Curriculum compacting provides an opportunity for differentiating instruction for students who have already mastered the material planned for a particular unit of study. When a student demonstrates that skills have already been mastered, indicated by pretest performance results, their content is replaced with new content, enrichment options, or other activities. The compacting process, which is currently in place for math only in grades K-12, is an opportunity for exceptional learners to achieve at levels that exceed standard for a particular unit of study.
If your child compacts out of a unit of study, you will receive a communication from my office like the one provided below. As an additional resource, you may choose to read a curriculum compacting study out of the University of Connecticut that is also provided for you here.