Ch 7: PLPs & Proficiency-Based Assessment

What do PLPs and proficiency-based assessment have in common? They both emphasize what students CAN do. They’re not about ranking, sorting, and labeling. They’re about growth, progress, and opportunity for…

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Summative Assessment

…to a quiet space to work, the resources necessary to do the assessment, or the support that might be needed. How it fits into the proficiency-based education ecosystem: Summative Assessments…

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Learning Goals

…demonstrate proficiency. To create meaningful learning goals, we unpack the teacher-centered language of proficiencies, standards, and performance indicators to describe what proficiency looks like from a student perspective. The student-centered…

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#vted Reads: The Standards-Based Classroom

…The Standards-Based Classroom: Make Learning the Goal, and have been working on implementing and assessing proficiencies at Champlain Valley Union High School, in Hinesburg Vermont. Proficiency-based education is something of…

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Proficiency-Based Education

…support proficiency by fostering relationships, providing opportunities for collaborative learning, utilizing innovative technology, creating out of school learning opportunities, and communicating high expectations for all. What? Key components of proficency…

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#vted Reads about PBIS

proficiency-based graduation requirements. I’m a big fan actually, of proficiency-based assessment as a lever for equity, because I think it more clearly (ideally, in a well planned proficiency-based system) outlines…

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Chapter References

…Practice in a Proficiency-Based Environment, Life LeGeros, 2017 4 Key Concepts for Families about Proficiency-Based Reporting, Neal McIntyre and Rachel Mark, Tarrant Institute, 2018 Why Host a Whole-School Exhibition? Rachel…

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#vted Reads: The End of Average

…need to be able to define proficiency to have a competency- or proficiency-based system in order to create flexible pathways that lead to the same credentialing, if you will. The…

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#vted Reads: Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades, with Penny Bishop

…state legislature was grappling with some pushback on proficiency-based assessment and the proficiency-based graduation requirements. Maine as a state had those, and those were… they were moved from mandated to…

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Formative Assessment

…for educators and students both. (Photo credit: Pixabay user “Pexels”).   How it fits into the proficiency-based education ecosystem: Formative Assessments are the diagnostic tools in a Proficiency-Based Education system….

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Meaningful Instruction

…for students to travel towards the same goal. How it fits into the proficiency-based education ecosystem: In the proficiency for personalized learning model, meaningful instruction leads students toward the learning…

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Community Based Learning in Vermont: What’s going on?

…satisfied these standards, allowing the workplace to approve of, rather than generate, evidence of proficiency. He also thought that as his students become more accustomed to the language of proficiency

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What CVU students want you to know about education

…changing as schools evolve. We also talk about equity in schools, as well as spending some serious time discussing what proficiency-based learning has looked like. Does it work? Is it…

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#vted Reads: Protocols in the Classroom, with Terra Lynch

…for kids as we transform our learning to a proficiency-based system. As we transform our system towards a proficiency or competency-based system. Terra: Yes, absolutely because you have to be…

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#vted Reads: We Got This, with Kathleen Brinegar

…So, building in opportunities for voice and choice, whether that’s negotiated curriculum or having kids decide what product they’re going to produce to demonstrate their learning on a proficiency target….

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#vted Reads: The Power of Moments, with Rachel Mark

…a link in. Stretching for insight Jeanie: The other thing in the insight chapter that I think is more relevant, especially as we engage in proficiency based education is this…

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“The Culture Code”, with Bill Rich

…“These proficiency-based graduation requirements, you’ve got to get this PLPs and these are crucial!” (And by the way, they’re beautiful. They’re elegant. We’re lucky to be in Vermont.) But it’s…

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What is Learning Lab?

…of Vermont’s Act 77 (personalized learning plans for all students) and Vermont’s Education Quality Standards (locally-determined, proficiency-based high school graduation requirements)? What would it look like, and how would it…

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Proficiency-Based Learning Videos

Subscribe to our channel « Prev 1 / 1 Next » Working toward proficiencies in a math classroom Special education shifts in proficiency-based learning Flexible pathways in proficiency-based learning Using…

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#vted Reads: Dreadful Young Ladies, with Sarah Birgé

…order to plan for student readiness. And then I’m wondering about formative assessments. Thinking about it in a proficiency-based system, it’s so much quicker to read a short story and…

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Hunter education in Vermont

…with how, exactly, to implement proficiency-based education. And one of the major questions around proficiency-based education concerns assessment. It’s one thing to get an A or a B, or 90%,…

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What I Learned at the Youth Climate Strike

…climate change? Deanna: The personalized learning and proficiency go hand-in-hand. It’s really rethink of the way, the entire way that we do things in classrooms, putting so much agency into…

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#vted Reads about Equity & Cultural Responsiveness in the Middle Grades

…that a proficiency-based system, done well, should allow that. It should allow that focus on high expectations to be more reasonable and manageable for everyone. Because it builds on an…

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