What We Do

We combine a proven approach to continuous improvement with a national network of support to help our partners rapidly identify and test customized solutions to their biggest challenges.

Our Continuous Improvement Approach

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Proving Ground utilizes a continuous improvement framework to help partner districts learn to gather and use evidence rapidly and effectively. Through this continuous improvement cycle, Proving Ground works with partners to identify and test solutions that work for its students and families.

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Our Network

Rather than relying on anecdotal advice or popular trends, network partners have access to real and relevant data from across the Proving Ground Network, which comprises nearly 60 partners serving close to 500,000 students. While network partners may test different solutions due to varying capacity and context, all partners benefit from shared insights on what works and what doesn’t. You won’t have to start from scratch. 

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Focus Areas

We determine our focus areas by working with partner districts, researchers, and other education agencies to identify the most urgent challenges facing school districts. As our network grows, and new challenges emerge, we continue to expand our work to include new topics. 

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Annual Institute

The week-long Proving Ground Institute trains district teams to use our framework for continuous improvement to use evidence to address district-specific challenges.

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