Proficiency-Based Learning Simplified

By Great Schools Partnership
April 11, 2017

This toolkit provides support for schools looking to transition to a proficiency-based system. It focuses on the development of efficient standards-based systems that will prepare all students for success in colleges, careers, and communities of the 21st century. The toolkit outlines 10 key components of an efficient proficiency-based system and introduces the Proficiency-Based Learning Simplified learning model developed by The Great Schools Partnership (GSP).

The toolkit includes sections to help schools and districts update state and local policies, standards, assessments, and grading and reporting to support competency education, and is organized by these themes. Each section includes documents with clear implementation details and samples from New England states. In addition, education leaders can access reports and articles that are the research base for the Proficiency-Based Learning Simplified Model. There is also a link to a list of NewEngland colleges and universities committed to accepting students from schools implementing proficiency-based learning systems. This can be shared with families who may be anxious about the change.

GSP is a nonprofit school-support organization that works to redesign public education and improve learning for all students through school and district coaching, professional development, and technical assistance to educators, schools, districts, organizations, and government agencies.

Source Organization: Great Schools Partnership

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