Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring U.S. Students Receive a World-Class Education
International benchmarking will help state policymakers identify the qualities and characteristics of education systems that best prepare students for success in the global marketplace. pdf Download (3MB)

Education Criteria for Performance Excellence
Building active partnerships in the public sector—and among the private sector and all levels of government—is fundamental to the success of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program in improving national competitiveness. pdf Download (4MB)

Developing and Accrediting Providers of Classroom Assessment Training for Teachers
Assessment is the process of gathering evidence of student achievement in order to inform instructional decisions. pdf Download (764KB)

Digital Learning Now!
Digital learning can customize and personalize education so all students learn in their own style at their own pace, which maximizes their chances for success in school and beyond. pdf Download (800KB)

Student Growth Percentiles and Shoe Leather
The results of large-scale assessments can yield numerous insights about the manner in which the education system is functioning. pdf Download (213KB)

Teachers in the Age of Digital Instruction
The elements of excellent teaching that are most difficult for technology to replace will increasingly differentiate student outcomes. pdf Download (195KB)

The Road Less Traveled: How the Developmental Sciences Can Prepare Educators to Improve Student Achievement
Recent reforms aimed at increasing student achievement have focused primarily on what can be termed basic academic skills. pdf Download (1MB)

Introduction to the Common Core Standards
These English language arts and mathematics standards represent a set of expectations for student knowledge and skills that high school graduates need to master to succeed in college and careers. pdf Download (327KB)

InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue
This set of model core teaching standards that outline what teachers should know and be able to do to ensure every K-12 student reaches the goal of being ready to enter college or the workforce in today’s world. pdf Download (654KB)

Learning to Practice: The Design of Clinical Experience in Teacher Preparation
This policy brief is part of a series commissioned by the Partnership for Teacher Quality to help inform and improve teacher quality policies at the state, local, and national level. pdf Download (570KB)