Competency-Based Education: Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities

The concept of competency-based education (CBE) is not new. In fact, its foundation is also a primary tenet of education: Students must demonstrate content knowledge and skill competency at one level before progressing to the next. The overall goals of CBE are familiar—student agency and achievement are at the heart of them; it is simply…

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COVID-19 Impact on Education & What Educators Can Do About It

COVID-19 Impact on Education & What Educators Can Do About It COVID’s emergence in the 2019-2020 school year disrupted education worldwide. We’ve long suspected that a dramatic decline in instructional time, combined with an increase in general stress levels and social isolation would negatively impact students. Now, as data comes in to support that conclusion,…

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Scoring Assessments – All 2.0 before 3.0?

  Can learners provide evidence of the Scale Level 3.0 if they can’t show all Scale Level 2.0 without error? The short answer is YES. When implementing Competency-based education, it is natural to think about learning as a staircase that progresses in even steps to cover the gap between where a student is currently independent…

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