Student-facing ELA Continua Blocks


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. [...]

Definition and Design Principles of CBE


Description In 2011, 100 educators from around the country came together for a convening and one of the artifacts was a working definition. It is this definition that became the inspiration for the Learning What Matters Competency Framework. Students advance upon demonstrated mastery. Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives [...]

The Building Blocks of a Competency-Based Model


Description There are more schools, resources, and experts in the field of CBE than ever before. As veteran CBE designers, we invite you to consider how transitioning to CBE is about more than just changing your grading system. It is about laying the groundwork for changes necessary to make school more equitable for [...]

Student Guide: Conducting Research


Description The tools in this guide will help you earn ratings for all the skills in the competency ELA.7 Conducting Research. Read through the skills and indicators on the continuum for ELA.7 Conducting Research so you understand how your teachers will rate this task. Author: Jessica Thacher [...]

Learning Activity Guide: Assess Credibility of Sources


Description Today we have more information available to us than ever before. But, not all that information is created equal. Before you put your academic reputation on the line, it important to consider the credibility--the trustworthiness and believability--of the information you find. With the CRAAP Test you’ll be able to identify reliable [...]

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