Publications

Results from a Two-Year Study of the Effects of Extended Learning Opportunities on Student Outcomes in New Hampshire

11/10/2016

What are the effects of ELO participation on short-term and longer-term student outcomes?

Education Indicators for Maine 2016

10/28/2016

Is Maine on track to see 70% of eleventh grade students proficient in reading and math by 2019?

Under the Hood Appendices

2016

Accompanying appendices for "Looking Under the Hood of Competency-Based Education" report.

Looking Under The Hood Of Competency-Based Education

6/29/2016

What is the relationship between competency-based education practices and students' learning skills, behaviors, and dispositions?

Seizing the Moment: Realizing the Promise of Student-Centered Learning

5/24/2016

This brief outlines policy recommendations for supporting student-centered learning at the local, state, and federal level.

A Qualitative Study of Student-Centered Learning Practices in New England High Schools

4/28/2016

What does student-centered learning look like in New England high schools?

The Connected Classroom: Understanding the Landscape of Technology for Student-Centered Learning

12/9/2015

How can educators leverage technology supports to support student-centered learning?

Education Indicators for Maine 2015

10/28/2015

Educate Maine sets college and career achievement goals for 2019.

A State Policy Framework for Scaling Personalized Learning

8/1/2015

States can play a big role in helping districts shape conditions to scale up personalized learning.

Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching

8/1/2015

This document serves as a first step in identifying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that educators need in order to create and thrive in effective personalized, learner-centered environments.

Implementing Competency Education in K–12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders

6/1/2015

This paper describes effective strategies to convert traditional, one-size-fits-all models of education into more personalized, competency-based learning environments to meet students' needs.

Centered on Results: Assessing the Impact of Student-Centered Learning

4/29/2015

A series of studies commissioned by Nellie Mae examine how to ensure that all students – especially those who are underserved – get an opportunity to reach college and career readiness.

Blended Instruction

4/7/2015

A student-centered approach to blended instruction can have a positive impact on achievement and 21st century skills, and may narrow the achievement gap for underserved populations.

Online Courses for Credit Recovery: Promising Practices for High School Teachers

3/31/2015

This brief highlights findings from a study of 12 Massachusetts high schools with high dropout rates that developed online credit recovery programs as part of the "MassGrad" initiative.

Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts

3/23/2015

Blended learning can be a powerful tool in a competency-based curriculum, allowing for deeper, more personalized student learning.

Building Consensus and Momentum: A Policy and Political Landscape for K-12 Competency Education

2/24/2015

The rise of competency education will require policy change at many levels to remove time-based barriers that make it difficult to build a student-centered education system.

An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching

11/18/2014

Can student-centered instruction bolster engagement in high school mathematics classrooms?

Equity in Competency Education: Realizing the Potential, Overcoming the Obstacles

11/4/2014

This paper examines the equity concerns in competency education through the lens of family income - exploring the effects and implications, as well as proposing potential mitigations.

An International Study in Competency Education: Postcards From Abroad

10/13/2014

Many countries are taking steps away from a time-based educational structure to one based upon personalization and competency.