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  • Measuring Growth in Test Scores is Key to Understanding Student Progress

    Join us in welcoming new improvement coaches, a program specialist and a program manager to the CORE team. Our team…

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  • Welcome New CORE Team Members

    Join us in welcoming new improvement coaches, a program specialist and a program manager to the CORE team. Our team…

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  • Chris Steinhauser: 3 tips for Gov. Brown on how to close California’s pervasive achievement gaps

    An open letter to the governor of California prior to his final State of the State Address: Dear Governor Jerry…

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  • School District Networks Use Improvement Science to Get Results

    In a new brief, the CORE Districts and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) highlight lessons learned from the first…

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  • CORE Districts growth commentary graph

    The Power of Two: Embracing Both Proficiency and Growth

    As surreal as it was, the recent confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, the likely next secretary of education, raised a…

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  • CORE Districts accountability measures graphic and presentation

    Calif. CORE Districts Pilot Accountability Measures

    In school accountability, flashlights work better than hammers. That’s the oft-repeated argument of California’s CORE districts, a data collaborative now…

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  • Strong, Locally Generated Data Key to School Improvement Strategies

    This October 9, 2016 EdSource commentary written by California State Board of Education president Michael Kirst highlights the need for strong locally-generated…

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    California’s Dashboard Data Will Guide Improvement; A Forum on How States Should Design Their Accountability Systems

    After more than a decade of strict federal mandates and measures of school success, a new education law is inviting…

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  • Chris Steinhauser smiling behind a desk

    CORE Districts Can Inform State’s New Accountability System

    As California prepares to adopt its new multiple-measure school accountability system, the CORE Districts can offer firsthand experience and data…

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    Tough Measurements for School Success Needed

    The state of California, the federal government, and your local school district all agree — our lowest-performing schools need support…

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