Is Maine on track to see 70% of eleventh grade students proficient in reading and math by 2019?
American Institutes for Research
What is the relationship between competency-based education practices and students' learning skills, behaviors, and dispositions?
Our Piece of the Pie
This brief outlines policy recommendations for supporting student-centered learning at the local, state, and federal level.
Gabriel Reif, M.Ed., Greta Shultz, Ed.D. and Steven Ellis, M.P.A.
What does student-centered learning look like in New England high schools?
Avary Carhill-Poza, Ph.D. and Panayota Gounari, Ph.D.
How can flipped learning support English language learners?
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation and Parthenon-EY
How can educators leverage technology supports to support student-centered learning?
Educate Maine sets college and career achievement goals for 2019.
States can play a big role in helping districts shape conditions to scale up personalized learning.
Jobs for the Future and the Council of Chief State School Officers
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.
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.
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
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.
EDUCATION CONNECTION and Education Development Center (EDC)
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.
University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute
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.
Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis
Blended learning can be a powerful tool in a competency-based curriculum, allowing for deeper, more personalized student learning.
Lillian Pace, Jesse Moyer, and Matt Williams
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.
Kirk Walters, Toni M. Smith, Steve Leinwand, Wendy Surr, Abigail Stein & Paul Bailey
Can student-centered instruction bolster engagement in high school mathematics classrooms?
RAND Education and Jobs for the Future
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.
Susan Patrick and Sara Frank Bristow
Many countries are taking steps away from a time-based educational structure to one based upon personalization and competency.
Building Multiple Pathways to a High School Diploma: A Cost Study of Non-Traditional Academic Options
The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and MassBudget
Massachusetts is home to a number of successful schools and programs that use time and other resources flexibly to meet the needs of diverse learners, but these programs remain largely isolated from each other.
Colin A. Jones
This report examines the effectiveness of best practices in wraparound services and estimates costs for implementing these practices more widely.