Seven lessons on proficiency education
Here in Connecticut, we have been watching closely as Maine experiments with proficiency-based learning.
Known by the U.S. Department of Education and think tanks as personalized competency-based education (PCBE), the model is founded on flexibility, as opposed to the time-and-location-bound work that students will face when they graduate.
Advocacy groups like Competency Works promote a paradigm shift that includes customized schedules. They argue: “Students cannot advance simply by showing up to class on a sufficient number of days and earning a grade just above failing.”