Proficiency Based Education: The coming evolution in education


Michael Eppolito, Curriculum Coordinator for Two Rivers Supervisory Union, has written a three-part series for The Chester Telegraph on Proficiency Based Education, an educational concept that will be implemented in Vermont schools by 2020.

Parents, teachers and even students will want to understand how this concept will affect their children’s future and their own.


Explore the history of education in America and how educators have come to understand the many learning styles that children have.


Parents and students no doubt will wonder if this new concept, which also involves changes to assessing and grading, will affect college admissions chances.


Book learning is a great foundation for many pursuits. But success also involves transferable skills, those abilities that travel and grow with a child as she or he learns, takes on new tasks and matures.  Proficiency Based Education can help grow those skills.

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About the Author: Michael Eppolito is the Curriculum Coordinator for Two Rivers Supervisory Union, which serves Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow, Mount Holly and Plymouth. He taught middle school at Flood Brook Union School in Londonderry for 10 years. Before that he was a special educator in Londonderry and in Silver Spring, Md. Eppolito earned his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park and his M.A. in Special Education from George Washington University. He lives in Londonderry with his wife and son and their dog.

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