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Empowered Educators

An international comparative study of teacher and teaching quality in the world’s top-performing education systems. 

Performance Assessment Resource Bank

A free online collection of high-quality performance tasks and resources that support the use of performance assessment for meaningful learning.
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Global Education ReforM

This book documents the ideologically and educationally distinctive approaches countries around the world have taken to structuring their education systems.

Our Mission

The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) fosters research, policy, and practice to advance high-quality, equitable education systems in the United States and internationally.

SCOPE is an affiliate of the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and sponsors the work of the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity.

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SCOPE Brown Bag Seminar Series 2016–17
October 3, 2016 - June 6, 2017
Affiliated scholars and leading members of the education community examine the latest research and pressing education issues.
Brown Bag—Community as a Campus: From Educational Problems to Possibilities in Minoritized Contexts
June 5, 2017
Jonathan Rosa researches the interplay between youth socialization, raciolinguistic formations, and structural inequality in urban contexts.


How Can California's New School Finance System Foster Deeper Learning
What paved the way for the LCFF and LCAP policies to take root in California? Soung Bae elaborates in this Learning Deeply post.
In Iowa, Supporting Deeper Learning for Educators by Leveraging Collective Capacity
Iowa's TLC System is intended to foster supportive working conditions for teachers by leveraging the expertise of accomplished teachers.
Refusing Vouchers to Protect Public Education
A national voucher scheme that would privatize education could lead to lower quality, inequitable, and re-segregated education.