MCLA’s Four Elements of Proficiency-based Education
What we’re learning . . .
Working collaboratively to design and lead MCLA’s continuing professional learning series on proficiency-based instruction, five Maine curriculum leaders — Becky Brown, South Portland; Christine Hesler, RSU 14; Julie Meltzer, MDIRSS; Shelly Mogul, Auburn; and Matt Shea, RSU 2 — identified these four elements present in a proficiency-based system:
- A learner-centered culture that enables and supports clear student learning targets, evidence collection, and intentional instruction.
- Transparent learning targets with an appropriate level of rigor.
- Evidence of rigorous learning collected and fairly evaluated.
- Instruction intentionally designed to support learners to reach targets.