The Future Ready Framework

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

This paper examines deeper learning—the knowledge and skills all students need to succeed in college, a career, and life—and explains its necessity and analyzes the growing body of global evidence supporting its wide-scale implementation.
Alliance for Excellent Education

This paper outlines the primary components of a learner-centered environment, the role of the teacher in a learner-centered environment, and the importance of professional learning and support for the teachers to create a culture shift that enables a focus on the needs of each student.
Alliance for Excellent Education

This paper shows what assessments that measure deeper learning would look like, how they are used in other countries, how technology can support their development, and how they can be implemented feasibly.
Alliance for Excellent Education

Published by Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) in collaboration with ASCD and the Council of Chief State School Officers, this report provides synthesized findings and recommendations from more than 150 education leaders on the components and policy enablers for personalizing learning for all students.

These case studies demonstrate blended learning strategies in action at sites including KIPP Empower Academy (Los Angeles, CA); Summit Public Schools (Redwood City, CA and San Jose, CA); and Alliance College-Ready Public Schools (Los Angeles, CA).
Dell Foundation

This resource from the Christiansen Institute shares forty examples of blended learning in action and identifies a range of approaches to utilized digital learning in schools.
Christiansen Institute

This resource, created by ASCD, is a digital repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents that help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English language arts and literacy.

This report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) finds that technology—when implemented properly—can produce significant gains in student achievement and boost engagement, particularly among students most at risk. Using Technology is based on a review of more than seventy recent research studies and provides concrete examples of classroom environments in which technology has made a positive difference in the learning outcomes of students at risk of failing courses and dropping out. Specifically, the report identifies three important components to successfully using technology with at-risk students: (1) interactive learning; (2) use of technology to explore and create rather than to “drill and kill;” and (3) the right blend of teachers and technology. The report also identifies significant disparities in technology access and implementation between affluent and low-income schools.
Alliance for Excellent Education; SCOPE

As students of color and diverse ethnicities rapidly become the leading population of public school systems in numerous states, closing educational achievement gaps and providing a quality education to all students can secure the United State’s future economic prosperity. Noting that two-thirds of the U.S. economy is driven by consumer spending, this report argues that raising individuals’ education levels will boost their purchasing power and increase the national economy.
Alliance for Excellent Education

This K-12 curriculum, developed in partnership with Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, teaches students to be safe, responsible, and ethical online. Teachers select 45-minute lessons on topics ranging from cyberbullying and online privacy to digital footprints and creative credit and copyright. 
Common Sense Education