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Illustrating Proficiency Grading Levels: 1234 Versus ABCDF

At the Early Childhood Center in Kenowa Hills, Michigan, posters help explain proficiency grading levels.

Published: April 30, 2019
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
Article
What Does a Rigorous Task Look Like?

The more complex a problem is and the more reasoning required to get to a solution, the deeper the level...

Published: March 27, 2019
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
Article
Proficiency Scales vs. Traditional Grades: One Teacher’s Perspective

A traditional rubric doesn’t leave room for the kinds of critical feedback students need to achieve success.

Published: November 29, 2018
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
Article
More Than Test Scores: How One School’s Culture of Data Honors All Learners

A middle school principal created data binders for every teacher for every one of their students to help personalize planning...

Published: October 2, 2018
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Vision and Culture
Answering Questions About Competency-Based Education Transcripts

A transcript from a personalized, competency-based system looks different, but ALSO is a a truly accurate reflection of what a...

Published: May 15, 2018
Topics: 101, Assessment and Accountability
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Assessment in a Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Environment

In a personalized, competency-based learning environment, the purpose of assessment is no longer just to determine what students know or...

Published: May 8, 2018
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
Article
Building a High-Quality System of Assessments: New Paper Outlines 10 Organizing Principles

The principles outlined in this paper will help states and districts build and evolve a high-quality system of assessments that...

Published: April 11, 2018
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Video: Competency Education and Personalized Learning

Watch this video to learn how this personalized learning approach differs from traditional education systems.

Published: October 11, 2016
Topics: 101, Assessment and Accountability
Publication
The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers

The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers explores what drives educators to build personalized learning environments in...

Publication
K-12 Federal Policy Framework for Competency Education

This paper provides federal policymakers and advocates with comprehensive ideas for transforming federal policy to support the transition to competency-based...

Published: April 2, 2014
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy