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What makes a good school? The MCIEA School Quality Measures project seeks to consider what each unique school brings to the table, rather than creating a rigid, zero-sum standard.
Through the reflections of New Hampshire Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) participants, Clara explains the power of teachers who become outliers and collaborate to improve student learning.
For our founding teachers, this was an issue of social justice—being able to provide multiple opportunities for students to achieve mastery of skills over time was simply more equitable.
There doesn’t need to be a chasm between deeper learning and critical pedagogy. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities for common ground.
Edwin O. Smith High School in Connecticut is working with CCE to create new performance assessment methods using cross-curricular standards that are authentic and creative.
Practice in reflection helps students develop self-awareness. It also sends a message: yes we are giving you grades, but you should also understand yourself as a learner.
Question 2 was voted down by a wide margin on November 8th, but now is not the time to become complacent. Moving forward, we need to work harder than ever to ensure that our public schools are equity-minded spaces for all children.