Building Consensus and Momentum: A Policy and Political Landscape for K-12 Competency Education

By Lillian Pace, Jesse Moyer & Matt Williams
March 20, 2015

This report by KnowledgeWorks’, with support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, addresses three policy areas to focus on in building an educational system that supports competency education. By focusing on these areas, states would be given the flexibility needed to innovate, evaluate, and build systems that positively impact student achievement. Competency education cannot be scaled unless policymakers address the barriers that make it challenging to transform teaching and learning. Barriers stem from federal laws that reinforce the traditional time-based elements and mandated statewide and federal testing systems.

Source Organization: KnowledgeWorks

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