In this short article, the principal of a school that has been using competency-based education and assessment for five years shares their answers to several questions parents often ask. It includes a basic overview of the ways in which competency-based assessment differs from a more traditional educational approach. It also clarifies the use of reassessment and academic deadlines, as well as the four letter grading scale and rubrics. Lastly, it details how they respond to parents anxious about how a competency-based grading system might effect their child’s college application.
This article is most appropriate for school or district leaders working with parents.
Source Organization: Competency Works