Over the years the staff of PCG Education has authored many case studies, books and journal articles. Below is an archive of those materials.



Paths to College and Career: English Language Arts Curriculum

Introducing a Comprehensive English Language Arts Curriculum for Grades 6–12.

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Paths to College and Career is PCG’s comprehensive English Language Arts curriculum for grades 6 through 12. The detailed lesson plans and research-based instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented students. The curriculum was built from the ground up over a three-year period to address the Common Core State Standards and reflects a deep understanding of the standards and assessments. It is written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require and includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies, and other classroom resources. With an unmatched attention to instructional detail, Paths to College and Career provides teachers, schools, and districts with a powerful, concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages all students.

Is your school or district adopting ELA curriculum for grades 6–12? To inquire about including the Paths program in the adoption process, or request review materials, please complete the contact form on PCG’s Paths to College and Career website.

For ordering information, please visit the Wiley site: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-826624.html

Thinkquiry Toolkit 1: Reading and Vocabulary Strategies for College and Career Readiness, 2nd Edition

Essential, easy-to-implement tools for teachers to help improve literacy skills in all content areas.

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Thinkquiry Toolkit 1, Second Edition, is a powerful collection of teacher instructional practices, student learning strategies, and collaborative routines that improves reading comprehension and vocabulary learning in grades 4 through 12. This carefully curated group of high-impact tools helps teachers in all content areas strengthen students’ reading, writing, and thinking skills. Each research-based tool in Thinkquiry Toolkit 1 has clear, easy-to-follow instructions as well as and examples of its use in different content areas. These features and more make Thinkquiry Toolkit 1 a powerful and flexible resource for improving literacy learning.

For more information on incorporating Thinkquiry into your practice, please contact PCG to be directed to an education subject matter expert.

For ordering information, please visit the Wiley site: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119127513.html


Guidelines for Developing an Effective District Literacy Action Plan

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Meltzer, J., & Jackson, D. (2010). Guidelines for developing an effective district literacy action plan (Version 1.1). Malden MA: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Public Consulting Group.


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Collaborative Program Evaluation

The Power of Collaborative Program Evaluation


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College and Career Readiness

Realizing the Promise of College-and Career-Ready Standards


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Common Core Standards

Making a Difference in Student Achievement Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts: What School and District Leaders Need to Know


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Data Use

Creating Actionable Change in the Least Restrictive Environment


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District Data Teams

District Data Teams: A Leadership Structure for Improving Student Achievement


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Education Analytics

A Practical Framework for Building a Data-Driven District or School: How a Focus on Data Quality, Capacity, and Culture Supports Data-Driven Action to Improve Student Outcomes


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Professional Learning

Changing the Game: Reculturing Professional Learning


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Progress Monitoring/Data Collection

Progress Monitoring with Data Collection of IEP Annual Goals


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Rebooting Classrooms from the Bottom up

Real World Case Studies: Best Practicves and Key Considerations for Adopting Google for Education


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Response to Intervention (RtI)

Practical Ideas and Promising Practices for Effective District Response to Instruction/Intervention (RtI) Initiatives: Data Use Issues to Consider

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School and District Improvement

Tackling the Challenge of School Improvement: Identifying Promising Practices


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Section 504

The Impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act on Section 504


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Special Education

Using Data From Special Education Management Systems to Make Districtwide Instructional Improvements


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Universal Design for Learning and the Common Core ELA Standards

Rigorous Reading and Writing Istructions for All


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