More than seven years ago, leaders of Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE), a regional non-profit educational service provider, turned their attention to Customized Learning (CL) as a learner-centered approach to transforming schools. At the core of CL is changing the traditional assembly-line school designed for efficiency and administrative convenience to schools which implement structures based on what is best for learners and learning.
In the fall of 2015 with a grant award from the Bush Foundation, TIE launched a major effort continuing the work with a small set of pilot schools as well as expanding to more schools across the state. The overarching goal of the grant is to engage schools and learners with CL as a strategy for increasing the percentage of all learners equipped and positioned for attaining postsecondary success. Toward that end, it is important periodically to gauge progress of the grant work by reviewing and reflecting on data about the process of CL implementation, that is, the efficacy of TIE’s CL Model, and its impact on learners and learning.
The mid-project evaluation documents are provided in a variety of forms below.
Evaluation Brief (most condensed summary)
Executive Summary (more extensive summary)
Customized Learning School Site Snapshots (one page per school summary)
Full Report (most extensive document that also includes the site snapshots)