Envision Education

For The Deeper Learning Student Assessment System

  • Amount
    $600,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/19/2013
  • Term
    18 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
This proposed grant is to continue work on the Deeper Learning Student Assessment Initiative, which establishes a new model of achievement and accountability for students and teachers. It seeks to make broadly available a set of online performance assessments known as the Deeper Learning Student Assessment System. The system, aligned with the Common Core State Standards, uses performance assessments as a means to increase student achievement on deeper learning measures. It is a formative assessment, designed to modify teaching and learning to focus on the knowledge and skills that help students develop a complex understanding of an academic discipline.
About the Grantee
Address
111 Myrtle Street, Suite 203, Oakland, CA, 94607, United States
Grants to this Grantee
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.
for the videoconferencing project  
This videoconference grant to Envision Schools will facilitate collaboration among the organizations in the deeper learning proof points network.
for general operating support  
We propose this general operating support grant to Envision Schools, one of eight school networks that we consider exemplary models or "proof points" for Deeper Learning. They are active participants in the proof points network and are engaged in a number of projects that align with our deeper learning goals.

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