Personalized Learning

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December 17, 2022

Compass Finds Its Way: Mastery Learning and State Testing

When standardized testing resumed after a two-year hiatus at Compass Community Collaborative School, the scores were higher, much higher than before the pandemic. The school’s Executive Director, Jan Harrison, and her colleagues were not all that surprised with this encouraging data. After only a few years of implementing the school’s mastery-based learning program...
April 5, 2022

From Refugee to Entrepreneur: My Mastery Learning Journey

Mastery learning assuaged my doubts about being able to fulfill my potential through school. I was born in Syria and fled to Lebanon when the war started. I arrived in Jordan from Lebanon as a refugee at the age of fifteen, unsure that any of my needs would be met. When I learned of Amala, I admit that I was unsure about their mastery learning approach, especially while still adjusting to my surroundings. A new way of learning in a new environment?
June 9, 2021

Feedback for Learning: An Assessment System Beyond Grades

If assessment should be treated as feedback rather than measurement, the shift from measurement to qualitative feedback must be accompanied by ways to provide feedback in a growth-oriented manner, and communicate the level to which a evidence demonstrates the desired learning goals have been articulated.
February 16, 2021

How Utah Teachers Benefit from an Ecosystem of Personalized Competency-Based Learning as Much as Students

A look at the Utah State Board of Education Personalized Competency-Based Learning Initiative
November 19, 2020

Communicating the Value of Place and Project-Based Learning:
A Look at Verdi EcoSchool

Conversation with Ayana, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Verdi EcoSchool — the first K-8 urban place and project-based urban farm school in the southeastern United States.