Category: General

A Parent’s Reflection on the Driver’s Test Analogy

A Parent’s Reflection on the Driver’s Test Analogy

Here at Envision, we frequently use the Driver’s License Test analogy to talk about Performance Assessment: it is a clear and familiar example of showing you are ready for a momentous next step by demonstrating what you are able to do (drive) with what you know (driving rules and regulations). As a mom, I recently […]

A Message From Our Executive Director – January 2021

A Message From Our Executive Director – January 2021

A performance task can make no claim to quality if it is not crystal clear on what skill or skills it is assessing. The same is true for a performance assessment system writ large. This is why ELP cares about, and has become a booster for, the concept of a graduate profile (aka portrait of […]

I am ELP: Vinci Daro, Director of STEM Learning

I am ELP: Vinci Daro, Director of STEM Learning

Describe what you do at ELP. I am the Director of STEM Learning at ELP. I get to work with colleagues in many different roles — teachers, coaches, administrators, curriculum developers, assessment developers, and professional learning providers — to design learning experiences and assessment tools that help students become better problem-solvers, and better communicators about […]

Partner Profile: Antelope Valley Union High School District

Partner Profile: Antelope Valley Union High School District

How are you advancing your Performance Assessment System?  Is there one story you can share that illustrates how this work is benefitting your school, students or teachers? The Antelope Valley Union High School District is located in the northern most part of Los Angeles County and covers over 1200 square miles. The Title I district […]

DLLF: Where Are They Now?

DLLF: Where Are They Now?

  We’re highlighting some of the Deeper Learning Leadership Forum (DLLF) alumni who are making moves- achieving goals, serving their communities, and impacting the future of education. ELP has worked with 58 educational leaders from all over the United States since 2016 and we’re excited to open applications for our fifth cohort early 2021! Tracie […]

November 2020 Events & Announcements

November 2020 Events & Announcements

The Assessment for Learning Conference 2021 ELP is pleased to partner again with the Center for Innovation in Education and Next Generation Learning Challenges on the 2021 Assessment for Learning Conference! The guiding question for AFL 2021 is: How will the assessment for learning movement lead us through the crises of the moment to a […]

Message from our Executive Director – November 2020

Message from our Executive Director – November 2020

A high school principal recently lamented to me that many of his students’ grades are cratering during this time of distance learning. Much of the problem, he observes, is coming from classes whose grades are calculated using points. Work is assigned, work is not received, and the work gets a zero in the grade book. […]

Resource Corner: Anti-Racism Tools

Resource Corner: Anti-Racism Tools

We urge our partners and friends to join us in engaging or recommitting to anti-racist equity work within your organizations. And we ask you to do it with the guidance of expert individuals and organizations, such as those listed below, that were committed and practiced long before 2020 hashtags and uprisings. Consider learning from and […]

Partner Profile: East Palo Alto Academy

Partner Profile: East Palo Alto Academy

The Envision Learning Partners are entering our second year of partnership with the East Palo Alto Academy High School. They have been collaborating with Deeper Learning Coach, Morgan Vien, to develop their graduate profile and, due to distance learning, were forced to pivot and reimagine how to do their defenses of learning. Read more here […]

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