Proficiency-Based Education

Our core beliefs:

  • All students can learn.
  • Measure what matters: the purpose of assessment is to determine the next steps for learning.
  • The goal of education is not to sort and rank learners, rather to help ALL learners grow towards their potential.
  • Students are partners in creating meaningful and relevant learning experiences and environments; their voice and choice is essential. 
  • School cultures 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. 

Key components:

Meaningful change necessitates:

  • System-wide implementation that is cohesive, clear, transparent, and supported by professional learning opportunities.
  • Ongoing communication with families and community members.  
  • Implementation requires iteration and revision over time.