In most of the United States, 21st century skills are not new. However, implementation – bringing the plan to the classroom and the students – has been a challenge. That's where calibration comes in.Teachers engage in a structured conversation, coming to agreement about what evidence of proficiency can be found in student work.
"Reducing schools to a single number obscures both what they are best at and what they need to improve upon."
Carisa shares a key moment in her high school career when she learned what it truly meant to be "smart" and how testing is failing our students.
Kim and Michael share how schools across Rhode Island are preparing to make the switch to personalized learning and proficiency-based models through the Pathways by Design Project.
Both teachers and students will benefit when we make the shift to authentic professional development. Micro-credentials offer an opportunity to recognize and celebrate what teachers are learning, and encourages them to transfer their learning to their students.
A district leader from Henry County Schools in Georgia shares her experiences from the 2017 QPA Summer Institute, and how her and her team have embedded QPA protocols in their assessment design work over the past year.
QPA's Rapid Prototyping Process helps teachers produce performance assessments when time is precious, but it can also help students and the community get in on the performance assessment design process.