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Education First’s publication library offers curated documents, toolkits, policy memos and templates that have served our clients around the country and are now available to support you. Use these resources to guide your strategic planning, to stay fresh on hot-topic reform areas, to improve your planning and implementation at the state or local levels and to inform grantmaking strategies and investments in areas that will improve student outcomes.

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Brief 3: Adopting New College and Career Ready Assessments
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Brief 4: Developing and Using College Readiness Courses
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Brief 5: Aligning Gateway College Courses
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Brief 6: Redesigning Educator Prep Programs
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Assessment Design Toolkit
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Giving Teachers the Feedback and Support They Deserve: Five Essential Practices
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Getting Out of the Way: Education Flexibility to Boost Innovation and Improvement in Ohio
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Using Observations to Improve Teacher Practice: How States Can Build Meaningful Observation Systems
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Evaluation and Support: Strategies for Success Series Overview
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Classroom Observations: Measuring Teachers’ Professional Practices
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Measuring Students’ Perceptions of Teacher Effectiveness
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Student Learning Objectives: Measuring Student Growth and Supporting Great Teaching
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Professional Learning and Support: Linking Evaluation Data to Teacher Support and Improvement
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Communications and Engagement: Building Educators’ Support for New Evaluations
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Putting it All Together: Using Multiple Measures to Improve Teaching
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Implementing Differentiated Compensation Systems for Educators
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Promoting More Equitable Access to Effective Teachers: Problems and Root Causes
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Promoting More Equitable Access to Effective Teachers: Strategic Options for States to Improve Placement and Movement