Proficiency-Based Learning is a key component of flexible and personalized pathway set forth in Act 77 and the State Board of Education’s Education Quality Standards (EQS) .Vermont public schools must provide students with flexible and personalized pathways for progressing through grade levels and to graduation. Students can only advance when they demonstrate the attainment of skills and knowledge, irrelevant of time spent in a classroom.
"Schools use proficiency-based learning to raise
academic standards, ensure that more students
meet those higher expectations, and graduate more students better prepared for adult life.”
- The Great Schools Partnership of Portland, Maine
Learn More about Proficiency-Based Learning
Resources created by the New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC) and the Great Schools Partnership (GSP) provide insight into the components of local-level Proficiency-Based Learning (PBL) systems-- what they are, and how they intersect.
Educators are encouraged to utilize these resources as a part of staff professional development activities, to inform PBL systems development, and as a part of communicating information about PBL models to members of their local communities, including parents and families.
Additional PBL resources can be found on the NESSC site, and the GSP site.