The Work Group recommended having USBE play an active role in helping local school districts determine how to assess these competencies. This role could include

• providing guidance for operationally defining the various competencies so they can be assessed;
• curating a resource bank, seeded with high-quality assessments;
• providing professional-development resources regarding performance-based assessments and other tools for assessing complex and hard-to-measure competencies; and
• convening district personnel to create assessments and develop other resources to support Portrait of a Graduate competencies.

We are in the early stages of advancing these recommendations but the overarching consideration is that the LEAs will play a significant and very important role in regards to teaching, measuring, and communicating the POG competencies.

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