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

A new tool for student proficiency data

Assessment HQ is a unique online platform that takes the guesswork and risk of misinformation out of state annual assessments by providing transparency on student proficiency and state testing decisions. For the first time, student proficiency data for more than half of states in grades 3-8 will be publicly available online, and in one location, for anyone to view and use.

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How are states addressing the needs of their lowest-performing schools?

We partnered with HCM Strategists to find out how states were approaching school improvement.

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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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Recent News

October 11, 2019

Featured Friend Friday- A Discussion with the National Council on Teacher Quality

The Collaborative is trying something new. We’re taking some space to highlight and uplift some of the incredible work being…

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August 23, 2019

The NAEP Mapping Study Shows that the Honesty Gap is Closing

On Friday, August 23, 2019 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following memo on…

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August 14, 2019

Assessment HQ- Providing Greater Transparency to Facilitate Student Growth

Message from Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success Today, the Collaborative for Student Success launched Assessment…

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