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March 22, 2013

Danville School Board makes decision on pilots

MCL program will continue

DANVILLE — During a specially called meeting Thursday night, the school board here decided to continue with the Mass Customized Learning program (MCL) recently implemented in the corporation, but did tweak the program in an effort to make it better.

The MCL pilots were instituted throughout the school corporation in various subjects at the beginning of this school year. The idea is to allow students to take control over their own education and achieve mastery level learning before advancing. A typical lesson consists of a pre-test, work stations, direct instruction, post-test, remediation if necessary, and then a performance assessment, which must be completed before the student can move on.

The performance assessment allows teachers to gauge whether a student is truly ready to move on to the next topic, by making the student explain and apply the newly learned skill, not just answer multiple choice questions. The pilots also utilize technology such as iPads.

To start the meeting, the board heard testimonies from members of the community regarding the future of the MCL classes.

After the public input, the board discussed the program amongst themselves.

Board President Bill Bradshaw gave a quick recap of the events leading up to the special meeting.

“At the regular board meeting, a week ago Monday, a motion was made to continue and expand the MCL program,” he said. “That motion was voted down. Another vote was made by Dr. (Michael) Beaty to table further discussion on that issue, or further motions. More than one motion can be made on an item. Thanks to him, we’re here tonight. But it does give everyone a chance to speak and we wanted that to occur and I think the board needs to discuss some of the issues concerning this program. The fact that that was voted down, does it mean that can’t continue? No. It means that motion can’t come up again. To continue and expand is already voted on. Could you vote to continue the program? Yes. But it has to be a different motion. That’s my understanding.”

One of the main reasons for the motion being voted down at the last regularly scheduled meeting was that not enough of the board members felt they had adequate information to make a decision.

 “My biggest concern, because now that it’s here and I’m sitting on the board, my stamp goes on it,” Beaty said. “I don’t do anything second class ... if it’s going to be done, it’s going to be done right.”

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