The mission of the four Envision Education schools is to transform the lives of students, especially those who will be the first in their families to attend college, by preparing them for success in college and life. This approach integrates arts and technology into core subjects, offers students real-world experience in workplaces, and uses a uniquely rigorous assessment system focused on deeper learning. More than 90 percent of Envision high school graduates go on to attend either two- or four-year colleges, compared with just 40 percent of all California high school graduates. Hewlett Foundation support would enable the assessment group, Envision Learning Partners, to expand and deepen its work via the Bay Area Performance Assessment Network. The key educational strategy of this partnership with the Alameda County Office of Education is to increase the acceptance and implementation of performance assessment in a growing number of schools in the region.
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for a deeper learning community of practice focused on assessment
This proposed grant would foster a community of practice among the eight school operators in our proof points network. It aims to develop a collective sense of purpose, vision, and shared projects among the network members and to continuously improve instructional practices and student results within their schools. Activities will include network-wide forums, study tours designed to share exemplary practices and create collective accountability, and documentation of lessons learned to help promote deeper learning practices outside the proof points network.