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ICHS International Community High School

ichs is A pbat school

ICHS is a New York Performance Standards Consortium school. Being part of this network allows our school to assess students using PBAT (Project Based Assessment Task) portfolios instead of high-stakes Regents exams. In fact,  the only Regents exam the students need to pass in order to graduate is the ELA Regents. Students must demonstrate competency in their core classes through the use of their PBAT portfolio projects. This allows students and teachers to focus more on developing skills that are more authentically preparing students for post-secondary life. 

Benefits of a PBAT School

pbat schools in the news

How A School Network Helps Immigrant Kids Learn

by the New York Times

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NYC High School Strives for "Authentic" Assessment

by EducationWeek

How A Group of NYC High Schools Ditched Regents Exams

by the Village Voice

Putting the Focus on Student Engagement: the Benefits of Performance-Based Assessment

by American Educator

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