Equity in Competency Education: Realizing the Potential, Overcoming the Obstacles

Equity in Competency Education: Realizing the Potential, Overcoming the Obstacles

MATTHEW W. LEWIS, RICK EDEN, CHANDRA GARBER, MOLLIE RUDNICK, LUCRECIA SANTIBAÑEZ & TIFFANY TSAI; RAND EDUCATION, JOBS FOR THE FUTURE

This second paper of Students at the Center’s Competency Education Research Series examines equity concerns in competency education through the lens of family income, exploring the effects and implications, as well as proposing potential mitigations. Equity is both a central goal and fundamental value of competency education. Competency-based approaches are designed to promote equity by preventing students from falling behind or staying behind. In practice, however, poorly implemented competency-based programs could inadvertently increase inequity—in opportunities and in outcomes.

Source Organization: Students at the Center

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