Students are empowered daily to make important decisions about their education and how they will demonstrate their understanding while receiving customized support based on their learning pathway.
Students will show their knowledge using authentic assessments which will make for a more positive and meaningful learning experience.
Students progress based on evidence of their mastery, not seat time or chronological age.
Strategies to ensure equity for all Broncos are embedded in the culture, structure, and educational practices at Morgan.
Rigorous, common expectations for learning are clear, measurable, and transferable.
Morgan Elementary recognizes that every child learns differently. The competency-based education (CBE) approach is flexible and allows students to progress based on their ability to show mastery of a skill or competency at their own pace. Learning is personalized so students are engaged at all times and are prepared to be employed, enlisted, or enrolled upon graduation.
"LET'S TEACH TO MASTERY"
Proficiency Scales tell us what skills must be demonstrated for Mastery to be shown on given standards. A single scale may be made up of multiple standards focused around the same learning target.
LEVELS OF UNDERSTANDING
Levels of Understanding
Exceeds Mastery: Student demonstrates an in depth understanding and application beyond the learning target
Mastery: Student demonstrates complete understanding on all competencies of the learning target
Near Mastery: Student demonstrates limited proficiency of the learning target
Remediation: Student demonstrates limited progress towards understanding of the learning target.
Our curriculum is built around the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Fundamental Standards which come from the NCSCOS. Our standards guide instruction and provide students with the skills to be successful, independent, lifelong learners.
Students work on standards at their current level, regardless of their age and traditional grade level. Unlike a traditional school, at Morgan, students will progress to the next level as they show mastery, regardless of seat time.
How is this different?
Traditional Approach: All students move through the same content at the teacher’s pace. All standards are taught within a school year regardless of mastery.
Personalized Approach: Students learn at an individualized pace, mastering groups of knowledge and skills, called learning targets. To complete a learning target, students must demonstrate mastery or better. A variety of learning targets make up a performance level.
Traditional Approach: Students move up one grade level in all subjects each year, regardless of their mastery in each subject.
Personalized Approach: Students learn at a customized pace. They move from one performance level to the next when they have demonstrated mastery in all of the learning targets that comprise that level.
A student may complete all of the learning targets at Literacy Level 3 and move on to Literacy Level 4 during the middle of the school year
A student is placed in Math level 3 at BOY. The student does not master all of the concepts to reach Math level 4 by EOY. The student will continue Math Level 3 at the beginning of the new school year.
Traditional Approach: Students are placed in one grade level according to their age for the entire year for all subjects.
Personalized Approach: Students work in a performance level in Reading and Math according to their mastery of learning targets regardless of chronological age.
Example: A chronological fourth-grader may work in Math Level 5, Literacy Level 3, Social Studies Level 4, and Science Level 4. This would mean that math is a strength area and literacy is a challenge area.
Guided Instruction is a personalized approach that takes into account the students’ level of understanding (of a concept). This allows teachers to guide students through their learning pathway by making necessary adjustments.
Kindergarten students will stay with their chronologically aged group peers every day. This will allow them to learn the social and emotional aspects of being in a school setting.