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Advances in Skill Assessments

Over the last century, in most schools in the U.S. and abroad, students have been evaluated on their academic performance based on a grading scale. Tests, quizzes, homework assignments, and projects are typically assigned a letter or... Read More

A Glimpse into the Habit, “Manage Yourself”

Quest Forward Learning’s Director of Research and Development, Jolene Ph.D, provides insight on why we believe young adults learning how to manage themselves is an extremely valuable tool for high school and beyond.... Read More

Six Essential Habits

In our work here at Opportunity Education, we believe that young people need six essential habits to thrive in life, career, and school.... Read More

The Role of Practice in a Post-Memorization World

Practice is an essential part of learning, so how can we provide learners with the right kinds of practice, no matter what the subject is? Here are some recommendations for authentic and engaging practice.... Read More

What Did You Make at School?

One of the NGL design principles focuses on the importance for students to make and create. The term creating can refer to a broad range of activities, including note-taking, mind-mapping, and essay-writing, but it can also extend to... Read More

Project-Based Learning, or Just a Project?

Projects are on the top of our minds right now as the Quest Forward Research and Learning Design team creates quests built around design challenges and opportunities for original research and inquiry. One question I frequently ask is,... Read More