Category: Resources

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: […]

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 […]

Resource Corner: Scaling Student Success

Resource Corner: Scaling Student Success

Resource Corner: Scaling Student Success Briefs & Policy White Paper For educators and educational leaders seeking to bring your Graduate Profile to life, Scaling Student Success has released a series of Practice and Policy Briefs to support this journey! The Briefs tell the story of five different districts across California that are successfully integrating their […]

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 […]

Resource Corner: Beyond the Horizon: Blazing a Trail Toward Learner-Centered School Quality Systems

Resource Corner: Beyond the Horizon: Blazing a Trail Toward Learner-Centered School Quality Systems

ELP was honored to partner with so many other incredible organizations to develop this resource. Beyond the Horizon: Blazing a Trail Toward Learner-Centered School Quality Systems includes recommendations for education leaders at every level of the system, mapping the course for the future of assessment and accountability. Created in collaboration with leaders in K-12 student-centered learning […]

Resource Corner: Developing Portrait of a Graduate Skills from Elementary School to High School Graduation (and Beyond)

Resource Corner: Developing Portrait of a Graduate Skills from Elementary School to High School Graduation (and Beyond)

We recently read an article by NGLC’s dynamite Knowledge Officer, Kristen Vogt. The piece shares an observation that many of us have seen in the field: graduate profiles are often discussed as something meant for high school students, with little clear connection to elementary and middle schools. Kristen shares examples of schools across the country […]

Partner Profile: ConnectED

Partner Profile: ConnectED

ConnectED has worked to change public education and improve student outcomes for over 15 years. The organization was founded with the belief that every student deserves a great education – especially those furthest from opportunity. ConnectED works with school districts, colleges, and employers to create learning opportunities for students that help prepare them for success […]

Partner Profile: A Partnership of Reimagining College Access

Partner Profile: A Partnership of Reimagining College Access

Designing a Common “Record of College Readiness Evidence” for Integrating Performance Assessment Evidence into College Applications: A Partnership of Reimagining College Access and Envision Learning Partners The Reimagining College Access initiative is a national effort, led by the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel, to advance the use of high-quality performance assessments completed by secondary students […]

Resource Corner: Performance Assessment in College Admission: Designing an Effective and Equitable Process

Resource Corner: Performance Assessment in College Admission: Designing an Effective and Equitable Process

The Reimagining College Access initiative recently released a guidance document, authored by Aneesha Badrinarayan, aimed at colleges interested in integrating performance assessments into their college admission systems: Performance Assessment in College Admission: Designing an Effective and Equitable Process. Although the tool is designed for admission officers, it can also be used by K–12 educators to gain […]

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