RESOURCES

Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) brings together world-renowned authors and academics, and experts in literacy, mathematics, and leadership - to transform curriculum and instruction and guide schools toward real, measurable success with the Common Core.

Browse our resources below for Common Core webinars and the most current educational research available.

WEBINARS

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Next Generation Assessments: What to Expect

Presented by Sue Gendron

Policy Coordinator, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium & Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education
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Next Generation Assessments: What to Expect

Presented by Sue Gendron

Policy Coordinator, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium & Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education
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The Common Core State Standards specify K–12 expectations for College and Career readiness. The challenge is ensuring students leave high school prepared. In this webinar, Sue Gendron provides expert insight into the Next Generation Assessments and discusses practical classroom strategies for preparing students for success on these more rigorous assessments.

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Understanding Text Complexity

Presented by Dr. Karen Burke, Ed. D.

Director of Academic Planning & Analysis, Scholastic Achievement Partners
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Understanding Text Complexity

Presented by Dr. Karen Burke, Ed. D.

Director of Academic Planning & Analysis, Scholastic Achievement Partners
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Students must be able to read and comprehend complex texts to build knowledge across a broad range of subject matter. In this webinar, Dr. Karen Burke examines the role of text complexity in the Common Core State Standards and provides practical strategies for assessing and incorporating suitable text to boost literacy achievement for all students.

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The Importance of Reasoning and Discourse in Math

Presented by Julie McNamara, Ph.D.

Development Manager, Math Solutions
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The Importance of Reasoning and Discourse in Math

Presented by Julie McNamara, Ph.D.

Development Manager, Math Solutions
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Students expect that mathematics will make sense, and they draw upon what they know to solve problems. In this webinar, Julie McNamara discusses effective ways to use discourse to help students 'make sense' of math and deepen their understanding of essential math concepts.

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Case Study: Curriculum Transformation for the Common Core in San Jacinto Unified School District

Presented by Mariana Vinson and Lindsay Litzinger

Assistant Superintendent, San Jacinto Unified School District & Common Core Strategic Partnerships, Scholastic Achievement Partners
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Case Study: Curriculum Transformation for the Common Core in San Jacinto Unified School District

Presented by Mariana Vinson and Lindsay Litzinger

Assistant Superintendent, San Jacinto Unified School District & Common Core Strategic Partnerships, Scholastic Achievement Partners
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San Jacinto Unified School District is kicking off 2013-2014 with eight new Common Core-ready ELA units for every K–12 grade level. These units were developed by key stakeholders—teachers, coaches, and principals—from the ground up in just five months. How? Through an expertly facilitated process of building deep understanding of the coming assessments, deconstructing the Common Core strands, backward mapping units from the assessment consortium claims and targets, selecting a variety of complex texts, and planning for differentiated instruction.

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Best Practices to Next Practices

Presented by Ray McNulty

Chief Learning Officer, Penn Foster; Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education
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Best Practices to Next Practices

Presented by Ray McNulty

Chief Learning Officer, Penn Foster; Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education
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In the quest for school improvement and reform, educators are required to embrace and implement the right methods to improve instructional practice and increase student achievement. Ray McNulty covers research-based best practices and how educators can innovate, inspire, and improve the way we educate students. He shares the role that empowerment plays in moving from best practices to next practices and covers strategies that educators can put to immediate use.

RESEARCH

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SAP Research Foundation Paper

  • Publication Type: Research Paper
  • Subject Area: School Improvement
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2011
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SAP Research Foundation Paper

  • Publication Type: Research Paper
  • Subject Area: School Improvement
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2011

Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) supports schools in improving educational outcomes by transforming literacy, math, and leadership practices school-wide. Our work is guided by our five fundamental and research-based Principles of Effective School Improvement.

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MAP: Managing Achievement Protocol

  • Publication Type: Research Guide
  • Subject Area: Implementation
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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MAP: Managing Achievement Protocol

  • Publication Type: Research Guide
  • Subject Area: Implementation
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

Working shoulder-to-shoulder with over 1,000 districts across the country has given Scholastic Achievement Partners unique insight into how instructional excellence fosters student achievement. This experience has been distilled into a framework called the Managing Achievement Protocol (MAP), designed to help you guide successful, sustained program implementations that boost the achievement of every student you serve.

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Best Practices to Next Practices

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: School Improvement
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2011
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Best Practices to Next Practices

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: School Improvement
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2011

A New Way of “Doing Business” for School Transformation

Author: Ray McNulty, Chief Learning Officer, Penn Foster

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Common Core State Standards Initiative

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Common Core State Standards
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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Common Core State Standards Initiative

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Common Core State Standards
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

Classroom Implications for 2014.

