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Working to defend high standards, high-quality assessments, and strong systems of accountability, to ensure that all kids are prepared for college or career.

See how your state measures up

The Check State Plans project is based on the belief that states need to embrace the flexibility ESSA offers them, and that their plans should implement strong state-level accountability systems. See what’s in your state’s plan.

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Steps every military family should know before moving

Moving to a new post can spark anxiety in military families, but families with children in preschool through high school can take certain actions to mitigate these concerns and help their children transition effectively to a new school.

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What we are fighting for

We’re working to make sure that states stick to their high standards, are administering high-quality, aligned assessments, and are developing and implementing strong systems of accountability.

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Recent News

May 01, 2018

When It Comes to Educating Foster Children, Are States Stepping Up to the Plate?

Many kids in America have the privilege of having a parent that takes a daily interest in their academic careers…

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April 10, 2018

2017 NAEP Scores Are a Call for Action

On April 10, 2018 Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following memo on the recently released…

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March 29, 2018

Growth Mindset

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we are continuing our celebration by honoring another great public-school teacher, Jennifer Henderson.…

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