2021 Summit Learning Teacher Feedback Study

On behalf of Gradient Learning, Project Tomorrow conducted an online survey in spring 2021 to collect both quantitative and qualitative feedback from Summit Learning teachers nationwide.

The goal with this data-collection effort was to better understand teachers’ lived experiences with Summit Learning and how Summit Learning benefits both teachers and students. 

This comprehensive report showcases the feedback of 1,418 educators nationwide. It explores teachers’ experiences with the value of Summit Learning, the impact of mentoring and real-world skills, the effective use of technology, and more. 

“As a result of Summit Learning at my school, I think there are two important changes,” said a middle school teacher in Colorado. “One is improved relationships with the students. Mentoring helped focus our relationship-building. The other is students have taken ownership of their learning.”

Seventy-five percent of those surveyed said they were likely to recommend Summit Learning to their colleagues and friends. Sixty-five percent indicated that the program has made them a better teacher, and 74 percent believe that Summit Learning is improving student outcomes.

Check out the full report from Project Tomorrow to learn more.  

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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.