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Examine the Purpose of Accountability

November 18, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

What Does Attendance Mean in the COVID-19 Era? New Issue Brief Offers Analysis and Recommendations

November 13, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

Education Domain Blog

Rethink Assessment and Address the Need for Balanced Systems of Assessments for Measuring Student Learning

November 12, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

Grading Policies Need to Be Re-Examined to Support the Shift to Competency-Based Education

October 23, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

Education Domain Blog

Move Away from Seat Time Credits to Awarding Credit Based on Demonstrated Mastery

October 22, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

Education Domain Blog

Education Policy Issues for the COVID-19 Era

August 25, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Increase Access to Broadband, State Policy, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Develop Educator Capacity, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

Education Domain Blog

Moving from One-Size-Fits-All: Changes Needed for Innovative Assessment Pilots in the Wake of COVID-19

August 11, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Leverage Career and Technical Education, Design for Educational Equity, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

The Learning Sciences Supports the Shift to Student-Centered Learning

July 22, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

Align K-12, Higher Education, CTE, and the Workforce with Competency-Based Pathways

July 20, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Trends and Analysis of Learning Sciences Literature

July 15, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

Demonstration of Mastery Gives K-12 Credentials Their Meaning

July 13, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

A Review of the Literature on the Science of Learning and Development 

July 8, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

From Seat Time to Credit Flexibility in Personalized, Competency-Based Education

July 6, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Key Terms to Understand the Learning Sciences

June 29, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

Aligning the Education Policy with the Science of Learning

June 22, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

New Flexibility to Use Federal Title Funds for Technology Infrastructure and Teacher Training for Distance Learning

June 18, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Increase Access to Broadband

Education Domain Blog

Task Forces and Pilot Programs: Two Strategies to Enable Future-Focused, Student-Centered K-12 Education

June 12, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

New Innovation Spotlight Podcast Episode - 2020 Federal and State Policy Priorities

June 5, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Modernize HEA, Increase Access to Broadband, Design for Educational Equity, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Innovation Zones Create Space for Local Educators to Lead Education Transformation

May 20, 2020

Alexis Chambers, Natalie Truong

Issues: State Policy, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Applauds Proposed Education Department Priorities for Teacher-Led Professional Learning

May 18, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

Education Domain Blog

Profile of a Graduate to Redefine Student Success for the Future

May 4, 2020

Alexis Chambers, Natalie Truong

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Harness Opportunities in ESSA

Education Domain Blog

Continuity of Learning Is an Urgent State Education Policy Priority

April 21, 2020

Natalie Truong, Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Announces Federal and State Policy Agenda

April 9, 2020

Susan Patrick, Natalie Truong, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Modernize HEA, Increase Access to Broadband, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Public Comments Submitted on the Competitive Grants for State Assessments Program

March 3, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments

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We make 14 recommendations to fundamentally shift #K12 education. Systems change requires shifts in relational dynamics: how people connect and the power structures that inform their interactions. These, chief among them. aurora-institute.org/resource… pic.twitter.com/SGkCpnPhuW

About 2 hours ago from Aurora Institute's Twitter