Competency-Based vs. Traditional Education

| February 1, 2019

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Traditional Education: Grades are norm-referenced, reflect course standards, are typically based on weighted quarters and a final exam. Personalized, Competency-Based Learning: Scores reflect the level of mastery within a learning target.

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Established in 1979, The Oakridge School is a coeducational, college prep day school for students age 3 through grade 12. The mission of The Oakridge School is to inspire students to seek their full potential in academics, the arts, and athletics in a challenging and nurturing environment that cultivates social responsibility, mutual respect, and personal integrity.

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The Oakridge School

Established in 1979, The Oakridge School is a coeducational, college prep day school for students age 3 through grade 12. The mission of The Oakridge School is to inspire students to seek their full potential in academics, the arts, and athletics in a challenging and nurturing environment that cultivates social responsibility, mutual respect, and personal integrity.

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