State Support Helps Districts Use Evidence Locally to Improve Education

January 30, 2019

The Data Quality Campaign highlighted Proving Ground's research-practice partnerships with districts as a strategy for states looking to put evidence in the hands of local leaders to improve student outcomes and meet ESSA goals.

States have a responsibility to help local education agencies use evidence to make decisions to support student learning. Proving Ground is a research-practice partnership based at Harvard University's Center for Education Policy Research that gives local agencies deeper insight into the effectiveness of the strategies they are using to improve student outcomes and support to implement improvements. This collaboration empowers those closest to studenst to build and use evidence for decisionmaking. States can draw inspiration from this effort in their work to support evidence-based continuous improvement.


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