Personalized, PROFICIENCY-BASED Learning
10 Principles of PERSONALIZED, Proficiency-Based Learning
- All learning expectations are clearly and consistently communicated.
- All learning will be evaluated based on common standards regardless of program placement.
- All assessments are based on common standards.
- Formative assessments measure learning progress and inform instruction.
- Summative assessments evaluate learning at a specific point in time.
- Academic progress is reported separately from work habits.
- Grades communicate learning progress and achievement to students and families.
- Students are given multiple opportunities to demonstrate proficiency.
- Students can demonstrate and transfer learning in multiple ways across content areas.
- Students are given opportunities to make decisions about how they demonstrate their learning.
Personalized, Proficiency-Based Learning is a system of teaching and learning that includes a clear set of expectations of what students need to learn with clear and specific feedback on whether or not they learned it.
A clear set of expectations of what students need to learn might look like:
- Learning Targets posted on the walls
- Objectives explained to students
- Answers to the question, "Why do we have to know this?"
Clear and specific feedback on whether or not they learned it might look like:
- Comments on a test or quiz
- A separate score/grade for each topic assessed, even if there are several topics covered in one project or test.
- Feedback on a continuum that shows progress towards learning the skill.