Competency-Based Education

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.

Competency-Based Education

The Shift from Cohorts to Competency

A DLN Smart Series paper that explores the shift from seat time to demonstrated mastery, and how schools and districts can ensure every student gains the necessary skills to graduate college and careers by shifting to competency-based education.

Competency-Based Education

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.”

Competency-Based Education

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.