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Translate research insights into practical solutions that can be implemented at scale, especially by organizations that support historically underserved students.

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Learning Conditions Are an Actionable Leading Indicator of Math Learning

Students were ~2x more likely to earn As and Bs when they experienced engaging learning conditions. Teachers improved learning conditions 10x more after 4 vs. 2 Elevate cycles.

Elevate Learning Brief: Focus on Fidelity to Deepen Improvement in Learning Conditions

Teachers improve learning conditions significantly more effectively when they authentically partner with students across multiple Elevate cycles.

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

“...schools currently pay a great deal of attention to the results of effective learning (e.g., test scores), but not nearly enough attention to the causes of effective learning (e.g., assignments that are relevant enough to motivate students).”

Elevate in Action Case Study: West Buffalo Charter School

Over five Elevate cycles, teachers made school-wide improvements across six key learning conditions. Learn how in this case study.

Increasing Equity in College Student Experience: Findings from a National Collaborative

Students earned more As, Bs, and Cs in STEM courses (and fewer Ds, Fs, and Ws) when their instructors improved the classroom learning conditions that are measured with Ascend.

A Brief Intervention to Encourage Empathic Discipline Cuts Suspension Rates in Half Among Adolescents

When teachers were trained to empathize with students in times of conflict, student behavior improved, and suspension rates dropped 50%.

Leveraging Student Feedback to Improve the Learning Environment.

Insights from Impact Florida’s Solving with Students Cadre shed light on the professional learning conditions and practices that help teachers improve student engagement.

A National Experiment Reveals Where a Growth Mindset Improves Achievement

Ninth graders who were off-track for graduation (GPAs below 2) became 5.3% more likely to get on track when randomly assigned to complete Growth Mindset for 9th Graders.

Mindset Interventions Are a Scalable Treatment for Academic Underperformance

A randomized controlled trial in which a brief growth mindset intervention and a brief purpose for learning intervention raised academic achievement among students at-risk for dropping out of high school.

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