Competency-based education (CBE) is revolutionizing the way school districts and educators approach teaching and learning. By focusing on mastery of specific competencies or skills rather than time spent in a classroom, CBE allows for personalized learning paths that are tailored to the needs, pace, and interests of individual students. This shift from a one-size-fits-all model to a more individualized approach is showing promising outcomes in various educational settings. At its core, CBE is about understanding that students learn in different ways and at different speeds. In a traditional education system, students’ progress through material based on age and grade levels, often [...]
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A Narrative Review of Selected Studies in Competency-Based and Standards-Based Grading and Reporting PracticesJen Delfin2023-10-17T14:29:32+00:00
By Dr. Paul Wright, Marzano Academies Faculty Member Editor’s note: the terms Standard Based and Competency Based have been interchangeably used within research articles. Early Research on Traditional Grading Systems Educational practitioners and researchers have known the limitations of the traditional 100-point grading scale for at least fifty years. Yet this scale and its associated alpha-reporting scheme (A, B, C) are as entrenched in our education system as much as the outmoded 180-day school year (Ripley, 2014). Brookhart (2016) noted that educators in the 1970s assigning numeric values to complex student performance struggled with differentiating student academic performance that [...]