A Division of Marzano Research
View a recording of a recent webinar with Rick Schreiber of Re-Inventing Schools Coalition and Robert Marzano of Marzano Research outlining the basics of competency-based education and relating examples and experiences of schools who have implemented competency-based systems.
Discover the benefits of allowing students to move through levels of content at their own pace, and learn practical strategies for making this system work. The presenters will address change management, scheduling, proficiency scales, assessment, report cards, and other topics related to implementing competency-based education.
Competency-Based Education refers to an education system where students are placed in developmentally appropriate levels, and receive instruction on the competencies required to move to the next level. Organizations define the number of levels required for graduation.
Instruction ranges from skills-based to real-life applications. Progress is based upon students’ demonstration of mastery on internal assessments…not seat time or the age/grade level of student.
At RISC, we use the term Personal Mastery System. This is a learner-centered educational approach that leads to each student mastering learning in a personalized manner to ensure students gain the academic and lifelong learning skills they need to be successful in the 21st century.
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The RISC staff is available to work with teachers, schools, and entire districts to assist in any aspect of understanding and transitioning to the RISC approach. We can do this through onsite visits to your organization, our webinars and online courses. Use the pull down menu under Services or click choices below to learn more. Our Corporate Capabilities document will allow you to read what we have accomplished, where we have worked and how we can help your organization.
National Public Radio in California recently aired a story about Lindsay Unified School District. It explains how they eliminated grade levels and embraced performance-based learning. Lindsay begin working with Reinventing ...