Learning should be assessed based on what you can do, not how much time you spend seated in a desk.

When most adults today were in school, grades were the way we assessed learning. Go to class, do the homework (and extra credit), raise your hand a lot, and you were likely rewarded with an A or a B.

But how did you (or anyone else) actually know what you could do with what you learned?

Bennett Day School, in consultation with professors from leading universities such as Stanford and Northwestern, has developed a system by which our learners will be assessed on over 150 skills across what we believe to be the essential skills for learners in the 21st century.

This method, known as competency-based learning, is a more thorough and descriptive way to assess learning and will give our learners a better sense of what they know and can do, resulting in more self-aware Citizen Learners.