Great Schools Partnership


Mar 16

Orleans Central Supervisory Union Professional Learning Day

The mission of OCSU is to ensure that all students have choices for success throughout their lives. To help us achieve this mission, the district has crafted a strategic plan that will enable us to realize this mission by focusing on the developing clear and consistent expectations for all learners, building positive and supportive learning environments, and creating conditions for trusting relationships between school and community.

​One of the identified levers for progress is ​in the implementation of proficiency-based learning. PBL is a suite of best practices richly woven together to enable the transfer of learning within supportive and trusting communities for each and every child. 

Our professional learning, as a district, will support the design and implementation of a cohesive, comprehensive proficiency-based learning system. Today’s learning will lead to the following outcomes:

  • I can articulate how and why proficiency-based education leads to equity
  • I can apply elements (learning targets, assessments, personalization, etc.) of proficiency-based learning into my classroom practice.

As Great Schools Partnership moves through the year with you, you can find meeting materials, essential guiding documents and resources to support your work. 


Nicole Bradeen, Senior Associate

Guiding Documents + Resources

Guiding Documents and Resources

October 11, 2018 | OCSU Professional Learning Day

Part I | Grading and Reporting


Mean:  The average score is used to determine proficiency.
Mode:  Most frequent score is used to determine proficiency.
Decaying Average:  Decaying-average formulas assign progressively decreasing weight to older assessment scores. In effect, newer assessments “count more” in the final score.
Highest Score:  The highest score achieved by a student is used to determine proficiency.

Additional Resources: Great Schools Partnership: Proficiency, Grading + Reporting

Part II | Standards, Buckets, Performance Indicators, and Scales

Buckets (Standards)

April Meeting Standards Review + Feedback by Content Area

To be fully prepared for our April PLC (part 2), please take some time to review the outcomes of your work and the sample content area standards that GSP compiled for you. You have full editing rights, so as you read through the samples from other locations, add to the virtual charts notes about what you like about the standards and/or formatting and what you would change. If you would take 20 minutes to do this before Wednesday, April 4, it would be very helpful. Thank you!

2017/2018 Meeting Materials

April 6, 2018 | OCSU Professional Learning Day

    February 9, 2018 | OCSU Professional Learning Day

    January 26, 2018 | OCSU Professional Learning Day

    Pathway 1 | Proficiency-Based Learning 101: An Introduction to the System
    Pathway 2 | Formative Assessment: Practices Centered on Feedback
    Pathway 3 | Learning Scales: Commonly Defining Levels of Success for All Students
    Pathway 4 | Content Standards: Clarifying Outcomes for All Learners Systematically


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