Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 5612 | WWW.CAPSS.ORG Make It Personal Why is this important? In the world beyond school, citizens are being asked to manage their own time and work with others to solve problems and come up with creative solutions. The world around our students must become more and more personalized to meet this new reality. Each student enters the classroom with different experiences and interests - students learn best when they build on current knowledge and personal interests.11 In addition, personalization recognizes that students acquire knowledge and skills in a variety of settings and creates a process to allow students to demonstrate what they know and are able to do. To maximize the potential of each student, it is important not only to tailor learning to their needs and abilities but also to give them a voice in the learning process and choices on how to demonstrate their learning.12 Student voice and choice foster engagement and motivation to persist with challenges. These factors make individualized progress through school paramount in meeting the needs of all students. The Vision All students in Connecticut will progress through school at a pace determined by their own abilities and challenges. They will be guided along the way with “just in time” supports designed to assure that all students master the graduation standards. [continued next page] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | 12