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Aurora Institute Symposium 2024

Aurora Institute Symposium 2024

“Inclusive and Personalized School Environments Where Black and Latinx Students with Learning Differences Thrive” Led by ELP’s Director of Research & Innovation, Ruth Chung Wei Room Bolden 4 at 2:45pm – 3:45pm PT Students with disabilities and multilingual learners are often subjected to exclusion from robust learning experiences and social disconnection. Participants will dive into […]

Failure Is Not The Opposite of Success

Failure Is Not The Opposite of Success

An exasperated mother once entered my Principal’s Office unannounced and asked for some time to discuss concerns about her daughter. After listening to a barrage of incidents about battles to get to the morning bus, hurled insults at the dinner table, and intense homework rebellion, I asked a question I love to ask every parent: […]

AFL Oakland Deep Dive Update

AFL Oakland Deep Dive Update

On May 15 and 16th, 2024 educators from across the country came together in Oakland, CA for a two-day Assessment for Learning (AFL) Deep Dive and focused on student demonstrations of learning. Together, we continued to pursue AFL’s essential question: What can we learn together about how assessment for learning relates to learner belonging, equity and liberation? […]

Resource Corner: Clearing the Path for Assessment Innovation

Resource Corner: Clearing the Path for Assessment Innovation

Realizing the full potential of student-centered learning requires transformation of traditional approaches to assessment and accountability. To truly move to student-centered learning at scale, education systems must be redesigned. Envision Learning Partners is honored to have co-authored a new paper alongside the Aurora Institute, the Center for Assessment, the Center for Innovation in Education, the Great Schools Partnership, and KnowledgeWorks. Click […]

I am ELP: Michael Ramirez-Figueroa, Envision Academy 11th Grade Intern

I am ELP: Michael Ramirez-Figueroa, Envision Academy 11th Grade Intern

Hi I’m Michael, an 11th grade student from Envision Academy, born and raised here in the Bay Area. Interests that I have are the inner workings of cars and what goes into building/modifying them. I’m very interested in the Mechanical Engineering world and would love to pursue a career in it. I look forward to […]

Guest Blog: Vermont’s Road to Proficiency

Guest Blog: Vermont’s Road to Proficiency

Vermont has been on an ambitious journey to implement student-centered, proficiency-based learning for over twenty years. That journey continues to evolve today, and this blog shares some of the key points along the way. A publication by the Vermont Department of Education in 2003, “High Schools on the Move,” addressed “the critical issues facing Vermont […]

ELP Partner Upcoming Events: SEEQS Portfolio Defense Series

ELP Partner Upcoming Events: SEEQS Portfolio Defense Series

One of our long-time partners, SEEQS (the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability) Public Charter School in Honolulu, HI has been implementing their Portfolio Defense system for over ten years now, and they have gone through many iterations refining the process for their school community and sustainability-focused values. Now in their 11th year, they […]

2023 Aurora Institute Symposium Keynote: Building Liberatory Assessment Systems: Performance Assessment as an Equity Strategy

2023 Aurora Institute Symposium Keynote: Building Liberatory Assessment Systems: Performance Assessment as an Equity Strategy

Over the last three decades, standards-based reforms have attempted to close opportunity gaps – mostly by tapping large scale assessment and accountability systems. But these assessment systems were not designed to provide real-time feedback to support teaching and learning at the classroom level. We also know that systemic racism is deeply ingrained in the history […]

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