November 2010 reports on the Oregon Small Schools Initiative
trace the Initiative’s development, and its measurable impact on student achievement, with two new reports. In its independent analysis of Initiative schools, ECONorthwest identified statistically significant improvements in student outcomes associated with Oregon Small Schools Initiative enrollment.  “In general, all students benefit about equally from Initiative enrollment. But we find some evidence that the Oregon Small Schools Initiative model specifically benefits historically disadvantaged populations for some outcomes, suggesting success towards closing achievement gaps.” Examine ECONorthwest’s findings and E3’s program overview here.

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What is proficiency-based education?
The Oregon Proficient Project set out in May 2009 to help define practices and inform policy for proficiency-based education. What followed was eye-opening. Examine newly released reports, videos and open source tools for practitioners at our partner’s website here.


 

 


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