A Comprehensive System of Tools

The Learner First’s comprehensive system of tools covers everything educators and school districts need to make deeper learning a reality for students.

Learning Progressions

All our work with schools and school districts is directed at the development of students’ deeper learning outcomes: self-understanding, knowledge, competency, and connection. These are the outcomes everyone needs to develop in order to contribute to others’ lives and to the world in meaningful and fulfilling ways. Our Learning Progressions make it possible to measure deeper learning outcomes, so that schools can bring them to life with purpose and intention. Click the button below to view and download our Connection Progression.

Capability Rubrics

There are certain capabilities that help schools improve every student’s outcomes. Successful schools (1) understand their school or school system’s students and what those students need, (2) engage students, parents, and communities as real partners in learning, (3) measure what matters, (4) lead for deep and sustainable change, and (5) create a culture of learning, belonging, and high expectations for every learner. Our Capability Rubrics measure and help educators develop each of these capabilities. Click the button below to view and download the Creating a Culture of Learning, Belonging, and High Expectations for All Capability Rubric.

Additional Tools

In addition to Learning Progressions and Capability Rubrics, The Learner First’s framework includes a number of additional tools to help Change Teams bring deeper learning to life from every level of a school system. And if you’re interested in designing measures and other tools specific to your school or district, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let us know how you can work with us to start implementing deeper learning in your school or district, or start by reading Measuring Human Return for a closer look at our tools and how they work together for students.