A Systems Approach to User-Centered Iterative Design of Culturally Relevant Performance Tasks

75-min | Livestreamed
Focus Areas: Data and Measurement; Educator Development; Instruction and Assessment; System Transformation Toward Continuous Improvement

A 2019 Spotlight Honoree will briefly describe its Improvement Network journey in 100+ high-need LAUSD and NYC schools that included weekly PDSA cycles with teacher users and literacy coaches, the study of variation (and occasional outright failure) that pivoted the organization from PD-only to its current comprehensive instructional subsystems approach (Curric/Assessment/PD). Remarkable 0.37 effects’ sizes resulted in the 2022 award of another highly competitive USDOE Mid-Phase EIR grant in 70 LAUSD and 70 low-SES rural schools to systematize bimonthly Instructional Leadership Team in PDSA progress-monitoring cycles and culturally responsive performance task design, instruction, rubric data calibration, and ILT iteration.


Chad Vignola, Executive Director, Literacy Design Collaborative
Sabrina Alicea, Director, Curriculum Development, The Literacy Design Collaborative