October 20

Reimagining College Access Community of Practice

Great Schools Partnership, in collaboration with the Learning Policy Institute, will facilitate an online Community of Practice with a focus on reimagining college access. Reimagining College Access is an exciting regional initiative designed to explore how the use of K-12 performance assessments can provide better information about students’ preparedness for higher education. Through this initiative, we seek to engage with professionals from college admissions and secondary schools across New England who are interested in employing strategies to attract, select, and support a more diverse student body. Community of Practice sessions will provide participants with opportunities to connect and gain insights from professionals in college admissions and secondary schools.

October 20th Event Details

In this interactive kick-off event, participants will:

  • gain awareness of the scope of the Reimaging College Access initiative and the variety of ways for individuals to be involved throughout the year;

  • discuss performance assessment and consider its connection to college admissions;

  • share insights and experiences and consider how various ideas might enhance your efforts.


  • Welcome

  • Opportunities and Challenges: Your Context and Role

  • RCA Initiative Overview and Timeline of Future Events

  • Spotlight on Performance Assessment

  • Admissions and Student Success: Getting to Our “Why”

Future Meeting Dates & Times

Community of Practice Meetings will take place on Zoom on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday May 4, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Have Questions?

Contact Sarah Burkhardt at events@greatschoolspartnership.org or 207-773-0505.

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