PERSONALIZED LEARNING TRAP: After visiting 37 schools in 15 cities, the Center on Reinventing Public Education is publishing its notes from the field on personalized learning. While many classrooms are making changes to structure, instruction and thinking to follow a personalized learning model, CRPE research finds some miss the mark when it comes to challenging content and meeting Common Core standards.
Successful PL schools start with standards and then build a structure around their instruction. Moreover, teachers and administrators carrying out PL are constantly assessing the quality and rigor of students’ work.
“Personalized learning will not help students if they are working with content that is below their capacity. Rigor and personalization need to go hand in hand,” writes Betheny Gross, analyst at CRPE.