FutureEd’s Blueprint for Testing 

A key to igniting learning is establishing the expectation that supports and interventions are designed to help bring students to grade-level content and skills.  Assess proximity to grade level at the start of the school year and design supports and interventions accordingly. FutureEd’s Blueprint for Testing guides districts through what assessments to prioritize (page 10) and use of assessment …

Reflecting on Your System’s Starting Point: Reflection Rubric

Create a plan that focuses on accelerating students to grade level by using proven strategies to help them learn and practice the knowledge and skills that are most important for grade-level mastery is key for igniting learning.   After the initial phase of vision and goal setting, this reflection rubric will help districts diagnose their current state in …

Priority Instructional Content in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics

Determining which content should be the highest priority based on what students will need to deeply know and understand to demonstrate readiness for the next grade is an important piece of igniting learning. Student Achievement Partners (SAP) suggest prioritizing ELA and Math for all grades. Their priority instructional guides are designed to help instructional leaders find new efficiencies …

Learning Acceleration for All: Planning for the Next Three to Five Years

Create a plan that focuses on accelerating students to grade level by using proven strategies to help them learn and practice the knowledge and skills that are most important for grade-level mastery.   Schools can use this learning acceleration guide from TNTP to create their learning acceleration plan.    After the initial phase of vision and goal setting, this reflection rubric will help districts …