Instruction + Assessment
We partner with schools, districts, practitioners, policy makers, and others to develop educators capable of designing and implementing systems that weave together the three essentials of effective learning—curriculum, instruction and assessment—and that inspire students to pursue deep, meaningful work.
Changing the conversation from compliant to student-centered.
Meeting standards is a check-box, not an aspiration to excellence. We support states, districts and schools to articulate expectations that far exceed national standards. The ultimate goal: students who are engaged in their learning and who succeed in college and career.
Focusing implementation on fairness and equity.
In order to ensure equitable outcomes, emerging instruction and assessment systems must accommodate substantive student diversity and sensitivity to racial, ethnic and cultural differences, learning styles, language proficiency, and more. Flexible tools that support awareness and sensitivity help build teacher capacity and student trust.
Improving practice through inquiry and continuous improvement.
We work with clients to create professional communities of educators who are deeply engaged in the work of continuous improvement. Our approach is based on the inquiry cycle with a focus on the challenges that most impact curriculum, instruction, and assessment. We begin with current practice, introduce practical tools and new content, and support integration into practice.