Competency-Based Education implies leaving behind the A-F grading scale and designing instruction that includes explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives to empower students with specificity in their learning and at its best, enables them to move at their own pace (often coupled with personalized learning). It also emphasizes the same departure of other modern pedagogy in that students create knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge going forward. This topic impacts credentialing, mastery and assessment.
The Role of Performance Monitoring in Competency-Based Education
By: Jason Ellingson. Competency-based learning may resolve some of the concerns with current approaches to performance monitoring being publicly displayed.
Elevate and Empower
A Getting Smart paper & infographic, produced in partnership with Rosetta Stone, explores the potential of world language educators leading the shift to school and district-wide blended, competency-based, deeper learning models. A follow-up to “The Next Generation of World Language Learning.”
Preparing Teachers For Deeper Learning
A Getting Smart white paper that outlines the attributes of next-generation teacher preparation with recommendations to support the development of teacher preparation and development systems.
Infographic: Competency-Based Teacher Prep & PD
This infographic, “Competency-Based Teacher Preparation & Professional Development,” outlines how the role of teachers is changing amid broader shifts to personalized, blended and deeper learning.
Assessing Deeper Learning: A Survey of Performance Assessment and Mastery – Tracking Tools
A Getting Smart report that outlines 12 key features of a performance based assessment system and barriers identified in obtaining better tools. This paper outlines platform necessities as Deeper Learning and the application of educational technology continues to progress.
The Future of Learning: Personalized, Adaptive, and Competency-Based
A Getting Smart white paper on the shift to digital, highly personalized and competency-based future of learning, and how Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ approximates human levels of coaching for ultimate personalized learning.