From the Jan/Feb 2021 issue of Equity & Access Pre K-12
As Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and Assistant Professor of Education at Johns Hopkins University, Ashley Rogers Berner works with her team to develop resources that schools and districts can use to close achievement gaps.
“In sociological terms, the plausibility structure has changed; what was inconceivable 30 years ago is now conceivable, because we have begun to see, experience, and study it.” — Ashley Rogers Berner
Ashley Rogers Berner and her team at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy have recently developed a Knowledge Map™ tool that analyzes an ELA curriculum in terms of the knowledge it offers about the world and the human condition. They have also created a best-in-class survey that identifies the alignment of a school’s mission with its practices and determines whether its practices correspond to those we know support academic achievement and civic formation.