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School Citizenship Climate Assessment

Education Commission of the States (ECS) National Center for Learning and Citizenship and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, 2006. (PDF, 11 pgs.)

An assessment instrument developed to measure characteristics of the school and classroom that relate to civic competencies.

Ready for Tomorrow: Helping All Students Achieve Secondary and Postsecondary Success

A Guide for Governors. National Governors Association, 2003. (PDF, 43 pgs.)

This guide offers advice to states on how to improve schools from kindergarten through college to prepare students to become productive citizens.

The Progress of Education Reform: Citizenship Education

Education Commission of the States, 2010. (PDF 5 pgs.)

This issue of The Progress of Education Reform examines research on what constitutes citizenship education, how citizenship education contributes to the acquisition of 21st century skills and civic learning opportunity and achievement gaps.

The Progress of Education Reform - Service Learning

Education Commission of the States, 2009. (PDF 4 pgs.)

The term service-learning is used frequently these days, but confusion remains as to what it is and why it matters. More importantly, are there any measurable benefits? This issue of The Progress of Education Reform looks at four research studies that explore the impact of service-learning on student achievement and civic engagement.

Educational Engagement: A Successful Strategy for Academic and Civic Achievement and Success

Education Commission of the States, 2007. (PDF, 4 pgs.)

This issue of the Progress of Education Reform features highlights of K-12 research on student engagement, a civic orientation and building resiliency. Taken together, they provide a useful, up-to-date look at evidence on the merits of engaging students for achievement and success. It also includes policy implications based on the research, as well as links to studies and resources on student engagement in higher education.

Educating for Democracy: Lessons from Chicago

Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2008. (PDF, 20 pgs.)

This summary report of research conducted in Chicago Public Schools concludes that providing particular kinds of classroom civic learning opportunities can very meaningfully support the development of students' commitments to civic participation.

Democracy for Some: The Civic Opportunity Gap in High School

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2008. (PDF, 30 pgs.)

This paper documents the "civic opportunity gap" that often denies lower-income students a quality civic education.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.