Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia


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The mission of the Northeast Comprehensive Center (NCC) is to develop the capacity of the state education agencies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont and their networks and agencies to assist districts and schools in improving achievement outcomes for all students.

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Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Northwest Comprehensive Center (NWCC) provides high-impact training and technical assistance to state education agencies in the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

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This Solution-Finding Report from the Center on Innovations in Learning provides information on the experience of states in using online learning, including competency-based education, on a broad scale.  

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Dr. Anthony J. Marchese facilitates a discussion with Dr. Sharon Harsh and Jeannine Branch of the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC). Viewing organizations as complex adaptive systems enables technical assistance providers to better assess what is happening within education organizations--but, more importantly, enables them to facilitate changes that promote the long-term sustainability of important initiatives.

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This resource from the Center on Standards and Assessment Implemention provides an overview of major assessment types in standards-based instruction.  It is designed to help state and local education agencies, schools, educators and other stakeholders understand the difference between major assessment types including formative, diagnostic, interim/benchmark, and summaritve assessments.  The overview describes how these various assessments differ in terms of purpose, format, frequency of adminitration, and classroom use.


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This overview highlights common elements of state definitions of college and career readiness. A definition can help build an understanding of the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions of learners who are prepared for postsecondary success. In addition, these definitions can guide efforts to identify which students are on track for postsecondary success and support state efforts to achieve their visions that all students receive the multidimensional preparation necessary for success in the global economy.