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Planning for Progress: States Reflect on Year One Implementation of ESSA

Published: December 11, 2017
Press Release (pdf, 180208 bytes)

Little Evidence and Big Consequences: Understanding Special Education Voucher Programs

Published: October 31, 2017
Press Release (pdf, 97236 bytes)

Building Competencies for Careers

Published: May 31, 2017
Press Release (pdf, 337659 bytes)

District Leadership in the New Era of Assessment

Published: February 15, 2017
Press Release (pdf, 94769 bytes)

Listening to and Learning from Teachers: A Summary of Focus Groups on the Common Core and Assessments

Published: October 12, 2016
Press Release (pdf, 72403 bytes)

Listen to Us: Teacher Views and Voices

Published: May 5, 2016
Press Release (pdf, 94973 bytes)

Expanded Learning Time: A Summary of Findings from Case Studies in Four States

Published: January 13, 2015
Press Release (pdf, 172882 bytes)

Common Core State Standards in 2014: District Implementation of Consortia-Developed Assessments

Published: October 30, 2014
Press Release (pdf, 319099 bytes)

Common Core State Standards in 2014: Curriculum and Professional Development at the District Level

Published: October 29, 2014
Press Release (pdf, 319100 bytes)

Common Core State Standards in 2014: Districts’ Perceptions, Progress, and Challenges

Published: October 8, 2014
Press Release (pdf, 88132 bytes)

A Guide to Federal Education Programs That Can Fund K-12 Universal Prevention and Social and Emotional Learning Activities

Published: May 7, 2014
Press Release (pdf, 528972 bytes)

Career Readiness Assessments Across States: A Summary of Survey Findings

Published: October 29, 2013
Press release (updated 10/30/2013) (pdf, 170905 bytes)

Year 3 of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: State Education Agencies' Views on Postsecondary Involvement

Published: September 18, 2013
Press Release (pdf, 104623 bytes)

Year 3 of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: States Prepare for Common Core Assessments

Published: August 28, 2013
Press Release (pdf, 88956 bytes)

Year 3 of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: State Education Agencies’ Views on the Federal Role

Published: July 24, 2013
Press Release (pdf, 87347 bytes)

States’ Perspectives on Waivers: Relief from NCLB, Concern about Long-term Solutions

Published: March 4, 2013
Press Release (pdf, 87615 bytes)

State High School Exit Exams: A Policy in Transition

Published: September 19, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 124490 bytes)

What Impact Did Education Stimulus Funds Have on States and School Districts?

Published: July 18, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 244529 bytes)

Special Reports on School Improvement Grants

Published: July 11, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 274426 bytes)

Student Motivation: An Overlooked Piece of School Reform

Published: May 22, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 42259 bytes)

Maria Ferguson Becomes CEP's Executive Director

Published: May 3, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 234878 bytes)

Opportunities and Obstacles: Implementing Stimulus-Funded School Improvement Grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho

Published: March 20, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 298724 bytes)

State Implementation and Perceptions of Title I School Improvement Grants under the Recovery Act: One Year Later

Published: March 20, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 298724 bytes)

After the Stimulus Money Ends: The Status of State K-12 Education Funding and Reforms

Published: February 7, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 20369 bytes)

State Education Agency Funding and Staffing in the Education Reform Era

Published: February 7, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 20368 bytes)

Reflections on a Half-Century of School Reform: Why Have We Fallen Short and Where Do We Go From Here?

Published: January 27, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 50534 bytes)

The Evolution of the Center on Education Policy: From An Idea To A Major Influence

Published: January 27, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 50534 bytes)

Year Two of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: States' Progress and Challenges

Published: January 25, 2012
Press Release (pdf, 27595 bytes)

AYP Results for 2010-11

Published: December 15, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 114114 bytes)

State High School Tests: Changes in State Policies and the Impact of the College and Career Readiness Movement

Published: December 8, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 165283 bytes)

Federal Efforts to Improve the Lowest-Performing Schools: District Views on School Improvement Grants

Published: November 3, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 80501 bytes)

State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress Lags in High School, Especially for Advanced Achievers

Published: October 5, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 163219 bytes)

Common Core State Standards: Progress and Challenges in School Districts' Implementation

Published: September 14, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 97921 bytes)

State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 4: Is Achievement Improving and Are Gaps Narrowing for Title I Students?

