University of Colorado at Boulder

For Pilot Testing And Developing Strategies To Scale Assessments That Measure Civic Engagement

  • Amount
    $50,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/16/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The grantee will pilot test their instruments with deeper learning schools, engage with the deeper learning community, and develop strategies for widespread dissemination of their tools. If successful, their work can provide evidence of how additional assessments, such as measurements of civic outcomes of education, are helpful and feasible.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.cu.edu/regents/ 
Address
3100 Marine Street, Rm. 481
Boulder, CO 80304
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