Education Indicators for Maine 2016

Educate Maine


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

Looking Under The Hood Of Competency-Based Education

American Institutes for Research


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

Our Piece of the Pie


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

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?

Student-Centered Learning Opportunities For Adolescent English Learners In Flipped Classrooms

Avary Carhill-Poza, Ph.D. and Panayota Gounari, Ph.D.


How can flipped learning support English language learners?

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

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation and Parthenon-EY


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

Education Indicators for Maine 2015

Educate Maine


Educate Maine sets college and career achievement goals for 2019.

A State Policy Framework for Scaling Personalized Learning



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

Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching

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.

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

Chris Sturgis


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

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.

Blended Instruction

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.

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

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.

Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts

Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis


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

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.

An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching

Kirk Walters, Toni M. Smith, Steve Leinwand, Wendy Surr, Abigail Stein & Paul Bailey


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

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

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.

An International Study in Competency Education: Postcards From Abroad

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.

Uplifting the Whole Child: Using Wraparound Services to Overcome Social Barriers to Learning

Colin A. Jones


This report examines the effectiveness of best practices in wraparound services and estimates costs for implementing these practices more widely.