Community Powered:

School Improvement

Authentic partnerships between young people, communities, and educators are critical foundations for better understanding and improving student outcomes, experience and learning conditions in school. Whether you are a student, parent, teacher, administrator, or policymaker, the tools and resources below are intended to help you build those partnerships and co-create assessments connected to what students and communities value.

Equal Opportunity Badge & Designing a National Registry of Equitable Enrollment Patterns

GreatSchools and Equal Opportunity Schools are developing a first of its kind national registry of equitable enrollment patterns and solutions focused on Advanced Placement specifically. Together, we believe we can create an innovative, public facing suite of tools that can shine daylight on this essential topic.

Mission-Aligned Stories and Profiles

At The Center for Innovation in Education we facilitate connections, build relationships, and share learning among those who must work in concert to bring about equity-seeking change in education. We often, but not always, orient this work around innovation in assessment and accountability systems as a key lever for systems change.

Positive Deviance for Educators

In 2020, the K12 Lab began exploring positive deviance, a community-driven approach that looks to local positive outliers for sustainable, scalable solutions to intractable problems. The goal was to explore how positive deviance, through the lens of human-centered design and equity, can complement measurement, improvement practices, and pedagogical approaches educators are using, to make it easier for school communities to use data to create more equitable learning environments

Schools and Communities Organizing for Racial Equity (SCORE)

Schools and Communities Organizing for Racial Equity (SCORE) is a community-driven, action-oriented research project that brings together an intergenerational Community Research Team consisting of students and parents/caregivers recruited in partnership with community-based organizations.