Accountability for College and Career Readiness: Developing a new paradigm

Advocacy piece and report laying out several conditions and principles for accountability. Includes several state examples.

Accountability for Educational Results

A short report with an outline of some useful principles for assessment systems from The Education Trust.

Advancing High-Quality Professional Learning through Collective Bargaining and State Policy

The National Staff Development Council’s 2010 review of, and recommendations for, professional learning to support student learning.

Aspen Institute Report: Learner at the Center of a Networked World

A cross-sector, cross-partisan report of the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet that highlights twenty-six actions for optimizing learning and innovation within a trusted environment.

CCSSO Roadmap for Competency-based Systems

Resources and guidance for competency-based education.

CCSSO Roadmap for Next Generation State Accountability Systems

Comprehensive look at what might be needed for accountability systems with numerous examples from states.

Data Quality Campaign

State-by-state analysis of data policies specific to ensure effective use of student data.

Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology Resources for Teachers

Best practices for innovative technology integration to support teaching and learning.

Deeper Learning

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s effort to work with states and districts to improve learning, and promote best practice, specific to using knowledge and skills in a way that prepares students for real life.

Florida Technology Integration Matrix

A framework for defining and evaluating technology integration.

Genuine Progress, Greater Challenges: A decade of teacher effectiveness reforms

Examines teacher evaluation reforms, their accomplishments and limitations, and examples from a variety of states.

Getting it Right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America

Overview of what NCLB got right and wrong and how to create a more effective federal role in accountability, with applications to states.

The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL)

The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL) is a free web-based resource to support school and district leaders as they work to ensure that investments in digital learning spark positive results. GIDL includes six topic areas: planning, professional learning, content and software, broadband, devices and tech support. Each topic’s section includes background information, key considerations for implementation, resources and exemplars of digital learning in action. Hosted by State Educational Technology Directors Association.

International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) New Learning Models Vision

New models for blended and online learning that emphasize personalized, engaging learning experiences.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Lead and Transform Diagnostic Tool

Diagnostic tool that produces a snapshot of your school or district’s alignment to the 14 Essential Conditions for learning and teaching with technology.

Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium

(InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers

A set of resources, supported by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), that define and support ongoing teacher effectiveness to ensure students reach college and career ready standards.

Knowledge Works Foundation: K-12 Teaching Scenarios

Examines how disruptive changes shaping education might effect teaching over the next 10 years.

Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission Report:

Paving a Path Forward for Digital Learning in the United States

Explores the questions, “Why is the adoption of technology in education happening so slowly in the U.S.?” and more importantly, “What can we as a country do about it?”

Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning

Characteristics of professional learning that leads to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results.

Oregon’s Ed Tech ProProfessional Learning Community

Best practices for innovative technology integration to support teaching and learning.

Performance Assessments: How state policy can advance assessments for 21st century learning

Detailed look at how and why states should include performance assessments in their assessment systems.

Project 24

A call to action for systemic planning around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of college and career readiness for all students.

Safety & Security Policy Examples from SETDA

Summaries of, and links to additional resources, regarding acceptable use and federal policies on student data privacy.

State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Resources

A host of relevant resources, including equity of access (broadband), digital content, online assessment, interoperability, and digital learning.

Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model


Technology integration model that defines increasing levels of technology use.

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Model (TPACK)

A framework that represents the knowledge teachers need to effectively integrate technology in their classrooms.

Texas School Technology and Readiness (STAR) Chart

A tool for determining progress toward the state’s long-range plan for technology recommendations.

U.S. Department of Education National Educational Technology Plan (NETP)

The NETP presents a model of learning powered by technology, with goals and recommendations in five essential areas: learning, assessment, teaching, infrastructure, and productivity.