National Reports

KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. The foundation uses the best available data to measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children state by state.

Commission to Build a Healthier America
An in-depth collection of graphical data for:  Education, Work, Early Life Experience, the Economy, Housing, Race and Ethnicity, Community, and Income.
A report by the American Institute of Research on Comparing Practices and Strategies in Traditional, Pilot, and Charter Schools in the City of Boston.
The goal of the MET project is to improve the quality of information about teaching effectiveness available to education professionals within states and districts—information that will help them build fair and reliable systems for teacher observation that can be used for a variety of purposes, including feedback, development, and continuous improvement. This information will include videotaped classroom observations, student surveys, tests of teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, and analyses of student assessment data to examine achievement gains over time. A close analysis of these indicators will help establish which teaching practices, skills, and knowledge positively impact student learning.

A KIDS COUNT special report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Research on the importance of the early childhood years has compelled states to support children’s school readiness. This brief provides an overview of states’ Early Learning Guidelines (ELGs) and school readiness assessments.
Research indicates that a great teacher in a classroom and leader in the building has a significant impact in raising student performance and achievement. Public Impact's report explores the potential impact of policy initiatives designed to improve student access to great teachers.
Ocean of Unknown