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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

September 12, 2018

The Military Student Identifier: Turning information into action

The Military Student Identifier – introduced under the Every Student Succeeds Act, presents a powerful opportunity for states to better…

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September 06, 2018

Announcing “Check State Plans: Promise to Practice”

A message from Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, to our partners and friends: Why Do…

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August 28, 2018

Polls Show Public Has Moved On From Standards and Assessments Debates

America has spoken: high standards are here to stay. This year’s Education Next and Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) polls…

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