Published: August 9, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 92751 bytes)

Keeping Informed about School Vouchers: A Review of Major Developments and Research

Published: July 27, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 107277 bytes)

Strained Schools Face Bleak Future: Districts Foresee Budget Cuts, Teacher Layoffs, and a Slowing of Education Reform Efforts

Published: June 29, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 155942 bytes)

CEP President Elected to National Academy

Published: May 31, 2011
Article (pdf, 26270 bytes)

Update with 2009-10 Data and Five-Year Trends: How Many Schools Have Not Made Adequate Yearly Progress?

Published: April 28, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 113839 bytes)

State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 3: Student Achievement at 8th Grade

Published: April 5, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 19286 bytes)

Changing Tires En Route: Michigan Rolls Out Millions in School Improvement Grants

Published: February 23, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 20989 bytes)

Early State Implementation of Title I School Improvement Grants Under the Recovery Act

Published: February 23, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 20984 bytes)

More To Do, But Less Capacity To Do It: States' Progress In Implementing the Recovery Act Education Reforms

Published: February 17, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 23560 bytes)

States’ Progress and Challenges in Implementing Common Core State Standards

Published: January 6, 2011
Press Release (pdf, 23494 bytes)

State Test Score Trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and Uneven Progress in Narrowing Gaps

Published: December 14, 2010
Press Release (pdf, 128302 bytes)

How Many Schools and Districts Have Not Made Adequate Yearly Progress? Four-Year Trends

Published: December 13, 2010
Media Advisory (pdf, 142866 bytes)

State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising Scores on State Tests and NAEP

Published: September 15, 2010
Press Release (pdf, 20686 bytes)

School Districts’ Perspectives on the Economic Stimulus Package: School Improvement Grants Present Uncertainty and Opportunity

Published: August 30, 2010
Media Advisory (pdf, 15498 bytes)

School Districts’ Perspectives on the Economic Stimulus Package: Teaching Jobs Saved in 2009-10 But Teacher Layoffs Loom for Next School Year

Published: July 15, 2010
Press Release (pdf, 14927 bytes)

A Call to Action to Raise Achievement for African American Students

Published: June 30, 2010
Press Release (pdf, 99775 bytes)

Improving Achievement for the Growing Latino Population Is Critical to the Nation’s Future

Published: June 30, 2010
Press Release (pdf, 143522 bytes)

Policy Implications of Trends for Asian American Students

Published: June 30, 2010
Press Release (pdf, 97231 bytes)

State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 6: Has Progress Been Made in Raising Achievement for English Language Learners?

Published: April 7, 2010
Press Release (pdf, 18603 bytes)

State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 5: Are There Differences in Achievement Between Boys and Girls?

Published: March 17, 2010
Press Release (pdf, 179999 bytes)

Better Federal Policies Leading to Better Schools

Published: February 18, 2010
News Release (pdf, 18745 bytes)

An Early Look at the Economic Stimulus Package and the Public Schools: Perspectives from State Leaders

Published: December 2, 2009
Press Release (pdf, 22485 bytes)

State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 4: Has Progress Been Made in Raising Achievement for Students with Disabilities?

Published: November 16, 2009
Press Release (pdf, 20853 bytes)

State High School Exit Exams 2009 Annual Report: Trends in Test Programs, Alternate Pathways, and Pass Rates

Published: November 5, 2009
Press Release (pdf, 24088 bytes)

How State and Federal Accountability Policies Have Influenced Curriculum and Instruction in Three States: Common Findings from Rhode Island, Illinois, and Washington

Published: October 6, 2009
Press Release (pdf, 11852 bytes)

State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 3: Are Achievement Gaps Closing and Is Achievement Rising for All?

