Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning (Oregon)

EPIC conducted an evaluation of a 15-month project funded by the Oregon Department of Education. The grant allowed the Oregon Business Education Compact (BEC) to implement a model of professional development and support for teachers and leaders at four demonstration sites across Oregon (two middle schools, one high school, and one grade 4–7 school). The project aimed to support and expand the use of proficiency-based teaching practices, and gather feedback from teachers and students about the use of proficiency-based practices in their schools. The evaluation focused on adding to the BEC’s growing body of research-based knowledge regarding its model, determining the necessity and effectiveness of the various components of the model, and deepening understanding of the supports and barriers to effective implementation.