News & Events 2018-02-23T12:06:07+00:00


10 Principles for Building a High-Quality System Of Assessments

State and district leaders at the forefront of designing, implementing, and overseeing assessment efforts can use these ten guiding principles to help evolve current array of assessments into a high-quality system of assessments.

This field-backed guide was developed by 19 organizations and individuals and supported by the Hewlett Foundation.


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Learning Policy Institute Briefing on Performance Assessments

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Learning Policy Institute will host an April 12 briefing on Capitol Hill focused on using performance assessments to advance educational equity and transform teaching and learning.

New Framework for High Quality Project Based Learning

March 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Getting Smart introduces a new framework for high-quality project-based learning (PBL) featuring six criteria that serve as a baseline for educators, organizations, parents, and students.

Deeper Learning: An Essential Component of Equity

March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Great Q&A between Learning Policy Institute and author Dr. Pedro A. Noguera on the role of deeper learning in providing all students with an equitable and empowering education.

Five Steps to a Competency-Based Education System

January 1st, 2018|0 Comments

A new report from iNACOL shares five issues and action steps for state policy to support personalized, competency-based learning.

Deeper Learning and Teacher Professional Development

December 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Deeper Learning and Teacher Professional Development

“Traditional teacher prep does not teach you how to do” deeper learning, says Carrie Bakken, a teacher and codirector at the Avalon School in Saint

Registration Now Open for Deeper Learning 2018 Conference

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

DL2018 is the 6th annual gathering of powerful educators focused on creating more opportunities for students to learn deeply.


Deeper Learning Digest

A bi-weekly roundup of articles, blog posts, and other content around deeper learning.

  • Deeper Learning Digest: Highlights From Deeper Learning 2018 April 6, 2018
    Did you miss the Deeper Learning 2018 conference in sunny San Diego last week? We have the highlights, including key takeaways and a deeper dive into this “powerful adult learning” opportunity from Getting Smart. Plus, news on Louisiana’s proposal to join six other states and pilot a new, innovative, high-quality assessment under the Every Student […]
  • Deeper Learning Digest: Robots Stealing Jobs? Not From Our Students! March 23, 2018
    This week’s digest focuses on preparing students for the future of work, deeper learning for equity in Kentucky, how deeper learning can lead to military success, and the upcoming deeper learning conference. Ready for the Robots? Let’s Prepare Every Student for the Future of Work Could you be replaced by a robot? Jobs for the […]

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