Six months ago, New Tech Network made a significant shift in our thinking. For more than a decade, our school coaches had worked to guide adults on campus toward a set of behaviors that were the hallmarks of the New Tech model (i.e. using projects with entry documents and rubrics, assessing students on 21st Century skills like critical thinking and collaboration, or using a digital course agenda). What we found is that we had simply replaced one compliance model with another and many of our schools failed to see the larger purposes of these practices.
So, about a year ago, we dived into the work of figuring out how to measure a school through the lens of student outcomes rather than adult behaviors.
Read the full blog on Education Week here