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Proficiency Based Education System

RSU #4 Proficiency Based Education System Scope for Professional Competencies

“Reaching proficiency at system pace or faster”

System Pace or Faster

Awareness Phase


(In the Traditional System)

Classroom Culture Phase


(In the Traditional System)


Instructional Design Phase

2012-2016 (?)

(In the Traditional System)

Instructional Implementation Phase

“Evolving System” 2014-2017 (?)

(In an Evolving System)

Proficient   (3)

..Get good at..

·          Understands second order change

·          Understands a Growth mindset as a filter for practice ( grading)

·          Understands vision, mission, core beliefs match   practice to achieve mission

·          Understands the need to make learning transparent using standards

·          Understands basic components of PBE

·          Culture of collaboration (engagement)(shared leadership)

·          Classroom efficiency

·          Moral Imperative

·          Continuous Improvement cycles

(PDCA, reflection)

·          Understands how to create a learner centered culture

·          Understands that achievement requires shared vision, code of cooperation, student & class goals, making results transparent, and established cycle times to plan, do, check and adjust

·          Understands procedural efficiency in classroom context

·          Understands that transparency allows learner to own their learning & track progress

·          Understands the MCCL curriculum model

·          Understands & uses learning plans to achieve desired outcomes (Capacity Matrices)


·          Understands Balanced Instructional Model

·          Understands that unpacking targets makes learning accessible to learners esp. when aligned to rubrics

·          Understands student self pacing, acceleration

·          Understands use of mission, vision, guiding beliefs as decision making screen

·          Understands that student need/standards drive instruction & differentiation

·          Understand the pedagogy of complex reasoning

·          Understands tools used by students to set goals & monitor learning progress

·          Understands lesson, unit and assessment design

·          Understands model/language of Instruction

·          Understands formative feedback role in calculating progress and rubrics instead of points & percentages (grading)

·          Understands effective practices in student motivation & engagement

·          Understands Unit & Assessment Design

·          Understands demonstrating proficiency on learning targets thru multiple pathways

Awareness Planning (2)

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·          Knows district, mission, vision, guiding principles & burning platform

·          Knows terms: moral imperative, shared leadership, continuous improvement, collaborative culture, growth mindset, second order change,

·          Knows tools: Parking lot, Affinity Charts, Power Voting

·          Knows measurement targets, complex reasoning, habits of mind

·          Knows system to allow students to chart progress thru standards

·          Knows terms: unpacking standards, rubrics, scoring guide S.M.A.R.T. Goals, PDCA, reflection cycle, Code of Cooperation

·          Knows tools: Standard Operating Procedure(SOP), Rules, Flowchart, Capacity Matrix, rubrics, scoring guide, brainstorming, Affinity chart, Power Vote, Consensogram, P3T, Plus/Delta, Parking lot, PDCA, Class,School vision & Code of Cooperation


·          Knows measurement topics for content, habits of mind & complex reasoning

·          Knows terms: scope, scale, rigor, measurement topic, capacity matrices, taxonomy, unpacking, summative assessment, activity, unit, multiple pathways, self-pacing, acceleration, formative assessment (assessment for learning)

·          Knows difference between academic & non-academic feedback

·          Knows difference between activities & standards


·          Knows system of recording & reporting (Educate?)

·          Knows how to structure Individual Learning Plans

·          Knows model of Instruction & terms

Resources for Learning


·          Shared reading: InevitableMindsetDriveDelivering on the Promise

·          Same Page Learning: MCCL Awareness November 2011 (RSU 18, 57 & 2)

·          Visits: Gray/New Gloucester(RSU15); Messalonskee RSU18, RSU2

·          Glossary of terms

·          In-district practitioners


·          Shared readings: How to make Standards work in the classroom (Marzano, Dimensions of Learning; Seven Habits; How children succeed.

·          Same page learning: RISC (Nov.2102); RSU57 (Nov.2102), MCCL Scopes & Scales, Complex Reasoning

·          Visit: RSU2(HallDale, Etc); RSU57

·          Coaching: RSU57, March/April 2013

·          In district practitioners

·          Glossary

             Proficient        in


·          Reading: Dimensions of Learning, 
Art & Science of Teaching, How Kids Succeed, 7 Habits

·          Same Page: RISC IDD; Complex Reasoning; Art & Science of Teaching Consort; MCCL resources: Complex Reasoning, Art and Science of Teaching

·          Collaborative groups: Curriculum WorkGroups (MCCL) Math in MCL World (WMEC)

·          In district practitioners

·          Glossary