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CSHSC Master Resource List

Below is a master list of all available Cross-State High School Collaborative resources. Click on the category below to view the resources in that category.

Cross-State High School Collaborative

The resources below help communicate the vision, goals, key ideas, work plans, etc. of the seven state collaborative.


Resources & Resources from CSHSC Participating States

The resources below are valuable aides submitted by our participating seven states.

  • School Redesign LEA Guidance is a 15-page report prepared by Louisiana Believes (LA Department of Education) detailing the Louisiana’s redesign process.
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  • School Redesign Scoring Rubric is a rubric developed by Louisiana Believes (LA Department of Education). Part 1 addresses the required plan elements of needs assessment and budget.  Part 2 Addresses the school redesign plan through core academics, special populations, talent, and LEA systems.
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  • How to Succeed in School Turnaround: Strategies That Characterize Successful Turnaround Schools in Massachusetts in 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) collaborated with American Institutes for Research (AIR) to measure the impact of School Redesign Grants (SRGs) on student academic performance.
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  • 2016 Massachusetts Turnaround Practices Field Guide is a research-based guide designed to support district and school leaders engaged in school turnaround efforts. This guide was developed by American Institutes for Research and the Institute for Strategic Leadership and Learning for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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  • Principals Pursuing Excellence is a two-year program aimed at leveraging the expertise of New Mexico’s educational leaders to support and empower New Mexico’s school leaders as they work to dramatically improve student achievement in their schools.
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  • Global Best Practices: An Internationally Benchmarked Self-Assessment Tool for Secondary Learning created by the Research Summary as prepared by the New England Secondary School Consortium.
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What the Evidence Says

The resources below are valuable aides on evidence-based practices.

  • What the Evidence Base for How We Learn Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development by the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development The Aspen Institute. A 20 page report that shows compelling research demonstrates what parents have always known—the success of young people in school and beyond is inextricably linked to healthy social and emotional development. Download the Report (PDF)
  • Effective Teacher Professional Development A 2017 research brief from the Learning Policy Institute reporting on teacher professional learning is of increasing interest as one way to support the increasingly complex skills students need to succeed in the 21st century.
    Download the Report (PDF)
    Read the Full Report Online


Post-Secondary Pathways

The resources below are valuable resources regarding Post-Secondary Pathways.