The week of January 22, our seniors will be presenting their English Mastery Passage PBATs and juniors will be presenting math. PBATs, or Performance-Based Assessment Tasks, are in-depth analytical papers that students research, write, and revise in every class. Like in all Consortium schools, eleventh and twelfth-grade students must publicly defend their PBATs before a panel of teachers and visiting experts during a process called Mastery Passage PBATs. PBATs offer students the opportunity to produce the kind of sophisticated, high-level work typically expected in a college course. They are an authentic and powerful measure of students’ readiness for the challenges of post-secondary academics. This is a challenging and empowering process. Wish them luck!