Great Schools Partnership

Rhode Island Learning Champions


The Rhode Island Learning Champions project, a collaborative effort of the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Great Schools Partnership, brings together outstanding Rhode Island educators and administrators to build the components of a proficiency-based learning system. The goal of this effort, funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, is to support high quality proficiency-based learning from K to 12 to ensure every graduate can think critically and collaboratively and can act as a creative, self-motivated, culturally competent learner and citizen in order to be prepared for postsecondary education, work, and life.

  • Develop a community of RI practitioner-learners to explore and support Proficiency-Based Learning in their classrooms, schools and/or districts.
  • Design sample assessments aligned to proficiencies, performance indicators and scoring criteria.
  • Identify Leadership Learning Champions who will pilot the task created by the content area and grade span team with which they work. Overview and Information

Contact Information

Rhode Island Proficiency Frameworks



In-Person Meeting Sessions

Event #3 July 17 + 18, 2018

Event #2 April 26 + 27, 2018


Webinar #1 March 6, 2018 3-4pm

Additional Readings and Resources
Standards-Based Learning and Special Education 
Breadth vs. Depth: The Deeper Learning Dilemma
The Tug of War Between Change and Resistance


2017 RI Learning Champions Archive