Testing Change Ideas in Real Time

Katie Bayerl

March 2020

This report summarizes the practices and findings of the pilot year of Student-Centered Assessment Network (SCAN), which used real-time testing to determine effective and engaging classroom assessment practices for students.

Teaching and Learning with Technology in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

University of Massachusetts Boston

August 2019

We know that English Learner (EL) students are an incredibly diverse group, and that meeting their needs requires an understanding

Student-Centered Learning Continuum

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

July 2019

The Nellie Mae team has been working hand in hand with teachers, school leaders, and researchers to develop a set

Building Power: One Foundation’s Story of Funding Grassroots Organizing and Engagement


June 2019

This is the story of Nellie Mae's grassroots organizing and engagement funding.

Teaching and Learning with Technology in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms Copy

University of Massachusetts Boston


We know that English Learner (EL) students are an incredibly diverse group, and that meeting their needs requires an understanding

The Better Math Teaching Network Year One: Developmental Evaluation Report

Partners for Network Improvement (PNI) at University of Pittsburgh


This report outlines findings from the first year of the developmental evaluation of the Better Math Teaching Network.

Supporting Youth Organizing: A Tale of Unexpected Insights



Here's how funders can best support youth-led organizations.

Youth Organizing: A Model for Change



Here's how different models of youth organizing can support sustainable change.

The Better Math Teaching Network: Lessons Learned from the First Year

American Institutes for Research


What are key findings from the Better Math Teaching Network's first full year of implementation?

Quality and Equity by Design: Charting the Course for the Next Phase of Competency-Based Education



How can the education field best advance through the next wave of competency-based learning innovation and implementation?

The Landscape Analysis of Personalized Learning in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech (MAPLE) Consortium


What does personalized learning look like in Massachusetts public schools?

Leadership Competencies for Learner-Centered, Personalized Education

Jobs for the Future and the Council of Chief State School Officers


What knowledge, skills, and dispositions must leaders master in order to build student-centered schools and learning environments?

CBE 360 Survey Toolkit

American Institutes for Research (AIR)


This toolkit is designed to help schools and districts gather high-quality formative data to gauge progress towards and guide improvement efforts across various stages of competency education implementation. 

How Family, School, and Community Engagement Can Improve Student Achievement and Influence School Reform

Lacy Wood and Emily Bauman


What are the key components (practices, challenges, conditions, goals, and outcomes) of promising family-school partnerships that support school- and district-level reform?

An Introduction to the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education

Chris Sturgis and Susan Patrick


This paper provides an overview of the goals of the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, the four papers that form the basis of discussion at the Summit, and a glossary of terms used in the four papers.

Online Courses For Credit Recovery In High Schools: Effectiveness And Promising Practices

UMass Donahue Institute


How effective is online credit recovery at increasing student engagement and achievement?

Low-Stakes Completion-Based Funding: A New Approach to Financing Competency-Based Education

Florida SouthWestern State College


While many states do not view online charter schools as an area for innovation within existing charter school regulations, New

Results from a Two-Year Study of the Effects of Extended Learning Opportunities on Student Outcomes in New Hampshire

Research for Action


What are the effects of ELO participation on short-term and longer-term student outcomes?

Education Indicators for Maine 2016

Educate Maine


Is Maine on track to see 70% of eleventh grade students proficient in reading and math by 2019?

Looking Under The Hood Of Competency-Based Education

American Institutes for Research


What is the relationship between competency-based education practices and students' learning skills, behaviors, and dispositions?