Time-based systems, also known as “seat-time” requirement systems, still form the basis of today’s traditional schools. The prevailing assumption has been that state policies for seat-time requirements constrict schools and hinder attempts to innovate. However, far more flexibility exists than originally thought.
New research by ExcelinEd examining seat-time requirements for awarding credit and graduation reveals that all 50 states and Washington, D.C., have either fully or partially authorized schools to shift from focusing on seat-time to mastery. Read the report Debunking the Myth of Seat-Time: A National Analysis of Seat-Time Requirements for Credit to learn more!
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What Others Are Saying
#EIE19 Next Generation Learning: Creating Conditions for Innovation Great examples from Arkansas & South Carolina DOE – always seeking student-focused environments w policy & frameworks @egmackey @tedavis_lexbear @AlabamaDeptofEd pic.twitter.com/62R78MQ7vo
— Elisabeth Davis (@ZTAedavis) November 21, 2019
"Seat time to ensure every child — urban and rural — gets 180 days of schooling was a great advance in 1906. How do we create the opportunity for young people to get what they need now?"
— XQ (@XQAmerica) November 20, 2019
What opportunities do we have for moving toward a shared horizon in education? We outline 5 in "Navigating the Future of Learning: A Strategy Guide" https://t.co/vrDt1B4sQF #NavigateFutureEd #FutureofLearning
— KnowledgeWorks (@knowledgeworks) December 1, 2019
.@StephDiStasio is sharing how PL is scaling and spreading across SC. Legislators and policy makers from across the country asking excellent Qs. I’m positive this opportunity to share is going to help scale and spread PL across the country. #EIE19 @EducationSC @PersonalizeSC pic.twitter.com/XYDCcFUqzJ
— Lauren McCauley (@LSMcCauley) November 21, 2019