National Perspective

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Links to Other Organizations

Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management
http://www.k12center.org
The Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management was created by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to serve as an independent catalyst and resource for the improvement of measurement and data systems to enhance student achievement. The site houses publications and presentations on issues relating to student assessment systems.

Consortium for Policy Research in Education
http://cpre.wceruw.org/
The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) is a collaborative research center of five research universities and examines education reform, policy, and finance in an effort to improve student learning. Topics of research include teacher compensation, principal evaluation, and school finance.

Data Quality Campaign
http://www.dataqualitycampaign.org/
The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) is a collaborative effort designed to encourage and support state policymakers to improve educational data systems and make available more high-quality data. The DQC provides tools and resources for states to help design and implement longitudinal data systems.

National Center on Performance Incentives
http://www.performanceincentives.org
The National Center on Performance Incentives (NCPI) is a national research and development center at Vanderbilt University that conducts rigorous, quantitative research on the effect of financial incentives on teacher quality and student achievement at the state and district levels.

National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
http://www.tqsource.org
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) is a national resource for strengthening the quality of teaching, especially in high-poverty, low-performing, and hard-to-staff schools. The TQ Center provides a variety of services and resources, including direct technical assistance, webcasts, research- and policy-to-practice briefs, and other written products on a variety of teacher quality topic areas.

National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research
http://www.caldercenter.org/
The National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) is housed at the Urban Institute. The center researches how policy can affect outcomes for teachers and students, including the relationship between teacher compensation, teacher effectiveness, and student achievement.

Teacher Incentive Fund
http://www.ed.gov/programs/teacherincentive/index.html
The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) page on the U.S. Department of Education's website provides an overview of the program, as well as information about each TIF grantee and answers to frequently asked questions about TIF.

Texas Educator Performance Awards: Technical Assistance
http://www.txeducatorawards.org
This website provides support to District Award for Teacher Excellence (DATE) grantees, policymakers, state personnel and district officials with the development and execution of performance award programs. This site offers technical assistance, resources, guidance and training in the implementation of the programs.

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) website provides information on the 200 programs that the department oversees, including program information, annual reports, funding status and eligibility, as well as regulations and guidance.

Value-Added Research Center
http://varc.wceruw.org/
The Value-Added Research Center was designed to develop value-added longitudinal research methods and evaluate the effectiveness of schools, teachers, and education policy. The center focuses on the development and implementation of value-added models; data structures, data systems, and data quality; evaluation and intervention strategies; professional development; and technical assistance.

Wisconsin Center for Education Research
http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is an education research center run out of the University of Wisconsin—Madison's School of Education and includes research projects on a variety of topics in education, including teacher evaluation and compensation.