Category: Resources

Resource Corner: 228 Accelerator Design Team Journey

Resource Corner: 228 Accelerator Design Team Journey

Over the course of our year as Nexus Fellows (see the I am ELP post: Nexus Edition for more insight) we were given many incredible resources to guide and help us in our journey to design a better, more equitable education system for all children. Our Nexus journey was captured beautifully by Caroline Hill (228 […]

Resources During Covid-19

Resources During Covid-19

We understand these are challenging times for many people, especially educators challenged with rapid transition to online teaching. Here are some resources we’ve been gathering to potentially help: Envision Learning Partners’ hosted website: Performance Assessment Resource Bank (PARB) provides free resources and tasks Zoom is a video conferencing site ELP uses both internally and externally […]

Resource Corner: Grad Profile Quality Criteria Check

Resource Corner: Grad Profile Quality Criteria Check

Is your Grad Profile made up of complex cognitive skills, not values? That’s one of the 10+ questions we ask with our Graduate Profile Quality Criteria Check Tool. We have been delighted to see the surge in Graduate Profiles developed by school systems across the USA over the past year but have noticed the need […]

Resource Corner: The Proximity of Evidence to Student Thinking

Resource Corner: The Proximity of Evidence to Student Thinking

This month, watch ELP STEM assessment specialist, Jim Malamut, share his ideas on Proximity of Evidence to student thinking. Looking for more resources? Visit the ELP blog page for all past newsletter content. Return to All Blogs

RESOURCE CORNER: TINQUEVATION SLIDES

RESOURCE CORNER: TINQUEVATION SLIDES

What is an accelerator? Accelerator programs are designed to foster and support innovation. They usually have a set timeframe in which individual companies spend anywhere from a few weeks to a few months in an intensive, immersive environment working with a group of mentors to build out their business and avoid problems along the way. [Techrepublic] […]

Resource Corner – Rubric Guidlines

Resource Corner – Rubric Guidlines

9 Tips for Writing Effective Rubrics – Adapted from the important thinking of our partners at SCALE, this tool attempts to capture the quality criteria of solid rubric design. The tool is helping our partner schools all over the country to develop performance indicators that serve to define proficiency for their Graduate Profile skills. Take a look and share […]

Resource Corner – Traffic Ticket Performance Task

Resource Corner – Traffic Ticket Performance Task

Here is a mathematics performance task we’d like to share with you. This task is designed to be used formatively to assess students’ use of percents and ratios to reason about speeding tickets. Depending on how it is implemented, the task provides multiple opportunities to elicit — and develop — students’ written and verbal disciplinary language for […]

Resource Corner – Observation Tool

Resource Corner – Observation Tool

We know that we want students engaging deeply with rigorous content, but knowing what to look for in a classroom where students are struggling productively with rigorous mathematics content is a challenge among many of our partners. Take a look at the Productive Struggle Observation Tool our STEM team has developed for observers to use to look for and […]

Resource Corner – Project Template

Resource Corner – Project Template

When we meet with a potential school partner, we are often asked: What does the process of evolving into a school with a High-Quality Performance Assessment System (HQPAS) look like? We have worked with thousands of educators serving hundreds of thousands of learners since our inception in 2010 and have developed a Theory of Action […]

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