Personalized learning refers to instruction in which the pace of learning and the instructional approach are optimized for the needs of each learner. Learning objectives, instructional approaches, and instructional content (and its sequencing) all may vary based on learner needs. In addition, learning activities are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests, and often self-initiated.
Personalized learning is made up of three core elements:
- Individualization (which involves competency or mastery-based learning)
- Student agency
Finally, with the implementation of the MAP Growth Assessment tool (a computer adaptive test that meets each student at his/her level of ability and provides an accurate measurement of student performance), our schools are in a strong position to move toward a total personalized learning model.
Teachers and administrators have immediate access to comprehensive reports that provides real-time data to identify individual strengths and weaknesses, and tailor instructional practices to meet each student’s needs.