Featured Resources

Browse our selection of blogs and resources cultivated by Education First to help state education, charter management, policy, nonprofit and funder leaders design and implement innovative assessment solutions. Our resources advocate for centering the needs and ideas of people most proximate to the problem: students, families, teachers and school and district leaders.

“Designing for Equity: Innovative Assessments in a Post-COVID World”
Client: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Walton Family Foundation

“Innovating Assessments with Equity in Mind: A Tale of Five Teams”
Client: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Walton Family Foundation

“In a State of Flux, Part Two: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovation for State Assessment and Accountability”
Part two commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation

“Whatever Happened to All Those New & Better State Tests? The State of State Assessments”
Commissioned by the Hewlett Foundation

The New Mexico Graduation Equity Initiative
Innovations in Assessment Case Study

KIPP Public Schools
Innovations in Assessment Case Study

Summit Public Schools
Innovations in Assessment Case Study

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Innovations in Assessment Case Study