Credit for Proficiency
Teaching and Learning
Credit for Proficiency
Thursday - February 17, 2011
Superintendent's Update #337
In 2002, the State Board of Education approved the policy "Districts may award credit based on proficiency" sometimes referred to as “Credit for Proficiency.” This provides students the opportunity to earn graduation credits within Oregon’s standards-based system by demonstrating what they know and can do. Students may demonstrate proficiency through classroom work or documentation of learning experiences outside of school, or through a combination of these means. Policies to award credit for proficiency are created and implemented by local school districts in accordance with OAR 581-022-1131.
Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning in Oregon: An Evolution from State Policy to Practice
This paper describes the evolution of Oregon’s state policy “Credit for Proficiency” to a K-12 proficiency-based teaching and learning system focused on teachers’ instructional practice and student learning.
Credit for Proficiency Guidance
The guidance documents provided on this page are designed to assist school districts in development and implementation of local Credit for Proficiency policies and procedures.
Credit for Proficiency Pilot Project
A summary of the two year Credit for Proficiency Pilot Project which highlights process and data from the seven pilot sites.
Credit for Proficiency Video Resources
Videos from the Superintendent’s 2008 Summer Institute, the September 2008 State Board of Education and the 2009 diploma implementation DVD funded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Credit for Proficiency Related Links & Resources
Other states across the nation are implementing similar processes as they continue to develop standards based instruction and assessment in their school systems.
Credit for Proficiency Task Force
To ensure successful implementation of the new diploma requirements the Board engaged stakeholders and practitioners by convening implementation task forces. The Credit for Proficiency Task Force addressed proficiency issues, examined models, and recommended criteria and guidelines to ensure that rules are applied consistently across the state and allow for credit to be earned through multiple pathways and assessments.
Teaching & Learning Team - Ed. Specialist, Social Sciences Curriculum and Advanced Placement Incentive Prog
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