Other ESSA Implementation Resources
The following resources from other organizations may be helpful to states, districts, and schools looking to better understand and implement the ESSA evidence provisions.
General ESSA Resources
- American Policy Youth Forum: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Resource Page
- Council of Chief State School Officers: ESSA web hub
- Collaborative for Student Success: Understanding ESSA
Understanding the ESSA Evidence Provisions
- American Association of School Administrators: Webinar on Leveraging ESSA’s Evidence Provisions to Help Every Student Succeed
- Chiefs for Change: ESSA and Evidence: Why It Matters
Improving Low-Performing Schools
- Center for American Progress and Knowledge Alliance: Better Evidence, Better Choices, Better Schools: State Supports for Evidence-Based School Improvement and the Every Student Succeeds Act
- Center for American Progress: Strategies to Improve Low-Performing Schools Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: How 3 Districts Found Success Using Evidence-Based Practices
- Chiefs for Change: Rethinking School Improvement Strategies + Funding Under ESSA
- Learning Policy Institute: Evidence-Based Interventions: A Guide for States
- U.S. Department of Education: Using Evidence to Create Next Generation High Schools
- Everyone Graduates Center: Roadmap to Evidence Based Reform for Low Graduation Rate High Schools
- RAND: School Leadership Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Volume I — A Review of the Evidence Base, Initial Findings
Technical Assistance and Support
- American Institutes for Research’s State Support Network
- The Center on School Turnaround
- Mathematica’s Ed Tech RCE Coach tool
- Mathematica’s “Understanding Types of Evidence: A Guide for Educators
- National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships
- Proving Ground, Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard
Resources from the U.S. Department of Education
- ESSA webpage links to federal statute, regulations, guidance, FAQs, and other federal resources on ESSA.
- Non-Regulatory Guidance: Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments
- Regional Educational Laboratories Program at the Institute of Education Sciences. The Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) work in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and others to use data and research to improve academic outcomes for students.
- RCT-Yes A free software tool that allows you to easily analyze data and report results on the effectiveness of programs in your context.
Clearinghouses of Evidence-Based Programs
- What Works Clearinghouse: With over 700 publications available and more than 12,000 reviewed studies in the online searchable database, the WWC identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program, or policy and disseminates summary information and free reports online.
- Best Evidence Encyclopedia: A free web site created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) that gives educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.
- Results First Clearinghouse Database: This one-stop online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various interventions as rated by eight national research clearinghouses.
- Evidence for ESSA: A free, authoritative, user-centered database to help anyone – school, district, or state leaders, teachers, parents, or concerned citizens – easily find programs and practices that align to the ESSA evidence standards and meet their local needs.