Perspectives on the Current Landscape of Competency-Based Learning Research

  • Oct 6, 2016
  • Education Development Center 43 Foundry Avenue Waltham, MA

Join the Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance (NCCRA) for a researcher, practitioner, and policymaker discussion on competency-based learning in New England and beyond. Paul Leather, deputy commissioner of education for New Hampshire, will discuss the reform in his state and present a case study on the PACE pilot accountability program, which provides alternate routes for students to demonstrate measurable progress. A panel of researchers and practitioners will summarize new findings on competency-based learning and present state and local perspectives from Connecticut to Maine and Colorado.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
9:30 – 3:00 PM

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Keynote Presenter

Paul Leather
Deputy Commissioner of Education, New Hampshire Department of Education


Erika Stump, PhD
Research Associate, Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation (CEPARE), University of Southern Maine

R. Marc Brodersen, PhD
Senior Researcher, REL Central at Marzano Research

Savatore Menzo, PhD
Superintendent of Schools, Wallingford Public Schools, Wallingford, Conn.

Aubrey Scheopner Torres, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Saint Anselm College; Research Consultant, REL Northeast & Islands


Jessica Brett
Facilitator, Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance, REL Northeast & Islands

Joshua Cox
Researcher, Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance, REL Northeast & Islands

Who Should Attend?

State and local education agency officials, district and school administrators, teacher leaders, researchers, and state-level policymakers interested in competency-based learning and its implications and outcomes.


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