Racial Equity and Student Centered Learning

Racial Equity and Student-Centered Learning: Applying a Community-Informed Racial Equity Lens to Student-Centered Learning Download the Full PDFBack to Publications Page December 2020 This report examines how racial equity strategies and student-centered learning practices could be integrated to combat racism and racial inequities in education. It delves into racial equity issues as described by community…

Student-Centered Assessment Network: Testing Change Ideas in Real Time

Student-Centered Assessment Network:Testing Change Ideas in Real Time Download the Full PDFBack to Publications Page March 2020 This report summarizes the practices and findings of the pilot year of the Student-Centered Assessment Network (SCAN), which used real-time testing to determine effective and engaging classroom assessment practices for students. Data gathered through quality assessment can be…

Student-Centered Learning Continuum

Student-Centered Learning Continuum Download the Full PDFBack to Publications Page July 2019   The Nellie Mae team has been working hand in hand with teachers, school leaders, and researchers to develop a set of criteria that detail the characteristics of high-quality, student-centered learning in classrooms, schools, and districts — a Student-Centered Learning (SCL) Continuum. This tool…

Building Power: One Foundation’s Story of Funding Grassroots Organizing and Engagement

Building Power: One Foundation’s Story of Funding Grassroots Organizing and Engagement Download the Full PDFBack to Publications Page June 2019   In 2014, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation began funding three projects that together comprise the Grassroots Portfolio: Civic and Family Engagement, Community Organizing, and Amplifying Student Voice and Leadership. This work was part of…

The Better Math Teaching Network: Lessons Learned from the First Year

The Better Math Teaching Network: Lessons Learned from the First Year Download the Full PDFBack to Publications Page April 2018 AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH Far too many students are disengaged in understanding algebra. Since Algebra I is the gatekeeper to advanced math and science coursework, this seriously limits their future educational and career opportunities. The Better…

Youth Organizing: A Model for Change

Supporting Youth Organizing: A Tale of Unexpected Insights Download the Full PDFBack to Publications Page August 03, 2018   ALGORHTHYM In August 2016, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation launched an evaluation of our Amplifying Student Voice and Leadership (ASVL) grantees to learn more about their efforts over a five-year period. This evaluation is representative of…