Jobs for the Future designs education and career pathways and promotes their adoption. In the past, the organization has aggregated and disseminated to the policy community the evidence base that undergirds deeper learning. Building on this work, the organization will convene a national summit, host three related state summits, and document and disseminate innovative local and state models of holistic assessment systems, focusing particularly on classroom-based formative assessment. The deeper learning movement will benefit from taking stock of the progress to date in establishing an evidence base, analyzing advances in policy design, and improving assessments to include formative measures of deeper learning outcomes.
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for building a knowledge base for student-centered approaches to learning
Jobs for the Future works to design and promote the adoption of education and career pathways. This grant would fund efforts to develop a research agenda and series of papers that make the case for deeper learning. Its goal is to expand support for deeper learning among policymakers. Presidential Discretionary Grant over $200,000 – following established practice, we include descriptions of grants that do not require board approval but are $200,000 or more.
for analysis, forums, and dissemination of research and models of policy innovation
Jobs for the Future (JFF) develops programs and advances public policies that increase college readiness and career success to build a more highly skilled, competitive workforce. JFF uses research and practice to inform the development and adoption of evidence-based education reforms. This funding will enable JFF to support schools, districts, and communities in the state of Virginia to implement innovative assessments.
for a research-practice partnership to test theories of diffusion and scaled impact
Jobs for the Future is a national nonprofit that builds educational and economic opportunity for underserved populations in the United States. With this grant, the nonprofit will work with 15 New Hampshire school districts to adopt assessments that call for students to perform a task as a means to measure their deeper learning behaviors. This work, which pairs researchers with practitioners, will benefit school districts by presenting an approach that can be readily adopted in other states and by introducing new theories about the spread of innovative practices.