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.
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.
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.