The New England Network for Personalization and Performance (NETWORK) represents a truly innovative approach to preparing and motivating students for postsecondary success. We envision a redesigned high school, a place where learning can happen anytime, anyplace; a place where students demonstrate learning through complex, rigorous performance assessments. Our redesigned high school is a place where teachers function more as facilitators and coaches of learning than as lecturers and dispensers of knowledge.
Our hypothesis is: A network of schools, working together to create authentic tasks and common rubrics to measure uncommon assessment tasks, will foster personalized learning resulting in higher student achievement, as demonstrated by lower dropout rates, higher graduation rates and demonstrable success after high school.
Our challenge (and the innovation) is to puzzle out how to transform existing, comprehensive high schools into schools where learning is personalized for all students in a replicable, cost-effective way.
Our project builds on the promising work and proven results of the New York Performance Standards Consortium (Consortium), applying that work to new settings and with new populations.read more