A Parent’s Guide to Proficiency Based Learning
Rutland High School is engaged in the process of transitioning our learning and grading practices. Proficiency based learning is the practice of instructing and assessing students based on pre-determined expectations of what the student will know and be able to do.
These expectations are written as explicit standards for each course, such as:
- English: By the end of the course, the student will be able to read, analyze, and interpret a wide range of literary texts.
- Math: By the end of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of linear and exponential relationships.
- Science: By the end of the course, the student will be able to plan and conduct an investigation of water and its effects on Earth.
- Social Studies: By the end of the course, the student will be able to evaluate & synthesize evidence, offer multiple perspectives, & draw conclusions
- Art: By the end of the course, the student will be able to represent objects with various textures and values using lines
Assessments, such as homework, quizzes, tests, and projects, provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their progress in meeting or exceeding the stated standard. Grades will be determined based on whether the student has exceeded, met, or not yet met the standard.
Use the links to the right to find out more about proficiency based learning here at RHS.