stay the Course: Teacher and Principal Evaluation in Maryland” examines the progress Maryland has made during four years of TPE implementation, 2013 to […]
In December, 2015, President Obama signed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. In response to a specific informational request from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, this technical assistance brief summarizes ESSA’s accountability requirements. It also provides brief overview of […]
This “Technical Assistance Brief: Case Study of Massachusetts” was prepared in response to an information request from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The case study includes an overview of Massachusetts approach to improving low-performing schools. It highlights key legislation, regulations and policies; provides a brief summary of Massachusetts’ accountability system; describes the state’s organization and […]
With chapters written by leaders actively engaged in the work, this Edited Volume examines the role of the state education agency in school turnaround efforts. An emphasis is placed on practical application of research and best practice related to the State Education Agency’s (SEA’s) critical leadership role in driving and supporting successful school turnaround efforts.
This award is a cooperative agreement under prime award #S283B120026 between the U.S. Department of Education and WestEd. The findings and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Education.