KM Perform uses blended learning in the form of a modified flex model in service of interdisciplinary, competency-based learning. At KM Perform, blended learning is viewed as one of many tools and supports available to stakeholders to ensure students' engagement with performing arts and interdisciplinary academic curriculum.
Time is a challenge. When you pull on the thread of time, how do you make sure that students are on pace to move through high school in four years? In order to address that challenge, students at KM Perform set goals as part of the advisory experience, and they receive daily progress reports through the myLC platform indicating whether they are on target to meet their goals. This time-based component remains a challenge, but goal-setting and -tracking have proven integral to achieving competencies.
For schools trying to implement competency based learning, we would suggest creating a communication plan and having it down. We think that the culture and the framework surrounding a school's competencies are more important than the actual competencies. It is about thinking through the why, when, and how of competency based learning, rather than just the what.
The Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance (KM Perform), which serves more than 150 students in grades 9-12, is a public charter school in the Kettle Moraine School District. KM Perform fosters creativity and collaboration through a competency-based, interdisciplinary curriculum and an emphasis on performing arts. In lieu of traditional yearlong courses, students work through 2-6 week interdisciplinary seminars to achieve one or multiple standards-aligned competencies. In order to graduate, students must achieve competency in core academic and career-related subjects and compile a portfolio of creative work in an area of artistic specialization.
Contact: Kevin Erickson
Contact Title: Director
Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance (KM Perform)
349 N Oak Crest Dr
In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
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