Since its inception, Big Picture Learning has challenged traditional approaches to teaching and learning with our emphasis on starting with the student. Our ten distinguishers work as a framework for a very different school design. We believe our students’ stories stand as testaments to our model, but we also believe in the importance of rigorous program evaluation. We are engaged in the longitudinal study of our students, which we began in 2007 through a partnership with Boston College. We continue to partner with researchers and research organizations so that we can look deeply into the real outcomes of our work—our students’ lives after graduation. We value the insights into our program that data and research grant us, and work hard to continually improve what we do, as we learn from the powerful data stories of our students and our schools.