The Institute for Education Policy is a national, nonpartisan education think tank that uses high-quality research to help education stakeholders advance evidence-based policies that support equitable learning. This grant aids in launching the California Performance Assessment Collaborative, a statewide pilot to help policymakers understand what is needed to broadly implement new, high-quality graduation performance assessments as alternatives to traditional measures. Greater use of such assessments of deeper learning outcomes will give practitioners and policymakers the opportunity to learn from one another, identify common principles, and engage in research on practices.
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
To create a stronger and more equitable public education system, the Learning Policy Institute provides policymakers and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to improve education. This grant provides general operating support for the Institute. (Strategy: K-12 Teaching and Learning)
for supporting socioculturally responsive assessment systems anchored in OpenSciEd
The Learning Policy Institute conducts high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. With this grant, the institute will support states working on performance assessment systems anchored in high-quality instructional materials, in particular OpenSciEd. With the institute’s support, states will develop fair, valid, and meaningful assessments by producing research, examples, and guidance for socioculturally responsive assessment practices in science. The project also helps to advance the effective use of open educational resources and practices in ways that enable more responsive teaching and better learning. (Strategy: Open Education)
for support of a coalition to advance state learning policy work
The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, nonpartisan, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. This work will follow on the release of the report from the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, which outlined recommendations for incorporating the science of learning and development into state learning policy. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, and community groups, the Institute will serve as the coordinating body to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable deeper learning for each and every child.