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.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, nonpartisan, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, and community groups, the institute will advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable deeper learning for each and every child. The national move toward broader adoption of deeper learning outcomes will benefit from connecting practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the ideas, research, resources, and actions needed to imbue and support it in the education system from preschool through college and career readiness.
for support of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion capacity to advance educational equity
for supporting deeper learning initiatives
The Learning Policy Institute commissions, conducts, and communicates independent research to shape and advance evidence-based policies that support equitable access to deeper learning. With this grant, the institute will investigate how deeper learning can improve underserved students’ educational outcomes. It also will support and expand the California Performance Assessment Collaborative, a statewide collaboration of districts and schools that use performance assessments, capstone projects, and/or portfolios to measure students’ competency for graduation.