Visualizing a Century of Research Behind Summit Learning

More than 100 years of learning science, psychology, and workforce development research informs Summit Learning — our personalized approach to teaching and learning inspired by the vision to equip every student to lead a fulfilled life. We translate the science of learning into the intentional design of our schools to achieve student success in four outcomes: Cognitive Skills, Content Knowledge, Habits of Success, and Sense of Purpose.

To visualize the century of research that informs Summit Learning, we’ve created a comprehensive research timeline that includes a diverse range of perspectives and groundbreaking works that have been formative influences on Summit Learning and each of our student outcomes. The timeline is organized by research that influenced each outcome, as well as more overarching influences.

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Summit Learning 100 Years of Research TimelineLearn more about Summit Public Schools’ model and the research behind it by downloading The Science of Summit white paper.

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Summit Learning
Summit Learning is a research–based approach to education designed to drive student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student–teacher relationships that prepare students for life after graduation. Created by teachers with experience in diverse classrooms, Summit Learning is grounded in decades of research about how children learn. With Summit Learning, students gain mastery of core subjects like math, history, English, and science, while also carefully developing the skills and habits of lifelong learners. Summit Learning is independently led and operated by the nonprofit, Gradient Learning.