Creating a Coherent System to Support Instruction Aligned with State Standards: Promising Practices of the Louisiana Department of Education.

@article{Kaufman2016CreatingAC,
  title={Creating a Coherent System to Support Instruction Aligned with State Standards: Promising Practices of the Louisiana Department of Education.},
  author={Julia H. Kaufman and Lindsey E. Thompson and V. Darleen Opfer},
  journal={The RAND Corporation},
  year={2016}
}
Teachers are often bombarded with contradictory and changing messages about how they should be helping students meet state standards and raising student achievement. The push across the United States for uniform and rigorous standards—as well as high-quality, aligned assessments—represents a chance for states to reimagine ways to provide teachers with clearer and more-coherent messages about what they can be doing every day in their classrooms to support student learning. Yet, to date, we have… Expand

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