Illustrative Math Standards Assessment Tables

2020-10-14T14:07:01-04:00

Description Some of our schools utilize the open Illustrative Math Curriculum. For the assessments in this curriculum, we utilize standards-based rating. For each unit assessment, we created what we call assessment tables. These tables outline each problem as well as the standards they assess. These tables are used in conjunction with the [...]

Student-facing ELA Continua Blocks

2020-10-01T13:30:29-04:00

Description In these student-facing guides, students are able to access the ELA continua through color-coded blocks and student facing-language. This accessible design promotes student agency, self-reflection, and goal-setting. The continua blocks can be used not only to assess work, but also to break down larger skills into smaller, manageable pieces. [...]

Slate Dashboards

2021-01-14T04:30:22-05:00

WHAT IS SLATE? Slate is an open-source platform built and controlled by schools to define and track the skills that matter most to their students. Slate’s open-source approach ensures schools retain complete control over their software and data while sharing the systems and tools that support their innovative models. --slate.is Building 21's competency-based [...]

Profile 2: Ideal Traditional Credit Conversion

2020-04-15T17:14:50-04:00

How do portfolios translate to credits? Not all schools and districts can replace traditional credits with competency-based portfolios; There still needs to be a conversion. In this model, each portfolio and competency area converts to a traditional credit upon completion. Another way to think about this is that the portfolio replaces the traditional academic [...]

Profile 1: Ideal Implementation

2020-04-09T12:54:53-04:00

How do portfolios translate to credits? In this implementation, we would not translate to traditional credits. Each competency would be its own “mastery credit”. For example, if there are 30 graduation competencies in the portfolio model, there would be a possibility of 30 mastery credits. There are two different levels of mastery credits: [...]

Workshop: Intro to CBE

2020-04-05T08:47:12-04:00

Description This workshop is great for folks new to CBE but it’s also valuable for experienced CBE practitioners that want to learn more about our approach. A common question we get from beginners is, “but what does it look like?” One of the ways to begin to answer this question is to [...]

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