Here you will find a compendium of resources and tools to better understand proficiency based learning and graduation requirements.
Resources from the Vermont Agency of Education
- Frequently Asked Questions about proficiency based graduation requirements
- Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements Glossary of Terms
- What is proficiency based grading?
- How does proficiency based grading work?
- What is a proficiency based diploma and how will it work?
- Proficiency-Based Learning Supplemental Resources
- The Relationship Between Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs), and Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs)
- Sample Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements
- Shaping Our Future Proficiency Based Learning Infographic: This infographic was created by the Shaping Our Future Together team. It is a great resource to use with students, teachers and community members.
- Proficiency based learning infographic: Teacher focused infographic from Champlain Valley Union High School.
- Proficiency Based Learning Simplified: A Great Schools Partnership Learning Model: This was developed to help schools create efficient standards-based systems that will prepare all students for success in the colleges, careers, and communities of the 21st century.
- Ten Principles of Profiency Based Learning: The Great Schools Partnership created this resource to help schools establish a philosophical and pedagogical foundation to their work. This document describes the common features found in the most effective proficiency-based systems.
- Proficiency Based Learning at Burlington High School: This video created by Burlington High School science teacher, Molly Heath, demonstrates how she improved student outcomes by transforming her practice to proficiency based learning. This video could be a great trigger for discussion with both youth and adults.
- Tedx Talk: Standards Based Grading and the Game of School by Craig Messerman: A great tool to introduce educators to the reason and methods of a proficiency-based system.
- 80 Colleges and Universities announce plan for new application and new approach to preparing high school students, suggesting a movement to alternative transcripts for college acceptance. You can read the original press release by the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success and an article published by Inside Higher Ed.
- 55 New England colleges and universities endorsed innovative strategies for teaching today’s young people. Proficiency-based learning and graduation requirements were among these strategies. You can read the presee release by the New England Secondary School Consortium here..
- Infographic – to be created
- Whiteboard animation – to be created
- Annotated bibliography of proficiency resources: This bibliography was created by UP for Learning faculty for use in the Communicating School Redesign course.