Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Type Year
Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" tour offers a fast way to explore over 100 of the new resources—including videos, articles, toolkits, online resources, books, reports, and briefs—that EDC produced in FY17. Videos can be viewed within this issuu document...

Publication 2017
Dimensions of Dosage: Evaluation Brief for TIF Grantees

This brief provides Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantees with an overview of dosage and the importance of carefully measuring dosage when determining the outcomes of an intervention. Dosage refers to the quantity or amount of an intervention,...

Publication 2016
A Primer for Continuous Improvement in Schools and Districts

This brief orients educational practitioners to the continuous improvement process and how it can work in educational settings. The brief provides an overview and includes references and resources that school and district leaders may find helpful...

Publication 2017
Providing Effective Written Feedback

Co-authored by EDC researchers and staff from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Office of Human Capital, this article published in Principal Leadership discusses their collaborative work to develop an Evaluative Feedback Rubric to assess...

Publication 2017
Summary of a Literature Review on Implementation, Systems Change, and Continuous Improvement

EDC's integrated conceptual model for technical assistance—and our design and strategic plans for working with school districts to enhance student outcomes—is informed and guided by research on implementation, systems change, and continuous...

Publication 2015
Perspectives on the Impact of Pre-K Expansion

Authored by staff from Education Development Center and the National Institute for Early Education Research, this brief looks at state policies and regulations regarding pre-K expansion that have the potential to positively impact child care...

Publication 2011
PowerUp What Works

AIR, CAST, and EDC developed this interactive professional learning environment that builds the capacity of teachersand leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student...

Publication 2015
Success at the Core

Launched by EDC and Vulcan Productions in 2010 and now available on The Teaching Channel, Success at the Core (SaC) is a free professional development toolkit designed to help teams and teachers understand, embrace, and implement a...

Video 2015
A District’s Use of Data and Research to Inform Policy Formation and Implementation

How do school boards and districts better use research and data to inform policy decisions? This report describes how one mid-sized urban district in the Northeast & Islands Region formulated and implemented a new discipline policy using data...

Publication 2015
Quick-Click Tour of LTD FY15 Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" presents some of the online and print resources that the Learning and Teaching Division at EDC produced from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

Publication 2015
LTDFlix on YouTube

View videos related to our work to improve the effectiveness of education from preschool through college on the LTDFlix YouTube channel.

Video 2015
Logic Models for Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation: Workshop Toolkit

This toolkit, developed by REL Northeast & Islands for use by schools, districts, and states (and other groups serving them), helps practitioners learn the purpose of logic models, the different elements of a logic model, and the appropriate...

Publication 2015
Inspiring Teachers

This briefing paper explores “leadership oriented professional development” and highlights four programs that exemplify this approach to inspiring and supporting teachers. The authors summarize the guiding principles that make these programs so...

Publication 2015
Quality Measures: Partnership Effectiveness Continuum

Principals are key to improving schools, but too often the programs that train them don’t adequately prepare principals for the challenges they will face leading schools. One way to change this is for school districts and training providers to...

Publication 2014
From Partnerships to Professional Learning Communities

These presentation slides are from a webinar featuring Cheryl King and hosted by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). The webinar highlighted how Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) can support educational leadership...

Publication 2014
Assessing School Leader Preparation Program Quality: An Update on the Quality Measures Tool

In this webinar hosted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Cheryl King discusses how EDC’s Quality Measures™ tool has helped school leader preparation programs assess their strengths and weaknesses and improve...

Video 2014
Building Capacity through an Early Education Leadership Academy

This policy brief was commissioned by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) as it begins designing an Early Education Leadership Academy for early learning and K–Grade 3 State Education Agency/Early Learning Agency (SEA/ELA)...

Publication 2014
Quality Measures: Principal Preparation Program Self-Assessment Toolkit

Designed to help principal preparation programs assess the quality of the training offered, this kit was developed originally for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership. It was...

Publication 2013
Governance Readiness Tool

This tool helps Head Start governing bodies and leaders assess their capacity to effectively oversee a Head Start program. It consists of indicator worksheets, a governance readiness plan, and resources.

Publication 2013
Designing Innovations for Implementation at Scale: An Emerging Framework for Increasing System Capacity

The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) is a national research and development center that focuses on identifying the combination of essential components and the programs, practices, processes and policies that make some high...

Publication 2012