Partnership for After School Education

Issue 83

September 02, 2014

Annenberg Report: Leveraging Time for School Equity

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform recently released a report, Leveraging Time for School Equity: Indicators to Measure More and Better Learning Time, based on the principle that using standardized test scores as the main measure of educational achievement is not enough to capture the complexity of a student’s or school’s needs, challenges, and successes. The report presents an alternative set of comprehensive, rich, and meaningful measures of what matters to students, schools, and systems. The framework of twenty-four indicators emerged via extensive research and collaboration with school designers, community organizers, researchers, local funders, and other partners of the Ford Foundation’s More and Better Learning Time initiative, which aims to use learning time as a lever for improving educational opportunities for students in the nation’s most underserved school systems.