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Chris Sturgis was the co-founder of CompetencyWorks, the go-to source about competency education. Her knowledge of modern education models have developed by visiting over 100 schools that are leading the way in the U.S. and New Zealand. In 2018, she was awarded Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning Award by iNACOL (now Aurora Institute). You can find more articles about personalized, mastery learning approaches at LearningEdge.

Part 1: What Does it REALLY Mean to Do Standards-Based Grading?

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The first blog in a two part series exploring how a district can implement high quality standards-based grading, and when it is the right time to do so.

Looking Under the Hood

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A review of the AIR and NMEF research study that examines the relationship between CBE practices and changes in learning capacities, such as the skills, behaviors and dispositions that enhance student capacity to learn in school.

Five Things for Big Districts to Think About

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After speaking with district leaders, here are five thoughts on how big districts can move forward toward personalized, competency-based education.

Multiple Pathways to Competency-Based Education?

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Competency education is a paradigm shift – it is a change in the underlying assumptions. This means there has to be a way to shake off the old assumptions, which is tricky to do when all of us have grown up in the traditional education system.

A Reflection on the Field of Competency Education

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By: Chris Sturgis. In perhaps the year's best blog on competency education, we examine the expansion of CompetencyEd, progress by leading organizations, the greatest weakness currently in the field and current Issues going forward.

Doing It Yourself: From Independent Learning Plans to Organizing Your Instructional Path

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By: Chris Sturgis. Through competency-based models students take responsibility and ownership of their journey to a career of their choosing. This is what GenDIY is all about, students creating, designing, and owning their education.

Preparing for Conversations with Parents

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Designing conversations with parents about their student's academic levels, pace, and progress in competency-based education and helping parents and their students appreciate the value of personalized learning.emphasis on personalized learning based on where students are in their learning

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