Published: October 1, 2009
Press Release (pdf, 27334 bytes)

Mining the Opportunities in Differentiated Accountability: Lessons Learned from the No Child Left Behind Pilots in Four States

Published: September 3, 2009
Press Release (pdf, 23902 bytes)

CEP on Pennsylvania Test Results

Published: August 19, 2009
Press Release (pdf, 20199 bytes)

Lessons From The Classroom Level: Federal and State Accountability in Washington State

Published: July 28, 2009
Press Release (pdf, 22373 bytes)

State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 2: Is There a Plateau Effect in Test Scores?

Published: July 21, 2009
Media Advisory (pdf, 25061 bytes)

State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 1: Is the Emphasis on Proficiency Shortchanging Higher- and Lower-Achieving Students

Published: June 17, 2009
Press Release (pdf, 28733 bytes)

Conflicts Between State Policy and School Practice: Learning from Arizona’s Experience with High School Exam Policies

Published: April 7, 2009
Press Release (pdf, 20130 bytes)

Lessons From The Classroom Level: Federal and State Accountability in Illinois

Published: December 22, 2008
Press Release (pdf, 22892 bytes)

Lessons From The Classroom Level: Federal and State Accountability in Rhode Island

Published: November 25, 2008
Press Release (pdf, 21557 bytes)

A Call to Restructure Restructuring: Lessons from the No Child Left Behind Act in Five States

Published: September 23, 2008
Press Release (pdf, 24952 bytes)

State High School Exit Exams 2008 Annual Report: Moving Toward End-of-Course Exams

Published: August 13, 2008
Press Release (pdf, 45851 bytes)

Has Student Achievement Increased Since 2002? State Test Score Trends Through 2006–07

Published: June 24, 2008
Press Release (pdf, 70240 bytes)

Many States Have Taken a "Backloaded" Approach to No Child Left Behind Goal of All Students Scoring "Proficient"

Published: May 19, 2008
Press Release (pdf, 42211 bytes)

The Sit Down Dinner: Formalizing Restructuring Under the No Child Left Behind Act in Michigan

Published: April 22, 2008
Press Release (pdf, 105787 bytes)

NCLB Year 5: Instructional Time in Elementary Schools: A Closer Look at Changes for Specific Subjects

Published: February 20, 2008
Press Release (pdf, 128138 bytes)

Managing More Than a Thousand Remodeling Projects: School Restructuring in California

Published: February 7, 2008
Press Release (pdf, 141173 bytes)

Making Mid-Course Corrections: School Restructuring in Maryland

Published: December 5, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 48236 bytes)

Caught in the Middle: Arizona's English Language Learners and the High School Exit Exam

Published: November 13, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 54464 bytes)

NCLB Year 5: Reading First: Locally Appreciated, Nationally Troubled

Published: October 31, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 45493 bytes)

Are Private High Schools Better Academically Than Public High Schools?

Published: October 10, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 126840 bytes)

State High School Exit Exams 2007 Annual Report: Working to Raise Test Scores

Published: September 6, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 141034 bytes)

Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965: Recommendations from the Center on Education Policy

Published: August 28, 2007
Media Advisory (pdf, 69895 bytes)

NCLB Year 5: Implementing the No Child Left Behind Teacher Requirements

Published: August 22, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 50455 bytes)

Title I Funds - Who's Gaining, Who's Losing: School Year 2007-08 Update

Published: August 15, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 110526 bytes)

NCLB Year 5: Choices, Changes, and Challenges: Curriculum and Instruction in the NCLB Era

Published: July 24, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 44883 bytes)

NCLB Year 5: Moving Beyond Identification: Assisting Schools in Improvement

Published: July 11, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 141763 bytes)

Answering the Question That Matters Most: Has Student Achievement Increased Since No Child Left Behind?

