Jumprope blog post featuring RSU 12

posted May 23, 2016, 6:01 AM by Deborah Taylor   [ updated May 23, 2016, 6:04 AM ]

Jumprope, a mastery reporting tool for standards-based instruction, recently featured RSU 12 in its blog.  Read about our district journey from a traditionally structured school system to one that increasingly personalizes learning for students and assesses student progress towards proficiency of standards.

New personalized learning podcast

posted Apr 24, 2016, 6:41 AM by Deborah Taylor

Two Maine educators talk about learner-centered proficiency-based education.  Check out their podcast at Personalized Learning with Matt and Courtney.

Growth Mindsets in Math Education

posted Sep 13, 2015, 4:16 AM by Deborah Taylor

Teachers Nurture Growth Mindsets in Math
Despite skepticism from some parts of the mathematics field, new strategies are emerging for teachers to help students develop positive learning attitudes toward math. Read more.
(Education Week)

How Districts Can Work to Increase Digital Equity

posted Sep 10, 2015, 1:32 PM by Deborah Taylor

How Digital Equity Can Help Close the Homework Gap

According to a CoSN survey, 82 percent of school districts don't have a plan to address students' Internet access outside of school. That needs to change.


Assessment Literacy

posted Aug 27, 2015, 12:46 PM by Deborah Taylor  New site launched to support improved assessment practices and policy.

A Study of Maine's Implementation of a Proficiency-Based Diploma System

posted Aug 4, 2015, 9:03 AM by Deborah Taylor

At the request of the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs of the Maine Legislature, the Maine Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) has conducted a two‐phased study of the implementation of Maine law LD 1422: An Act to Prepare Maine People for the Future Economy. This phase of the study focused on examining school districts in Maine implementing a proficiency‐ based diploma system.

Professional Learning Communities

posted Aug 4, 2015, 9:02 AM by Deborah Taylor

A collaborative, objective resource for educators and administrators who are committed to enhancing student achievement through the use of PLCs.

Making Student Data a Part of the Conversation

posted Aug 4, 2015, 9:02 AM by Deborah Taylor

How a school once on the verge of being labeled under-performing, turned to data to move the bar on student success.

Free, State-Sponsored Common Core Curriculum 'Excellent Alternative'

posted Aug 4, 2015, 9:01 AM by Deborah Taylor

Curriculum resources developed for the state of New York have been downloaded nationally more than 20 million times. A new review evaluating the merits of the resources found them to be, on the whole, an "excellent" alternative to other options being pursued by states and district.

A Map in Progress: Integrating Technology in Early Literacy

posted Aug 4, 2015, 9:00 AM by Deborah Taylor   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 9:00 AM ]

New America’s Early Education Initiative in partnership with The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop  launched a digital map of tech-assisted interventions for early literacy and language development.

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