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Bringing Critical Design Pillars into Practice

The following is a third excerpt and transcript of the Aurora Institute 2019 Symposium opening keynote address, delivered by Chan Zuckerberg Director of Whole Child Development Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard. In the address, titled Broadening the Definition of Student Success: A Spotlight on Mental Health, she dives deeply into what it could look like to integrate […]


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Mental Health and Wellness Are Key to Learning

The following is part 2 of an excerpt and transcript of the Aurora Institute 2019 Symposium opening keynote address, delivered on October 28th by Chan Zuckerberg Director of Whole Child Development Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard. In the address, titled Broadening the Definition of Student Success: A Spotlight on Mental Health, she dives deeply into what it […]


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Aurora Institute and Center for Assessment Publish New Report to Build a Vision for Balanced Systems of Assessments in a Guide for States and Districts

  WASHINGTON, D.C. and DOVER, N.H.—Today, the Aurora Institute and the Center for Assessment published a report with guidance for state leaders to build better and more balanced assessment systems, with the ultimate goal of achieving equitable outcomes for all learners. The organizations jointly released How Systems of Assessments Aligned with Competency-Based Education Can Support […]


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Aurora Institute and Center for Assessment Recommend Ways State Leaders Can Build Balanced Assessment Systems

Competency-based education systems hold promise for maximizing the learning and growth of all students. If well designed and implemented, they can serve critical equity aims by ensuring that all students are supported in meeting key learning and development targets. However, competency-based education systems can’t do this without high-quality assessments and assessment systems to document learning […]


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How Systems of Assessments Aligned with Competency-Based Education Can Support Equity

Competency-based education systems hold promise for maximizing high-quality teaching and learning for the growth of all students. Such systems, if well designed and implemented, can serve critical equity aims by ensuring that all students are supported in meeting key learning and development targets. Competency-based education systems, however, cannot fulfill these goals unless accompanied by high-quality […]