Use student work to improve teaching and learning

Kindergartners as Experts

Kindergartners celebrate their learning from a year-long study of birds. 


Calculicious- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about 12th graders translating mathematics into art, celebrating the beauty of both fields. 


A Group Critique Lesson- Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback

Third graders use a piece of Student Writing as a model to identify criteria for a quality story.


Knowledge and Skills, Character, High-Quality Work

Dimensions of Student Achievement

El Education pursues an expanded, three-dimensional view of student achievement including mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality work.


This Is Why I Cry- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about an 8th grade project that imagines the life of a slave in a fictional but historically accurate piece with a strong voice. 


The 20 Years Project- Illuminating Standards Video

Short film about eighth grade students who project their finances 20 years into the future, connecting math standards to real-life. 


Complexity, Craftsmanship, Authenticity

Attributes of High Quality Work

This document presents EL Education's three dimensions of quality work: Complexity, Craftsmanship and Authenticity.


Revitalizing Rochester- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about students' interdisciplinary civic project effecting real-world change in Rochester, NY.


Get Your Blues On- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film on 4th graders studying The Great Migration through the Blues, joining history with poetry, music, and visual arts.