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New online tool to compare, understand state policy and practice
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SREB Launches Insights Interactive Data

Online tool benchmarks trends, policies and actions toward state standards

Today we launch SREB Insights, interactive data to help you compare and understand state trends, policies and recommended actions for reaching college- and career-readiness standards. 

The goal: a user-friendly tool for state policymakers, thought leaders and education leaders to navigate complex education topics and inform their decisions and practice.

“We’re pleased to provide a new way to compare indicators of progress among states, quickly identify strengths and delve deeply into state profiles,” said Joan Lord, SREB vice president of education data, policy research and programs.

Explore SREB Insights >
Users can now review findings from three areas. We will add additional reports in the coming months.

High School to College and Careers
Tracks how state policies align withstandards, assessments and college readiness to promote smooth transitions for students after high school.
 
States have made strides in aligning high school graduation requirements with college requirements, the data show. Every SREB state now incorporates college and career measures into its accountability system and college and career planning activities. Most states offer students multiple diploma paths to high school graduation.
 
Professional Learning
Benchmarks how state departments of education foster high-quality professional learning for educators on K-12 college- and career-readiness standards. 
 
As of the 2015-16 year, all SREB states reached “essential” or “strong” levels of using data and accountability for continuous improvement. Eight SREB states are strong in providing guidance and tools, and six are strong in establishing clear expectations.
 
Educator Effectiveness
Details how SREB states support and monitor implementation of school district evaluation and feedback systems, including requirements for observation conferences.
 
SREB Insights shows various stages of implementation by state — from piloting to using new standards for three years or more. It also lays out actions for states to strengthen evaluation and feedback by guiding and monitoring district-level designs.
Find your state on SREB Insights >
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