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Learning is now a “two-way relationship” between teachers and students

By hide me / November 16, 2022

At The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria JumpRope has helped teachers record student progress on outcomes.

More teacher collaboration and more meaningful conversations about learning

By hide me / November 16, 2022

Founded in Washington, D.C., Capital City Public Charter School is a success story about forging positive change.

BLOG | Unpacking Standards

Learning Expectations JumpRope

Practice-Software Tip #1: Articulating Learning Expectations

By hide me / May 4, 2023

In a standards-based system, assessments are done at the indicator level. However…

Figuring Out Learning Expectations

By hide me / October 8, 2022

At JumpRope and in the field of education in general, we talk a lot about transparency.

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Different Approaches to Unpacking Standards

By hide me / August 12, 2020

In an effort to provide our readers with multiple perspectives, this post offers a look at how other authors…

Moving From Standards to Learning Targets

By hide me / July 28, 2020

Know where to go; know how to get there. This is very good advice for any journey, including…

Why Unpack Standards?

By hide me / July 15, 2020

Since the US started its journey to standards-based teaching and learning, national organizations…

BLOG | Clarity

Learning Expectations JumpRope

Practice-Software Tip #1: Articulating Learning Expectations

By hide me / May 4, 2023

In a standards-based system, assessments are done at the indicator level. However…

Figuring Out Learning Expectations

By hide me / October 8, 2022

At JumpRope and in the field of education in general, we talk a lot about transparency.

Student Self-Assessment

By hide me / August 20, 2021

We don’t have to look far in John Hattie’s list of 150 influences on achievement to find…

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Transparency in Rubrics

By hide me / May 20, 2021

As a young teacher, one of the first traditional concepts I questioned was the use of the bell curve.

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Validity

By hide me / April 29, 2021

Have you ever read through a stack of student assessments and realized that one or more of the questions…

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Sharing Learning Expectations

By hide me / December 17, 2020

One of the things I love most about the practice of teaching is how tiny little changes I make…

BLOG | Equity of Opportunity to Learn

Meeting the Range of Students’ Needs

By hide me / October 12, 2020

The bedrock of effective instruction and assessment is the knowledge we have of our content…

Matching Instructional Strategies to Learning Goals

By hide me / September 23, 2020

As teachers, we get excited about the things we learn, new ideas we’re exposed to…

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JumpRope Core Values

By hide me / December 12, 2019

An overview of the values and beliefs that guide everything we do at JumpRope.

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Most Recent, Power Law, and the Decaying Average

By hide me / February 6, 2015

One of the trickiest and most controversial aspects of mastery-based grading is the way that…

BLOG | Learner Agency

Practice-Software Tip #6: Encouraging Student Self-Assessment and Goal-Setting

By hide me / February 14, 2024

The combination of offering feedback to students and helping them set goals…

This post on student goal setting provides some context and a research base for why we should support our students in setting goals.

Practice-Software Tip #2: Data and Goal Setting for Students

By hide me / July 13, 2023

We’ve learned through decades of research that supporting students in effective goal-setting increases…

Student Self-Assessment

By hide me / August 20, 2021

We don’t have to look far in John Hattie’s list of 150 influences on achievement to find…

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Student Goal-Setting

By hide me / January 21, 2021

Student goal setting is one of the most powerful tools I have built into my practice.

Conceptual illustration that represents our 4 Core Values

JumpRope Core Values

By hide me / December 12, 2019

An overview of the values and beliefs that guide everything we do at JumpRope.

BLOG | Continuous Improvement Cycle

Practice-Software Tip #9: Collaboration and Calibration

By hide me / April 15, 2024

Collaboration helps us do our best work to improve student learning, and more importantly, it allows us…

Practice-Software Tip #8: Using Data to Improve Instruction

By hide me / April 2, 2024

The blog post “Using Data to Revise Plans” addresses data at several levels, including the classroom level.

Practice-Software Tip #7: Using Data to Differentiate Instruction

By hide me / March 1, 2024

It’s useful for teachers to spend time examining assignments students have submitted to note trends they see and consider strategies to address them.

Combining Mastery Data and Curriculum Alignment Data to Drive Student Achievement

By hide me / September 15, 2023

Becky Brown, EdD and Eduplanet21 dive into why you need a holistic way to look at both curriculum alignment and classroom performance.

Learning is now a “two-way relationship” between teachers and students

By hide me / November 16, 2022

At The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria JumpRope has helped teachers record student progress on outcomes.

Students are willing to take risks while learning without worrying about their grades

By hide me / November 16, 2022

At Vancouver iTech Preparatory JumpRope has made it possible for teachers to record and communicate student progress on individual standards.

Case Studies

More teacher collaboration and more meaningful conversations about learning

By hide me / November 16, 2022

Founded in Washington, D.C., Capital City Public Charter School is a success story about forging positive change.

A Shift from Teaching to Learning

By hide me / February 12, 2014

Since moving to standards-based learning (SBL) in our classroom last year, the biggest difference has been the shift in focus from teaching to learning.