Setting the PACE: Teacher Assessment Practices in a Competency-based Education System

Jonathan VanderEls, Connected Principals, May 27, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good though overly pandering discussion of the application of an accountability strategy called PACE (Performance Assessment for Competency Education) in competency-based classrooms. "The best performance assessments integrate multiple subject areas and are requiring students to be engaged in deeper levels of learning," writes Jonathan VanderEls. " Our teachers are now building cross-disciplinary assessments that require students to demonstrate varied competencies whereas initially we were generally focusing on one subject area."

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