Students Advancing Based Upon Ability (not age)

Source: MindShift, Sep 2011

Kitzhaber wants the board to “shift the focus of education from what he calls ‘seat time’ to learning.” Students will, the article reports, “advance based on what they know and can do rather than on how much time they spend in school.

the concept of individualized, self-paced learning – whether that’s within a classroom grouped by age and grade level or by ability, aptitude, and interest – is becoming more the cornerstone of quality education.

Related Article
Oregon education reform bills aim to create more flexible, individualized public schools“, Jul 2011

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