A Call to Action: The Future is Now
Educational systems must provide a rigorous and robust quality education to every learner, from all walks of life, in order to prepare them to succeed in a constantly-evolving and diverse world. Our advocacy work builds on a commitment to unleashing the potential in all learners by driving education improvement through innovative and continuous improvement practices.
Learner-Centric Focus: Keeping Learners First
Tomorrow's education system will be characterized by a customized and highly personalized model of delivery where learners are able to access instruction anytime, anywhere.
Key Steps to Establishing a Learner-Centric Focus:
- Expand the use of high quality data, evidence and information from multiple sources to drive dramatic improvements in teaching and learning.
- Anchor all efforts in a comprehensive, research-based continuous improvement process.
- Make a diagnostic review process an integral part of efforts to improve learning experiences, instructional delivery and overall educational systems.
Continuous Improvement: Meaningful Change
Now is the time to create an education system that empowers learners to take ownership of their educational journey, along with their educational providers, to successfully integrate new learning techniques and timely data usage in a manner that will materially drive improvement of all aspects of student and system performance.
High Quality Early Learning: A Solid Foundation
Strong foundations for young learners lead to long-term benefits. The AdvancED Standards for Quality Early Learning Schools embed high expectations for professional practice, incorporate 21stCentury skills related to early learning, and focus on developmentally appropriate growth and educational development of young children.
Adult Advocates: Critical Partnerships
Each step in education's journey is made easier when a learner has an adult advocate to help. Schools and systems with formalized programs that pair learners with adult advocates understand and appreciate the far reaching impact of such a relationship on a learner’s academic success, and also its impact on his social, emotional and physical well-being.