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Ohio's Credit Flexibility Plan*

Ohio’s “Credit Flex” plan shifts focus from evaluating student learning based on “seat time” to assessing students’ demonstrated academic and skill level or performance. The plan does not eliminate Carnegie units or “seat time” requirements altogether. Rather, it retains seat time as one option and expands the number of options for earning credit by adding demonstration of subject area competency and structures that support it irrespective of any time requirements.

Credit Flex …
  • Offers learning opportunities not found in the one-size-fits-all factory process model.
  • Focuses on performance, not counting seats and hours.
  • Acknowledges and addresses students’ differing learning styles, paces and interests.
  • Offers students opportunities to demonstrate creativity, explore academic and career interests, and practice critical thinking.
  • Recognizes that measures of engagement and ownership are as important for achievement as measures of attendance and access.

These options fit perfectly within MPA's educational model.  We have a board-approved credit flexibility policy (attached to this page below), and the School Director creates a Credit Flex Course Guide (also attached) each school year.

*  Taken from "New Emphasis on Learning - Ohio's Credit Flexibility Plan Shifts the Focus from "Seat Time" to Performance".  To read the full article, and other materials generated by the Ohio Credit Flexibility Design Team, visit ODE's web page here.
Teri Harrison,
Oct 26, 2011, 8:45 AM
Teri Harrison,
Oct 26, 2011, 8:50 AM