Aurora Institute Design Challenge Submission


October 16, 2023


Proposal Summary

The Aurora Institute proposes that America move away from an assessment and accountability system that focuses on ranking and sorting students and schools and towards a system that is rooted in metrics defined by the local community and what its members value most in an education system. Building this system would require communities to engage in conversations around the purpose of education, develop a Profile of a Graduate, and then identify metrics that would enable continuous improvement. Designing effective, future-focused accountability systems will require making space to pilot and innovate new approaches that are rooted in more meaningful and modern definitions of student success.