Student-Centered Learning Continuum

The Nellie Mae team has been working hand in hand with teachers, school leaders, and researchers to develop a set of criteria that detail the characteristics of high-quality, student-centered learning in classrooms, schools, and districts — a Student-Centered Learning (SCL) Continuum.

This tool is the result of eight years of work focused on student-centered learning, and our hope is for the SCL Continuum to be a living document, updated over time based on the input of practitioners who are working to champion student-centered practices every day. 

In addition to the attached PDF, an interactive version of the Continuum is available here.

Because every context is different, we don’t believe there is a purposeful path every learning environment needs to follow to high-level SCL; progressions towards SCL are more fluid in practice.