Jobs for the Future

For Analysis, Forums, And Dissemination Of Research And Models Of Policy Innovation

  • Amount
    $1,068,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
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.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.jff.org/ 
Address
88 Broad Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Grants to this Grantee
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.
for analysis, forums, and dissemination of research and models of policy innovation  
Jobs for the Future develops programs and advances public policies that increase college readiness and career success to build a more highly skilled, competitive workforce, and it provides the policy community with tools to understand and adopt evidence-based education reform. The organization will support schools, districts, and communities in the state of Virginia to consider innovative local and statewide student assessment systems and build communications capacity among state advocates for deeper learning. The state, which is planning to implement innovative assessments over several years, will benefit from strong engagement and authentic discussion among and between local educators, schools, and districts.

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