Topic 1: Use of Research Evidence under ESSA
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with new responsibilities and opportunities to better integrate the use of research evidence into their work. Below is a collection of AYPF’s work and partner resources regarding the use of research evidence under ESSA’s provisions.
- Discussion Group Brief: Use of Research Evidence under ESSA – Implications for States
- Carinne Deeds, Forum for Thought Blog: Make Evidence Great Again – Using Evidence to Inform Decision-Making
- Vivian Tseng and Anu Malipatil, Forum for Thought Blog: Learning Systems – Improving Education in States and Districts
- Betsy Brand, Forum for Thought Blog: Leadership Matters
- Carrie Heath Phillips, Forum for Thought Blog: 5 Ways States Can Support Evidence-informed School Improvement
- Carrie Conaway and Russell Johnston (MA), Forum for Thought Blog: Collaborating Within State Agencies to Ensure the Effective Use of Evidence
- Ruth Neild, Forum for Thought Blog: Programs Versus Practices – What’s the “What” in What Works?
- Carinne Deeds, Forum for Thought Blog: Intermediaries as Brokers of Knowledge in Education
- Nate Schwartz (TN), Forum for Thought Blog: Are We Doing Enough to Build the Evidence and Learning Systems That Will Improve State Practices?
- Laurie Lee and Steve Fleischman, Forum for Thought Blog: How Evidence-Based Strategies Can Help Struggling Schools
- Non-Regulatory Guidance, U.S. Department of Education: Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments
- Results for America: Evidence-based Policy Provisions in ESSA
- Results for America: Evidence in ESSA Explainer
- Blog Series, William T. Grant Foundation: Evidence at the Crossroads
- Michele McLaughlin (Knowledge Alliance), Brookings Institution: ESSA, Evidence, and the Role of Intermediary Organizations
- Martin West, Brookings Institution: From Evidence-based Programs to an Evidence-based System
- Steve Fleischman (Education Northwest), Center for American Progress: Better Evidence, Better Choices, Better Schools
- MDRC: Putting Evidence at the Heart of Making Policy
- Learning Policy Institute: Evidence-Based Interventions: A Guide for States
- Michigan Department of Education: Top 10 in 10 Years (Strategic Plan)
- Massachusetts Executive Office of Education: Turnaround Practices Research and Evaluation Reports
- Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University: Evidence for ESSA
- Institute for Education Sciences: What Works Clearinghouse
- Florida Center for Reading Research: Guides for Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for School Improvement
Topic 2: Alternative Education under ESSA
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides significant opportunity for states to prioritize the needs of at-risk students, particularly those educated in alternative settings. Below is a collection of AYPF’s work and partner resources regarding ESSA and alternative education.
- Nancy Martin and Betsy Brand: Federal, State, and Local Roles Supporting Alternative Education
- Carinne Deeds and Zachary Malter, CCRS Center Brief: What Can States Learn About College and Career Readiness Accountability Measures From Alternative Education?
- AYPF Two-Pager: Snapshot: Colorado’s Accountability System for Alternative Education Campuses
- AYPF Discussion Group Brief: ESSA and Understanding Accountability in Alternative Education
- AYPF Webinar: Accountability for Alternative Education: Lessons Learned From States and Districts
- AYPF Study Tour Brief: Creating a System of High-Quality Education Options to Serve All Students
- Carmel Martin, Scott Sargrad, and Samantha Batel, Center for American Progress Report: Making the Grade: A 50-State Analysis of School Accountability Systems
- Civic Enterprises and Everyone Graduates Center: Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates
- Jessica Knevals, Colorado Department of Education: Alternative Education Campuses in Colorado
- IES and REL Mid-Atlantic: How Do States Define Alternative Education?
Topic 3: ESSA and Special Populations
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states the opportunity and responsibility to better support the needs of all students, including students involved in the juvenile justice system, the foster care system, or dually involved youth, as well as students with disabilities, and youth experiencing homelessness. Below is a collection of AYPF’s work and partner resources regarding ESSA and these special populations.
- Webinar (AYPF, CCRS, DQC): Role of Data to Support College and Career Readiness and Success for Students in Foster Care
- Zachary Malter, Forum for Thought Blog: 5 Best Practices for Youth in Foster Care Post-ESSA
- Zachary Malter, Forum for Thought Blog: What Do the ESSA Proposed Regulations Mean for At-Risk Students?
- Non-Regulatory Guidance, U.S. Department of Education: Ensuring Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care
- Dear Colleague Letter, U.S. Department of Education: Implementation of Educational Stability Requirements for Youth in Foster Care
- Dear Colleague Letter, U.S. Department of Education: Foster Care Guidance
- Dear Colleague Letter, U.S. Department of Education: Foster Care Timelines
- Fact Sheet, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law Legal Center for Foster care and Education: How will the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Support Students in Foster Care?
- Data Quality Campaign: Roadmap for Foster Care and K–12 Data Linkages: Key Focus Areas to Ensure Quality Implementation
- National Center for Youth Law: Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015: Foster Youth and Juvenile Justice Provisions
- Fact Sheet, Juvenile Law Center: What the “Every Student Succeeds Act” Means for Youth in and Returning from the Juvenile Justice System
- Non-Regulatory Guidance, U.S. Department of Education: Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program
- Homeless Student Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of Education: Supporting the Success of Homeless Children and Youth
- Dear Colleague Letter, S. Department of Education: Educational Rights of Homeless Children and Youths
- GradNation Report, America’s Promise Alliance: Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools
- Webinar (NAEHCY): Educating Homeless Children and Youth in the ESSA Era: An Overview