Ray Ravaglia, Author at Opportunity Education

Author: Ray Ravaglia

Improving Learning with Data: Our Impact Dashboard

By assessing the process of learning and analyzing the data, we are better equipped to help students succeed and help schools make important decisions.... Read More

The End of Grades: A Better Approach for Assessing Student Work

In the COVID-19 era, most school districts are struggling with grading policies, colleges are dropping testing requirements, and students have the option to switch to pass/fail results instead of letter grades. With all this, it's... Read More

More In-Depth Work Means Better Learning Performance

One of the unique features of Quest Forward Learning is our approach to assessment of a student' learning performance. Rather than having a small number of high stakes exams drive everything, we instead have a large number of low... Read More

What We’ve Learned So Far

While Opportunity Education has been developing Quest Forward Learning for over 4 years, it has been only slightly more than 2 years since the model was deployed on a whole-school basis in Tanzania, and just under 2 years since it was... Read More

The First-Ever Quest Forward Graduation

On the evening of June 7, 2019, Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa Director Dr. Karen Kenkel, in accordance with the laws of the state of California, conferred the Academy's high school diploma to the eight students comprising the first... Read More

If the Shoe Fits: College Is More Than Getting In

Amidst the intensity of the application process, it is easy to lose track of the purpose of a college education. Too often college admission is seen as an end in itself. But the goal of an education is not to get into college.... Read More

New Ways to be Old School

Quest Forward Learning is a modern, skills-forward approach to education. While this may seem different than the traditional educational system, but it's really just a new way of being old school. ... Read More

The Road Forward: Beyond High School

A distinguishing characteristic of Quest Forward Academy is a relentless discussion of mindset, habits, and skills. OE believes these characteristics will help students in college, work, and beyond. ... Read More