Dear ELP Partner,In this time of crisis, I am reminded of one of ELP’s defining characteristics of a high-quality performance assessment: it is tight on quality criteria while open to different learner approaches.
That principle certainly applies to our relationship with you in the uncertain times ahead. Now more than ever, ELP is committed to supporting your school system and finding creative ways to help you navigate the crisis while still moving toward your goals. We take seriously our role as your partner, so as you face the challenges posed by the coronavirus, consider us part of your support team.
Your ELP coach will be reaching out, if they haven’t already, to extend that support, offer thought partnership, and think through shifts that may need to happen in our service to you. ELP takes pride in being nimble and flexible in our service to partners. And there are opportunities that emerge in any crisis: more time for some virtual PD with teachers, for example, if students are at home doing lessons online.
With deep empathy for leaders of schools and districts (our own Envision Schools are closing on Monday, March 16th),
Justin Wells | Executive Director