Stanford University

For A Performance Assessment Item Bank And A Series Of MOOCs For Teaching English Learners

  • Amount
    $1,650,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/17/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Understanding Language/Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity is a leading university-based developer of state-of-the-art performance assessments. It will conduct a multistate effort to develop and maintain an online performance assessment resource bank and support policy outreach on the use of performance assessment for school accountability. It will also develop massive open online courses (MOOCs) to help teachers, districts, and states meet the needs of English language learners with the Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. Both projects will make improved instructional resources and aligned assessments more widely available, develop educator capacity to use such tools, and advance policy reform to support and assess deeper learning outcomes.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
siepr.stanford.edu 
Address
366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA, 94305, United States
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