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The Administrator’s Guide to Federal Programs for English Learners

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edCount CEO & Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Forte authored this comprehensive manual about serving English learners, first published in 2010 and released in its second edition by LRP Publications in 2017.

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Monographs on State Accountability Systems for CCSSO

edCount produced several monographs reporting on state accountability systems, commissioned by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). These monographs provide the nationally-accepted structure for analyzing states’ accountability models. Their development involved extensive communication with state education agency staff across the country. Between 2003 and 2007, edCount staff produced a series of analyses of states’ NCLB accountability workbooks and amendments to these workbooks:

  • Statewide Educational Accountability under the NCLB Act—A Report on 2007 Amendments to State Plans
  • Statewide Educational Accountability under the NCLB Act—A Report on 2006 Amendments to State Plans
  • Statewide Educational Accountability under the NCLB Act—A Report on 2005 Amendments to State Plans
  • Revisiting Statewide Educational Accountability Under NCLB
  • Statewide Educational Accountability Under NCLB

A Framework for Examining Validity in Accountability Systems

edCount produced A Framework for Examining Validity in Accountability Systems, a manual for state education agencies on the conceptualization and evaluation of validity in statewide accountability systems, for CCSSO.

The framework was developed in collaboration with state education agency staff with responsibility for statewide data, reporting, and accountability systems and provides step-by-step strategies for evaluating individual components of standards-based accountability systems.