What is a Learning Progression?

A learning progression is a sequencing of teaching and learning expectations across multiple developmental stages, ages, or grade levels. We also hear clients refer to learning progressions as vertical alignments. Learning progressions are often categorized by subject area and used in reference to educational standards. Per the EdGlossary definition, a Learning Progression is as follows: There are two main characteristics of learning progressions: (1) the standards described at each level are intended to address the specific learning needs and abilities of students at a particular stage of their intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development, and (2) the standards reflect clearly articulated sequences-i.e., the learning expectations for each grade level build upon previous expectations while preparing students for more challenging concepts and more sophisticated coursework at the next level.

Through the use of proprietary EdGate technology and our subject matter expert team, EdGate is uniquely positioned to offer learning progression consulting services. Whether a publisher needs to see the learning progression of standards in a specific state; or to see how standards-aligned content progresses vertically; or perhaps to look for gaps in a content through a learning progression, EdGate can assist with this ever-growing area of interest.

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