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When students are self-directed, making choices around how, where, and when to access and demonstrate their learning, they are more likely to succeed.  Ongoing assessment helps both the student and the teacher identify where the student is in their progression towards identified learning targets.


In order to help all students become career and college ready, Rutland Central Supervisory Union is committed to helping every learner meet proficiency in clear learning goals and transfer understanding in a variety of authentic applications.

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The purpose of proficiency-based learning is to create self-directed learners by:
  • Enabling students to track their progress by aligning learning with a set of common proficiencies and clarifying what success looks like.
  • Providing accurate, regular feedback to students around their performance toward meeting the proficiencies.
  • Giving students choices around when, where, and how to access and demonstrate their learning of the proficiencies.
*To read about the State of Vermont’s explanation of how a proficiency-based system works, check out Vermont’s Shift to Proficiency.
*For more information on proficiency-based learning from the Vermont Agency of Education, check out VT AOE resources.
*To learn more about proficiency-based learning in the RCSU, check out our Proficiency-Based Learning Guide.
*For more answers to questions about grading, check out our Proficiency-Based Scoring F.A.Q.
*For more information on self-directed and proficiency-based learning, check out our Learner-Centered Education website.
*To hear what RCSU students and staff have to say about proficiency-based learning, check out our videos:

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[/vc_wp_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][thim-heading title=”Learner-Centered Resources” clone_title=”” line=””][thim-link text=”Learner-Centered C.O.R.E. (Compendium Of Resources on Education)” description=”” link=”https://sites.google.com/rcsu.org/learner-centered”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][thim-heading title=”GRCSU Student Assessment” sub_heading=”In order to determine where they are in their learning and how best to serve them, the GRCSU regularly assesses students using several local (SU-based) and state assessments. The SBAC ELA and Math assessments, administered in grades 3-9, measure students’ academic knowledge and skills relative to the national Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Math. The SBAC Science assessments, administered in grades 5, 8, and 11, measure students’ academic knowledge and skills relative to the national Next Generation Science Standards. Adopted by the state of Vermont, FitnessGram,® an assessment used in grades 4, 7, and 10, allows teachers, administrators, parents, and most importantly, students, to understand and make positive changes to their health, and in turn build healthy habits.

In addition to these state assessments, the GRCSU also uses several common assessments such as STAR and MAP to assess ELA and Math skills in elementary, middle, and high school. Data collected from these and other ongoing formative assessment helps teachers and administrators intervene on both individual and school-wide levels in order to optimize learning for students.” clone_title=”” line=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]