Finding ways to maximize student outcomes with the money at hand


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ESSA Financial Transparency Reporting Requirements

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Communication about ESSA within a well-coordinated communication system.

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Sets agency direction, organizes for productive management, tracks progress, and encourages innovation. View events, projects, and resources.

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Dean Nafziger, Ph.D., Director

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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BSCP Center and the Every Student Succeeds Act

The BSCP Center assists states in their transition to ESSA and in planning new directions given ESSA’s call for greater state autonomy.  Learn more about our targeted and expert technical assistance in communication, productivity, and performance by hovering over the above images.


Maximizing Opportunities Under ESSA


In this sixth volume the SEA of the Future, Maximizing Opportunities Under ESSA, reputable scholars explore how states can 1) craft accountability systems that can drive continuous improvement system wide, and 2) redefine their role in supporting educators, schools, and districts.


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Casting a Statewide Strategic Performance Net


A strategic approach to performance management fits neatly in this new organizational environment. Ideal for organizing people and their work in one entity (SEA, LEA, or school), strategic performance management is equally suited to a multi-organization system where interlaced data and responsive supports are critical. A state system of support is such a system.

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Arkansas Out Front with SPM

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The SPM Journey in Kansas

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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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