Arizona public schools have been navigating an immense shift in education policy at the state and federal level in recent years that carries with it high stakes consequences for schools and students. The magnitude and pace of this shift has challenged schools and districts alike. The need to understand and implement the policies at the local level are difficult, and in some cases, these challenges have disproportionally burdened some LEAs that often operate with fewer of the resources and in-house expertise needed to manage and make sense of these changes while working toward increasing school and student outcomes.
About The Center for Student Achievement
All students deserve a quality education, no matter where they attend school. Founded on that principle, the Center for Student Achievement was recently launched to support school leaders and teachers. The mission of the Center is to improve student achievement in all schools- district and charter- focusing our efforts on high-quality school improvement initiatives, with a particular focus on professional development and the publication of rigorous and transparent research and evaluation.
Using these research findings and applying those foundational elements as guiding principles, the Center has developed a suite of supporting programs for school leaders and teachers, currently in use by a growing number of district and charter schools in Arizona. Nationally, the Center also provides consulting services on how to make student data analysis applicable and actionable for teachers on a daily basis. The Center has significantly invested in professional talent, hiring a team of experienced trainers and researchers who are capable of delivering customized, high-quality, practical and actionable data and professional development for teachers and leaders. The Center’s goal is that these partnerships will expand the number of high quality public school choices available to all students.
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