Hanover Research Tools


  • Toolkit: Addressing Students’ Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs – This toolkit provides guidance for planning and implementing effective instruction that addresses learning loss, describes strategies to promote student well-being, and outlines action steps for individualized education plans (IEPs), career technical education (CTE) and technology capacity to support distance learning.
  • Toolkit: Equity Data Review Protocol – This toolkit provides best practices and resources to support districts implementing a data review protocol through an equity lens. Hanover explores different aspects of the protocol for analyzing district data and presents tools and ready-to-use resources for internal teams.
  • Equity Scorecard (for members only) – This dashboard allows district leaders to understand their achievement gaps, prioritize resources for underrepresented student groups, and to communicate progress to the larger community.
  • Fall 2020 Hybrid and Online Learning Evaluation Plans (for members only) – This overview summarizes a planned approach to provide district leaders with actionable and timely information about the delivery of hybrid and/or online learning across the 2020-21 school year.


  • From Culturally Competent to Anti-Racist: Types and Impacts of Race-Related Trainings – This report examines the overlap and/or distinctions between race-related trainings and explores five training types in greater detail. The report includes several key findings and recommendations based on district goals.
  • Professional Development Needs Assessment (for members only) – This instrument is designed to assess professional learning needs among all district and school staff. The results can give administrators a better understanding of where to focus growth efforts for educators in the upcoming school year.
  • Virtual Professional Development – Hanover’s new online professional learning platform was created for teachers by teachers to equip districts with virtual, sustained, and interactive development. Our current course material includes five priority areas – remote instruction, social-emotional learning, culturally-responsive teaching, instruction design, and multi-tiered systems of support. Click here to learn more.


  • Superintendents Leadership Council – Hanover will be reconvening the superintendents group for a live Q&A next month, on September 24th at 8pm EDT for further discussion and knowledge sharing as district leaders continue their response to these crises. Many thanks to WASA, ACSA, and MASA for co-hosting this event. Please click here to register.