Policy Attributes Theory

The Challenges District Administrators Face: A comparison of C-SAIL and Gallup Poll findings

A recent Gallup poll of superintendents provides insights about the challenges they face—namely improving the academic performance of underprepared students, the effects of poverty on student learning, and resource constraints. C-SAIL’s ongoing work in our partner states as part of our Implementation study takes a similar but focused look at the challenges district administrators face as they grapple with implementing college- and career-readiness standards. Here we present survey and interview findings in light of the new Gallup Poll results.

"PLC Rounds" Open Educator Meetings to Community Stakeholders

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Reviewing our progress and looking ahead: A message from C-SAIL’s director

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Standards Implementation in Kentucky: Local Perspectives on Policy, Challenges, Resources, and Instruction

In this report, C-SAIL presents findings from surveys of teachers, principals, and district administrators in three main sections: 1) the policy attributes; 2) challenges to implementing standards as well as the resources respondents use to help them meet the challenges and the resources they report wanting more of in order to continue improving their implementation; and 3) the content of instruction.

Differences in Teacher Perceptions of State Policies

Do teachers of different grades, subjects, and types of students view their state policies differently?

Interactive Maps, Explained: A Preview of the Broader Implications of our State CCR Policies Maps

A quick click through state education agency (SEA) websites reveals just how much state leaders do to design complex approaches to standards implementation. Our second interactive map series shows patterns in how states have conceptualized their processes for implementing college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards. These patterns allowed us to create profiles of states in their implementation approaches.

New data shows which states more likely to succeed in college- and career-readiness standards implementation

Contact: Jackie Kerstetter, gse-csail@gse.upenn.edu, (814) 440-2299

New data shows which states more likely to succeed in college- and career-readiness standards implementation

Map tool allows users to compare states’ policy features