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Proficiency-Based Learning Model Gets Boost in New England

The push to get proficiency-based education into more New England high schools got a boost this week, when 55 public universities in five states endorsed this hands-on approach to learning.

Under proficiency-based systems, students need to continuously show that they’re mastering key skills in their subjects throughout their high school careers. Proponents say the stamp of approval from public universities and community colleges will mean a more seamless postsecondary transition for students who’ve been educated this way.