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College- and Career-Ready Students

Great Lakes West's assistance will focus on helping the states improve postsecondary success and implementing internationally benchmarked college- and career-ready elementary and secondary academic standards with aligned assessments and instructional materials.

AMA 2010 Critical Skills Survey Adobe PDF Icon
Are They Really Ready to Work? Adobe PDF Icon
Common Core State Standards Initiative
ECS International Benchmarking Toolkit
The National Center for Fair and Open Testing
Redefining College Readiness from the Educational Policy Improvement Center Adobe PDF Icon

Postsecondary Success

ECS Highlights of High School Initiatives Database
Highlights From 21st Century Learning in the Midwest Adobe PDF Icon
Iowa's Path to 21st Century Learning Adobe PDF Icon
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
National Post-School Outcomes Center

Complete Education

Great Lakes West's assistance will focus on helping the states improve school readiness and success and promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

School Readiness and Success

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Harvard Family Research Project

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

High School-Level STEM Initiatives in the States (2008 Database From Education Commission of the States)
STEM Education Coalition

Education Systems

Great Lakes West's assistance will focus on helping the states build and sustain systemic support for districts and schools.

Illinois Statewide System of Support

Evaluation of ISBE's Regional System of Support Providers Adobe PDF Icon
The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Regional Service Providers created this document to provide information on the Illinois regional system of support.

Wisconsin Statewide System of Support

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has provided the following guidance to assist Wisconsin districts regarding the state's support system for those districts in need of or wanting improvement:

Fostering Innovation and Excellence

Great Lakes West's assistance will focus on turning around persistently low-achieving schools.

Persistently Low-Achieving Schools

Center for Education Reform
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
National Association of Charter School Authorizers
U.S. Charter Schools
Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) Quality Center Report on Middle and High School CSR Models
Developing and Implementing Statewide Systems of Support for Low-Performing Schools: Design Elements of Statewide Systems of Support Adobe PDF Icon
State Support to Schools in Need of Improvement Adobe PDF Icon
Summary of State Strategies for Districts Identified for Improvement Under NCLB Adobe PDF Icon
Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers

Rural and High-Need Schools

National Urban Alliance
Equity Alliance at ASU
School Choice
Supplemental Educational Services

Great Teachers and Leaders

Great Lakes West's assistance will focus on helping the states improve recruiting, hiring, and retaining great teachers and leaders.

ECS Online Teaching Quality Database
IRIS Center for Training Enhancements
National Center to Improve the Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Personnel for Children with Disabilities (Personnel Improvement Center)
Preparing Every Child for the New Global Economy: What Should State Leaders Do? Adobe PDF Icon

Meeting the Needs of English Learners and Other Diverse Learners

English Learners

National Alternate Assessment Center

Great Lakes West's assistance will focus on helping the states improve meeting the needs of English learners and other diverse learners.

Diverse Learners

ACCESS Center: Enhancing Access to the General Education Curriculum for Students With Disabilities
Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
IDEA Partnership
National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
Equity Alliance at ASU

Data- and Evidence-Based Decision Making

Great Lakes West's assistance will focus on helping the states improve data- and evidence-based decision making.

Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education—Best Evidence Encyclopedia
Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
IRIS RTI Model, Part I
IRIS RTI Model, Part II
IRIS RTI Model, Part III
National Center on Student Progress Monitoring

National Networks and Centers

Information on various networks and centers that provide assistance to state and local education agencies.

Education Commission of the States
Comprehensive Center Network

National Center on Response to Intervention
National Charter School Resource Center
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
Institute of Education Sciences and Centers

Equity Assistance Centers

What Works Clearinghouse
Doing What Works
Council of Chief State School Officers

A brief on the North Central Response to Intervention Collaborative