Texas College Bridge is an initiative underwritten by the Texas Education Agency’s Home Learning Program, supported by The Commit Partnership, and powered by The NROC Project’s adaptive EdReady learning platform. The statewide initiative was launched as a response to a growing college readiness problem further aggravated by COVID-19. Join us for a discussion with partners in the project about the evolution of this growing college-readiness effort. Together, we will consider how secondary and postsecondary education leaders can use this work as a model for impactful programming, tailored to local populations and needs.
Here at NROC, we have been fortunate in that our work was only partially disrupted by the pandemic. In fact, for many of our engagements, the pandemic expanded or deepened our collaborative efforts and created new opportunities for us to reach the students we are trying to help. Over the course of this past year, we have seen substantial gains in the numbers of students we have been able to serve, and in the successes those students have achieved, all across the country. Additionally, I am proud to say that we recently obtained third-party SOC 2 Type II security certification. This certification is one of the most rigorous industry standards pertaining to information security and is a good representation of the effort we have put toward complying with operating principles and practices that are in keeping with our growing position as the provider of mission-critical solutions.
Get your creative juices flowing with a fast-paced tour of both emerging and established models for summer programming that will help students prepare for a successful start to the 2021-22 academic year. We explore community-based, STEM-focused programming, secondary and postsecondary partnerships, supporting Dakota Promise scholars, and an FYE (first-year experience) initiative.
'Remediation’ requires acceptance of a very particular model of knowledge-acquisition and mastery, coupled with a set of policy assumptions around the pace at which that model plays out among our student populations. Despite the fact that these assumptions have been well disproven, logistical challenges seemed to limit options for improvement. However, things have changed, and we are seeing positive impacts from capable technologies, supportive policies, and a renewed emphasis on equity.
With accountability measures now extending beyond high-stakes assessments, many schools are uncovering new ways of identifying gaps and accelerating gains, as they work to equitably level the playing field for all learners. Hear how leaders from resilient schools are addressing 'learning loss'.
The process of continuous, formative assessment, with an emphasis on improving knowledge and skills (as opposed to simply flagging students as deficient), has historically been dismissed as too difficult or impractical. But things have changed.
This spring, member survey respondents surfaced that SEL (social-emotional learning) tools and tactics are a top priority. To answer this need, we dug into the Center for Urban Education’s recent talk, How to Express Care with a Focus on Racial Equity.
To highlight how members shape our cyclical development priorities, we launched the WHY (We Heard You) initiative. WHY communications highlight significant function and feature updates, with an emphasis on what these improvements mean to you and your students.
The NROC Project always makes free, web-based resources available to everyone. Whether you currently deliver virtual learning experiences, or you are planning to deliver virtual learning experiences in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to take advantage of EdReady.org and HippoCampus.org as part of your plans.
This five-framework series is comprised of the student framework, the mathematics instructional framework, the reasoning through language arts instructional framework, the instructional technology framework, and the brand new English language proficiency instructional framework.