Authors:
Bill Daggett, Chairman and Founder, International Center for Leadership and Education (ICLE)
Sue Gendron, Senior Fellow, ICLE

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Cross-Age Peer Teaching

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Classroom Instruction
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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Cross-Age Peer Teaching

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Classroom Instruction
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

An Effective and Efficient Model for Supporting Success in the Classroom

Authors:
Bill Daggett, Chairman and Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education
Gerard A. Pedinotti, Jr., Vice President, Tipping Point Analytics

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The Daggett System for Effective Instruction

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Classroom Instruction
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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The Daggett System for Effective Instruction

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Classroom Instruction
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

Where Research and Best Practices Meet

Author: Bill Daggett, Chairman and Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education

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Effectiveness and Efficiency Framework

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Classroom Instruction
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2009
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Effectiveness and Efficiency Framework

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Classroom Instruction
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2009

A Guide to Focusing Resources to Increase Student Performance

Author: Bill Daggett, Chairman and Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education

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The Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Mathematics

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Classroom Instruction, Technology
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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The Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Mathematics

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Classroom Instruction, Technology
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

Instruction in the New Era of STEM Education

Author: McLain Forman II, Publications Director, I CAN Learn® Education Systems

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Fewer, Clearer, Higher Common Core State Standards

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Common Core State Standards, Special Education
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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Fewer, Clearer, Higher Common Core State Standards

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Common Core State Standards, Special Education
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

Implications for Students Receiving Special Education Services

Authors:
Ray McNulty, Chief Learning Officer, Penn Foster
Lawrence C. Gloeckler, Jr., Executive Director, Special Education Institute

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Improving Student Performance in Times of Decline

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Funding, Resources, Student Performance
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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Improving Student Performance in Times of Decline

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Funding, Resources, Student Performance
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

Districts often perceive that their hands are tied by the large portion of their resources that must be allocated to pre-existing mandates, such as collective bargaining agreements and the categorical nature of the state and federal funds they receive. But there is growing evidence that such obligations are looked at differently in the nation’s most successful schools as they seek to identify what works to improve student performance.

Author: Bill Daggett, Chairman and Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education

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Living in Quadrant D

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Classroom Instruction, Resources, Leadership
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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Living in Quadrant D

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Classroom Instruction, Resources, Leadership
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

An analysis of the nation’s highest-performing and most rapidly improving schools points to the special way they address three areas: instruction, leadership, and allocation of resources. These schools live in Quadrant D, a term that derives from the International Center for Leadership in Education's Rigor/Relevance Framework®.

Author: Bill Daggett, Chairman and Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education

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Quadrant D Leadership

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Leadership, Student Performance
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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Quadrant D Leadership

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Leadership, Student Performance
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

Improving Student Performance Through Adaptive Leadership

Authors:
Dr. Richard D. Jones, Senior Consultant, International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE)
Joe Shannon, Executive Director of Education Partnerships, ICLE
Dr. Kathleen Weigel, Senior Consultant, ICLE

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Redefining College and Career Readiness for the 21st Century

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: College and Career Readiness, Technology
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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Redefining College and Career Readiness for the 21st Century

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: College and Career Readiness, Technology
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

The world continues to change at an exponential rate. Technology continues to advance and change the way in which we live and work, but our schools have been asked to respond by adding more tests, requirements, regulations, and rules to our existing 20th century school structure. This continues to prepare students for an outdated worldview of leaving K–12 education to enter college. As educators, we must focus on creating and embracing a transformational change to our culture and system.

Authors: Bill Daggett, Chairman and Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education

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Rigor/Relevance Framework

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Effective Instruction, Student Performance
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013
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Rigor/Relevance Framework

  • Publication Type: White Paper
  • Subject Area: Effective Instruction, Student Performance
  • School Level: K–12
  • Date Published: 2013

The Rigor/Relevance Framework is a tool developed by staff of the International Center for Leadership in Education to examine curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The Rigor/Relevance Framework is based on two dimensions of higher standards and student achievement: the Knowledge Taxonomy and the Application Model.

Author: Bill Daggett, Chairman and Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education

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PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Scholastic has long been proud to partner with school and district leaders to raise achievement. Now, we have joined forces with two best-in-class partners, to create Scholastic Achievement Partners and make an even greater impact on teaching and learning.

 

Together, we are committed to the success of every student. Our services are developed to support districts, schools, and teachers across the country in raising achievement and aligning curriculum and instruction to meet state- and national-led standards and assessments.

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International Center for Leadership in Education

For over 20 years, dedicated to facilitating a system-wide focus on student achievement through leadership and instructional effectiveness.

Math Solutions

For 30 years, the country's leading organization committed to improving mathematics instruction.

FUNDING

Scholastic Achievement Partners is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and is eligible for various educational funding opportunities including:

Title IA—Improving Basic Programs
Title I—School Improvement
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Race to the Top

Math SolutionsFor more information, go to The Scholastic Funding Connection - your one-stop source for funding information, grant-writing tools, and more.

You can also visit the Scholastic Common Core Website to see all Scholastic Programs that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.