Our Mission

The mission of the Carnegie Foundation is to catalyze transformational change in education so that every student has the opportunity to live a healthy, dignified, and fulfilling life.


We increase the number of underrepresented students who complete high school and succeed in post-secondary education.
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We transform the postsecondary sector to advance the social and economic mobility of underrepresented students.
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We mobilize and propel engaging and rigorous learning that prepares all students to thrive now and in the future.
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We advance the high quality use of improvement science to address the nation’s most important educational equity challenges.
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The Future of Assessment: Ending Seat Time

April 17, 2023

Listen to Carnegie Foundation’s Timothy Knowles and ETS’s Amit Sevak discuss the transformational changes needed in our nation’s educational architecture at the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit.

Carnegie Improvement Science Collection

From downloadable publications, online courses, tools, and on-demand Summit videos, improvers at all levels can now work towards their equity-focused goals with our carefully curated collection of resources!

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Resources & News

Transforming Assessment

A New Era for Education

The fundamental assumption is that time spent in a classroom equals learning. This formula has the virtue of simplicity. Unfortunately, a century of research tells us that it’s woefully inadequate.

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Video Resource

Questions from the Education Field

We answered crowdsourced questions from the education field about the intersections of education, technology, and systems improvement work.

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The State Education Standard

Dr. Tim Knowles and Russlynn Ali make the case for state leaders to focus on high school as the place for education reform. They explore the possibilities of competency-based and out-of-school learning and urge state boards of education to abandon policies that focus on awarding credit hours in traditional classrooms.

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