This blog post first appeared on CompetencyWorks on June 14, 2016. Personalized learning has become a critical element of most next generation learning models, as we are faced with the challenge of ensuring all students get what they need to be successful in their transition to college and careers. We know we can’t reach that goal by […]
A new report Online Charter School Study 2015 from Mathematica Policy Research, CREDO at Stanford University and the Center on Reinventing Public Education was released today–providing new data on the academic performance of online charter schools in 18 states across the country. The report contends that: Online charter schools may be a good fit for many […]
Too many students today lack access to the courses they need to be successful in K-12 education. In the United States, only 50% of public high schools offer calculus and only 63% offer physics. These numbers point to a large discrepancy in access and equity for all learners. Schools or districts may be unable to […]
Recently, I was asked about starting a conversation on how a new accountability system might work.
How can “Accountability 3.0” — the next generation of K-12 education accountability at the federal level — do a better job of aligning state accountability as a driver of student-centered learning to provide success for each and every student? First, policy requires a shift around real quality assurance and continuous improvement based on student learning […]
A series of posts focused on Student-centered Accountability 3.0 as a requirement for supporting student-centered learning. (Part 1) We must redesign the federal accountability system around student-centered learning, not the tyranny of seat-time. This redesign requires accountability focused and aligned to student learning level and competency education. A new Accountability 3.0 system will focus on […]
New models of instruction and competency- based learning will ensure student success Over the past four years, President Obama has used both his policy and his pulpit in Washington to support education reform at a level that rivals many of his predecessors. He has allowed Administration leaders such as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Jim […]