Earning valued recognition for all demonstrated competencies (regardless of where and when it happens)

Hold public, community-wide gallery walks or themed expos for authentic presentation of work beyond the classroom
Example: At the end of each semester, a summit is held at the local town hall for learners to present developed, new business ideas to local leaders and the public.

Leverage an online portfolio system for formalized documentation of learners’ artifacts and experiences
Example: Teachers across the grade use an online ePortfolio system to have learners capture all work and share it across teachers and with their parents.

Expand dual-enrollment and credit programs with partner institutions and third-party organizations
Example: Teachers formalize dual-credit options with the local community college and professional organizations to help students build their college transcript.

Work directly with outside mentors and experts to identify measurable criteria and how it can be demonstrated
Example: Teachers converse with engineers from a local firm/factory to identify key skills and co-develop how they can be appropriately assessed at the fifth-grade level.

Identify target skills and how gains will be validated
Example: A team of grade-level teachers co-develops a scope of target skills and protocols for assessment and validation during the year.