Why Elevate?

Students are more engaged and successful in class when key conditions are present. Elevate helps educators optimize those conditions through:

  • voice icon Shared language for student engagement.
  • feedback icon Realtime, actionable feedback for teachers.
  • document icon Guides & protocols for collaboration.
  • data icon Disaggregated data for monitoring impact.
  • united states icon Access to a growing, national collaborative.
We’re finally getting data that is helping us improve our instruction, along with helping the kids understand that we truly do care about them. It's been a great journey.

— Jennifer Maichin, learning specialist and educator

How does it work?

Elevate is a unique professional learning program for teachers. Over multiple Elevate cycles, teachers partner with students to create conditions that catalyze motivation, accelerate learning, and foster social-emotional development.

1. Elevate Student Voice

A 5-10 minute, customizable survey shows how students experience each class.

4. Improve & Repeat

Implement the selected strategies. Then start a new cycle to assess impact & keep growing.

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2. Reflect on Feedback

Timely reports reveal the learning conditions in each class and how they are changing.

3. Select New Practices

Consult practice guides and protocols to decide what new practices to test out.

diagram of iterative improvement in 4 steps

1. Elevate Student Voice

A 5-10 minute, customizable survey shows how students experience each class.

2. Reflect on Feedback

Timely reports reveal the learning conditions in each class and how they are changing.

3. Select New Practices

Consult practice guides and protocols to decide what new practices to test out.

4. Improve & Repeat

Implement the selected strategies. Then start a new cycle to assess impact & keep growing.

The Elevate Community in Action

First launched at Stanford in 2017, today Elevate is used in over 160 schools across more than 25 states. It’s always improving through the tireless efforts of a diverse collaborative of educators, researchers, students, and educational organizations.

A Few Elevate Superstars

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Jillian Carew

Managing Director of Programs

Accelerate Institute

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Camille Farrington

Senior Research Associate

University of Chicago

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Alex Fralin

Founder & CEO

Leading Partnerships

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Jennifer Maichin

Learning & Development Specialist

Mineola School District

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Josh Maisel

Director of Leadership Development

Fremont Unified School District

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Kelly Zunkiewicz

Director of Educator Innovation

ImpactFL

Over $8 Million Invested

Teachers with Heart & Measurable Impact

At the Elevate Showcase, Ms. Feinies explains how she uses student feedback to accelerate learning.

Supporting Educator Mindsets

Elevate is not something that's additional. It's something that gives you a framework… to put into action things that you're probably already doing as an educator.
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Shan Carter

SEL Specialist, Instructional Coach

Guilford Co. Schools

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Our partners are implementing Elevate in > 25 states

Selected Research

Elevate builds on decades of research which shows that positive learning conditions catalyze engagement, accelerate learning, and create more equitable outcomes. The Elevate community is working together to apply this research across the nation.

Learning Conditions Are an Actionable, Early Indicator of Math Learning

Read The Research Report

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When learning conditions get better or worse, student engagement and grades follow.

Evidence-based guides for nurturing engagement

The learning condition guides introduce key principles and practices for nurturing student engagement.

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Measure Learning Environments, Not Just Students, to Support Learning and Development

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Elevate in Action Case Study Series: West Buffalo Charter School

Read The Case Study

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Teachers at West Buffalo Charter School made school-wide improvements across six key learning conditions.

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I wanted to get authentic feedback from my students to help better my craft, and to better help them in the learning process.

— Staci Durnin, 6th grade teacher

About PERTS

The Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) is a nonprofit research and development institute that translates insights from psychological science into cutting-edge tools, measures, and recommendations that educators anywhere can use to foster healthy and equitable academic engagement and success.