How one school puts proficiency first

A high school in Oregon, where students create their schedules, has adopted a proficiency-based approach to instruction -- tracking what students learn rather than time spent in the classroom. Proficiency-based learning, which allows students to learn at their own pace, has gained momentum in Oregon and was found to improve instructional results in a 2009 test program.

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