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.
This publication highlights how and why state Competency-Based Education pilot programs offer a promising strategy by telling the story of three states with the same goal, but different paths.
By: Kate Bean and Sebastian Cognetta, Ph.D. Aveson Charter School has evolved its original personalized learning model into a new vision: Personalized Mastery Learning.
By: Patrice Glancey. In transitioning a school to competency-based education, an educator and curriculum consultant shares how the fire of change must start from within with teacher-leaders.
By: Jason Ellingson. Competency-based learning may resolve some of the concerns with current approaches to performance monitoring being publicly displayed.
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.”
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.