Designs for the future
OUR RIGOR TOOLBOX: Post-Pandemic Tools FOR Accelerating Learning
We are living in a moment that requires big, audacious ideas and bold action in education.
Here’s one big idea: To maximize learning opportunities, let’s equip educators and young people with a set of high-quality tools that fast-track rigorous inquiry.
Explore our rigor Toolbox
A collection of the most useful and transformative tools and design resources that we’ve ever created for accelerating learning. Built for educators and young people. Laser-focused on driving rigorous inquiry, maximizing learning time, and developing transferable skills that matter.
Explore each tool below.
Redefine Learning Outcomes
Let’s redefine what we ask learners to know and be able to do!
Let’s reimagine the tools & resources that learners engage with.
What does this look like in the field?
Remarkable Gains Are Possible: Case Examples from the Field
Several years ago, our Detroit partners at the School for the Future provided a powerful community for adolescents who had been effectively trapped in middle school unable to pass enough courses to graduate. Despite their history, within eight months, these “significantly behind” learners gained an average of five grade levels in reading, and two in mathematics.
At North Queens High School in New York, learners who were about to age-out of the system because they were unable to pass the NY State Regents Algebra Exam, went from a 30% passing rate to a 100% passing rate just two years later.
We believe the remarkable gains achieved by learners in these school contexts are possible at scale.