Stanford University

For A National Cost Analysis On Performance Assessment And Related Outreach To Policymakers

  • Amount
    $29,719
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    9/23/2012
  • Term
    3 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) was founded in 2008 to foster research, policy, and practice to advance high quality, high equity education systems in the United States and internationally. Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, with co-author Scott Palmer, will develop a white paper on the policy implications of the recent NRC report on Deeper Learning, "Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century." The report will include additional policy considerations for full implementation of Deeper Learning in such areas as standards, curriculum and instruction, assessment, educator development, and school system infrastructure.
About the Grantee
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siepr.stanford.edu 
Address
366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA, 94305, United States
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