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

Get the F Out

The pandemic has created new opportunities for how to define success for our students. It starts with getting rid of the "F".

Competency-Based Education

Stress, Anxiety and Human Migration: How can Biology, Art and History Inform?

By: Dr. Balakrishnan Selvakumar and Dr. Ara C. Brown. High school students explored the nervous system by asking how it senses stress that leads to anxiety. They applied this biological framework of stress to analyze artifacts of human migration that appealed to them, including art panels, literature, historical evidence and immigrant documentaries.

Competency-Based Education

Our Schools Must Adjust to a COVID-19 World

By: Ulrich Boser. Ulrich shares how educators should focus on community and project-based learning projects during remote learning to create an education system that works for all students.

Competency-Based Education

Mastery Learning in Action

Mastery Learning in Action, a paper recently published by the Mastery Transcript Consortium, offers a comparative structure based on visits and interview from five of its member schools.