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Study Finds Louisiana Leads the Way in Understanding, Teaching State Standards

Education Week

A RAND Corporation study finds that Louisiana teachers who had a better understanding of their state’s education standards were more likely to regularly consult resources aligned to those learning goals and were more likely to implement standards-aligned classroom practices than their counterparts in other states. The findings correspond with recent student-performance improvements, the article notes. The success is attributable to a “coherent academic strategy focused on integration, alignment, and quality among systems supporting standards,” transparent, regular communication about academics, and “strong support for local decisionmaking and ownership of change.”

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