PERTS is committed to supporting educators and learners during COVID-19 and re-entry.

Learn how to use Copilot-Elevate during virtual and hybrid instruction.

What is Copilot-Elevate?

Students are more engaged and successful when they experience learning in specific ways—when they experience psychological safety, caring relationships, meaningful content, and personal agency. Copilot-Elevate is a data-driven professional learning program that elevates student voice to help educators equitably create experiences that support academic and social-emotional learning. Read the research.

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 in Long Island, NY.

How does it work?

Copilot-Elevate is a professional learning program that uses student voice surveys to enhance professional practice. It gives educators ongoing, formative feedback and best practices so they can create engaging and equitable experiences that support academic and social-emotional learning for every student. Read the research.

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1. Elevate Student Voice

A 5-10 minute, customizable survey sheds light on the way students are experiencing your class or school.

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2. Review Feedback

Your confidential report will show how students’ experiences are promoting or hindering equitable learning.

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3. Learn New Practices

Access a library of teacher-tested practices, and select some to try with your own students.

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4. Track Your Improvement

Rerun the survey to see how students experience new practices. Repeat Steps 1-4 to keep improving.

Our Partners Say…

I think [my teacher] cares what I think because she is asking us to take this survey about her teaching. If she didn’t care what I had to say, she wouldn't be asking us to do this survey.

— Student Participant

It’s a great tool. The survey is really asking the right questions and putting data in front of teachers that can be helpful.

— Josh Maisel, district administrator in California

Read our case studies.

Key Features

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Designed for grades 6-12. Relevant to all subjects.

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Works on any Internet-connected device.

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Free to U.S. teachers because of our funders.


Grounded in research.
Led by top researchers.

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Adaptive, because no two classrooms are the same.

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 math and science teacher in New York, NY

Read our case studies.

Questions & Support

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Introduce Copilot to staff, students, and parents with these sample letters, flyers, and slide decks.

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For support, email or schedule an office hours chat.

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Find answers to common questions in our FAQ.

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Our Partners & Funders

Copilot-Elevate was developed through a partnership between PERTS, the National Equity Project, Shift Results, and the University of Chicago Consortium as part of the Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) initiative. It's free to teachers because of generous sponsorship from the Raikes Foundation, Overdeck Family Foundation, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Scientific Advisors

Copilot is developed in partnership with leading researchers.

  • Carol Dweck, Professor, Stanford University
  • Camille Farrington, Managing Director, UChicago Consortium for School Research
  • Jason Okonofua, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
  • Dave Paunesku, Executive Director, PERTS, Stanford University
  • Greg Walton, Associate Professor, Stanford University


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.

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