CSSU has been focused on standards and Standards-Based Learning (also known as Proficiency-Based Learning) for quite some time. Components of Standards-Based Learning (SBL) are in place in all of our schools. Vermont's Act 77 (below) requires Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements and thus a standards driven learning and assessment model across the school system. It also requires Personalized Learning Plans. Act 77 confirms and solidifies our work already under way and brings Standards Based Learning and PLP's to the forefront across CSSU. To prepare school systems and provide common understanding about these areas, CSSU and twenty-two Vermont supervisory unions and school districts are participating in a grant sponsored by the Agency of Education. Through the grant opportunity, educator teams are engaged in a series of monthly seminars with Great Schools Partnership. At the conclusion of our work, the CSSU team will have developed a 3-year implementation plan that will strengthen our K-12 work with Standards-Based Learning . Stay posted to this site for updates and more information."Act 77 and the State Board of Education’s Education Quality Standards (EQS) state that Vermont public schools must provide students with flexible and personalized pathways for progressing through grade levels and to graduation. The notion of Proficiency-Based Learning is a key component of this, requiring that students advance based on demonstration of attainment of skills and knowledge, rather than based on time spent in a classroom.