• How can states and districts make better decisions based on evidence?

    Better Evidence, Better Choices, Better Schools: State Supports for Evidence-Based School Improvement and the Every Student Succeeds Act

    See theseĀ 8 recommendations for state education agencies to follow in the implementation of the evidence provisions of ESSA:

    1. Define roles in the policy implementation process and create a theory of change
    2. Support the use of evidence clearinghouses to identify promising approaches, rather than creating new state-approved lists
    3. Encourage robust decision-making processes
    4. Help ensure high-quality services from improvement providers
    5. Promote and provide frequent, accurate and timely communication
    6. Partner with intermediaries to promote and support effective implementation
    7. Facilitate effective implementation in districts, schools and classrooms
    8. Promote continuous improvement and collective learning
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