As the number of schools, districts and states committed to student-centered, personalized learning practices grows, so does the evidence base. On this page, you’ll find an evolving library of data points that describe the impacts of student-centered and competency-based approaches on student learning and other key outcomes.
The findings are searchable and are sourced from research studies, external evaluations and evidence collected directly by schools, districts and states using student-centered and personalized learning approaches.
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Over the course of the networked improvement community study of student-centered instruction and assessment strategies, Latinx students, both male and female, made significant improvements in math proficiency.
Students in Project Mastery classrooms had higher attendance rates and promotion rates to the next grade.
Students who started in the bottom quartile from Next Generation Learning Challenge schools demonstrated greater gains than students in a matched comparison group on the NWEA MAP English Language Arts and Math interim assessments after two years.
In the Project Mastery grant initiative, students in schools using competency-based models outperformed demographically similar peers on state tests.
Elementary and middle school students in a competency-based district in Colorado who were academically behind completed math and literacy performance level requirements faster than students in a traditional school system.
Compared to 63 similar districts, the performance-based Lindsay Unified School District in California ranked #1 in English Language Arts growth in the 2019 Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium achievement assessment.
In the performance-based Lindsay Unified School District in California, student growth in the Smarter Balance Assessment increased by 7% in English/Language Arts and 5% in math, exceeding county and state growth in 2019.