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The Student-Centered Assessment Network, SCAN, is a network of
high school teachers, researchers, and instructional coaches committed to helping students thrive and teachers grow in their practice.
We support teachers as they identify problems of practice through the lens of student engagement and agency. SCAN teachers generate and implement change ideas where the impact of those ideas is measured. We believe that by directly addressing engagement and agency through student-centered formative assessment practices, student outcomes can improve.  

Our goal is to share lessons learned and effective strategies with other colleagues at participating schools and, ultimately, beyond.


With funding support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, SCAN began in 2017. The network operated as a partnership between the American Institutes for Research and Rhode Island high schools from the 2017-18 school year until 2020-21. We are presently planning the next iterations of SCAN.

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