“College and career ready” is the clarion call of today’s education policymakers. Yet, there is something that is missing – the higher purpose for public education, that of preparing all of our students to become active, contributing citizens in creating a just and equitable world.
“Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.” - Horace Mann
After a recent review of Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Ramona reflects on the importance of Growth Mindset and how educators can employ strategies that truly prepare students to be confident, self-directed, and collaborative lifelong learners.
No two projects, when divergent thinking principles are embedded, are ever the same—and this makes assessment something it often is not: FUN!
Performance assessment and Understanding by Design are integral to CCE’s work with educators. Learn about a podcast that discusses these key practices and resources as well as other topics of education.
Gary reflects on a recent visit to The Parker School in Devens and their approach to assessment--giving students many shots at demonstrating a standard rather than linking everything to one assessment event.
How do district and school leaders start the conversation about performance assessments with their colleagues, with students, with parents, with school boards? How do you change a practice that also requires a change in culture? Read on to hear some advice from our annual Quality Performance Assessment Summer Institute.
Personalized learning efforts across the country are being developed that place the whole student at the center of their learning. Key to these efforts is Social and Emotional Learning. Educators now recognize that in order for students to be fully prepared for success in college, work and life, they must possess more than strong academic skills, but also social and emotional skills.