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February 23, 2021

Collaborative Statement Following U.S. Department of Education Decision to Maintain Annual Statewide Testing

On February 23, Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following statement on the U.S.…

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February 08, 2021

Parents, Educators and Civil Rights Advocates Want Assessment Data to Help Student Recovery Efforts

Parents, teachers, and policy makers need a complete and objective picture of how each student is doing academically during the…

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February 03, 2021

Collaborative Director Jim Cowen – Statement Following Senate Confirmation Hearing for Dr. Miguel Cardona for Education Secretary

On February 3, 2021, Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the below statement following the…

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January 29, 2021

The Importance of Assessing Student Learning This Spring

Teachers, parents, policymakers, and advocates all need a complete and consistent picture of how students fared during disruptions caused by…

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January 13, 2021

A COVID Slide Quick Sheet Interview with Darin Nielsen, Utah Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning

As the pandemic continues to disrupt learning across the nation, a growing chorus of education and civil rights organizations, business…

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December 18, 2020

Supporting State Assessment Amid a Pandemic: A Q&A with National Test Vendors

Recently, the Collaborative for Student Success and EducationCounsel spoke with representatives from major statewide summative assessment vendors to learn more…

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October 07, 2020

COVID Slide Quicksheet Interview Series: Peer Reviewers Discuss Analyzing District Reopening and Recovery Plans

This summer, the Collaborative for Student Success teamed up with the Center on Reinventing Public Education to convene a panel…

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September 22, 2020

Experts Find Promising Reopening Actions By Districts

As school districts across the country braced themselves for the immensely complicated task of preparing reopening and recovery plans amid…

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August 24, 2020

A COVID Slide Quick Sheet Interview with Christina Theokas, Ph.D. and Vice President of Applied Science at Turnaround for Children

As teachers and administrators begin to work with students in a physical classroom or virtual setting, support will need to…

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