MCLA’s Core 4 — Components of Proficiency-based Education
A Framework for Effective Teaching and Learning
MCLA curriculum leaders identified four interrelated practices shown to increase the achievement of all students. There are many ways for districts to develop each component. Our examples come from Auburn, RSU 2, South Portland, and the Mt. Desert Island Regional School System. Each component is supported from recent research by John Hattie. Hattie synthesized findings from 80,000 studies involving 300 million students to identify the impact of more than 250 influences on student achievement. Effect sizes between .4 and .7 are likely to accelerate student achievement and those of .7 or above have the potential to considerably increase student achievement.