PBL Proficiency Based Learning
The primary objective of proficiency-based learning is to ensure more students meet standards. An important component of proficiency-based learning provides students, teachers and parents detailed and meaningful information related to academic progress. This approach informs all stakeholders with an assessment of specific knowledge and skills that students have mastered and what areas they require further work.
This model of learning provides flexibility, allowing students to progress at their own pace. In a proficiency-based environment time becomes the variable. The learning becomes personalized and allows students to engage in content that is relevant and tailored to their specific needs.
Strategies in the classroom include involving students in inquiry based projects, the effective and varied use of technological devices, engagement in community service learning and opportunity to earn college credits through for dual enrollment.
The Model of PBL that we have adopted in the CIE also includes the curriculum planning model from the Maine Cohort for Customized Learning (MCCL).