This report reviews state legislation and education policies related to competency-based learning and graduation requirements in the seven northeast states in the REL Northeast and Islands Region. The study addresses three research questions:
- How is competency-based learning defined in state and district policies in the REL Northeast & Islands Region?
- How is competency defined by the states and districts within the region? What are the requirements for demonstrating mastery of competencies that lead to credit toward graduation?
- What are the perceived barriers and facilitators for implementing competency-based learning in states and districts?