Jordan: House supports bill creating personalized learning program

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:00 pm

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2017) —The House of Representatives today passed a bill co-authored by State Rep. Jack Jordan (R- Bremen) that would establish a competency-based education pilot program in K-12 schools.

Under House Bill 1386, a competency-based education pilot program could be created in up to five school corporations throughout the state. Competency-based education is a personalized learning program that uses technology to make learning more student centered. Under this model, students are able to learn at their own pace, moving individually onto new material as soon as they demonstrate they have mastered a set of skills.

“This bill promotes innovative learning and allows students to progress at a personalized pace, which can help students excel more quickly and ensure others don’t fall behind,” Jordan said. “This legislation aligns with my heartfelt belief that every young person has unique and amazing God-given potential. I look forward to seeing the outcomes of this program.”

House Bill 1386 now moves to the Senate for consideration. Visit iga.in.gov to learn more about this legislation.

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State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) represents House District 17, which

includes all of Marshall County and a large portion of Fulton County.

A high-resolution photo of Jordan can be downloaded by clicking here.