The Center for Effective School Practices (CESP) is committed to helping educational stakeholders connect policy, practice, and evidence in ways that will maximize student achievement. In collaboration with teachers, administrators, policymakers, families, and more, CESP’s researchers and staff conduct applied educational research that informs educational policy and practice; supports the design, implementation and evaluation of educational programs and initiatives; creates opportunities for educators to exchange views and ideas; and provides training and tools that are tailored to the specific needs of individuals, schools, districts, and communities in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

Recent News

CESP Announces New Jersey Early Learning Training Academy (NJ-ELTA) Award from the New Jersey Department of Education.

The Center for Effective School Practices (CESP) has received a multi-year award from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE) to establish the New Jersey Early Learning Training Academy (NJ-ELTA). As the lead funding agency, the NJ DOE is joined by an interdepartmental consortium that... Read more

County Educators Hear Ways to Boost Graduation Rates

On October 28th High Point Regional School District hosted a free forum on Dropout Prevention that provided educators with strategies intended to increase their school’s graduation rates. This event was sponsored by the Regional... Read more

CESP’s Director presented at the 2014 AERA (American Educational Research Association) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, April 3-7, 2014

Dr. Cynthia Blitz presented her paper Relationship between Teachers’ Professional Efficacy Beliefs and Their Assessment of a New Teacher Evaluation System. The paper was co-authored with CESP’s Dessi Kirova and Anton Shcherbakov.

The AERA Annual Meeting is one of the largest... Read more