Unleashing the Power of Proficiency Based Learning through Performance Based Assessments
Saturday, April 4th, 2:40pm - 3:55pm - Session III
Proficiency based learning ensures that outcomes are clear, shared, and rigorous and that students are supported in achieving them. Performance based assessment helps every student find an entry point into demonstrating deep, rigorous learning. These are key ingredients in personalized learning. Over the course of 3 years, Rhode Island educators convened to develop a framework for proficiency based learning and aligned performance based assessments to pilot across the state. Explore how Ponaganset High School used these resources to deepen their focus on equity through literacy for all. Participants will gain familiarity with proficiency based learning tools and resources and discuss how a unified, systematic approach to teaching and assessing literacy skills can empower students and unleash new opportunities and learning.