The Building State Capacity and Productivity Center (BSCP Center) assists state education agencies (SEAs) throughout the country as they adapt to constrained fiscal resources and increased demands for greater productivity.
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Performance and Productivity in State Education Agencies
Chief Performance Officer
As state departments of education are facing a daunting challenge of improving student performance with limited financial resources, the SEA of the Future will be “performance-oriented” rather than “compliance-based” to provide leadership and capacity building for local education agencies.
The BSCP Center addresses the needs of all 50 state education agencies, and the other 20 regional comprehensive centers and national content centers that serve them, by providing high quality information, tools, and implementation support.
The BSCP Center promotes and supports the position of Chief Performance Officer (CPO) in the SEA. The CPO assists the Chief State School Officer in designing and implementing performance management systems. The CPO gathers performance data for the organization and analyzes this information to determine how organizational performance can improve.
Westat Acquires Edvance Research
Westat, a leading research organization, and Edvance Research, an education research and technical assistance organization, have combined their capabilities with Westat’s acquisition of Edvance on December 31, 2015. This brings together their skills and experience in providing research, evaluation, and technical assistance services to federal, state, and local government agencies; nonprofit organizations; and private industry.
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The BSCP Center is funded by a cooperative agreement (#S283B120042) between the U.S. Department of Education and Edvance Research, Inc.
The findings and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the U.S. Department of Education.
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