Welcome to Proficiency Ed!  A site about revolutionizing the current model of education to free students from the prison of time so that learning becomes the constant and time the variable. Stay up-to-date by checking out our Articles page and by tuning into the Proficiency Ed podcast. Listen to the first episode now:


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Can personalized learning prevail?

I have read and re-read this article, and since I couldn't say it any better myself, I got permission to reprint it in its entirety.  You can find the original at https://edexcellence.net/articles/can-personalized-learning-prevail, where it was…Read more

The Loss of Creativity

[podcast src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5626341/height/100/width/450/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/" height="100" width="450" placement="top"]“Ask a roomful of five-year-olds how many are artists and every hand will shoot up.  Ask a roomful of thirty-five-year-olds the same question and you get one reluctant hand.” Listen to…Read more

The Switch from the Grading System to Proficiency

[podcast src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5524530/height/100/width/450/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/" height="100" width="450"]   Listen to Dr. Mark Siegel discuss with one of Delphian School's Juniors, Pruette, how the transition from the traditional grading system to using only proficiency grading would work.Read more

The Issues with Outdated Education, Sal Khan, and the Mastery Transcript Consortium

[podcast src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5513041/height/100/width/450/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/" height="100" width="450"] The Issues with Outdated Education, Sal Khan, and the Mastery Transcript Consortium Dr. Mark Siegel interviews Lauren, a Junior at OSU (Oregon State University) about her experience with her education and…Read more

Proficiency-Ed References & Resources

Below are references Dr. Mark Siegel uses in his presentations, organized by type of reference. Many more references can be found  by searching for "Proficiency-Based Education" or "Competency-Based Education" or similar terms on Google. BOOKS AND ARTICLES…Read more

Educating for the Future

The New Basics Today's educational system is outdated: we cannot predict the future of the next generation; instead, we must look at the new basics for educating. As Dr. Mark Seigel says, "we must start…Read more