How to change assessment & grading practices

…in a middle level math classroom Deirdre Beaupre, a 7th grade math teacher at Lamoille Union Middle School took a The post How to change […]

Knitting, algebra, & the promise of proficiencies

What could it look like to get credit for real world math proficiency? Here’s something you should know about me: The post Knitting, algebra, & […]

The powerful practice of documenting learning

How do we know what our students know and can do? What, when, and how are we asking them to The post The powerful practice […]

How to use data to inform progress

Involve learners with actionable data Wondering how to use data to inform progress for users in proficiency-based education? Assessment provides The post How to use […]

What can we learn about proficiency from special education?

 Equitable access for each & every student Many of us doing proficiency work in the state see it as a means of ensuring equitable access […]

8 ways feedback makes proficiencies work

Meet Grace Gilmour, and her proficiency-based classroom. “Oh yay. I was like: yay, my heart.” This was Grace Gilmour’s response to a student’s honest appraisal […]

Getting started with cooking videos

A recipe for video-making proficiency The ubiquity of the digital camera, whether mounted in smartphone, tablet or Chromebook, is getting everyone excited about making videos […]

Paths to proficiency

Choose Your Own Adventure with 3 easy tech tools Students in blended learning classrooms benefit from taking control over the path and pace of their […]

Battle Physics at Green Mountain Union High School

Come for the math, stay for the slingshots! Green Mountain 7th graders and HS physics students apply math and science to a real-world problem: hitting targets.  […]

4 key concepts for families about proficiency-based reporting

Parenting students in a world without grades Proficiency reporting is a set of legal requirements that all Vermont high schools must meet before 2020. In […]

Using PearDeck in a proficiency-based environment

Looking at tech tools for formative assessment In a proficiency-based learning environment, frequent, flexible, and transparent assessments become cornerstones of the practice. The importance of […]

Looking at proficiency-based assessment for students with disabilities

Making sure Proficiency work includes all students Recently, I was in a middle school team meeting walking folks through some proficiencyb-based learning scenarios and one […]

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