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Title: How States and Districts Support Evidence Use in School Improvement
Description: The Every Student Succeeds Act encourages educators to use school improvement strategies backed by rigorous research. This snapshot, based on national surveys administered in 2018, describes what guidance states provided on improvement strategies and how districts selected such strategies in lowest-performing schools. Most states pointed districts and schools to evidence on improvement strategies, but few required schools to choose from a list of approved strategies. In turn, most districts reported that evidence of effectiveness was "very important" when choosing improvement strategies, but the evidence districts relied on probably varies in quality.
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Cover Date: June 2020
Web Release: June 16, 2020
Publication #: NCEE 2020004
Center/Program: NCEE
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Type of Product: Evaluation Brief
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Brief, please contact:
Erica Johnson.