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What Do We Know About the Implementation and Outcomes of Personalized, Competency-Based Learning? A Synthesis of Research from 2000 to 2019

January 20, 2021

Carla M. Evans, Erika Landl, and Jeri Thompson

Issues: Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality

Education Domain Blog

Make the Implicit Explicit in Remote Learning

January 19, 2021

Laureen Avery, Marsha Jones, Sara Marr, Derek Wenmoth

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Better than Before

January 14, 2021

Susan Patrick

Issues: Aurora Institute, Federal Policy, State Policy

Grading for Equity: A Teacher’s Reflections

January 14, 2021

Kristen Brown

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

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Taking Time to Assess What Students Know, Think, and Feel

January 11, 2021

Charmaine Mercer

Issues: Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

Statement on the Violent Storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021

January 7, 2021

Susan Patrick

Issues: Aurora Institute

Education Domain Blog

Mere Engagement: Reflections about the Connections Between Online Learning, Student Agency, and Student Engagement

January 7, 2021

Laureen Avery, Marsha Jones, Sara Marr, Derek Wenmoth

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency

Improving Communication of K-12 Personalized Learning Research

January 7, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Issues Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Miguel A. Cardona as Education Secretary

January 4, 2021

Susan Patrick, Fred Jones

Issues: Federal Policy, Modernize HEA, Design for Educational Equity, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments

Top 10 CompetencyWorks Blog Posts of 2020

January 1, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

Top 10 Posts of 2020

December 29, 2020

DeQuendre Bertrand

Issues: Aurora Institute, Aurora Institute Symposium, Federal Policy, State Policy

National Research Convening on Building the Evidence Base for K-12 Personalized Learning: Overview and Session Materials

December 23, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

New Stimulus Bill Puts K-12 Education on the Road to Recovery

December 22, 2020

Fred Jones

Issues: Federal Policy, Increase Access to Broadband, Design for Educational Equity

Scheduling for Personalized Competency-Based Education: Book Review and Reflections on Equity

December 17, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

How Vermont Is Strengthening Local Assessment Systems

December 10, 2020

Issues: Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Competency-Based Education in Harrisburg, South Dakota

December 9, 2020

Travis Lape

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Lessons from Tracking Student Flex Time in a Competency-Based High School

November 23, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

Examine the Purpose of Accountability

November 18, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

Flex-Mod Scheduling to Enable Competency-Based Learning

November 16, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

What Does Attendance Mean in the COVID-19 Era? New Issue Brief Offers Analysis and Recommendations

November 13, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

Education Domain Blog

Rethink Assessment and Address the Need for Balanced Systems of Assessments for Measuring Student Learning

November 12, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

How Will Your Research Narrate Our History?

November 4, 2020

Jilliam Joe

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality

Education Domain Blog

More Insights from the 2020 Aurora Institute Symposium

October 29, 2020

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