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Ensuring and Evaluating Assessment Quality for Innovative Assessment and Accountability Systems

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides an opportunity for states to develop an innovative assessment and accountability system to evaluate student and school performance. While the...

Addressing Accountability Issues Including Comparability in the Design and Implementation of an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

The Innovative Assessment and Accountability Demonstration Authority (hereafter known as the “innovative pilot” or the “Demonstration Authority”) provides states with an opportunity to...

Project Narrative: Creating a State Vision to Support the Design and Implementation of an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, KnowledgeWorks and the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (Center for Assessment) have partnered to help states better understand...

The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers

In today’s technology-driven world, teachers may no longer be the sole keepers of knowledge. But they are more important than ever in preparing students for an ever-changing workforce.

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Learning on the Block: Could Smart Transactional Models Help Power Personalized Learning?

Alongside a cultural shift toward openness and transparency, two emerging technologies – blockchain and smart contracts – have the potential to impact learning dramatically. This paper is a deep...

Ubique Academy: A School That’s Everywhere, for Everyone

What if school extended beyond the walls of a traditional building to draw upon community-wide resources in enabling personalized learning pathways?

This artifact from the future...

The Future of Learning in the Pittsburgh Region

How might one community shape the future of learning in the face of exponential change?

Already a leader in incenting ecosystem-wide innovation to help engage students in the digital age...

Recommendations for Advancing Personalized Learning Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The December 2015 enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) marks an important turning point in federal education policy. After fifteen years of a strong federal presence under the No...

New Opportunities to Advance Personalized Learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

With the new Every Student Success Act (ESSA), all eyes are searching the federal K-12 education law for opportunities to advance education reform. While there are good and concerning provisions...

Case Study: Akron Early College High School

Akron Early College High School truly demonstrates the power of place. Situated on The University of Akron’s campus, the school has been empowering students since 2007 not only to earn...

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