About Us

Our Mission and Vision

HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan. HighScope’s mission is to lift lives through education. We envision a world in which all educational settings use active participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society.

HighScope is committed to promoting high-quality early education for children and youth worldwide. To achieve this goal, HighScope engages in the following activities, supporting educators and parents as they help children learn:

HighScope and Child Assessment

HighScope teachers regularly record notes, or anecdotes, on children’s behaviors, experiences, and interests. They use these notes to assess each child’s development using COR Advantage. Based on these careful observations, teachers can plan activities that will facilitate children’s growth and development. They also use these notes in parent meetings to help parents better understand their children’s development.

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