Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

For Carnegie Units Update

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    14 Months
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The Carnegie Unit was developed in 1906 to define the minimum number of hours required for high school courses. Since its wide adoption, it has served as the standard for measuring student progress toward high school graduation and through college. The Carnegie Foundation (owner of the Carnegie Unit) proposes to revisit the standard to study the feasibility and appropriateness of creating a "Carnegie 2.0" that measures student learning with a competency metric rather than time. The study would examine new and developing measures, identify criteria for a redesigned Carnegie Unit, and create an outreach plan to build support for what might be considered a revolutionary change. The work would include establishing an advisory group of experts to inform research and build a network of interested parties, culminating in a published report with recommendations for next steps.
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51 Vista Lane, Stanford, CA, 94305-8703, United States
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for support of a high school transformation learning leadership network  
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s mission is to catalyze transformational change in education so that every student has the opportunity to live a healthy, dignified, and fulfilling life. The foundation seeks to solve inequities in educational outcomes by focusing on problems that affect numerous students, testing innovations on the ground, and communicating with network members to make improvements and create new knowledge. This grant will support their learning leadership network to support secondary school transformation and increase the number of underrepresented students who have access to teaching and learning that is engaging, experiential, equitable, and effective. (Substrategy: District Deep Dives and Networks)

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