Published: May 31, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 51667 bytes)
Press Invitation (docx, 12367 bytes)

"It's Different Now": How Exit Exams Are Affecting Teaching and Learning in Jackson and Austin

Published: March 1, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 34123 bytes)

Beyond the Mountains: An Early Look at Restructuring Results in California

Published: March 1, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 139640 bytes)

NCLB Year 5: State Implementation of Supplemental Educational Services under the No Child Left Behind Act

Published: March 1, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 104885 bytes)

What Now? Lessons from Michigan About Restructuring Schools and Next Steps Under NCLB

Published: March 1, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 47921 bytes)

Principles for Reauthorizing the Teacher Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Higher Education Act

Published: February 1, 2007
Media Advisory (pdf, 26029 bytes)

No Child Left Behind at Five: A Review of Changes to State Accountability Plans

Published: January 1, 2007
Press Release (pdf, 20122 bytes)

Why We Still Need Public Schools: Public Education for the Common Good

Published: January 1, 2007
Media Advisory (pdf, 102676 bytes)

Keeping Watch on Reading First

Published: September 30, 2006
Press Release (pdf, 125286 bytes)

Building on State Reform: Maryland School Restructuring

Published: September 20, 2006
Press Release (pdf, 103578 bytes)

State High School Exit Exams 2006 Annual Report: A Challenging Year

Published: August 1, 2006
Press Release (pdf, 128154 bytes)

Title I Funds - Who's Gaining and Who’s Losing: School Year 2006-07 Update

Published: August 1, 2006
Press Release (pdf, 128809 bytes)

From the Capital to the Classroom: Year 4 of the No Child Left Behind Act

Published: March 24, 2006
Press Release for Report (pdf, 29236 bytes)

A Shell Game: Federal Funds to Improve Schools

Published: February 1, 2006
Press Release (pdf, 27318 bytes)

Wrestling the Devil in the Details: An Early Look at Restructuring in California

Published: February 1, 2006
Press Release (pdf, 17411 bytes)

Hope but No Miracle Cures: Michigan's Early Restructuring Lessons

Published: November 1, 2005
Press Release (pdf, 19172 bytes)

States Test Limits of Federal AYP Flexibility

Published: November 1, 2005
Press Release (pdf, 28095 bytes)

Do You Know … The Latest Good News About American Education?

Published: August 1, 2005
Press Release (pdf, 27035 bytes)

State High School Exit Exams 2005 Annual Report: States Try Harder, But Gaps Persist

Published: August 1, 2005
ELL lanzamiento de prensa en español (pdf, 21427 bytes)
News Release & Summary (pdf, 22708 bytes)

Title I Funds - Who's Gaining and Who's Losing: School Year 2005-06 Update

Published: July 1, 2005
Press Release (pdf, 26855 bytes)

How Have High School Exit Exams Changed Our Schools: Some Perspectives from Virginia and Maryland

Published: June 9, 2005
Press Release (pdf, 26237 bytes)

From the Capital to the Classroom: Year 3 of the No Child Left Behind Act

Published: March 1, 2005
Press Release for Report (pdf, 34089 bytes)

Makeovers, Facelifts, or Reconstructive Surgery: An Early Look At NCLB School Restructuring In Michigan

Published: November 1, 2004
Press Release (pdf, 20451 bytes)

State High School Exit Exams 2004 Annual Report: A Maturing Reform

Published: August 1, 2004
Press Release (pdf, 24290 bytes)

Title I Funds - Who's Gaining, Who's Losing, and Why (School Year 2004-2005)

Published: June 1, 2004
Press Release (pdf, 14382 bytes)

From the Capital to the Classroom: Year 2 of the No Child Left Behind Act

Published: January 1, 2004
Press Release for Report (pdf, 19918 bytes)

Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act: A First Look Inside 15 School Districts in 2002-03

Published: October 1, 2003
Press Release (pdf, 102567 bytes)

State High School Exit Exams 2003 Annual Report: Put to the Test

Published: August 1, 2003
Press Release (pdf, 104417 bytes)

From the Capital to the Classroom: State and Federal Efforts to Implement the No Child Left Behind Act

Published: January 1, 2003
Press Release for Report (pdf, 110849 bytes)
Press Release for Case Study (pdf, 102567 bytes)

School Vouchers: What We Know and Don't Know…and How We Could Learn More

Published: June 1, 2000
Press Release (pdf, 8308 bytes)