Reimagining Assessment
Reimagining Assessment

Educators are rethinking the purposes, forms, and nature of assessment. Beyond testing mastery of traditional content knowledge—an essential task, but not nearly sufficient—educators are designing assessment for learning as an integral part of the learning process.

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The Assessment for Learning Project is a collaborative initiative led by the Center for Innovation in Education with NGLC and 2Revolutions. ALP provides grants to educators who are fundamentally rethinking the core roles that assessment can play to support student attainment of deeper learning. 

ALP RFL Icons-06.png WHY? PURPOSE OF THE GRANT

This grant opportunity is intended to catalyze new and improve upon promising efforts in assessment for learning design.

Goal One: Advance our understanding of assessment’s essential roles in the learning process, as learning models become more personalized, less cohort-restricted, more competency-based, and student-centered.
Goal Two: Help to inform and develop crucial enablers such as a) models of assessment and accountability system design, b) models of educator capacity building, and/or c) use of technology tools, all to advance Goal One. 

ALP RFL Icons-03.png WHAT? FUNDING PRIORITIES

The Assessment for Learning Project awarded grants for projects that directly address one or more of the following inter-related priorities. 

ADVANCING GOAL ONE:
The design and implementation of models of on-going formative assessment and feedback that improve learning, deepen student agency, and increase college and career readiness.
Demonstrations that essential intra- and interpersonal skills and dispositions can be taught, learned, and assessed as a natural and necessary part of a child’s experience in public education.
ADVANCING GOAL TWO:
The development of models that build educator capacity to gather, interpret, and apply professional judgment based on multiple and varied forms of evidence across a wide range of student competencies.
The design and exploration of systems of aligned assessment and accountability policies that embrace and enable richer/deeper success definitions for students and multiple, varied forms of measurement of student progress towards those definitions.
The use of technology tools within systems of assessment to enable educators using formative assessment and related data to better inform instruction and a student-centered learning experience.

 

 


ALP RFL Icons-01.png WHO? GRANT RECIPIENTS

Following a Request for Learning (RFL), 148 proposals were submitted by schools, districts, state agencies, and nonprofits. Twelve projects were selected in March 2016 for funding, personalized technical assistance, high-quality learning experiences, and a national community of practice. 

ALP RFL Icons-04.png COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

The Assessment for Learning Project invites the field to #rethinkassessment. The ALP Community of Practice includes grant recipients, technical assistance providers, Advisory Group members, non-funded applicants, members of peer networks, and other educators who share a passion for how assessment is used to support learning. Follow @ALPinsights to stay connected. 

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ALP RFL Icons-05.png PARTNERS

Our Partners

The Center for Innovation in Education (CIE)

Initiative Partner

Putting learners and learning at the center, CIE strives to be a national voice to build consensus around a new, more coherent vision of education and to help state and local systems develop and act on robust theories of change.

https://www.leadingwithlearning.org/

2 Revolutions

Supporting Partner

2Revolutions is a national education design lab striving to transform the American education system. We work with entrepreneurial leaders and practitioners within K12 and Higher Education to design, build and implement new learning modelsand help catalyze the enabling systems that prepare students for success in the future.

https://www.2revolutions.net

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Funder

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation's programs have ambitious goals that include: helping to reduce global poverty, limiting the risk of climate change, improving education for students in California and elsewhere, improving reproductive health and rights worldwide, supporting vibrant performing arts in our community, advancing the field of philanthropy, and supporting disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

http://www.hewlett.org

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Founding Partner & Funder

We see equal value in all lives.  And so we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. From the education of students in Chicago, to the health of a young mother in Nigeria, we are catalysts of human promise everywhere.

https://www.gatesfoundation.org/