From the Introduction: "In early 2015, leaders within Achieve’s Competency-Based Pathways State Partnership set out to more clearly understand the potential of learning progressions research to transform instructional practice and what is being done to translate that research into training and tools for educators. After a series of conversations with experts in the learning sciences, Achieve convened a set of state leaders, researchers, and practitioners in May 2015 to identify promising efforts and steps to ensure that state and district leaders can use this growing base of research. This report captures key findings from that conversation and identifies areas for further work."
This resource provides an excellent overview of learning progressions and how they can be utilized to support teachers' understanding of student progress towards standards. It also makes a clear case for students to learn within a competency-based pathway system.